Govt amends rules to allow legislators to grant funds for treatment

"This is only to ensure that there is no duplicacy in the scheme and the same beneficiary does not get funds from more than one source. If a person has got benefit under RSBY, the amount he has already received will be deducted from the grant given from the legislator's funds," explained Kumar.

Earlier, the government had changed certain norms of the legislator's local area development scheme and increased the amount up to Rs 1.5 crore, putting a cap of Rs 25 lakh on each proposal funded under the scheme. The new guidelines also made it difficult for the members of state assembly and council to get their funds allotted to such societies or trusts wherein they themselves or their family members are holding posts.

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