New Delhi, 25 April 2020: On the initiative of Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla during a Video Conference with Presiding Officers of State Legislatures on 21 April 2020, a Control Room has been set-up in Lok Sabha Secretariat with immediate effect with a view to facilitate quicker interface between MPs, MLAs and the public for emergency assistance in the fight against COVID-19.
It may be recalled that during the above-mentioned Video Conference of Shri Birla with the Presiding Officers, the situation arising out of the Corona pandemic was also discussed extensively. Referring to the role and efforts of MPs and MLAs/MLCs across the country to provide relief to the people during the onslaught of the pandemic, Shri Birla had emphasized that the Parliament and State Legislatures stand firmly with the Executive, and the Members of Parliament and MLAs/MLCs shall remain at the forefront in our national effort to contain its spread.
During the interaction, Shri Birla had also called upon all the State Legislatures to set up control rooms for real time information exchange between the various State Legislatures and the Parliament, which would allow MPs/MLAs/MLCs to discharge their duties in a more effective manner in order to fight the challenge posed by COVID 19.
In pursuance of the aforesaid decision, a Control Room has started functioning with immediate effect in Parliament House. The particulars of the Control Room are as follows :
Control Room - Tel. No. +911123035160, +911123035163
Rajasthan, Haryana, Odisha, Delhi ,Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh have become first states wherein Control Rooms have been set up in their respective Legislature Secretariats. The Control Rooms have already started functioning.