Ethics committee Of Lok Sabha:
Lok Sabha Speaker has referred a “cash-for-query” complaint made by a BJP MP against a Trinamool Congress member to the Ethics Committee of the Lower House.
- The complaint is based on evidence from an advocate, which he claims shows the exchange of bribes between the accused and a businessman.
- He also pointed out that a significant number of recent parliamentary questions were focused on the Adani Group, a conglomerate she has accused of malpractices.
- The Lok Sabha Ethics Committee examines complaints of unethical conduct by members of the Lok Sabha.
- The committee was established in 2000 by the late Speaker G M C Balayogi. It became a permanent part of the House in 2015.
- The committee was established in Rajya Sabha in 1997.
- The committee’s functions include:
- Examining complaints of unethical conduct by members of the Lok Sabha
- Making recommendations
- Formulating a code of conduct for members
- Suggesting amendments or additions to the code of conduct