A demand was raised in Rajya Sabha on Friday to empower its Chairman and Vice Chairman to take decisions on crucial issues like permitting members for foreign visits and allotting rooms to parliamentary parties instead of such issues being dealt by Speaker, Lok Sabha.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari today dropped punitive proceedings against five BSP members who had yesterday created ruckus in the House after the party led by its chief Mayawati strongly opposed the move.
The CIC has asked Rajya Sabha Chairman to take a decision
on whether disclosure of file notes, under the RTI Act, on
notices and questions received from members will be a breach
of Parliamentary privilege.