PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate 'Speaker's Research Initiative' today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday inaugurate an initiative here to help the lawmakers get expert advise from domain experts to develop a better perspective on issues and subjects under consideration of Parliament.

Updated: Jul 23, 2015, 09:09 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate 'Speaker's Research Initiative' today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday inaugurate an initiative here to help the lawmakers get expert advise from domain experts to develop a better perspective on issues and subjects under consideration of Parliament.

The programme has been christened as the 'Speaker's Research Initiative' and it will be an interactive platform where the MPs will interact with the experts.

A core group has been formed to provide balanced inputs and information in the form of backgrounders that are prepared for the members.

A decision to set up the Speaker's Research Initiative came after many first-time MPs told Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that they needed more information on certain issues which were being debated in the House.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan feels that this would be an interactive process where the members will also give their feedback and their valuable suggestions, said a government statement.

Lok Sabha secretary general Anoop Mishra had told reporters on Wednesday: "Keeping in view the requirements of the members, it has been felt that high-quality research inputs on important matters of diverse nature should be provided to them for proper understanding of the issues under consideration."

To start with, a workshop on Sustainable Development Goals will be organised after the inauguration.

(With Agency inputs)