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HANDBOOK FOR MEMBERS OF RAJYA SABHA

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CHAPTER VI

BUREAU OF PARLIAMENTARY STUDIES AND TRAINING

65 Aims and Objects

(1) The Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training is designed to provide institutionalized opportunities for systematic training orientation and problem and practice-oriented studies in the various disciplines of parliamentary institutions, processes and procedures. With a view to ensure smooth, efficient and prompt services to the legislative bodies, both at the Centre as well as in the States, the Bureau seeks to involve in its orientation and training programmes all those responsible for the running of the democratic system-the legislators, the policy-makers, the administrators and various other functionaries at different levels.

(2) The programme of activities of the bureau includes Seminars for Members of parliament and State Legislatures on various subjects of Parliamentary interests; Orientation Programmes for New Members of Parliament and State Legislatures; training and refresher courses for the officers of the Secretariates of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Legislatures and foreign Parliaments Appreciation Courses for Senior and Middle Level Officers of the Government of India including Officers of Defence Services and State Legislatures; IAS, IFS, IPS, Indian Customs and Central Excise Service Probationers, and others. Since 1985, the Bureau has been organising annually Parliamentary Internship Programme and International Programme in Legislative Drafting for foreign parliamentary officials. The Bureau also looks after the training, exchange of visits and deputation abroad of legislative officials from India and of foreign legislative personnel in India. Appreciation Courses for Professors/Lecturers of various Universities/Colleges to help them to organise Model Parliaments in their respective institutions are also organised by the Bureau. In order to cover non-student youth in the organization of Model Parliaments, one group of Youth Coordinators of various Nehru Kendras is imparted training in the subject each year. It has also been organising every year, an Inter-University Competition on Model Parliament since January, 1988.

(3) Films have been produced on various parliamentary subjects. The films, produced so far, are: "Parliamentary Questions', "Private Members' Bills", "Parliamentary Etiquettes and Manners', "Financial Committees of Parliament", "How to be an Effective Legislator" and "Enriching the Debates in Legislatures'. These films are available for viewing to Members in the Viewing Room of the Parliament Library located in the Ground Floor, Parliament House.

(4) The Bureau functions under the overall control and supervision of the Secretary-General, Lok Sabha.

(5) The Bureau has its office on the Sixth Floor, Sansadiya Soudha (The Parliament House Annexe).

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