The MPLAD scheme was formulated in 1993 to enable Members of Parliament (MPs) to recommend development works in their constituencies with emphasis on the creation of durable community assets based on the locally felt need. Under this scheme,every MP is entitled to spend Rs 5 crore annually. The MPLAD scheme is in contravention to the cardinal principle of separation of power as it provides the executive function to the legilators. The central govt. has recently suspened the MPLAD scheme in the backdrop of COVID_19 pandemic.