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MPLADS Funds

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  • March 30, 2020
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MPLADS Funds

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Polity

In News: 

  • The Vice President of India appealed to all Members of Parliament to contribute at least Rs. 1 crore initially from their MPLADS funds
  • The funds shall supplement the Government’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. 

Key takeaways:

  • The contribution will facilitate Members of Parliament to recommend funds for purchase of the equipments for Government Hospitals / Dispensaries. 
  • The Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation has suitably amended the relevant guidelines to allow one-time dispensation under MPLADS for managing COVID-19.

Important value additions:

MPLADS funds

  • It is a scheme formulated by the Government of India that enables the members of parliaments (MP) to recommend developmental work in their constituencies. 
  • The emphasis is on creating durable community assets based on locally felt needs.
  • The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI) looks into its working.
  • The funds released under the scheme are non-lapsable.
  • The MPs have a recommendatory role under the scheme. 
  • The MPLADS is fully funded by the Government of India. 
  • The annual MPLADS fund entitlement per MP constituency is Rs. 5 crore

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