There is a 2-day conference in Udaipur, Rajasthan beginning from today. It is 18th All India Whips’ Conference to be held on 8-9 January. In this conference, the discussion will be on efficient functioning of legislatures.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia inaugurated this conference. Ananth Kumar, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Chemicals and Fertilisers, Union Ministers of State Vijay Goel, Rajasthan MLA Rajendra Rathore and Arjun Ram Meghwal attend the inaugural session of the 18th All India Whips’ Conference.
In this conference, the whips of Parliament and legislatures as well as the parliamentary affairs ministers of various states will be discussed upon. To make functioning paperless, the rolling out of e-Sansad and e- Vidhan in Parliament and state legislatures will be considered.
As per the sources, the Union Parliamentary Affairs Ministry will decide upon how to improve the working in government bodies like parliament and legislature. The recommendations will be to chief ministers of states, ministers-in-charge of Department of Parliamentary Affairs in state governments and presiding officers of the state legislatures and all the invitees to the conference for information and necessary action.
Who is Whip?
A ‘whip’ is a member of a political party’s parliamentary body responsible for discipline within the party. They are responsible for attendance and providing necessary information, communicating between members of his party.