Indian Parliamentary Groups

  • Acts both as the National Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and also as the India Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).
  • An autonomous body-1949
  • Membership-Open to All MPs
  • Associate Members-Former MP with limited rights & not entitled to representation
  • Ex officio president- Speaker of the Lok Sabha
  • Ex officio vice-presidents- Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha and the Deputy
    Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
  • Ex officio Secretary-General- Secretary General of the Lok Sabha
  • Objectives:
    • promote personal contacts between MPs
    • study questions of public importance
    • arrange lectures on political, defence, economic, social and educational problems
    • arrange visits to foreign countries
  • Functions
    • link between the Parliament of India
      and the various parliaments of the world.
    • National Group of the IPU
      and (b) main branch of the CPA in India
    • Addresses to the members of the Parliament by visiting Heads of State and Government of foreign countries
    • Seminars and symposia on parliamentary subjects
    • Only those members of the Parliament who are members of the Group of at least six months’ standing at the time of the composition of the delegation, may be included in the Indian Parliamentary delegations to foreign countries
    • an award of Outstanding Parliamentarian was instituted in the year 1995 to be given annually.
    • encourage bilateral relations, the Group constitutes Parliamentary Friendship Groups with other countries in the Parliament

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

  • international organization of the parliaments of sovereign states
  • created in 1889, in an era when there were no established means for governments or parliaments to work together internationally
  • 179 Member Parliaments
  • instrumental in setting up the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague in 1899
  • helps members of Indian Parliamentary delegations to develop contacts with the parliamentarians of the member countries
  • provides facilities to meet parliamentarians in different countries during tours in abroad or in India

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