concerned ministries/departments for implementation. Thereafter, periodic review of the stage of
implementation is done by the Ministry and the ministries are also reminded to expedite the
fulfilment of assurances. On receipt of the Implementation Reports(IRs) from the ministries,
after due scrutiny, statements showing action taken by the Government in implementation of the
assurances are periodically laid on the Table of the respective House by Minister/Minister of
State for Parliamentary Affairs. After the implementation reports are laid, the members as well as
the ministries concerned are informed about the laying of the reports.
The parliamentarians of a country play a significant role in determining the policy of the
country and strengthening of relations with other countries. More particularly, it is indeed useful
and necessary for a democratic and developing country like India to select some members of
Parliament and distinguished personalities and utilize their services in projecting our policies,
programme and achievement in different fields with their counterparts and other opinion makers
in other countries and secure their support in favour of India.
With these objectives, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs sponsors Government Goodwill
Delegation of Members of Parliament to other countries and receives similar delegations of
parliamentarians under the exchange programme from other countries through the Ministry of
Welfare of Members of Parliament
The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs looks after the welfare of ailing Members of
Parliament admitted for treatment in hospitals in Delhi and renders any assistance required by
them. In the unfortunate event of passing away of a Member of Parliament in Delhi, the Ministry
of Parliamentary Affairs renders all necessary assistance to the bereaved family members in
taking the mortal remains of the deceased member for last rites to a place chosen by the family.
Comptroller and Auditor General
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India is appointed by the President. The
procedure and the grounds for his removal from office are the same as for a Supreme Court
judge. He is not eligible for further office under the union or a state government after he ceases
to hold his office.
The accounts of the Union and of the states shall be kept in such form as the President may,
on the advice of the CAG, prescribe. The reports of the India relating to the accounts of the union
shall be submitted to the President, who shall cause them to be laid before each House of
Parliament. The reports of the CAG of India relating to the accounts of a state shall be submitted
to the Governor of the state, who shall cause them to be laid before the legislature of the state.
The duties, powers and conditions of service of the CAG have been specified by the
Comptroller and Auditor General’s (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Service) Act, 1971.
Relevant Website: www.cag.gov.in
The Attorney-General for India is appointed by the President of India. Any person qualified
to be a judge of the Supreme Court can be appointed for the post. The duties of the Attorney-