PETITIONING PARLIAMENT (RAJYA SABHA)

PARLIAMENT OF INDIA

(RAJYA SABHA SECRETARIAT)

 

 

 

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PETITIONING PARLIAMENT (RAJYA SABHA)

 

 

 

            Petitioning Parliament is one of the basic rights of every citizen.  The Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Council of States (Rajya Sabha), inter alia, allows all citizens of the country to petition the Rajya Sabha on any matter of general public interest which falls within the domain of the Government of India (excepting matters which are sub judice or for which remedy is available under the Law including, Rules, Regulations or Bye-laws made by or under the authority of the Central Government).

 

            2.            Petitions on public grievance have to be submitted in the format given below in English or Hindi under relevant Rules of the Council of States.

 

 
 
To
 
 THE COUNCIL OF STATES (RAJYA SABHA)
 

The petition of……………………………….……….………………………. (Here insert name and designation or description of petitioner(s) in concise form, e.g  “A,  B,  and others” or “the inhabitants of ………………………..”  or “the Municipality of………………………….” etc.).
 

 Sheweth ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
 
                                              (HERE INSERT CONCISE STATEMENT OF CASE)

 

and accordingly your petitioner (s) pray that ………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
(Here insert “that the Bill be or be not proceeded with” or “that special provision be made in the Bill to meet the case of your petitioner (s) or any other appropriate prayer regarding the Bill or matter pending before the Council or a matter of general public interest”).

Name of Petitioner

Address

Signature or thumb impression

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

………………………………………..

 

Counter-Signature of Member presenting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Petitions have to be addressed to the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) and must be signed by at least one petitioner and countersigned by Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha (not mandatory).  Such petitions may be sent to the office of the Secretary-General, Rajya Sabha, Parliament House, New Delhi. Relevant Rules (Rules 137-153) of Rajya Sabha and format of the petition are also available on the Rajya Sabha’s Website (www.rajyasabha.nic.in) under the link: Committees → Standing Committees Committee on Petitions Rules.   

            3.            Petitions which are found to be inconformity with the Rules and Procedure of Council of States are admitted by the Hon’ble Chairman of Rajya Sabha.  These petitions

            after admission shall be presented/reported to the House with the approval of Hon’ble Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

            4.            Committee on Petitions of Rajya Sabha is one of the Standing Committees of the House.  The mandate of the Committee is to examine those petitions which are presented/reported to the House.  The Committee offers an opportunity to the petitioner/principal petitioner (in case of many petitioners) to appear before it to explain his/her views on the case.  It also submits its recommendations in the form of Report to the House whereafter recommendations will receive due consideration of the appropriate Ministry/Department of Government ofIndia.

 

5.            Anonymous petitions and petitions raising individual grievances or trivial matters will, however, be summarily rejected.

 

 

 

 

 

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