Congress MP from Shillong, Vincent H Pala has recommended Rs 1 crore from the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) to combat COVID19.
Giving his consent to release the fund, the Shillong MP and former Union minister recently issued a recommendation letter to the deputy commissioner of East Khasi Hills.
In the letter, the MP mentioned that he has recommended that the amount be used for provisions of ventilators, masks, preventive suits, testing kits and any other devices required for the director of health services, the government of Meghalaya.
He said the amount under MPLADS should be used for purchasing of testing, screening, and other facilities in view of the outbreak of COVID19.
“The above works may please be got scrutinized and technical, financial and administrative sanction issued within 45 days of receipt of this letter. The sanctioned works should be completed quickly as per the provisions of the MPLADS guidelines,” the MP said.
“I may please be kept informed of the sanction and the progress of the implementation of the works.”
“If any of the recommended works is found non-eligible, and if the sanction is delayed beyond 45 days, reasons for the same may be intimated to me,” Pala said in his letter to the deputy commissioner of East Khasi Hills district.
On Sunday, Tura MP Agatha K Sangma also consented to release Rs 1 crore from her Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) to combat COVID19.