MLA’s fund spending to be made public

Posted by admin On October - 8 - 2011

More transparency for Delhiites as soon on how much a MLA is allotted for the development of the area and the amount being spent on the project will be open for the general public to view. The board who will work on this will put the details of each MLA’s fund spending and the work done in their respective constituencies. All this information will also be available on the Delhi government’s website.

The Central Information Commission, also known as CIC has directed Delhi Government and Municipal Corporation of Delhi to install boards in each assembly constituency to put how and on what the money under LAD funds was spent for the general public. This decision was decided after after Anjali Bhardwaj and 317 other citizens from the Satark Nagarik Sangathan (SNS) complained that details of funds available to the councillors or the elected members of assembly be made available suo moto for public. Officials stated that the government has already installed boards in 55 assembly constituencies and the rest (15 more from a total of 70 constituencies) will be in place by September end. Delhi Government will come up with advertisement with all the details of CIC once the boards are installed

SKS Yadav, Delhi’s additional secretary, department of urban development said that  “However, we also plan to bring out a booklet for each assembly constituency. The booklet costing R10 will be available at the offices of all SDMs, deputy commissioners (revenue), urban development headquarters and also at MCD zonal offices.”  MCD has claimed that it has already installed similar boards for each of its councillors. Information commissioner Shailesh Gandhi and Bhardwaj have been diligently pursuing the matter, prompting the authorities to come up with these boards that form part of the suo moto declarations under the RTI Act.

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