Posted on 30/12/2016
Lok Sabha secretariat, in reply to a RTI, said that there is no provision neither in Constitution of India nor in Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha that defines the duties and responsibilities of MP and through which non performing MP’s can be held accountable.
The responsibilities of the Members of Parliament in India are not defined within the Constitution, only the powers are (
Not only this state assemblies of Bihar, Haryana, Assam, Kerala and many other have responded with the same answer.
Only in Sikkim, Assembly has provision specifying duties and responsibilities of MLA towards house. It says
It is their prime duty of MLA to maintain communal harmony and peace among people of their respective constituencies.
MP’s of both house and MLA’s of most state assemblies have actually no responsibilities and accountability towards people and union of India.
Ultimately, the only possible way to have accountability for MPs and MLAs is to bring competition within politics where politicians who are responsible and perform their duties are elected and re-elected, and those who don’t are not. More good people must enter politics to ensure such competition.
Source : Times of India