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Langer reviews progress of MPLAD scheme in J&K

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JAMMU: Secretary Planning Development and Monitoring Department Dr. Raghav Langer on Saturday convened a meeting with all Nodal Deputy Commissioners to take a review of Physical and Financial Progress of 16th and 17th Lok Sabha Member Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) Scheme.
The Secretary apprised the participants that monitoring of MPLADS has to be made a regular phenomenon and accordingly all the district nodal authorities were directed to immediately reconcile the latest physical and financial status under the scheme and forward the same to the administrative department.
Secretary pointed out that 16th Lok Sabha MPLADS accounts ought to be closed as per the ensuing guidelines of MPLADS on priority and all Chief Planning Officers (CPO) were directed to ensure compliance and submission of the Utilisation Certificates.
DG PMCE division of planning department Shahzada Bilal Ahmad apprised the chair that under 17th Lok Sabha a total of 480 works have been sanctioned in J&K till date out of which 247 works were completed and 233 works were in progress.
“Further, UCs of Rs 1823 lakhs are submitted to GoI against total releases of Rs 3300 lakhs,” he said.
All officers were directed by the Chair that time lines should be fixed for ongoing works and a meeting scheduled immediately with all concerned line departments for expediting the implementation of works.
It was also impressed upon all the Nodal District Authorities to share the list (District –wise and Sector- wise) of all ongoing works with MPLADS Section of Planning Development and Monitoring Department on priority.
Nodal district authorities were directed to settle all bottlenecks with the line agencies while implementing MPLADS on ground and nodal district authority Baramulla LS Constituency was directed to review the scheme on priority to clear the mismatch of sanctioned works and completed works between nodal district and implementing districts.
Around 15 percent of the MPLADS entitlement is to be recommended every year for works in areas inhabited by SC Population and 7.5 percent for areas inhabited by ST Population.
The entitlement of each MP per annum under the scheme is Rs 5 crores.


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