The seventeenth Lok Sabha has completed three years. In these three years, while there has been a significant increase in the productivity of the House, the time for making laws and discussing matters related to public interest has increased. Talking about the discussion and productivity of the bill, the figures for the last three years show that in the last 18 years, the maximum work has been done in the first three years of the 17th Lok Sabha. The productivity of the 15th Lok Sabha is 71 percent, the productivity of the 16th is 95 percent, while in 2019, after Om Birla became the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, the level of productivity has reached 106 percent.
Lok Sabha saved Rs 668.86 crore in three years
The work of the last three years is also important in the sense that the country has been affected by Corona for the last two years and even during the Corona period, the House was run smoothly following the Corona protocol. During this, a lot of attention was also paid to the financial situation and unnecessary expenditure of the Lok Sabha was reduced. These include reducing paper by using technology, prohibiting printing from outside even after the Lok Sabha has its own printing press, stopping the expenditure on flowers and bouquets, etc. These expenses can be gauged from the fact that Rs 668.86 crore was saved in three years.
Gives opportunity to all MPs to express their views
Describing his three-year tenure as important, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that his priority has been that every MP should keep the problem of his area in the Lok Sabha. The Speaker, who knows the name and work of each MP, said that he has also been an MP and he is well aware of the importance of questions asked in the Lok Sabha in his area. That's why his effort was from the first session so that all the MPs could keep their point. He said that in the last three years, the productivity of the Lok Sabha has been higher than in the last 18 years.
Activism of women MPs increased
When asked that you give only one minute to the MP to speak, how will he be able to make his point in this, he said that even a minute is not less than the time to draw the attention of the government and the problem of his area. If MPs keep talking 'to the point', then they can keep their point. In response to the question related to women MPs, the Speaker said that the activism of women MPs has increased. This is a good sign for democracy. Women MPs openly participate in debates or discussions and keep their point of view effectively. His presence is also second to none.
It is right to register a protest, not to adjourn the house
In response to a question related to increasing debate in the House and disruption in the smooth functioning of Parliament, he said that it is not right to adjourn the House to present his point. Registering your protest is right, but not by adjourning the house.
Now Parliament runs till late night
Responding to another question, he praised the MPs and said that now the House runs till late at night and the MPs also play their active part in the conduct of the proceedings. Responding to a question regarding the privilege notice given by the delegation of Congress MPs, he said that there is a process and action will be taken as per the rules regarding the incident.