MPLADS

  • Allow us to donate part of MPLAD fund for J&K: Sitaram Yechury to Hamid Ansari September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday urged Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari to permit MPs to donate part of their MPLAD funds for relief and rehabilitation work in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir. In a letter to Ansari, he said, "it has been the usual practice that such a...
  • Catch 22: I want Modi as PM but don't want to vote for the local BJP candidate April 30, 2014

    While tens of thousands of voters on Wednesday came out to exercise their franchise to elect their public representatives and do their bit in thegovernment formation at the Centre, a politically crucial question came to my mind What if one wants to see Narendra Modi as PM due his...
  • Harish Rawat claims spending entire MPLAD funds, rejects media reports April 8, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday claimed that he had spent his entire MPLAD funds received over the past five years on development projects in his Haridwar Lok Sabha constituency. Refuting newspaper reports in Dehradun that he had spent only 71.76 per cent of his MPLAD (Members of Parliament Local Area...
  • Only 70 per cent MPLAD funds utilised in Delhi from 2009-13 March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress MP from North East Delhi Jai Prakash Agarwal has best spent the funds allocated to him under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development while his South Delhi counterpart Ramesh Kumar has barely utilised the money for development of his constituency. According to data of Ministry of Statistics...
  • MPLAD fund: Sachin loses match to Azhar, Azad and Sidhu February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Cricket legend and nominated member of the Rajya Sabha Sachin Tendulkar has hit the headlines for not spending even a single paisa from his MPLAD fund. Rs 10 crore is still lying in his account, waiting for his nod to spend the money on various minor development works...
  • Sachin, Rekha spend zero paisa from their MPLAD fund February 24, 2014

    Celebrities are often accused of just showing lip sympathy for the common people. Most believe that they make very bad politicians or administrators. Two celebrity members of the upper house in Parliament (Rajya Sabha) - cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and cinema legend Rekha - have not spent a single paisa...
  • Bihar MPs recommend works worth Rs 638 crore in 15th Lok Sabha December 10, 2013

    Works worth Rs 638 crore were recommended by MPs in Bihar against an entitlement of Rs 760 crore during the 15th Lok Sabha period under MPLAD scheme, Parliament was informed on Tuesday. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Statistics and Programme Implementation Minister Srikant Kumar Jena also said that the...
  • Jairam Ramesh gifts minibus to girl footballers August 10, 2013

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday gifted Rs ten lakh from his MPLAD funds to buy a minibus for the promising football playing girls of Ranchi for their spirited show in a tournament played in Spain. "As per the MPLAD rule, I can only spend Rs ten lakh from...
  • Not a penny spent out of MPs' funds September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: What do MPs from Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Delhi share in common? Answer: They have managed not to spend even a single penny this year from their MPLADS (Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) kitty. This includes both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha members. This came to...
  • MPLADS fund hiked from Rs 2 cr to Rs 5 cr July 7, 2011

    New Delhi: A massive hike of Rs 3 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. The decision to increase the annual allocation for the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)...
  • Pranab hikes MPLAD quota from 2 cr to 5 cr March 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday announced Rs 2,370crore bonanza for MPs by raising allocations under Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLAD) scheme from Rs 2 crore to Rs 5 crore, even as he expressed concern over inflation and recalled the steps to bring back funds...
  • Supreme Court upholds MPLAD scheme May 6, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Constitutional validity of the MPLAD scheme under which MPs are allocated Rs 2 crore annually for development of their constituencies, saying it cannot be scrapped merely because of allegations of misuse by some MPs. In an unanimous verdict, a fivejudge Constitution bench...
  • CJ Impact: PM sanctions 40 lakh for Guwahati school December 4, 2009

    Guwahati: In a CNNIBN Impact, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has sanctioned Rs 40 lakh from his MPLAD funds for a school in a village near Guwahati. This was in response to a request from Citizen Journalist Dhanjita Das. ...
  • To hell with the MPship, says Trinamool leader November 18, 2009

    Kolkata: Singerturnedpolitician and Trinamool MP Kabir Suman has told CNNIBN that he may quit from the Trinamool party and even resign from his Parliament membership. The MP alleged that local workers and leaders of his party, the Trinamool Congress have left him a disillusioned man. "The local leaders of Trinamool come and...
  • Govt wants MPLAD funds to be used for drought August 13, 2009

    New Delhi: The spectre of a severe drought is looming large and water not only for irrigation but drinking could become scarce. Though the Centre has started sending out teams to the three worst hit states it wants Members of Parliament to pitch in with their Local Area Development (MPLAD)...
  • 11 Maharashtra MPs did not ultise MPLAD funds: CAG June 13, 2009

    Mumbai: At least 11 MPs from Maharashtra have not utilised funds allotted for development of their constituencies, according to a report of the Maharashtra Comptroller and Auditor General. The MPs who have underutilised their MP Local Area Development funds, include Nationalist Congress Party's Praful Patel, Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar...
  • IIMA students to help MPs spend wisely March 28, 2008

    Ahmedabad: The country's premier Bschool is all set to help MPs in effectively spend their grants so that maximum number of people can reap benefits. A group of students of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) has taken up a project to study the spendings and suggest changes for the Rs...
  • NDA takes Pratibha's MPLAD case to Speaker, seeks privilege action July 7, 2007

    New Delhi: The NDA lapped up media reports that UPALeft presidential candidate Pratibha Patil had sanctioned Rs 36 lakh to a familyrun trust from her MPLAD funds as Lok Sabha member in 1995 and petitioned Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee to refer the matter to Parliament's privileges committee. In a memorandum...
  • PM spends MP fund on education March 27, 2007

    New Delhi: When it comes to utilising the funds allocated under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, an MP from Assam, is setting an example of sorts. During last year's elections, the PM made a promise to the people of Assam no child...