Rajasthan to use MLA fund for vaccination


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: MLA-LAD scheme

Mains level: Paper 2- Using MLA-LAD funds for Covid vaccination

MLA-LAD Fund for buying vaccine

  • As part of the efforts to mobilise financial resources for COVID-19 vaccination, Rajasthan Chief Minister has approved a proposal to provide ₹3 crore each from the MLA Local Area Development (LAD) Fund.
  • For meeting the expenses, the fund for each legislator has been increased from ₹2.25 crore to ₹5 crore a year.
  • The 200 MLAs in the State will contribute a total of ₹600 crore to the vaccination fund account under the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
  • From the remaining ₹2 crore in the MLA-LAD Fund, ₹1 crore will be spent on strengthening the medical infrastructure, purchase of equipment and setting up of model community health centres.

About MLA-LAD Fund

  • Member of Legislative Assembly Local Area Development is a scheme that enables each MLA to undertake small developmental works in his/her constituency.
  • The MLALAD Scheme is intended to be utilised for small but essential projects/works based on the felt needs of the local public.
  • Under this scheme, funds will be provided in the State’s Plan Budget every year.

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