The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation Shri Srikant Kumar Jena has said that Government of India has issued enabling circular directives for the creation of a common facilitation centre in each district from the MPLADS funds for the convenience of Hon’ble MPs. Room for setting up of MPLADS Facilitation Centre in the nodal district would be required to be provided by DC/DM. The capital cost of setting up of such facilities including equipments, furniture, etc. shall not exceed Rs.5 lakhs and will be met from MPLADS funds to be nominated by the MP.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today he said, the main function of this facilitation centre would be to provide Hon’ble MPs all the information at one place relevant to implementation of the scheme. This facilitation centre would work under the direct control of the District Authority and would have persons on contract with adequate computer operating knowledge to manage the Centre. The recurring running expenses will be booked under 2% administrative charges, of which the Nodal District gets 0.8%.