Sunday, July 28, 2019

Parameters for Sansad Ratna Awards for 17th Lok Sabha

Sansad Ratna Awards for 17th Lok Sabha - Jury Committee Members - L to R - Shri Shrirang Appa Barne, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal and Shri N K Premachandran

A new Jury Committee has been constituted for 17th Lok Sabha.

1.Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon’ble MOS Parliamentary Affairs – Chairman
2.Shri N K Premachandran MP (RSP – Kerala) – Member
3.Shri Shrirang Appa Barne MP (Shiv Sena – Maharashtra) – Member

The Jury Committee Members themselves were Sansad Ratna Awardees of the 15th and 16th Lok Sabha.

The newly constituted Jury Committee for the Sansad Ratna Awards met at Delhi on 4th July 2019  under the Chairmanship of the Parliamentary Affairs and Heavy Industries Minister, Mr Arjun Ram Meghwal, and finalised the parameters to select the outstanding performers of the 17th Lok Sabha.


1.           Debates :-

a.           Zero Hour
b.           matter under Rule of 377
c.           Calling Attention
d.           Private Members Bills / Private Members Resolution
e.           Written Speeches laid on the Table of the House.

The number of Debates in respect of Government Bills, Budget, President’s Address, etc. have not been taken into account as only the Party nominates the Speaker to participate in the debate and individual M.P.s has no role in it.

2.      Questions :-
a.           Number of oral questions
b.           Number of unstarred questions (written and answers)
3.      Private Members Bills :-
a.     Number of Private Bills introduced.

1)           For Debates                -       Paragraph 1 may be taken into account
2)           For Questions              -       Paragraph 2 may be taken into account 
3)           For Private Members’s Bills - Paragraph 3 may be taken into account 
4)           For overall  (3 awards)  -      1+2+3
              (General + one woman + First time MP)          
(Attendance and MPLAD utilization are additional qualifying parameters)
Excellence Award :-
Number of Debates including Government Bills, Budget, President Address, etc. + Questions +  Private Members Bills
( Attendance and MP Lad funds for additional qualifying parameters).

Jury Committee Special Awards
Every year Jury Committee will decide on the number of awards. 
(For quality of debates, intervention, etc.)

Rajya Sabha Award
Topper among the retires of previous year (Debates + Questions + Private Members Bills)

Awards for Standing Committees
Topper for Reports presented and number of meetings held. (Bills excluded)

Additional eligibility parameters

4.      Attendance :-
a.           Attendance in the House (Minimum 70%)
b.           Attendance during sittings of the Committee (Minimum 60%)
5.      MPLADS Funds :-
a.      Amount recommended  under MPLADS funds (Minimum recommendation 75%)

Awards will be presented every year after the Budget Session. Jury Committee decision is final.

Data source : Lok Sabha Secretariat and PRS India.


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