Thursday, July 26, 2018

Sansad Maha Ratna Awards 2019 Guidelines

Sansad Maha Ratna Guidelines
Sansad Maha Ratna Guidelines

The current 16th Lok Sabha will complete its five year term in May 2019.  Mostly, the Budget Session will be completed by Feb 2019 end and all the political parties may get ready to face the next General Election.  Sansad Ratna Awards Committee will present the Awards immediately after the completion of all the sessions of 16th Lok Sabha, but before the announcement of next General Elections.

Every year, based on the cumulative performance, Sansad Ratna Awards are being presented.  In 2019, a few members will be honoured with 'Sansad Maha Ratna' for their extraordinary cumulative performance.  The Jury Committee has  approved the guidelines for Sansad Maha Ratna Awards of 16th Lok Sabha.

Since the selection process is done transparently, we are publishing the guidelines for the information of MPs and general public.

Sansad Maha Ratna Awards – 16th Lok Sabha
Guidelines

There will be five Categories for individual Lok Sabha MPs under Sansad Maha Ratna of 16th Lok Sabha. (Based on the cumulative performance from the first Session till the end of 16th Lok Sabha, data  provided by Lok Sabha Secretariat and PRS India)

1       Initiated Debates category :  Topper in Initiated Debates - Total no initiated debates alone which includes debates on Govt and Private Bills, Budget President Address Matters under rule 193, Matters under rule 377, zero hour calling attention, private members resolutions. (Associated debates will be excluded from Debates)

2       Question category : Topper in all starred and unstarred questions.

3   Total Tally - General category :  Topper in Initiated debates + Private Members Bills introduced + Questions.

4       Total tally – First time MP category : Topper in Initiated debates + Private Members Bills introduced + Questions (among the first time MPs)

5       Distinguished performance Category : Topper in total tally of (a) total no of starred and unstarred questions, (b) zero hour debates  (c)  matters under rule 377 (d) debates on private members bills, resolutions  (e) calling attention and (f) introduction of private members bills. (Because for this category party permission is not required it is purely individual effort. – This Award is subject to availability of data from Lok Sabha Secretariat and PRS India)

Other parameters:  In addition to the above, the individual MPs should satisfy the following other parameters to become eligible for Sansad Maha Ratna Awards.

a)    Attendance in the House should be more  than 60%;
b)    Attendance in one of the ‘Departmentally Related Standing       Committee’     should be more than 60%;
c)    Recommendation under MPLad should be more than 50%

(Jury Committee has the right to modify, amend  and relax any parameters in deserving cases.  Jury Committee decision is final and binding)

For more details visit www.sansadratna.in or mail to info@sansadratna.in

- K. Srinivasan, Founder & Chairman, Sansad Ratna Awards Committee

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Sansad Ratna Awards 2018 - Interactive session with award winning parliamentarians

Interactive session with award winning Parliamentarians
Sansad Ratna Awards 2018 (9th edition) and National Seminar on Politics, Democracy and Governance (7th edition) was held at IIT Madras on 9th June 2018.  Six MPs and one Parliamentary Committee Chairman were honoured with Sansad Ratna Awards for their outstanding performance.

Shri M K Narayanan (Former Governor of West Bengal and Former National Security Advisor to Prime Minister) and Shri T S Krishnamurthy (Former Chief Election Commissioner of India) presented the Awards.  Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal (Hon'ble MOS Parliamentary Affairs) and Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthy (Director, IIT Madras) were also present.  

After the Award presentation, the awardees interacted with the audience sharing their views and success stories.  Dr Veerappa Moily, Chairman of Finance Committee was also present.  

Shri Bhartruhari Mahtab (Party: Biju Janata Dal; Constituency: Cuttack, Odisha), Smt. Supriya Sule (Nationalist Congress Party, Baramati, Maharashtra), Shri Shrirang Appa Barne (Shiv Sena, Mavel, Maharashtra), Rajeev Shankarrao Satav (Indian National Congress, Hingoli, Maharashtra) and Dhananjay Bhimrao Mahadik (Nationalist Congress Party, Kolhapur, Maharashtra) and Dr Heena Vijayakumar Gavit (Bharatiya Janata Party, Nandurbar, Maharaashtra) were also present during the interactive session. 

Please watch the full proceedings:


In the afternoon session, Dr Veerappa Moily and Shri Bartruhari Mahtab shared very useful information about the functioning of Parliament and Standing Committees.

Sansad Ratna 2018 Awards - speeches by M K Narayanan and T S Krishnamurthy

M K Narayanan, Former Governor of West Bengal and Former National Security Advissor to Prime Minister
M K Narayanan
Sansad Ratna Awards 2018 (9th edition) and National Seminar on Politics, Democracy and Governance (7th edition) was held at IIT Madras on 9th June 2018.  Six MPs and one Parliamentary Committee Chairman were honoured with Sansad Ratna Awards for their outstanding performance.

Shri M K Narayanan (Former Governor of West Bengal and Former National Security Advisor to Prime Minister) and Shri T S Krishnamurthy (Former Chief Election Commissioner of India) presented the Awards.  Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal (Hon'ble MOS Parliamentary Affairs) and Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthy (Director, IIT Madras) were also present.  

Shri M K Narayanan delivered an inspiring speech, after presenting the awards.

The text of his speech may be downloaded from this link.


Shri T S Krishnamurthy, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India was the Guest of Honour.  Please listen to his informative speech.

Sansad Ratna Awards 2018 - Important speeches

(L to R : Susan Koshy, K. Srinivasan, M K Narayanan, Arjun Ram Meghwal, T S Krishnamurthy, Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Bhawanesh Deora, Dr Sudarsan Padmanabhan - Getting ready for award presentation ceremony)
(L to R : Susan Koshy, K. Srinivasan, M K Narayanan, Arjun Ram Meghwal, T S Krishnamurthy, Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Bhawanesh Deora, Dr Sudarsan Padmanabhan - Getting ready for award presentation ceremony)
Sansad Ratna Awards 2018 (9th edition) and National Seminar on Politics, Democracy and Governance (7th edition) was held at IIT Madras on 9th June 2018.  Six MPs and one Parliamentary Committee Chairman were honoured with Sansad Ratna Awards for their outstanding performance. (link)

Shri M K Narayanan (Former Governor of West Bengal and Former National Security Advisor to Prime Minister) and Shri T S Krishnamurthy (Former Chief Election Commissioner of India) presented the Awards.  Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal (Hon'ble MOS Parliamentary Affairs) and Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthy (Director, IIT Madras) were also present.  

K. Srinivasan, Founder of Sansad Ratna Awards welcomed the gathering.


Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Director, IIT Madras delivered Key Note Address.  He announced about the new internship model developed by IIT Madras to support Parliamentarians.


Hon'ble Minister Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal in his special address appealed to all award winning Parliamentarians to utilise the service of IIT Students interns to formulate development plans in their constituencies.

Presentation of Sansad Ratna Awards 2018 at IIT Madras

Sansad Ratna 2018 Awardees
Sansad Ratna 2018 Awardees
9th edition of Sansad Ratna Awards 2018 was held at IIT Madrason 9th June 2018.  Shri M K Narayanan (Former Governor of West Bengal and Former National Security Advisor to Prime Minister) and Shri T S Krishnamurthy (Former Chief Election Commissioner of India) presented the Awards in the presence of Shri Arjun Ram Meghal (Hon'ble MOS Parliamentary Affairs and Jury Committee Member) and Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthy (Director, IIT Madras).


From this year, one ‘Departmentally Related Standing Committee’ of Parliament too was honoured based on criteria like the reports presented, the number of sittings held and the number of subjects selected, and others.  Dr M Veerappa Moily, Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance received the Awards personally on behalf of the Finance Committee.

The selection of individual awardees was  based on the performance parameters like initiated debates, private members’ bills, questions raised and the attendance in the House.  The data is provided by Lok Sabha Secretariat and PRS India.

Shri Bhartruhari Mahtab (Party: Biju Janata Dal; Constituency: Cuttack, Odisha), Smt. Supriya Sule (Nationalist Congress Party, Baramati, Maharashtra), Shri Shrirang Appa Barne (Shiv Sena, Mavel, Maharashtra), Rajeev Shankarrao Satav (Indian National Congress, Hingoli, Maharashtra) and Dhananjay Bhimrao Mahadik (Nationalist Congress Party, Kolhapur, Maharashtra) and 
Dr Heena Vijayakumar Gavit (Bharatiya Janata Party, Nandurbar, Maharaashtra) received the Sansad Ratna Awards. 

Please watch the presentation of awards in this short video.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sansad Ratna Awards 2018 - Background notes and photos

Sansad Ratna Award Winners 2018
Sansad Ratna Awardees 2018)
9th edition of Sansad Ratna Awards 2018 was held at IIT Madras on Saturday, 9th June 2018.  Shri M K Narayanan (Former Governor of West Bengal and Former National Security Advisor to Prime Minister) and Shri T S Krishnamurthy (Former Chief Election Commissioner of India) were the Chief Guests and presented the Awards.

Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon'ble MOS (Parliametnary Affairs) and the Jury Committee Member was also present.  

For the first time, Sansad RAtna Awards Committee introduced an Award to a Parliamentary Committee.  Dr. Veerappa Moily, Hon'ble Chairman of Finance Committee received the Award on behalf of the Committee.

Smt. Supriya Sule (NCP), Shri Shrirang Appa Barne (Shiv Sena), Shri Bartruhari Mahtab (BJD), Shri Rajeev Shankarrao Satav (Congress), Shri Dhanjay Bhimrao Mahadik (NCP) and Dr Heena Gavit (BJP) received the Sansad Ratna Awards 2018.

All the background documents and award photos may be downloaded from the following link.


All the photographs have been uploaded in the following links.  You can download the required photos.

Part I - sansad ratna awards 2018


Morning session - Sansad Ratna Awards 2018


Evening Session - Sansad Ratna Awards 2018


Please keep visiting this site.  We will post the videos of individual talks also.

Friday, June 8, 2018

9th edition of Sansad Ratna Awards 2018 - Link for live webcasting of the event

9th edition of Sansad Ratna Awards 2018 and 7th edition of National Seminar on Politics, Democracy and Governance will be held at IIT Madras on Saturday, 9th June 2018 from 9.30 am. The details of the event is given below.  

The entire proceedings can be watched live from the link



Monday, June 4, 2018

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance to get Sansad Ratna Award



IANS Story - 4th June 2018

Chennai, June 4 (IANS) The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance will be awarded the Sansad Ratna Award 2018 for its outstanding performance, a top official said on Monday.

"We have decided to honour Departmentally Related Standing Committees with Sansad Ratna Award based on the criteria like the reports presented, numbers of sittings and number of subjects selected and others," K. Srinivasan, Founder, Prime Point Foundation, told IANS.

The Foundation has been awarding top performing MPs since 2010.

"In the Indian Parliamentary system, the Standing Committees plays an important role in studying the subjects and guiding the government. Since, we wanted to create awareness about Standing Committees, we have introduced the Award under this category," Srinivasan added.

The selection of award winners was done by a Jury Committee consisting of eminent parliamentarians.

"M. Veerappa Moily, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance will receive the award at a function to be held in Indian Institute of Technology-Madras on Saturday," Srinivasan said.

Former West Bengal Governor M. K. Narayanan and former Chief Election Commissioner of India T. S. Krishnamurthy will present the awards.

According to Srinivasan, during the 16th Lok Sabha till date, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance had selected 67 subjects, held 84 sittings and presented 60 reports as per the data culled from the Lok Sabha website.

There are 24 Departmentally Related Standing Committees in Parliament. Sixteen are known as Lok Sabha Committees and eight as Rajya Sabha Committees.

"We could get data only for 16 Lok Sabha Committees. We could not get data for the Rajya Sabha Committees," Srinivasan said.

In addition, seven MPs (six from Lok Sabha and one from Rajya Sabha) will also be honoured with the Sansad Ratna Award for their individual performances.

He said the names of the seven MPs will be announced on Friday.

These awards were instituted by Prime Point Foundation in 2010 based on the suggestion given by late President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to celebrate achievers.

This is the only award on behalf of the civil society to honour achievers in Parliament, Srinivasan added.

--IANS

Friday, May 11, 2018

9th edition of Sansad Ratna Awards 2018 - Registration opens

9th edition of Sansad Ratna Awards 2018 at IIT Madras

Registration opens for delegates to participate in the 9th Edition of Sansad Ratna Awards & 7th Edition of National Seminar on Politics, Democracy and Governance. The event will be held from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm on Saturday, 9th June 2018 at IIT Madras.
No Participation fee. But Registration is a Must for all. Lunch and Tea will be provided in the Auditorium. The Registration can be done through this link:
The delegates will have the opportunity to interact with India's top performing and outstanding Parliamentarians. Broadly, the programme is as follows: Youngsters with political and civil service aspirations may attend this event and avail the benefit of knowledge.
8.30 AM - Registered delegates to collect the Conference kit.

9.30 am - Lecture session on Digital Media and ethical standards.
10.00 am - Lecture session on 'Parliamentary Standing Committees'
10.30 am - Tea
11.00 am - Award Ceremony and interaction session with Award winning MPs
1.00 pm - Lunch
2.00 pm - Interaction session with Chairmen of Award Winning Parliamentary Standing Committees.

3.00 pm - Panel discussion in Tamil on "Tamil nadu: Futuristic vision" - Leaders from all political parties will participate.

4.30 PM - Review

Since the seats are limited, we request all to register their names immediately. Our Team will send more details in due course. Registration will be closed if sufficient number of delegates register, keeping in mind the capacity of the auditorium. You may also circulate this link to interested persons.
Registration link is

or
https://goo.gl/forms/JqPs0ULfLSOMAhiR2

Or you can submit the details through the form given below. 


Prime Point Srinivasan

Founder & President
Sansad Ratna Awards Committee

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