The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the Members of Parliament should leave their politics outside the Parliament and they have to contribute their best for framing the programmes and policies for the benefit of the poor. He was addressing the Orientation Programme for Newly Elected and Nominated Members of Rajya Sabha, here today.The Vice President said that the Rules are sacrosanct for all of us and together we are bound by the Rule Book. He further said that the Rules provide enough instruments to raise the issues of public importance. With scrupulous adherence to Rules, we can utilise available time efficiently, he added.The Vice President said that the Parliamentary democracy allows enough space for the articulation of diverse view points. When an issue is thoroughly debated and multiple perspectives emerge, the final legislation is likely to be more comprehensive, he added.Saying that the Rajya Sabha follows a set of rules and procedures, the Vice President said that adherence to these rules ensures an orderly conduct of the House. This Orientation Programme will enable you to get familiar with these important procedures, he added.
The Vice President quoted the first Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan as saying: “We are for the first time starting the new parliamentary system, with a Second Chamber in the Center, and we should try to do everything in our power to justify to the public of this country that a second chamber is essential to prevent hasty legislation. We should discuss with dispassion and detachment proposals put before us.”The Vice President said that India is now emerging as one of the fastest growing economies in the world and the new opportunities and new challenges are emerging. He further said that we need to provide a legislative framework to make economic reforms stable, sustainable, equitable. Ease of Doing Business is the touchstone to measure the success of our economic reforms, he added.The Vice President said that Information Technology is an indispensable tool for enhanced efficiency and most of you extensively use IT tools in your work. He invited the Members to use the new IT initiatives. For your benefit we have also introduced e-Notice system whereby you can submit your Notices online, he added.