Jaipur: Doubling of yearly MLA Local Area Development (LAD) fund, setting up of a new university for law and a hike in minimum wages for laborers were among some of the announcements made by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in the state Legislative Assembly.

Replying to the debate on the demands relating to the state budget-2012-13 here on Friday, Gehlot said that the university will be named after B R Ambedkar and all government and private law colleges will get affiliation from it.

He announced an increase in MLA LAD fund from existing Rs one crore to Rs two crore yearly. Fuel allowance of MLAs for touring the constituency was also doubled from Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 per month in view of the hike in fuel prices.

Gehlot also announced a hike in the minimum daily wages for labourers in the state with effect from May one this year.

The minimum daily wages for unskilled worker has been increased from Rs 135 to Rs 147, Rs 157 from Rs 145 for semi-skilled and for skilled worker it has been raised to Rs 167 from Rs 155. Highly skilled worker will get minimum wage of Rs 217 instead of existing Rs 205.

Several other announcements related with other departments were also made by the chief minister.

Earlier, the house passed a bill revising the salaries and allowances of Chief Minister, ministers, MLAs, parliamentary secretaries and the presiding officers.

Gehlot also assured the house that all the budget announcements will be timely implemented and he would personally monitor the implementation.