The Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), earlier launched in 1993, directly fulfills the requirements of the public at large in the field of infrastructure development, drinking water, education, roads, health, sanitation, etc. and is governed by the Guidelines on MPLADS. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation is responsible for the policy formulation, release of funds and prescribing monitoring mechanism for implementation of the Scheme. An amount of Rs. 5 crore per Member of Parliament is allotted to implement the development works in their respective constituency.
- To enable MPs to recommend development works in their constituency.
- To emphasis on the creation of durable community assets based on the locally felt needs .
- To create durable assets of national priorities viz. drinking water, primary education, public health, sanitation and roads, etc.
- Out of an amount of Rs.5 crores, an M.P. shall recommend Rs.75 lacs for areas inhabited by S.C. population and Rs.37.5 lacs for areas inhabited by S.T. population.
- In the event of “Calamity of severe nature” in any part of the country, an MP can recommend works up to a maximum of Rs.50 lakh for the affected district.
- An elected MP can contribute upto a maximum of Rs.10 lakh in a financial year to a place outside that State/UT, Or the constituency within the states as a gesture to promote national unity, harmony, and fraternity among the people, at the grass roots level.
- Not more than Rs.50 lakh, can be spent from MPLADS fund, for one or more works of a particular Society/Trust in the lifetime of that Society/Trust.
- The minimum amount sanctioned under the MPLAD Scheme for any project or work should normally not be less than Rs. 1 lakh.
- MPs may recommend upto a maximum of Rs.10 lakhs per year from their MPLADS fund for giving assistance (purchase of tricycles, wheelchair and artificial limbs) to the physically challenged.
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