Red News, August 21, 2020
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday suggested that in the era of the information technology revolution, Parliaments need to ensure public participation in parliamentary process and in improving governance. He made these observations during a panel discussion through video conferencing on “Improving governance by bridging the gap between Parliaments and the People” during the ongoing Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament.
He said Parliament of India plays a proactive role in ensuring engagement with them. “This involves the usage of five ‘I’s in the process: Interact, Inform, Involve, Imbibe, and Improve,” the LS speaker said. Birla said Indian Parliament is fully engaged with the people and always reinforces transparency and good governance. “Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, our Parliament maintained 24X7 connect between the parliamentarians and the general public to ensure that the needy and the underprivileged are provided necessary relief,” he added.
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