FORMATION OF EXCLUSIVE MPLADS MONITORING CELL AT STATE LEVEL HEADED BY JOINT SECRETARY/ADDITIONAL SECRETARY/SPECIAL SECRETARY LEVEL OFFICER
The MPLAD Scheme is implemented thro ugh District Authorities. Under the MPLAD guidelines nodal departments in the state governments are responsible for proper and effective supe rvision of the MPLADS in the State/UT. The release of funds for the scheme is dependent upon timely processing and sanctioning of recommendations and execution of the sanctioned works and furnishing of Utilization Certificates (UCs), Audit Ce rtificates (ACs) and eligible Monthly Progress Reports (MPRs) by the District Authorities. Wi th the increased magnitude of work under MPLAD Scheme , it has now become necessary that regular physical monitoring of MPLADS works is made by the concerned State/UT Governments. The Members of Parliament have been expressing concern over lack of a proper monitori ng mechanism to ensure proper, smooth and timely implementation of the works which would al so result in timely release of funds for further works. The Parliamentary Committees on MPLADS have also expressed grave concern over lack of monitoring of MPLADS works. Chief Secretaries of all the State Government s were requested vide D.O.No.C-52/2011- MPLADS dated 15.09.2011 ( Annexure C ) to examine the po ssibility of creation of a separate MPLADS Monitoring Division in the State headed by at least Joint Secretary level officer. Except for Govern ment of Assam, no reply has been received from any other State/UT Govt. States may indicate follow up action.
FORMATION OF MPS ADVISORY COMMITTEE AT STATE LEVEL TO BE SERVICED BY THE ABOVE STATE LEVEL CELL.
The MPLADS Scheme is monitored at th e State Government level and at the District level by the mechanism of Revi ew Meetings to be held at regular intervals. Despite the various provisions for monitoring the Scheme at each stage prescribed in the guidelines, delays still occur at various levels and complaints with regard to delay in release of funds, delay in implementation at the State/UT Government level are received in the Ministry. The MPLADS Committees of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha have also pointed out many instances where MPs have complained to th e Committees regarding delay in implementation of the scheme . With a view to redress the grievances of the MPs and other stakeholders in case of non/ slow implementation of the Scheme, a proposal is under consideration to have an Advisory Commi ttee headed by the senior-most MP in each State/UT with 4-5 MPs as members ( to be nominated by Competent Authority )with a mandate to review and monitor the implementation of the scheme. The Advisory Committee w ill get secretarial assistance from the proposed Monitoring Cell of the nodal Department of State/UT.