Ever since the formation of the new assembly in Jharkhand, about two dozen MLAs of the Opposition have been looking forward to the new trains. But for this they are not getting loan. 23 MLAs have also written letters to the Legislative Assembly for the purchase of new vehicles. 14 MLAs of the ruling party and seven of the opposition have submitted their applications to the Assembly for the new car. The Legislative Assembly has made the Finance Department aware of the demand of the MLAs. Also, the list of MLAs and quotations of vehicles have been sent to the Finance Department. However, the Finance Department has not taken initiative in this matter while assessing the situation of corona transition and finance.
There is a provision to give a maximum of 20 lakh rupees: Under the 'Salary and Facilitation Rules' of the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly, there is a provision of providing loan to the MLAs on behalf of the government to buy a car. Any MLA gets a maximum loan of 20 lakh rupees for buying a vehicle. In lieu of this, interest is payable at the rate of four percent. The legislators have to provide the details of the vehicle concerned to the assembly. If the car is expensive, then the MLAs have to bear the extra money.
These MLAs want a new vehicle: Viranchi Narayan, Lobin Hembram, Amba Prasad, Purnima Neeraj Singh, Randhir Kumar Singh, Umashankar Akela, Raj Sinha, Kishun Kumar Das, Mathura Prasad Mahato, Sameer Kumar Mohanty, Sudivya Kumar, Dasaratha Gagarai, Sonaram Sinku , Sukharam Oraon, Ramdas Soren, Saryu Rai, Bandhu Tirkey, Samri Lal, Rajesh Kachhap, Jigga Susaran Horo, Naman Vixel Konagadi, Kushwaha Shashibhushan Mehta, Pushpa Devi
The government is crying out for money, MLAs have been waiting for a loan for months. There are other problems ranging from field trips. The government has money to spend extravagantly. In the Corona infection, expensive vehicles are being ordered in the state.
Viranchi Narayan, BJP MLA
Waiting for the decision of the Finance Department to the legislators, the proposal has been sent: Corona has had an impact on every sector. Revenue is not coming. In view of the financial condition of the government, all types of loans are closed. In the era of Corona transition, schemes related to the public are the priority of the government. The situation is expected to improve in a month or two. If money comes to the government, then the MLAs will also be given loans.
Rameshwar Oraon, Finance Minister