Jaipur; January 12 : The 83rd All India Presiding Officers’ Conference which was inaugurated on 11 January 2023, concluded today.

Governor of Rajasthan Shri Kalraj Mishra; Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla; Rajasthan Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot; Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Shri Harivansh and Speaker of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Dr. C.P. Joshi, graced the Valedictory Session and addressed the distinguished dignitaries.

In his Valedictory Address, Governor of Rajasthan, Shri Kalraj Mishra, referring to the dialogue and discussions held during the Conference, said that legislative institutions should implement the conclusions, drawn from such discussions, in their conduct. He added that Presiding Officers’ Conference is an important platform to strengthen legislatures and parliamentary traditions which leads to exchange of experiences and views. Describing Presiding Officers’ as the final interpreters of the rules of the House, Shri Mishra called on all public representatives to work with sensitivity towards public interest. Speaking on legislative process, Shri Mishra said that majority in the House should not be the only basis for passing bills; rather, public interest and healthy debates should be the main basis. He added that decorum and discipline are extremely necessary within the House, and it is not proper to pass bills amidst disruption. Emphasizing on enhanced participation of public representatives in legislative process, Shri Mishra observed that debate and discussions in the House benefit all Members and active participation in the House brings many benefits in public life.

Mentioning about the role of the Governor in a parliamentary system, Shri Mishra noted that the Governor is not a person but a constitutional institution and Legislative Assembly is the Gangotri of legislation. Quality research and capacity building will bring qualitative changes in debates and discussions, noted Shri Mishra. Describing the Constitution of India as the representation of Indian culture, Shri Mishra felt that the knowledge of the Preamble of the constitution and fundamental duties is necessary for all citizens.