MLALAD Programme: (See Guideline)
Assam is an Agrarian State. As per 2001 census there are 266.38 lakh population, out of which more than 88 percent are living in rural areas and more than 70 percent are dependent their livelihood on Agriculture and Allied sectors .Most of the people are poor and do not have excess of employment for income generation through creation of assets etc. A large quantity of essential commodities like fish, meat, egg, milk, pulses oilseeds, spices, etc. are annually imported from outside the State. Resulting a great economic loss of the society. The shortage of these commodities are mainly due to non-utilization of available potentials at the grass-root level, although it has taken Planned Development from 1950’s in the State .At present, the State has a burning problem of Unemployment and Poverty and this problem is arising due to lack of availability of adequate basic infrastructure in the State.
In view of the above socio-economic conditions, Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) felt the necessity for provision of certain basic facilities including community infrastructure for small works of capital nature in their local areas. State Government also felt the need for a specific mechanism to introduce a Scheme to meet the felt – needs of the people. In this context, the than Chief Minister of Assam announced in the Legislative Assembly on 22-03-1994 to implement the scheme “MLA’s Area Development Scheme” in Assam in the same line of MPLAD Scheme introduced in 1993-94 by the Govt.of India . Accordingly the Chief Minister addressed to all member of Assam Legislative Assembly vide his D.O.No.CMS I (A) 94/15 dated 1st May, 1994 regarding implementation of MLAAD Scheme.
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The State Government of Planning & Developement Department has introduced the “MLA’s Development Scheme” in 1994-95 with the same approach of MPLAD Scheme and to develop small works of capital nature in each MLA constituency. Initially, an amount of Rs.5.00 lakh per annum was allotted against each LAC of the State. In 1995-96, the Annual fund of Rs.5.00 lakh per LAC was increased to Rs.10.00 lakh , which was further increased to Rs.20.00 lakh in 1997-98. The Annual Fund per LAC was further enhanced to Rs.30.00 lakh in 2003-04. In 2007-08, it has been decided to step up the annual amount further to Rs.40.00 lakh per LAC subject to utilization of MLAAD fund for previous years. Schemes as identified , where cost of individual work should be considered ranging minimum of Rs.25,000,00 to the maximum of Rs.5.00 lakh only.
Objective of the Scheme:
1. The objective of the Scheme is to enable MLAs to recommend the works of development nature with emphasis on generation of income through creation of durable assets including community assets based on the locally felt-needs in their constituencies. Since inception of the scheme , durable assets are being created in the area viz. drinking water supply ,primary education ,public health care, rural roods and culverts , market sheds etc. at the grassroot level.
2. The State Government of Planning and Development Department is responsible for policy formulation/guidelines, sanction & release of funds and prescribing monitoring mechanism for implementation of the Scheme. The Deputy Commissioner is designated as the Nodal Agency of the district for overall responsibility of supervision, monitoring and Coordination of the MLAADS implementation with the Agencies/line Departments .Planning and Development Department will release the fund to the District Authorities and the District Authorities shall report the status of MLAADS implementation to the State Government. The District Authority gets the MLAADS implemented through the local self-government /Agencies/reputed Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) construction Committee or User Group etc.
Report of Cachar District.
1. Yearly Report , 2013
2. Yearly Report , 2014