The Vice President, Venkaiah Naidu today called upon the people’s representatives and governments to ensure that the development reaches the people without any delay, dilution or diversion. He also wanted the MPs to shun populism and guide the people on their developmental needs.
Speaking at a virtual event after releasing “Parliamentary Rajasthan”, the Vice President also urged the book titled Messenger in parliamentarians to use MPLADS funds for Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna to develop villages as model villages.
The book is written by Dr K.N. Bhandari and focuses on the health and education initiatives undertaken through the MPLAD Scheme on the recommendation of Dr Abhishek Singhvi in Rajasthan over 12 years from 2006 to 2018.
The Vice President also mentioned several suggestions made by the parliamentary committees to further improve the scheme such as the timely release and proper utilization of funds, a mechanism to monitor the quality of works/projects and their timely completion and the need for effective coordination between MPs and administrative authorities.
Naidu also called upon the state governments and local administration to ensure timely execution of MPLADS by projects following the recommendations of the MPs in letter and spirit.
I am happy to note that Singhvi has been quite successful in ensuring that the scheme is implemented in its letter and spirit. I wish Dr Abhishek Singhvi many more productive years of service to the nation.
I also compliment Dr. K.N. Bhandari for his efforts in compilation of the MPLAD initiatives of Dr Abhishek Singhvi in this book titled “Parliamentary Messenger in Rajasthan”. I hope that this book will serve as a guide for all stakeholders involved in the developmental work under MPLADS.