Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will inaugurate a permanent wing of the Speaker’s Research Initiative at Guwahati on August 18 for the purpose of training and research of parliamentary works.
This was informed by Assam Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami here on Monday.
Sumitra Mahajan is scheduled to attend the conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to be held in Guwahati from August 16 to August 18.
The eight northeastern States – Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Tripura – are the members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association which is categorised as Zone-3 in the country.
Goswami said, “All the MPs and MLAs of the entire northeast will be invited to the conference. This would also bridge the gap among the MPs and MLAs.”
The Speaker also said that the conference would cover four seminars on topics ‘Women Empowerment in Northeast’, ‘Organic Farming’ and ‘Skill Development and Collective Approach’ to find out solutions to the insurgency problem in the Northeast.
Speaker’s Research Initiative (SRI) is the brainchild of LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan which was inaugurated on July 23, 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The objective of the SRI is to assist MPs in playing a more effective role in law-making, parliamentary debates, oversight of governance and to respond to the ever increasing, ever more complex issues of national and international importance.
Moreover, talking on some controversial statements given by some legislators after publication of the final draft of the NRC, Hitendra Nath Goswami said that the political parties should have control on the legislators so that they can be restricted from making controversial remarks on National Register of Citizens (NRC).