Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
3. Deliberate the relevance of Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme in present times. (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why this question:
The question is straightforward from the article that talks about issues pertaining to the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme.
Key demand of the question:
Examine the relevance of Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme in present times.
Deliberate – Weigh up to what extent something is true. Persuade the reader of your argument by citing relevant research but also remember to point out any flaws and counter- arguments as well. Conclude by stating clearly how far you agree with the original proposition.
Structure of the answer:
Recently, the Government of India in the event of struggle against Covid-19 has suspended Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme or MPLADS funds for two years (2020 and 2021) and directed these funds to be transferred to the Consolidated Fund of India.
To start with, explain what MPLADs is; The MPLAD scheme was formulated in 1993 to enable Members of Parliament (MPs) to recommend development works in their constituencies with emphasis on the creation of durable community assets based on the locally felt need. Discuss the key features of it. Explain the issues associated with it. Discuss the relevance of it.
Conclude with way forward.