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Govt Allowed Dispensation for Utilizing Funds under MPLADS for COVID 19

Current context: The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has issued a circular granting one-time dispensation for utilizing funds under the MPLAD scheme to address the challenges in the fight against COVID-19.
Govt Allowed Dispensation for Utilizing Funds under MPLADS for COVID 19
  • The Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) will facilitate Members of Parliament to recommend funds for:
    1. Purchase of equipments for Government Hospitals / Dispensaries for medical testing and screening of patients like Infra-Red thermometers.
    2. Facilitate in setting up other related facilities in their respective constituencies
    3. CORONA testing kits approved by M/o Health and Family Welfare
    4. ICU Ventilator and Isolation/ Quarantine Wards
  • The Members of Parliament (MP) Local Area Development Division is entrusted with the responsibility of implementation of MPLADS.
  • Under the scheme, each MP has the choice to suggest to the District Collector in his/her constituency, for works to the tune of Rs.5 Crores per annum.
  • The Nominated Members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha may select any one or more Districts from any one State in the Country.

Question: 

Q.1 Under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), the Members of Parliamenthas the choice to suggest to the District Collector in his/her constituency, for works to the tune of Rs.____________ per annum?
a. 1 crore
b. 5 crores
c. 15 crores
d. 20 crores
Govt Allowed Dispensation for Utilizing Funds under MPLADS for COVID 19 Govt Allowed Dispensation for Utilizing Funds under MPLADS for COVID 19 Reviewed by Neha Verma on March 25, 2020 Rating: 5

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