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RAJYA SABHA TV AND LOK SABHA TV MERGES, NOW TO BE KNOWN AS SANSAD TV

RAJYA SABHA TV AND LOK SABHA TV MERGES, NOW TO BE KNOWN AS SANSAD TV

Context

The Central Government has merged the Television Channels of the two houses of parliament, i.e. Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV into Sansad TV.

Details

  • Sansad TV will telecast live proceedings of both the Upper and Lower Houses on two different channels during the simultaneous sitting of the Houses.
  • Retired IAS officer Ravi Capoor has been appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sansad TV for a span of one year or until further orders, or whichever is earlier.
  • The Under Secretary of Sansad TV is Sunil Minocha.
  • The decision was taken by the Rajya Sabha Chairman, Venkaiah Naidu, and Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla.
  • The Parliament of India is the supreme legislative body of the Republic of India.
  • It is a bicameral legislature composed of the President of India and the two houses: the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.
  • The President in his role as head of legislature has full powers to summon and prorogue either house of Parliament or to dissolve Lok Sabha. The president can exercise these powers only upon the advice of the Prime Minister and his Union Council of Ministers.
  • Those elected or nominated (by the President) to either house of Parliament are referred to as Members of Parliament (MP).
  • The Members of Parliament, Lok Sabha are directly elected by the Indian public voting in Single-member districts and the Members of Parliament, Rajya Sabha are elected by the members of all State Legislative Assembly by proportional representation.

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