Lok Sabha

Falling short

The country’s economy is facing a familiar challenge ~ the perennial struggle to meet divestment targets. The revelation that the Centre is set to miss its divestment goal by a staggering sum in the current fiscal year is a stark reminder of the persistent hurdles on the road to economic reform.

Staff, third party cannot submit Qs on MPs’ behalf: Advisory

In apparent fallout of the Mahua Moitra case, the Lok Sabha Secretariat on Thursday issued an advisory to MPs that their personal staff or any third party cannot access the Digital Sansad website and give notices or submit questions on MPs’ behalf.

‘SP must show a big heart’

Ajay Rai, a five-time MLA who challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi, is working to revive the Congress in Uttar Pradesh after taking over as the state party chief a few weeks ago.

Week in Parliament

The Opposition in the Rajya Sabha wanted to speak on the issue but was not allowed by Harivansh saying his obituary reference reflected the feelings of the entire House.

Om Birla stresses need for use of tech for effective functioning of house

Addressing 82nd Presiding Officers Conference which was virtually joined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Birla said that the aim, objective and scope of the conference were on widening the democratization of the legislatures and evolution of responsibility for better functioning of the democracy.

The Deputy Speaker

During the last monsoon session, when the issue of prolonged delay in the election of the Deputy Speaker was raised, the Speaker observed that it was not in his power. Under Rule 8 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha, the election of the Deputy Speaker shall be held on such date as the Speaker may fix. But the fact is that a date for election to the post is fixed at the initiative of the Government.