LS  Speaker to meet presiding officers of the legislative bodies on 15 july to hold discussion on anti-defection law and other issues

New Delhi:  Lok Sabha Speaker, Shri Om Birla, will meet Presiding Officers of the Legislative Bodies in India on 15 July 2022 in Parliament premise. The Presiding Officers will be discussing issues pertaining to the All India Presiding Officers’ Conference and CPA India Region as well as will deliberate on areas of interest concerning the functioning of Legislative Bodies in India, including anti-defection law, disruption in legislatures, people’s participation in legislative bodies and uniformity of rules and procedures in legislatures.

After the meeting, Lok Sabha Speaker will chair a Briefing meeting of the Indian Delegation which will attend the upcoming 65 Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference at Halifax, Canada from 20 to 26 August 2022. The Speaker will lead the Indian Parliamentary Delegation to the Conference. Conference is slated to discuss wide ranging areas from Role of Parliaments in achieving sustainable development, use of innovative technology, issues related to women, youth and climate change, etc.

Parliament of India and all State Legislatures are members of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and are expected to attend the Conference at Halifax, Canada.