Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
08-December-2011 13:02 IST
MPLAD Work in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation Shri Srikant Kumar Jena has said that as reported by the District Authority South Andaman, an amount of Rs.4,63,01,240/- and Rs.5,54,20,585/- has been released respectively to Zilla Parishad of South, North & Middle Andaman, and to Andaman Public Works Department (APWD), Andaman and Nicobar Islands during the period of the 12th, 13th and 14th Lok Sabha.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today he said, the Hon’ble MP had been requested for cancellation of works and on receipt of concurrence from the Hon’ble MP 37 works were cancelled. Out of 37 works, Zila Parishad has refunded the released amount for 19 works i.e. Rs.2676481 + Rs.5000000 =Rs.7676481 and taken up 3 works. The amount for remaining 15 works has not been refunded. The Nodal Officer had requested the Executing Agencies to furnish detailed report of 15 works to enable him to take appropriate steps for cancellation of works.

The Nodal Officer, Andaman & Nicobar Administration has instructed the Executive Engineer, Zila Parishad, North & Middle Andaman for refunding the amount for the cancelled works. The Nodal District is making efforts for getting the balance amount back from Zilla Parishad, the Minister added.