Disruptions in Parliament:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of powers.   Context: Floor leaders of the Rajya Sabha have expressed concern over the Chief Justice of India’s recent remarks on disruptions in Parliament. The floor leaders said it is for the Presiding Officers to take appropriate action if the norms of functioning are being violated in the legislatures, …

Sessions of Parliament:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Context: The Cabinet Committee on Parliament Affairs (CCPA) has recommended that the Winter session of Parliament be held from November 29 to December 23. Last year, the winter session could …

What/who is a whip?

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Context: Congress has appointed MPs Syed Naseer Hussain and Chhaya Verma as Rajya Sabha whips. The party now has the same number of whips and chief whips in the Upper …