LOK SABHA SPEAKER TO ATTEND THE 24TH CONFERENCE OF SPEAKERS AND PRESIDING OFFICERS OF THE COMMENWEALTH (CSPOC) AT SEYCHELLES FROM 8 TO 14 JANUARY, 2018
New Delhi, 08 January 2018 : Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan is attending the 24th Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth (CSPOC) being held in Seychelles from 8 to 14 January, 2018 alongwith the Secretary General Lok Sabha, Smt. Snehlata Shrivastava. During the Conference, the following four topics will be discussed in Workshop Sessions: (i) The role of the Speaker in strengthening parliamentary diplomacy in both regional and international cooperation; (ii) Use of technology to support Members and House Business; (iii) Strengthening Parliamentary Research for the Effective functioning of Legislatures; and (iv) Emerging security issues for Parliamentarians. Lok Sabha Speaker will deliver a Keynote Address on the topic “Strengthening Parliamentary Research for the Effective functioning of Legislatures” and will also participate in a Special General Plenary on the topic “The role of Speakers in strengthening Parliament as an Institution of Accountability, Openness and Transparency”. Besides, Lok Sabha Speaker will be presiding over the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Celebrations in Seychelles and will also deliver Keynote Address.