23 January, 2022
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Context: "Will MPLADS be changed for post-pandemic needs?" is an important topic for UPSC GS Paper 2.
With the scheme back in force, will the Centre heed MPs’ call to alter norms to buy smartphones, laptops for poor students?
The scheme was first challenged in 1999 by Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party chief Bhim Singh and an NGO, Common Cause. They alleged that in the absence of any guidelines, the funds were misused by MPs.
When and why was it restored?
Source: The Hindu
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