The Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship provides an opportunity for young Indians to be mentored by a Member of Parliament for a period of 10-11 months, subject to the Parliamentary calendar. The LAMP Fellows work full time with the assigned MP, from the beginning of the Monsoon session to the end of the Budget session of Parliament. Throughout the eleven months, the LAMP Fellow works closely with the MP, providing extensive research support for his/her parliamentary work. Continue reading
By Anjali Bisht, Law College Dehradun.
The news that’s garnered hype nowadays is the proposed hike in the salary for the Members of the Parliament in India. There is no official statement yet given on the said proposal but, the “news” that’s making rounds in the Indian galore is that the Parliamentary panel has set forward a proposal to straight away “double” the salary of the MPs and increase the pension to as much as 75%. Around 60 recommendations have been made by the Joint Committee and proposed to the Government. Another noteworthy fact about the recommendations includes an automatic pay revision mechanism for Parliamentarians like there exists for the pay commission of the government employees. Continue reading