E-SAKSHI MOBILE APPLICATION (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Polity & Governance)

News-CRUX-10     6th February 2024        
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Context: The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation recently informed the Parliament that MPLADS e-SAKSHI Mobile Application offers convenience and accessibility, allowing MPs to propose, track, and oversee the projects in real-time, which enhances decision-making processes, enabling swift responses to emerging needs or issues. 

MPLADS e-SAKSHI Mobile Application

  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI).
  • Objective: To bring forth a myriad of benefits, revolutionizing the way they engage with and manage development projects in their constituencies.
  • It offers: Convenience and accessibility, allowing MPs to propose, track, and oversee the projects at their fingertips.
  • Benefit: This real-time access enhances decision-making processes, enabling swift responses to emerging needs or issues.

oIt will streamline the communication between MPs and relevant authorities, facilitating a more efficient exchange of information.

oIt will promote transparency by providing MPs with instant updates on the status and progress of their proposed projects. 

oBudget management, ensuring MPs can monitor expenditures.

MPLAD Scheme

  • About: The Local Area Development Scheme known as MPLADS is a government scheme launched on 23rd December 1993.  The scheme, Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) was started by late Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao. 

oUnder the scheme, each MP has the choice to suggest to the District Collector for works to the tune of Rs.5 Crores per annum to be taken up in his/her constituency.

  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Statistics and Implementation.
  • Objectives: This central sector scheme was developed as an initiative to enable the parliament members to recommend developmental work in their constituencies based on locally felt needs.

oThese developmental works mainly focused on the areas of national priorities such as drinking water, education, public health, sanitation, roads, etc.

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