Government Revised Guidelines for MPLADS
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Minister of State for Statistics and Program Implementation Rao Inderjit Singh (Independent Charge) released the Revised Guidelines on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)-2023.
An overview of the news:
The Minister also launched the new Web-Portal, for implementation of the Revised Fund Flow Procedure under MPLADS.
The new MPLADs guidelines and the web portal will come into effect from 1-4-2023.
The objective of MPLAD Scheme is to enable the Hon’ble Members of Parliament (MPs) to recommend works of developmental nature with emphasis on the creation of durable community assets based on the locally felt needs.
The MPLADS is a Central Sector Scheme fully funded by the Government of India.
It was introduced in December 1993.
The objective of the scheme is to enable MPs to recommend works of developmental nature with emphasis on the creation of durable community assets in the areas of drinking water, primary education, public health, sanitation and roads, etc. primarily in their Constituencies.
The annual MPLADS fund entitlement per Member of Parliament (MP) constituency is Rs.5 crore, released in two instalments of Rs.2.5 crore each, subject to the fulfilment of conditions as per the MPLADS Guidelines.
Lok Sabha Members can recommend works within their Constituencies and Elected Members of Rajya Sabha can recommend works within the State of Election (with select exceptions).
Nominated Members of both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha can recommend works anywhere in the country.
The Ministry of Rural Development initially administered the scheme.
Since October 1994 it has been transferred to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (henceforth, the Ministry).
Fund Utilisation: At least 15% of the annual outlay of funds must be utilised for Scheduled Caste Population areas and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes Population areas.
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