MP Oscar Fernandes donates Rs 1 cr from MPLAD fund to combat coronavirus


Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (MS)

Udupi, Mar 26: Rajya Sabha MP from the district, Oscar Fernandes has written a letter to the deputy commissioner (DC) of the district asking him to release a grant of Rs one crore from his (members of Parliament local area development scheme (MPLAD) fund to utilize the same against efforts to curb the fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

In the letter written by Oscar in this regard to DC Jagadeesha he has requested the DC to take required action to release the amount and use the same in measures that are being taken by the district administration against the spread of coronavirus epidemic.


Oscar Fernandes

On Tuesday, the ministry of statistics and programme implementation permitted the use of MPLAD funds for medical testing, screening and other facilities required to fight coronavirus. A number of MPs had requested that this fund be allowed to be used for COVID-19-related activities. Following the order, parliamentarians have been offering these funds to districts and states to combat the epidemic.

 

  

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  • rajesh, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Soon he is moving to BJP... so he is making locals happy...

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Good gesture by Mr. Oscar. However, I thought MPs get 5Cr per (https://www.mplads.gov.in/MPLADS/UploadedFiles/MPLADSGuidelines2016English_638.pdf) year to spend on their constituency. Entitlement is 5Cr per year. At a time he can have it disbursed to the district admin, is 2.5 Cr. 1 Cr is a lot, but would that be sufficient?
    Secondly, if you go through the link, most likely this 1Cr will never be released as it will not satisfy the criteria. So, shall we call spade a spade?

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Taking from Paul giving to Peter. Good deed indeed.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    In case you do not know, there is a crisis going on!

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  • Oswald Lasrado, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    It certainly is a nice gesture. But don't call it a donation. After all, it is the people's money, our money. You are insulting the tax payer by calling it a donation from Oscar or anybody else. We are grateful to him for channelling the tax payer's money to a good purpose.

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  • JK, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Oscarji very good move. LS MPs also should follow him.

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  • Umang, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Person who endorsed yoga..homeopathy ayurveda..go mutra.. Slowly people coming to there senses.

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  • VG, Bengaluru

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    What is great about this? MPLAD scheme is meant for developmental works in the constituency for the benefit of the people (particular constituency chosen by the RS member). It would have been nice if he had donated his personal funds or his MP salary, which would have come from him. Why should he get credit for donating funds from MPLAD scheme?

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  • Dinesh, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Nice gesture of Oscarjee. Let the other leaders follow the same initative he has taken. God bless him with good health

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  • Skinny, Dubai

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Most politicians from all parties are very poor..that's why nothing is coming out from them individually.

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  • Nagesh rao, Bangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Whatever it is. Thank him for his generousness. Even if all our politicians from all the parties and all big shot people show their generosity in this difficult situation just imagine our India's all poverty will disappear.

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  • James, Bendur

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    If I'm not wrong each year they get 5 crores which is 25 crores for 5 years. Where he has spent those 25 crores for local development????
    I would have appreciated if he had given 1 lakh from his salary instead 1 crore from the MPLAD FUND.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Let all these elected representatives donate their one month's earnings of salary and perks then it will make the difference.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    This is a very kind gesture on the part of Mr. Oscar Fernandes to help the people of the District. Hope other politicians too will come forward with the necessary help

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  • Rahul, BAJPE

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    He is still in active politics?

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Let's hope it inspires politicians who betrayed constituents in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh to donate some of their ill gotten gains to combat Chinese virus.

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  • Richard, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Do not call MPLAD release as donation. MPLAD funds are not for donations but for development projects.

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  • Ganesh Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Something is better than nothing...

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  • Nice, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

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    Thanks
    But no Thanks
    Perhaps you should have done this when P Chidambaram urged the government to order an "immediate lockdown of all our towns and cities for 2-4 weeks" on the 19th of this month
    .

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  • Sandeep Rao, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Rather than donating why not take the lead by setting up Shelter Homes for the Homeless in their constituencies?

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Donating🤔 - releasing people’s money

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  • Nice, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

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    You need compassion to donate this kind of earning too Buddy :)
    This is just Rs 1 cr
    The 1.7 Lakh Crore is also the TAX payers hard earned money whats your opinion on this?

    :)
    .

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  • JOY CASTELINO, MOODUBELLE/DUBAI

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    How come amount utilised from MPLAD fund called Donation ??????

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    True,
    Question him when it’ll reach the people, he know it take months for processing itself

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  • Nelson D'Souza, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Would have been nicer if he donated from his own massive earnings

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    I doubt he has amassed any wealth, he is non-corrupt.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Ronald D, Udupi,

    Do you think he served People of Udupi well...since 5th January 1980, when he became MP of Udupi first time and remained MP since then for last 40 years ???...

    Please don't treat 'Ribbon Cutting' as Service....Count anything else than that please...

    If you say YES, I will accept that...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Ranjan, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Well said. If he could have shown 1 percent interest in his constituency.....!!!!

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  • Nelson D'Souza, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    I completely agree with you Ronald. How can anyone make Rs.27 crores in declared assets by corrupt means . Indeed hes non corrupt . I take back my words.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Other Politicians have Disappeared ...

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    RSS is distributing free food kits to daily wage earners that is sufficient for a month for a person.
    All the BJP MPs donating their 3 months salaries, repeat SALARIES and NOT MPLADs funds to COVID 19 Funds.

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