The Lok Sabha has been without a Deputy Speaker for 15 months despite a mandate given by Article 93. The Speaker has to fix a date for the election but, intriguingly, Om Birla said it was not his job to do so.
The concluding article of a two-part series on the Project stresses the need for huge infrastructure plans to boost the economy after a calamity. With the integration of technology and design, national heritage too will be highlighted.
With the Supreme Court refusing to stay work on the new Parliament building, the antiquated House is expected to be elevated to a composite Parliament Complex which will be modern, efficient and quake-resistant.
Inadequate participation and low attendance by MPs in the meetings of Department-Related Standing Committees are matters for the concerned political parties to take note of and initiate appropriate action