Course: Gain an understanding of Parliamentary Processes and Instruments Lesson: Standing Committee of Parliament Presented by Bhavin Sangoi
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Departmental standing Committee In 1989, three departmental standing Committees were established, for the department of Agriculture, Environment and Forests, and Science and technology In 1993 this was upgraded to 17 departmental committees, and in 2004 7 more committees were established These are Joint committees consisting of 21 members of Loksabha and 10 members of the Rajya sabha
Functions To consider demand for grants of respective ministry /department To examine bills referred by presiding officer To consider annual reports of ministries . To consider any policy documents referred by presiding officer
Ethics Committees Standing committee of Ethics in the Rajya Sabha was formed in 1997 Standing committee of Ethics in the Lok Sabha, was formed in August 2015 * Standing committee O . Ethics committees function to uphold the standards of the Parliament
Functions . Formulate a Code of Conduet for memhers and to overse the . Formulate a Code of Conduct for members and to oversee the moral and ethical conduct of the Members .To examine the cases referred to it with reference to ethical and other misconduct of the Members
Continued The ethics committee in the Lok Sabha has 15 members, while the Rajya Sabha has 10 members. . Rajya Sabha has provided for a 'Register of Members' Interest', where MPs have to declare their interest in 5 categories: remunerative directorship, remunerated activity, majority shareholding, paid consultancy and professional engagement.
Continued lak Sabha does not maintain such a regtstry of menbers interesta . Lok Sabha does not maintain such a registry of members interests and apart from disclosing their assets and liabilities, MPs are not obliged to declare other financial interests that might be in direct or indirect conflict with their role as public servants finanacal interets hat might be in direct or Rajya Sabha's Ethics Committee acts both on complaints as well as takes up issues suo motu, Lok Sabha's committee acts only on or by general public
Continued In adftion to hat, mmbers are required to declare any . In addition to that, members are required to declare any financial interest on an issue that is being debated in the House or under consideration by any other standing committee and hence refrain from taking part to avoid conflict of interest. Vijaya Mallya's case (Rajya Sabha) and sting operation of TMC MPs (Lok Sabha) have been referred to Ethics Committees
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