Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme is for Development works and creation of durable community assets. Individual benefits and movable & non-durable assets (certain exemptions excepted) are generally not allowed under the scheme. The emphasis is on creation of durable community assets based on locally felt needs in the arenas of roads, electricity, drinking water, health and education etc. The recommendations of the works are made by the Members of Parliament for the betterment of the community. These works are executed by District Authorities in accordance with the respective State Government’s financial, technical and administrative rules. Implementation of the scheme is governed by the Guidelines on MPLADS which were first issued in February 1994 and have been updated from time to time.
The general public approach Members of Parliament (MPs) for provision of certain basic facilities to meet the felt needs of the people. The objective of the scheme is to enable MPs to recommend works of developmental nature with emphasis on the creation of durable community assets based on the locally felt needs to be taken up in their Constituencies. Right from inception of the Scheme, durable assets of national priorities viz. drinking water, primary education, public health, sanitation and roads, etc. are being created.
In 1993-94, when the Scheme was launched, an amount of Rs. 5 lakh per Member of Parliament was allotted which became Rupees one crore per annum per MP constituency from 1994-95. This was stepped up to Rs. 2 crore from 1998-99 and now it is Rs.5 crore from the financial year 2011-12 to till date.
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has been responsible for the policy formulation, release of funds and prescribing monitoring mechanism for implementation of the Scheme. A Department in each State/UT is designated as the Nodal Department with the overall responsibility of supervision, monitoring and coordination of the MPLADS implementation with the districts and other Line Departments. The Government of India informs the State Nodal Department about the MPLADS funds released to the District Authorities. The District Authorities report the status of MPLADS implementation to the Government of India and State Nodal Department. The MPLADS is a Plan Scheme fully funded by Government of India. The annual MPLADS fund entitlement per MP constituency is Rs. 5 crore.
The District Authorities should maintain information and data on implementation of the provision for SC/ST areas including inter changeability of funds and also furnish the same on quarterly basis to the nodal department of the State Government.
The MPLADS fund was first introduced in Golaghat District on 1994 under 11 No. Koliabor HPC where as Nodal District is Nagaon.
Progress Report on MPLAD Fund Scheme for the year 2014-15 to 2016-17
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