Who is a Whip? Union Government Launches E-Sansad and E-Vidhan in Parliament and State (Download PDF)


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The Union Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MoPA) proposed e-Sansad in Parliament and e-Vidhan in State Legislatures to digitize and make their functioning paperless. They are environment-friendly initiatives in line with the Go Green initiative of the government.

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Why E-Sansad and E-Vidhan?

  • Mission made projects of Union Government under Digital India to make the functioning of Parliament and State Legislatures paperless.
  • Will digitise and make available Parliament and state legislature documents, including debates, speeches, committee reports, and questions on internet.
  • These projects will make functioning of Parliament and State Legislatures participative, responsive, transparent, productive, and more accountable to public.

  • They will make the entire legislative process more efficient.

What is 18th All India Whips’ Conference?

Map of 18<sup>th</sup> All India Whips’ Conference

Map of 18th All India Whips’ Conference

Map of 18th All India Whips’ Conference

  • The two-day conference was organised by Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MoPA) focused on the efficient functioning of legislatures.

Delegates Participating in the Conference Made Suggestions and Recommendations for Making the Rolling Out of E-Vidhan a Success.

  • Made recommendations for smooth and efficient working of Parliament and the state legislatures in the light of the experience gained by the whips.

Who is a Whip?

  • A whip is a member of political party’s parliamentary body responsible for discipline within the party.

Main Job is Ensuring That Their Members in Parliament and Legislature Vote in Line with the Party’s Official Policy on Important Issues.

  • The office of whip is neither mentioned in constitution of India nor in the Rules of the House nor in the Parliamentary Statue. It is based on conventions of parliamentary government.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 15, 2018

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