Desist from media briefing, Naidu to House panel chiefs

New Delhi, August 26

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has requested chiefs of the Parliamentary Committees of the Upper House to make sure that the proceedings of the panels usually are not reported in media, as it isn’t permissible to speak “directly or indirectly” earlier than the report is introduced on the ground of the House, sources stated.

The sources stated, in a letter to all of the panel chiefs, it’s also communicated that such motion (media reporting) on proceedings of committees additionally quantities to breach of privilege of the House.

Quoting the letter, the sources stated, “I urge upon you to impress upon the members of Parliament belonging to your committee… to strictly adhere to the existing provisions relating to confidentiality and refrain from premature divulgence of any information to the media.” — TNS

‘Breach of privilege’

Revealing data to the media until the experiences are introduced to the House quantities to breach of privilege, says a letter to all panel chiefs

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