Rajasthan: In a move to increase the pace of developmental work in Rajasthan, the state government has raised the fund limit for Members of state Legislative Assembly (MLA). Rajasthan MLAs will get an amount to the tune of Rs 2 crore per annum for the development of their constituencies. The fund limit has been raised by Rs one crore. Earlier, there was provision for only Rs 1 crore per annum for the funds allocated to each of the the state MLAs.

Besides, the MLAs will get Rs 20,000 every month for inspection of developmental works in their respective constituency.

The hike was announced by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot when the Finance Bill was tabled in the state assembly.  He also apprised about the increase in the remuneration of state Cabinet ministers and MLAs. The state government has raised the salary of assembly speaker to Rs 33,000 along with the constituency allowance Rs 30,000 and daily allowance by Rs 1000.
On a similar note, similar facilities have been granted to the Cabinet ministers. The state ministers will now get Rs 28,000 as salary and Rs 30,000 as constituency allowance every month.

Meanwhile, Gehlot announced to set up Bheem Rao Ambedkar University, cyber police station and ten new agriculture centres in the state.