Survey reveals 82% works under MPLADS in rural areas: Govt

As much as 82 percent of the works under Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) were sanctioned in the rural areas as per a sample survey, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

CPI(M) MPs to donate MPLAD funds for flood-hit Kashmir

CPI(M) members of Parliament will donate about Rs 10 crore from their MPLAD funds for relief and rehabilitation work in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir.

No proposal under consideration to hike MPLAD amount to MPs

The government is not considering any proposal to raise the annual allocation to MPs under MPLAD scheme from Rs 5 crore.

MPs not responsible for delays in implementing MPLADS work

The government Tuesday said delays of works under the MPLAD scheme are the responsibility of district authorities, not Members of Parliament.

‘Sadak’ way ahead of ‘Bijli’ and ‘Paani’ as priority for MPs

At 66, if India still struggles to provide safe drinking water and uninterrupted power supply to its people, then our parliamentarians too must share the blame.

Delays noticed in sanctioning proposals under MPLADS: Jena

The government on Tuesday said instances of delay have come to its notice in sanctioning of proposals under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme.

MPLADS funds misuse, now in new book

The rampant misuse of the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), a scheme which puts public funds in the hands of parliamentarians to fund community projects, forms the focus of a new book.

Rs 102 crore devt works under MPLADS in Haryana

Nearly 4,000 development works, involving an investment of over Rs 102 crore, were completed under the MPLADS till December-end last year in Haryana.

Centre supports Bihar govt norms on MPLADS

The Centre on Friday supported in the Supreme Court the Bihar government`s decision to amend the guidelines for implementation of the MPLADS.

Ananth Kumar to release Rs 1.5 crore from MPLADS

Ananth Kumar announced that he would release Rs 1.5 crore from his MPLADS to establish Vivekananda youth centres in 150 schools and colleges.

`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.

`MPs not ready for social audit of MPLADS`

Members of Parliament seeking social audit of all and sundry programmes are not willing for such a monitoring when it comes to the MPLAD Scheme, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Thursday.

Over Rs 2,600 cr not utilised under MPLADS: Govt

The government on Friday informed
Parliament that over Rs 2,600 crore on funds sanctioned under
the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme
(MPLADS) is lying unspent.

MPLADS` annual allocation raised by 3 crore

A massive hike of Rs three crore in the annual allocation for a scheme that enables every MP to recommend development works in their constituencies, was approved by the government on Thursday.

Government relaxes MPs` fund norms

The government has provided greater flexibility to parliamentarians to use MPLADS.

Rs 10 lakh from MPLADS for assistance to physically challenged

Parliamentarians will soon be
allowed to spend up to Rs 10 lakh annually from the Member of
Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) for
providing assistance to the physically challenged.

MP panel regrets non translation of MPLADS guidelines

A parliamentary committee has
voiced concern that the Ministry of Statistics and Programme
Implementaion has taken no steps for translation of MPLAD
scheme guidelines into regional languages.

Bombay HC notice to state govt over MLA funds

A High Court bench here today issued
notice to the Maharashtra government over the allocation of
Local Area Development (LAD) funds to the members of the state