Pranab announces Rs 2,370-cr bonanza for MPs

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  1. sesha_maruthi27

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    Pranab announces Rs 2,370-cr bonanza for MPs
    PTI – Fri, Mar 11, 2011 3:26 PM IST

    New Delhi, Mar 11 (PTI) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today announced a Rs 2,370-crore bonanza for MPs by raising allocations under MPLAD scheme from Rs 2 crore to Rs 5 crore, even as he expressed concern over inflation and recalled the steps to bring back funds stashed abroad.

    The Minister, while winding up general discussions on the Budget in the Lok Sabha, also announced incentives for investment in education and health sectors .

    He extended the interest subsidy scheme for fish farmers and fishermen benefiting 20 lakh persons engaged in the activity.

    As regards the other demands relating to tax proposals including withdrawal of service tax on healthcare sector, Mukherjee said, "these are under examination".

    The minister said he shall respond to these issues while replying to the discussion on the Finance Bill, 2011, later during the session.

    The Lok Sabha later passed the supplementary demands for 2010-11 and relevant appropriation bills, completing the first phase of the three-stage budgetary exercise.

    There will be no vote-on-account this year as Parliament proposes to complete the whole budgetary exercise within the current fiscal itself.

    The announcement to raise the allocation under the MPLADS, a scheme under which MPs are provided funds to undertake development activities, was welcomed by the members cutting across party line.

    MPs have been demanding an increase in the MPLADS funds to enable them to take up worthwhile developmental activities in their constituencies. They have been demanding either to raise the allocation or else to scrap the scheme.

    "We have considered the matter and I am happy to announce an increase in allocation under the Scheme from Rs 2 crore to Rs 5 crore. This will result in additional allocation of Rs 2,370 crore per year", Mukherjee said.

    Although the government obtained the approval of the Election Commission before announcing the scheme, the Minister said, MPs will not be able to utilise the enhanced allocation or make commitments till the ongoing elections in the five states (Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala) are completed.

    Referring to the issue of rising food prices, Mukherjee took some comfort from the fact that food inflation rise came down from over 20 per cent in February 2010 to around 9 per cent.

    "It is unacceptable. This figure is equally unacceptable", the Minister said, adding the government was making efforts to increase supply to tame rising price of essential food items.

    On black money, Mukherjee said, the government was revising the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with several countries and signing Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) with tax havens. .
     
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  3. sesha_maruthi27

    sesha_maruthi27 Senior Member Senior Member

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    I think our MP's are getting more and more allowances. They do not function properly but take and spend the taxes which we pay to the GoI. Shame on them.
     
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    inspite of so much allowances (5 crores),good salary,cheap canteen for these poor people(20 rs chicken,1 rupee roti etc),still they need 2g like scam?
     
  5. sesha_maruthi27

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    They need to survive the next election and they need lots of money to do so. The GoI wants to increase the service taxes for medical consultation. The doctors , now-a-days are demanding Rs.200 for each consultation and if the GoI increases the service taxes for medical consultation these doctors would not hesitate to take even Rs.500 for each consultaion and the poor people have to suffer alot due to this.
     
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    Scams are for ruling party. This is for opposition parties.
     
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    now itself in chennai doctors are collecting 600 rupees per consultation
     
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    This is a nightmare for the poor people in Chennai.
     
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    Where did you go ? I never paid more than 200 for consultation in Chennai.
     
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    Wow, a 3 crore rupees increase in the MPLAD scheme, more money to swindle by our MPs ! :)
     
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    Appolo hospitals,but still there are some small private and govenment hospitals.They wont treat properly
     
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    LOL.. Come on!! So Apollo is the only hospital in Chennai that treats patients very well ?? Chennai is the health capital of India for christ's sake.
     
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    This is a like a big faternity. You scratch my back and I scratch yours in return. It is all in mutual interest.
     
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    How much of this 5 crore rupees will go into the pockets of these MPs. Its another scheme to make MPs rich.
     
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