in 2011 as an integral Division of the Legislature
Secretariat, the Centre for Parliamentary Studies and
Training (CPST) is the premier training body providing
opportunities for systematic study and training in various
disciplines of parliamentary institutions, processes and
procedures to the Legislators and officials and all stake
holders of parliamentary democracy.
Training and Development
helps in optimizing the utilization of human resource that
further helps the staff to achieve the organizational
goals as well as their individual goals. Training is
essential to provide an opportunity and broad structure
for the development of human resources' technical and
behavioral skills in an organization. It also helps the
employees in attaining personal growth. It helps to expand
the horizons of human intellect and the overall
personality of the employees. Training and Development
helps in inculcating a sense of team work, team spirit,
and inter-team collaborations. It helps in creating the
right learning culture within the organization.
Training and Development helps in creating the healthy
working environment. It helps to build good intra
institutional relationships so that individual goals
align with organizational goals.
Organisations need staff
at all levels to be more self-sufficient, resourceful,
creative and autonomous. It is a challenge for any
organisation of repute to develop
greater confidence, initiative, solutions-finding, and
problem-solving capabilities among their human resource .
This behaviour enables staff to operate at higher
strategic level, which makes their organizations more
productive and competitive. People's efforts produce
bigger results. It's what all organizations strive to
achieve by focussing on developing the person, not the
and capability are ultimately dependent on people's
attitude and emotional maturity. It is mandatory for any
organisation to provide a platform for trust, 'emotional
contracting' with the organisation, and subsequent
skills/process/knowledge development relevant to managing
higher responsibilities and roles .
Training and Development
is the framework for helping employees to develop their
personal and organizational skills, knowledge, and
abilities. The focus of all aspects of Human Resource
Development is on developing the most superior workforce
so that the organization and individual employees can
accomplish their work goals in service to customers.
Employees will always want to develop career-enhancing
skills, which will always lead to employee motivation and
retention. There is no doubt that a well trained and
developed staff will be a valuable asset to the
organisation and thereby increasing the chances of his
efficiency in discharging his or her duties.It is very
essential for all staff and helps in building career
positioning and preparing staff for greater challenges.
The CPST has embarked upon
various programmes of training in Parliamentary and
Legislative fields, thus imparting professionalism,
expertise and orientation to those who actually work for
the parliamentary system. The CPST organises various
programmes to help the legislators acquire deeper and
broader understanding of complex national and global
issues and to impart the much needed direct exposure to
the environment, culture and traditions of parliamentary
institutions so as to enable them to appreciate better the
nature of their role and place in the overall context of
parliamentary system, leading to a more informed response
to their work in relation to Legislature.
The CPST aims to sharpen
the functional skills of the officials working in the
Secretariats of Parliament and State developing the right
attitudes and qualities essential in parliamentary
officials, for example, a sense of dedication in service,
precision and promptness, objectivity of approach, highest
respect for the representatives of the people and
The CPST aims to encourage
the Members and the general public to learn the principles
and practice of democratic decision-making and promote
collaboration and professional development among
Aims and Objectives
Centre for Parliamemntary
Studies and Training of the Kerala Legislature aims to
provide Legislators, Legislature staff and other stake
holders of parliamentary democracy with institutionalized
opportunities for systematic training in the various
disciplines of parliamentary institutions, processes and
Governments all over the
world are seeking innovative modes and manners to improve
delivery of services The imperative of appropriate
training and capacity building of personnel working in any
organization has increasingly been recognized the world
over in recent decades. Such training helps to improve the
effectiveness of the organization and enhance the
efficiency of the available manpower, besides enabling
optimum utilization of the human resources.
an era of professional specialization, organizations and
institutions have laid special emphasis on institutional
arrangements for imparting requisite training of their
personnel. In-house training, deputing personnel for
training in recognized institutions, attachment with
professional training institutions, etc. have become
important components of augmentation of the professional
capabilities of officers and staff of organizations
everywhere. Induction Courses, Foundation Courses,
Refresher Programmes, Orientation Programmes, etc. have
emerged as integral to holistic capacity building of
personnel in all organizations.
Legislators of today have
varied functions to perform, apart from their conventional
representational role, more so in the context of the
Legislature itself evolving as a multi-functional
institution. Like any other organization, in the case of
democratic institutions too, officers and staff working in
the Legislative Bodies require training and exposure to
acquaint themselves with the latest developments, so that
they can assist elected representatives to perform their
manifold roles efficaciously.
Legislators have to be
well-versed with issues like the primacy of
Legislature in a democratic polity, procedural mechanisms
available to them to raise matters on the floor of the
House, practices and procedures of the Legislature
Committees, privileges of members and the House,
conventions of the House, traditions and etiquette, etc.,
if they have to emerge as effective representatives. They
also have to be thoroughly familiar with the legislative
and budgetary processes, Legislature-Executive relations
and the relationship among the Organs of State. Besides,
they have to have a sound understanding of the functional
dynamics of parliamentary institutions, how to secure
Executive accountability to the Legislature in all its
manifestations and the pulls and pressures of democratic
All these call for
continuous efforts to facilitate capacity building among
members of Legislature, besides Legislature staff. This
becomes all the more important in an increasingly
information-driven world order wherein the utmost emphasis
has to be laid on the development of informed legislators
and legislature officials who can adequately support them.
Since effective and
efficient working of Legislature calls for constant
upgrading of the skills of the Legislature staff in
particular, there is a need for their extensive as well as
intensive training. Such measures will assist Members of
Legislature and Legislature staff to maintain the highest
standards of professional excellence.
There are various
stakeholders who make a parliamentary democracy work
successfully. Besides Members and Legislature staff, these
stakeholders include the media, the Civil Service, the
academic community, including students, civil society and
the citizens at large. In the course of its evolution,
parliamentary democracy has evolved several highly specialized procedures
and processes, of which legislators, policy-makers,
administrators and others should have a good knowledge.
In a parliamentary
democratic set up, it is only the institution of
Legislature, which can impart such knowledge to all
stakeholders of democracy. Thus, the onerous task of
conducting relevant studies and enabling the required
orientation and training of the stakeholders falls on the
Programmes, Lectures ,Workshops and Seminars for
Members of the Kerala Legislative Assembly .
Table Discussions on topical legislative themes.
Programmes with the BPST , Lok Sabha Secretariat for
foreign parliamentary officials .
Attachment and Study Visits/tours of Presiding
Officers, Members and officers of sister Legislatures.
Programme in Legislative Drafting.
Programmes and Seminars for Media Personnel accredited
to the Press Galleries of the Kerala Legislative
Courses for Probationers of All India , Central
Services and Middle Level officers of the Government
Visits for Government officers, academics, scholars
and students .
attachment and study tour opportunities for Members
and officials of the Kerala Legislature Secretariat to
sister Parliaments and training institutions.
programme for Personal Staff to Ministers and Members
of the Legislative Assembly
Training for staff of the Legislature Secretariat.
of Papers on Legislative themes.
3rd Floor , Assembly Building
Bhavan P.O ,Thiruvananthaprum-33 , Kerala
CPST B Section
of the Institution
Shaji C. Baby
Leader of Opposition
Hon’ble Deputy Speaker
Hon’ble Government Chief Whip