Agenda: What is the DLVMC?

The District Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee (DLVMC) is an important institutional mechanism for MPs to oversee and monitor the implementation of development schemes in his/her constituency. The Lok Sabha MP, under the latest guidelines, is the Chairperson of the Committee, while the Rajya Sabha MP can choose a district and opt to become Co-chairperson of the Committee. These Committees can review the status of programmes under various ministries like Rural Development, Tribal Affairs, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation and Power. At least one meeting of the DLVMC must be held every quarter, and an “Action-Taken Report” is to be provided to the MP within a month of each such meeting having taken place.