2. Advanced Course

on Parliamentary Procedure for Officers of Govt. of India/ Autonomous Bodies/PSUs

Duration: 4 Days ( Includes visit to Parliament House)

Day 1: Parliamentary Questions and Assurances

The Lecture would include detailed procedure on how a Question is processed, admitted, listed and sent to the Ministry for soliciting answers and the actions expected on the part of ministry officials in properly responding to the Parliament. The Lecture will also dwell upon the procedure of Short Notice Questions and Supplementary Questions asked in the Houses. The practical interaction also elaborates the processes of getting ministries changed if a question is wrongly listed against a ministry. The Lecture on Assurances explains the various steps of fulfilling an assurance or getting it dropped, if not feasible. It will also throw light on how to get the assurance transferred to the ‘right’ ministry, if listed wrongly. Detailed information will be provided on Implementation reports and on liquidation of an assurance. There will be a special lecture by a senior officer of Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs too.

Day 2: Parliamentary Committees

The lectures on the Parliamentary Committee system will be divided in two parts. The first part will focus on the House Committees i.e. Committee on Petitions, Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Committee on Paper Laid on the Table,Committee on Assurances, Committee on MPLADS, Committee on Public Undertakings, Public Accounts Committee, Committee on Estimates, Committee on Rajbhasha, Committee on Women’s Empowerment, Ethics Committee, Committee on Privileges etc. The Second lecture will explain various aspects of 24 Department-related Standing Committees mainly dealing with Demands for Grants and the role of the ministry officials in dealing with them. A detailed account of Action taken Note and Action taken Reports will also be given. An exclusive lecture will also be given on the role of ministry in arranging Study Tours by various parliamentary committees.

Day 3: Raising matters of Public Importance and Parliamentary Devices

This section relates to the parliamentary procedure adopted during the Session. The lectures will exclusively deal with Parliamentary devices used to raise matters of Public importance like Zero hour, laying the papers on the table of the House, Calling Attention notices, Short Duration Discussions, Special mentions, half an hour discussion, Private member’s Bill and Resolution, Statement by the Minister etc. and the role of the ministry officials. The lecture will also highlight the importance of Table Office in day to day running of the Parliament.

Day 4:

(A): Legislative process and consultative committees

The Lecture on the Legislative process will explain how the bill is originated in either House and how it goes through various processes before it is passed by both the Houses and becomes an Act. A senior officer from the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs will deliver a lecture on the functioning of Consultative Committees.

(B): Visit to Parliament House/ Valediction

The last day of the Training will facilitate visits to both Houses of Parliament, Central Hall and the Parliament Museum after valediction.

Eligibility: Any Officer already dealing with the Parliamentary work

Fee: Rs. 30,000(+18% GST) Per Participant

Fee payment

Draft/Cheque/NEFT in favour of LIGHTS, should be
paid at least one week before the commencement
of the course. Bank Details are:

Agency Name as per Bank : LIGHTS,
Name of the Bank : Central Bank of India,
Branch Address : Bhikaji Cama Bhawan, Bhikaji Cama  Place, New Delhi-110066
Bank Account number : 3711471483,
IFSC Code : CBIN 0284077,
MICR Code : 110016149,


Niti Ayog Registration : The Unique ID: DL/2016/0099799


i. There will be three classes every day of atleast 60 minutes
duration, with a break of about 15 minutes.

ii. Tea/coffee/snacks will be served during the break .

iii. Working Lunch will be served after the end of classes.

iv. A Kit bag containing Stationery/material will be provided to
every participant.