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THE COMMITTEE ON ETHICS OF THE RAJYA SABHA

THE COMMITTEE ON ETHICS OF THE RAJYA SABHA

Principles to be abided by : 

The following are the principles which they should be abide by in the dealings of MPs:

  • Members must not do anything that brings disrepute to the Parliament and affects their credibility.
  • Members must utilize their position as Members of Parliament to advance general wellbeing of the people.
  • In their dealings if Members find that there is a conflict between their personal interests and the public trust, which they hold, they should resolve such a conflict in a manner that their private interests are subordinated to the duty of their public office.            THE COMMITTEE ON ETHICS OF THE RAJYA SABHA
  • Members should always see that their private financial interests and those of the members of their immediate family do not come in conflict with the public interest and if any such conflict ever arises, they should try to resolve such a conflict in a manner that the public interest is not jeopardized.
  • Members should never expect or accept any fee, remuneration or benefit for a vote given or not given by them on the floor of the House, for introducing a Bill, for moving a resolution, putting a question or abstaining from asking a question or participating in the deliberations of the House or a Parliamentary Committee.
  • Members should not take a gift, which may interfere with honest and impartial discharge of their official duties. They may, however, accept incidental gifts or inexpensive mementoes and customary hospitality.
  • Members holding public offices should use public resources in such a manner as may lead to public good.
  • lf Members are in possession of confidential information owing to their being Members of Parliament or Members of Parliamentary Committees, they should not disclose such information for advancing their personal interests.                THE COMMITTEE ON ETHICS OF THE RAJYA SABHA
  • Members should desist from giving certificates to individuals and institutions of which they have no personal knowledge and are not based on facts.
  • Members should not lend ready support to any cause of which they have no or little knowledge.
  • Members should not misuse the facilities and amenities made available to them.
  • Members should not be disrespectful to any religion and work for the promotion of secular values.
  • Members should keep uppermost in their mind the fundamental duties listed in part IV A of the Constitution.
  • Members are expected to maintain high standards of morality, dignity, decency and  values in public life.

ETHICS LECTURES

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