MPLAD fund: Most MPs including Modi failed to utilize single penny on development works
New Delhi: Since more than eight months having passed away, various Members of Parliament including Prime Minister Narendra Modi haven’t spent even a rupee from their designated MP Local Area Development fund.
Only 10 MPs from 36 Indian states have just begun to utilize the funds towards carrying out development in their constituencies still the total fund-utilization comes out to be meager 1.82 per cent. MPs from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Assam have performed the worst.
The Member of Parliament Local Area Development Division 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, 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. The Department has issued the guidelines on Scheme Concept, implementation, and monitoring.