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Lok Sabha Sect sets up control room for coordination between MPs, MLAs in fighting Covid

Lok Sabha Sect sets up control room for coordination between MPs, MLAs in fighting Covid

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Apr 2020, 11:08 am

New Delhi/UNI: On the initiative of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, a Control Room has been set-up in Lok Sabha Secretariat with an immediate effect with a view to facilitate quicker interface between MPs, MLAs and the public for emergency assistance in the fight against COVID-19.

Earlier this week, during video conference of Birla with the Presiding Officers of State Legislatures on April 21, the situation arising out of the Corona pandemic was also discussed extensively.

Referring to the role and efforts of MPs and MLAs/MLCs across the country to provide relief to the people during the onslaught of the pandemic, Birla had emphasized that the Parliament and State Legislatures stand firmly with the Executive, and the Members of Parliament and MLAs/MLCs shall remain at the forefront in the national effort to contain its spread.

During the interaction, he had also called upon all the State Legislatures to set up control rooms for real time information exchange between the various State Legislatures and the Parliament, which would allow MPs/MLAs/MLCs to discharge their duties in a more effective manner in order to fight the challenge posed by COVID 19.

The Control Room has started functioning with an immediate effect in Parliament House.

Rajasthan, Haryana, Odisha, Delhi ,Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh have become first states wherein control rooms have been set up in their respective Legislature Secretariats.