What is MPLAD Scheme?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Context: With the Covid-19 pandemic leading to the suspension of the release of funds under MPLADS and impacting projects, the Parliamentary Committee on Estimates has asked the government to release …

Insights into Editorial: MPLADS, its suspension, and why it must go

        Context: The government suspended the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) Scheme so that these funds would be available for its COVID-19 management efforts. All Opposition parties have been unanimous in their criticism of the government’s recent move to suspend the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) for …

Discuss the MPLAD scheme for the creation of durable community assets and its features for effective development of each constituency.

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; 4. Discuss the MPLAD scheme for the creation of durable community assets and its features for effective development of each constituency. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The Union Cabinet …

What is MPLAD Scheme?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   MPLAD Scheme Context: The Union government has said that it is not considering any proposal to restore Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) funds for FY21 and FY22.   …

MPLADS suspended

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. MPLADS suspended What to study? For Prelims: Key facts on MPLADS. For Mains: Significance, performance analysis and need for monitoring of the scheme, demand for a legal framework. Context: The Union Cabinet has approved a 30% …