Shimla,April 19, 2008:Chief Electoral Officer, Himachal Pradesh, Smt. Manisha Nanda said here today that no fresh release of funds under the Member of Parliament/Member of Legislative Assembly Local Area Development Fund would be made where Model Code of Conduct is enforce.
She further said that no fresh release of funds under the MLA’s /MPs’ Local Area Development would be made, if any such scheme is in operation, till the completion of election process.
Smt. Nanda added that no works could start in respect of which work orders have been issued before the imposition of Model Code of Conduct, but the work has actually not started in the field. These works could start only after the completion of election process and if a work has actually started then that could be continue, she added.
Chief Electoral Officer said that there would be no ban to the release of payments for completed work(s) subject to the full satisfaction of the concerned officials.