`MPLADS funds usually delayed due to incomplete documentation`

The government day said delays in the release of funds under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) are usually because district authorities don`t furnish the required documents well in time.

Updated: Nov 24, 2011, 17:46 PM IST

New Delhi: The government day said delays
in the release of funds under the Member of Parliament Local
Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) are usually because district
authorities don`t furnish the required documents well in time.

"Non-receipt of required documents from the district
authorities in time results in a delay in the release of
Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)
funds," Minister of State for Statistics and Programme
Implementation Srikant Kumar Jena said in written reply to the
Lok Sabha.
Parliament was also informed that installments of MPLAD
funds for the year 2011-12 are yet to be released to 196 nodal
districts of 245 Lok Sabha MPs and 86 nodal districts of 123
Rajya Sabha MPs.

Under the MPLAD scheme, every Member of Parliament (MP)
is provided Rs 5 crore every year for taking up development
works and projects in his constituency.

PTI