Lok Sabha’s Ethics Committee

In October 2023, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha referred a complaint against sitting Member of Parliament (MP) to the House Ethics Committee.

  • The formation of the Ethics Committee in Parliament traces back to a resolution adopted at the Presiding Officers Conference in October 1996, urging legislatures to consider constituting such a committee.
  • In the Lok Sabha, a study group recommended its establishment in 1997, but it wasn't taken up then.
  • Eventually, the Committee of Privileges recommended its formation during the 13th Lok Sabha.
  • Speaker G M C Balayogi established an ad hoc Ethics Committee in 2000, which became permanent in ....
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