First-time MPs to get lessons in legislative process

With the new Lok Sabha having a large number of first-time members, an orientation programme has been organised for them from Wednesday, the second such exercise undertaken at the initiative of Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 29, 2014, 15:36 PM IST

New Delhi: With the new Lok Sabha having a large number of first-time members, an orientation programme has been organised for them from Wednesday, the second such exercise undertaken at the initiative of Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

The two-day programme would feature sessions on `Legislative process`, `Committee System in Parliament` and `Budgetary process`.
Organised by the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training (BPST), it will also have sessions on `Parliamentary Privileges` and on `MPLAD Scheme`.

The first orientation programme held last month had sought to familiarise members with various procedural devices and related themes, like how to be an effective Parliamentarian, Question Hour in Parliament, procedural devices to raise matters in the House and support services to members.
The Speaker has given emphasis on training of the new members. The exercise is significant given the fact that the 16th Lok Sabha, which came into existence over two months back, has 315 first-time members out of 543.