ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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On the So-called Fund Misutilisation under MP-LADS

This response to the article "A Scrutiny of the MP-LADS in India: Who Is It For?" by Rupayan Pal and Aparajita Das (EPW, 9 January) criticises the authors' arguments on the misutilisation of Lok Sabha members' local area development fund. It argues that interpretation of cumulative data is marked by unqualifi ed and biased statements and considering the extant norms and guidelines of the scheme, since Lok Sabha MPs are not a fund controlling, sanctioning or reviewing authority, any reference to fund utilisation under the scheme should be applicable to all stakeholders like the district authority or state nodal department.

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