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MPLAD funds may see jump to Rs 25 crore (analysed from The Tribune) (relevant for GS paper-II, Govt. Schemes)

The Finance Ministry is considering a proposal to raise annual allocation of funds under the MPLAD scheme to Rs 25 crore from Rs 5 crore at present.

The Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha and Chairman, Lok Sabha Committee on MPLADS have requested for increase of annual allocation of MPLADS funds per Member of Parliament to Rs 25 crore. The matter was referred to Ministry of Finance.

About MPLAD Scheme:

The Member of Parliament is entrusted with the responsibility of implementation of Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS). 

Under the scheme, each MP has the choice to suggest to the District Collector for the works to the tune of Rs.5 Crores per annum to be taken up in his/her constituency. 

The Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament can recommend works in one or more districts in the State from where he/she has been elected. 

The Nominated Members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha may select any Districts from any State in the Country for implementation of their choice of work under the scheme.



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