What is the composition of parliamentary forums?
Q. Which of the following statement/statements is/are true?
1) The Speaker of Lok Sabha is the President of all the current six forums.
2) Each Forum consists of not more than 31 members out of whom not more than 21 are from the Lok Sabha and not more than 10 are from the Rajya Sabha.- Published on 03 Mar 17
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
ANSWER: Only 2
- The Speaker of Lok Sabha is the President of all the Forums except the Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health.
- In it the Chairman of Rajya Sabha is the President and the Speaker is the Co-President.
- The Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, the Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha, the concerned Ministers and the Chairmen of Departmentally-Related Standing Committees are the ex-officio Vice-Presidents of the respective Forums.
- Each Forum consists of not more than 31 members (excluding the President and ex-officio Vice-Presidents) out of whom not more than 21 are from the Lok Sabha and not more than 10 are from the Rajya Sabha.
- Members (other than the President and Vice-Presidents) of these forums are nominated by the Speaker/Chairman from amongst the leaders of various political parties/groups or their nominees, who have special knowledge/keen interest in the subject.
- The duration of the office of members of the forum is co-terminus with their membership in the respective Houses.
- A member may also resign from the forum by writing to the Speaker/Chairman.
- The President of the forum appoints a member-convener for each forum to conduct regular, approved programs/meetings of the forum in consultation with the President.
- The meetings of the forums are held from time to time, as may be necessary, during Parliament sessions.
- The Secretary-General of Lok Sabha is the Secretary to the forums.