Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (Vishwamitra)

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Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
संसदीय कार्य मंत्रालय
Agency overview
Formed15 April 2007
Jurisdiction Vishwamitra
Minister responsible
Child Agency
  • Department of Legislative Affairs

The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (Hindi: संसदीय कार्य मंत्रालय) is a ministry in the government of Vishwamitra which is responsible for handling affairs related to the Parliament of Vishwamitra, and acts as a bridge between the government and the opposition. The ministry was formally established on 15 April 2007 and is one of the oldest continuing ministries of the government of Vishwamitra. The ministry is also responsible for handling affairs related to the summoning and prorogation of the parliament, fixing dates for hosting sessions, appointing and nominating members of various parliamentary councils and committees, etc.

The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs is headed by the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs which is a cabinet rank minister and is occassionally assisted by a junior minister or the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs. The first minister was Varuna Sriraya who served between 2007 and 2009, while the current minister is Arthur Lacey-Scott who has been into office since 11 June 2022.

History

The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs was first created in 2007, but was abolished in 2010 by then Prime Minister Varuna Sriraya, however, the ministry was recreated in July 2015. The ministry remained unused under the second administration of Prime Minister Sarala Baishya between December 2015 and April 2016. In 2020, the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs was merged with the Ministries of Defence & Law and Justice to form the Ministry of Political, Legal and Security Affairs. However, the three ministries became independent back in 2021.

The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs have not been in use during the caretaker governments as the parliament remained dissolved during those periods.

Departments

The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has the following departments which were created by the Gazette Notification issued on 10 June 2022.

  • Department of Legislative Affairs
  • Department of Good Governance (added on 18 March 2023)

The Department of Legislative Affairs is mainly concerned with drafting of all principal legislation for the Central Government i.e. bills to be introduced in the Lok Sabha, ordinances to be promulgated by the Rashtradhyaksh. It is also concerned with election laws and is also entrusted with the task of dealing with certain matters like personal law, contracts evidence, etc. The responsibility of maintaining up to date the statutes enacted by Lok Sabha is also with this department.

  1. The drafting of Bills, drafting and promulgation of ordinances and regulations.
  2. Constitution Orders; notifications for bringing into force Constitution (Amendment) Acts in consultation with the Ministry of Law and Justice.
  3. Compilation and publication of unrepealed Central Acts, Ordinances and Regulations of general statutory Rules and Orders, and other similar publications.
  4. Preparation and publication of standard legal terminology for use, as far as possible, in all official languages.

The Department of Good Governance, formerly a department under the Ministry of National Development was added under the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs on 18 March 2023. The department is mainly concerned with ensuring high quality capacity building programmes for the civil servants and parliamentarians and ensuring other developmental mechanism in the nation via parliamentary procedures.

List of ministers

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
संसदीय कार्य मंत्री
Incumbent
Arthur Lacey-Scott-FitzLacia

since 11 June 2022
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
StyleThe Most Honourable
Member of
Reports toPrime Minister
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerRashtradhyaksh
on the recommendation of the Prime Minister
Term lengthAt His Majesty's pleasure
Formation15 April 2007; 16 years ago
First holderVaruna Sriraya
DeputyMinister of State for Parliamentary Affairs

The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs is the head of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs who is responsible for the maintenance of the affairs of the ministry and often acts as the principal spokesperson of the government in the parliament. The Minister often holds cabinet rank however in some occasions a minister of state with independent charge has also served as the minister of parliamentary affairs. The first minister was Varuna Sriraya while the current minister is Arthur Lacey-Scott-FitzLacia who was appointed on 11 June 2022.

Cabinet ministers of parliamentary affairs are often assisted by a junior minister, or a Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs.

Abhiraj Kar and Rory Leonard served as both cabinet ministers and ministers of state with independent charge in the ministry, while the former holds the record of being the longest serving minister with 3 years and 18 days as minister. Mohammad Mridul Amin is the only person to have served on all three ministerial positions in the ministry. He served as cabinet minister, minister of state (independent charge), and minister of state for parliamentary affairs.

Cabinet Ministers

Key
  • MoS, I/C means Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
File:Birthday Portrait of Rashtradhyaksh Varuna Sriraya (cropped).jpg Varuna Sriraya
(born 2002)
Representative
15 April
2007
18 April
2008
1 year, 3 days Independent Arnisha Arnisha Phatowali
File:Photo of Abhiraj Kar.jpg Abhiraj Kar
(born 2006)
Representative
18 April
2008
31 December
2009
1 year, 257 days
The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs was abolished on 1 January 2010 and re-created on 10 July 2015.
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
File:Mridul AminP.jpg Mohammad Mridul Amin
(born 2003)
MP for B. G. Colony
10 July
2015
6 December
2015
149 days Independent Tanishkaa I Tanishkaa Patranabish
Position vacant (10 July – 6 December 2015)
File:Photo of Abhiraj Kar.jpg Abhiraj Kar
(born 2006)
MP for Vinovanagar
11 April
2016
10 July
2016
90 days Children's Group Secular Party Varuna III Varuna Sriraya
File:Mridul AminP.jpg Mohammad Mridul Amin
(born 2003)
MP for B. G. Colony

(MoS, I/C)
10 July
2016
18 September
2016
70 days
File:Photo of Abhiraj Kar.jpg Abhiraj Kar
(born 2006)
MP for Vinovanagar

(MoS, I/C until
30 December 2016)
18 September
2016
30 December
2016
103 days Children's Group Independent Party
30 December
2016
12 April
2016
Varuna IV
File:Anirban Phatowali new photo.jpg Anirban Phatowali
(born 2009)
MP for West Gotanagar
12 April
2017
5 July
2017
84 days Sarala III Sarala Baishya
File:Photo of Abhiraj Kar.jpg Abhiraj Kar
(born 2006)
MP for Bharat Sevashram
5 July
2017
8 September
2017
65 days Tanishkaa II Tanishkaa Patranabish
Asmi Patranabis
(born 2007)
MP for Bhetapara

(Deputy Prime Minister from
21 March 2018)
8 September
2017
25 December
2017
247 days Friends Society Secular Party
25 December
2017
21 March
2018
Varuna V Varuna Sriraya
21 March
2018
13 May
2018
Varuna VI
File:Anirban Phatowali new photo.jpg Anirban Phatowali
(born 2009)
MP for West Gotanagar
14 May
2018
12 October
2018
151 days Friends Societal Congress Tanishkaa III Tanishkaa Patranabish
Varuna Sriraya
Asmi Patranabis
(born 2007)
MP for Bhetapara Urban
12 October
2018
6 January
2019
86 days Friends Society Secular Party Varuna VII
File:Sarala Baishya (2).jpg Sarala Baishya
(born 2005)
MP for Basant Bahar
7 January
2019
13 March
2019
66 days Friends Societal Congress Tanishkaa IV Tanishkaa Patranabish
Position vacant (13 March – 17 March 2019)
File:Photo of Abhiraj Kar.jpg Abhiraj Kar
(born 2006)
MP for Bharat Sevashram
17 March
2019
16 July
2019
121 days Friends Societal Congress Tanishkaa V Tanishkaa Patranabish
Bhargab Jyoti Medhi
(born 2001)
MP for Devkotanagar
16 July
2019
17 August
2019
32 days
File:Photo of Abhiraj Kar.jpg Abhiraj Kar
(born 2006)
MP for Bharat Sevashram
17 August
2019
2 September
2019
16 days
File:Anirban Phatowali new photo.jpg Anirban Phatowali
(born 2009)
MP for Kahilipara
2 September
2019
15 October
2019
43 days
File:Photo of Abhiraj Kar.jpg Abhiraj Kar
(born 2006)
MP for Bharat Sevashram
15 October
2019
16 November
2019
32 days
Nishwan Baidantic
(born 2001)
MP for Dhirenpara
16 November
2019
24 November
2019
8 days
File:Anirban Phatowali new photo.jpg Anirban Phatowali
(born 2009)
MP for Kahilipara
24 November
2019
25 November
2019
1 day
File:Portrait of Anoushkaa Patranabish in 2018.jpg Anoushkaa Patranabish
(born 2010)
MP for Basant Bahar

(Additional charge)
25 November
2019
2 December
2019
7 days
File:Anirban Phatowali new photo.jpg Anirban Phatowali
(born 2009)
MP for Kahilipara
2 December
2019
9 December
2019
7 days
File:Mridul AminP.jpg Mohammad Mridul Amin
(born 2001)
MP for B. G. Colony
9 December
2019
3 March
2020
85 days
Position vacant (3 March – 22 March 2020)
File:Anirban Phatowali new photo.jpg Anirban Phatowali
(born 2009)
MP for Padumbari-Gotanagar
22 March
2020
29 March
2020
7 days National People's Congress Tanishkaa VI Tanishkaa Patranabish
File:Arnab Deka in 2017.jpg Arnab Deka
(born 2002)
MP for Adarsha Colony
29 March
2020
30 April
2020
32 days
13 May
2020
7 June
2020
25 days Tanishkaa VII Tanishkaa Patranabish
Sampriti Paul
(born 2004)
MP for Kahilipara
8 June
2020
17 June
2020
9 days Anoushkaa II Princess
Anoushkaa
Merged to form the Coordinating Ministry of Political, Legal and Security Affairs (17 June 2020 – 28 January 2021)
Position vacant (28 January – 5 March 2021)
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
Daniel Lee
(born 2006)
MP for Dadara
6 March
2021
6 August
2021
153 days National People's Congress Ștefan II Duke
Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
Rory Leonard
(born 2007)
MP from Kalapani

(MoS, I/C until
11 September 2021)
6 August
2021
11 September
2021
76 days
11 September
2021
21 October
2021
Farhaz I Farhaz Hazarika
Position vacant (21 October – 22 November 2021)
Rory Leonard
(born 2007)
MP for Kalapani
22 November
2021
17 February
2022
87 days National People's Congress Farhaz II Farhaz Hazarika
Matthew Tonna
(born 2005)
MP for National List
17 February
2022
17 March
2022
28 days
Position vacant (17 March – 12 May 2022)
Matthew Tonna
(born 2005)
MP for National List
12 May
2022
11 June
2022
30 days Independent Farhaz III Farhaz Hazarika
Arthur Lacey-Scott-FitzLacia
(born 2002)
MP for Basistha Central (until Nov'22)
MP for Kalapani (Nov'22–Sep'23)
MP for Srirajya (since Oct'23)

(Deputy Prime Minister since
26 November 2022)
11 June
2022
11 November
2022
1 year, 264 days
12 November
2022
9 October
2023
National People's Congress Farhaz IV
13 October
2023
Incumbent Farhaz V

Ministers of State

The first minister of state for parliamentary affairs was Mohammad Mridul Amin who was appointed on 12 April 2017 in the Third Sarala Baishya ministry. The current minister of state is Johannes Mattias Toome who is in office since 18 March 2023.

Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister Cabinet Minister
From To Period
Ministers of State for Parliamentary Affairs
No ministers of state for parliamentary affairs appointed prior to 12 April 2017.
File:Mridul AminP.jpg Mohammad
Mridul Amin

मोहम्मद मृदुल अमीन
(born 2003)
12 April
2017
5 July
2017
84 days Independent Party Sarala III Sarala Baishya Anirban Phatowali
Tusharjit Deka
तुषारजीत डेका
(born 2006)
5 July
2017
7 September
2017
64 days Tanishkaa II Tanishkaa Patranabish Abhiraj Kar
File:Jemina Hazarika.jpg Jemina Hazarika
जेमिना हज़ारिका
(born 2006)
7 September
2017
25 December
2017
109 days Asmi Patranabis
File:Mridul AminP.jpg Mohammad
Mridul Amin

मोहम्मद मृदुल अमीन
(born 2003)
25 December
2017
21 March
2018
86 days Varuna V Varuna Sriraya
Position vacant between 21 March and 12 October 2018.
File:Portrait of Princess Bishakha (2022).jpg Bishakha Das
बिशाखा दास
(born 2013)
12 October
2018
7 January
2019
87 days Congress Varuna VII Varuna Sriraya Asmi Patranabis
Pranjit Kalita
प्रांजीत कलिता
(born 2005)
7 January
2019
13 March
2019
65 days Tanishkaa IV Tanishkaa Patranabish Sarala Baishya
Position vacant between 13 March and 17 March 2019.
Tusharjit Deka
तुषारजीत डेका
(born 2006)
17 March
2019
16 July
2019
121 days Congress Tanishkaa V Tanishkaa Patranabish Abhiraj Kar
Sampriti Paul
संप्रीति पॉल
(born 2004)
16 July
2019
17 August
2019
32 days Bhargab Jyoti Medhi
Position vacant between 17 August and 2 September 2019.
Chandan Das
चंदन दास
(born 2005)
2 September
2019
29 September
2019
27 days Congress Tanishkaa V Tanishkaa Patranabish Anirban Phatowali
Harlong Terang
हार्लोंग तेरांग
(born 2006)
29 September
2019
16 November
2019
48 days
Abhiraj Kar
Pranjit Kalita
प्रांजीत कलिता
(born 2005)
16 November
2019
24 November
2019
8 days Nishwan Baidantic
Position vacant between 24 November and 26 November 2019.
Chandan Das
चंदन दास
(born 2005)
26 November
2019
9 December
2019
13 days Congress Tanishkaa V Tanishkaa Patranabish Anoushkaa Patranabish
(Additional charge)
Anirban Phatowali
Abhirup Patranabis
अभिरूप पत्रनबिस
(born 2012)
9 December
2019
3 March
2020
85 days Mridul Amin
Position vacant between 3 March and 7 June 2020.
Kushal Saha
कुशाल साहा
(born 2006)
8 June
2020
17 June
2020
9 days Congress Anoushkaa II Princess Anoushkaa Sampriti Paul
Position vacant between 17 June 2020 and 18 June 2021.
Abayat Ibtiyaz
अबायत इब्तियाज़
(born 2007)
18 June
2021
6 August
2021
49 days Congress Ștefan II Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu Daniel Lee
Minister of State (Independent charge) in-charge between 6 August and 11 September 2021.
Position vacant between 11 September 2021 and 9 February 2022.
Kevin Doan
केविन डोन
(born 2005)
9 February
2022
17 March
2022
36 days Congress Farhaz II Farhaz Hazarika Rory Leonard
Matthew Tonna
Position vacant between 17 March and 11 June 2022.
Kevin Doan,
1st Baron Doan

केविन डोन
(born 2005)
11 June
2022
1 July
2022
20 days Independent Farhaz III Farhaz Hazarika Arthur Lacey-Scott
Thomas Jacobs
थॉमस जैकब्स
(born 2008)
1 July
2022
30 July
2022
29 days
Kevin Doan,
1st Baron Doan

केविन डोन
(born 2005)
31 July
2022
11 November
2022
103 days
File:Prasetia in 2021.jpg Dato Sri
Manggala Alif Prasetia,
Baron Prasetia

मंगला अलिफ़ प्रसेतिया
(born 2007)
12 November
2022
18 March
2023
126 days Congress Farhaz IV
Johannes Mattias Toome,
Baron Toome

जोहान्स मटियास टूम
(born 2006)
18 March
2023
Incumbent 349 days

See also