13 May 2012

Implementation of the MPLAD Scheme

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation Shri Srikant Kumar Jena has said that as per information received from the district authorities as on 30.4.2012, out of total 14,95,062 recommended works, 13,18,538 works have been sanctioned and 11,88,221 works have been completed. 

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today he said, besides regular review meetings with the concerned States and the Districts, the Ministry is in constant touch with the State/District Authorities from time to time to expedite implementation of the MPLAD Scheme on a time bound manner as stipulated in the guidelines. As per information received from the district authorities, an amount of Rs.2223.85 crore is yet to be spent on the ongoing sanctioned works, as on 30.4.2012. 

He said, the funds under the MPLAD Scheme are non-lapsable. The figure 48345 of completed works includes the works recommended/sanctioned in the preceding year(s). At present, there is no proposal to make any law for management operation and programme implementation at national level. 

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