The Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation, Rao Inderjit Singh, launched the revised norms for MPLADS (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme). He also launched a new Web Portal for the Revised Fund Flow Procedure under MPLADS. The new MPLADs guidelines and the web portal will come into effect from April 1, 2023, the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) said.
Significance of the revised set of guidelines:
The revised set of guidelines aims to broaden the scope of the scheme so as to enable the parliamentarians to recommend developmental works as per the changing needs of the community with an emphasis on improving the functioning, implementation and monitoring of the MPLAD scheme. The revised rules will enable MPs to recommend developmental works as per the requirement of their constituency.
More About The Web Portal for the Revised Fund Flow:
The entire process of fund flow under the revised guidelines will operate through the web portal, which will facilitate real-time monitoring, greater transparency and accountability in the system, and improved efficiency and effectiveness of the MPLAD Scheme, the ministry statement said.