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Delhi cabinet ups MLA LAD funds by 150 pc

New Delhi, Aug 7: The Delhi cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to increase the MLA Local Area Development (LAD) fund to Rs 10 crore per year per Assembly seat from Rs 4 crore. “The MLAs used to come to us for small things due to lack of funds. Now they don’t have to run around,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told the Delhi Assembly. The LAD is a fund given to MLAs to execute various works in their constituency. Modelled on the Member of Parliament LAD scheme, an MLA in Delhi received Rs 4 crore in a year under the LAD scheme, started in 1994. (IANS)

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