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Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training

Kerala Legislature Secretariat

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Mission   

To foster democracy by strengthening the institution of Legislature  through informed legislators, Smart and intelligent officials and encouraging greater engagement between the public and the Legislature .
CPST- Certificate Course- Exam Fee Details  
CPST-  Guidelines for preparation of Assignments  
Certificate Course in Parliamentary Practice and Procedure- View Assembly Session live on December 3 & 10  
CPST-Certificate Course-Contact Class on December 13 & 14   
CPST-Certificate Course-Contact Class on November 8 & 9  
Time for payment of second installment of fees  
First Batch Course Calendar 2014  

Certificate Course in Parliamentary Practice and Procedure - Circular on Call Centre Facility 

Certificate Course in Parliamentary Practice and Procedure - Circular dated 24-09-14 (II) 
Certificate Course in Parliamentary Practice and Procedure - Circular dated 24-09-14

 
Certificate Course in Parliamentary Practice and Procedure - Circular dated 19-09-14  
Certificate Course in Parliamentary Practice and Procedure  Scheme 2013  
Prospectus for Certificate Course in Parliamentary Practice and Procedure  
Certificate Course in Parliamentary Practice and Procedure - Admission Notification
 

 

 

 

 

Profile

 

       Established 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 skills.

   Performance 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 unfailing courtesy.

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 parliamentarians .

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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 procedures.

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.

            In 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 politics.

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 Legislature itself.  

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Activities

  

  • Orientation Programmes, Lectures ,Workshops and Seminars for Members of the Kerala Legislative Assembly .
  • Round Table Discussions on topical legislative themes.
  • Parliamentary Lecture Series.
  • Attachment Programmes with the BPST , Lok Sabha Secretariat for foreign parliamentary officials .
  • Training, Attachment and Study Visits/tours of Presiding Officers, Members and officers of sister Legislatures.
  • Training Programme in Legislative Drafting.
  • Orientation Programmes and Seminars for Media Personnel accredited to the Press Galleries of the Kerala Legislative Assembly.
  • Appreciation Courses for Probationers of All India , Central Services and Middle Level officers of the Government of Kerala.
  • Study Visits for Government officers, academics, scholars and students .
  • Training, attachment and study tour opportunities for Members and officials of the Kerala Legislature Secretariat to sister Parliaments and training institutions.
  • Training programme for Personal Staff to Ministers and Members of the Legislative Assembly
  • Induction Training for staff of the Legislature Secretariat.
  • Publication of Papers on Legislative themes.

 

 

 

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Contacts

Address    

No.739- 3rd Floor , Assembly Building ,Legislature Complex, 

Vikas Bhavan P.O ,Thiruvananthaprum-33 , Kerala   

Phone:

CPST A Section

     0471 2512585

     0471 2512638
CPST B Section

      0471 2512662

Fax: 0471 2305891
Website: www.niyamasabha.org
E-mail:

training@niyamasabha.org

cpstkerala@gmail.com

         

Patron

        

       

Shri.G.Karthikeyan

Hon’ble Speaker

Kerala Legislative Assembly

    

0471 2513001

0471 2513002

0471 2513003

(R)0471 2302698

(Mob)9048055550

          9447736033

Head of the Institution

Shri.P.D. Sarangadharan

Secretary

Kerala Legislature Secretariat

 

 0471-2305834
 0471 2513006

0471 2512002

0471 2513019

Joint Secretary

 

Shri.Thomas Chettuparambil

 

0471 2307635

0471 2512010

(Mob)9446048419

Under Secretary

 

Shri.G.S Sureshkumar

 

0471 2512453

(Mob) 9446062119

 

GOVERNING COUNCIL

Hon’ble Speaker

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Chairman

Hon’ble Leader of Opposition

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Hon’ble Deputy Speaker

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Hon’ble Government Chief Whip

Member

Shri.N.Samsudheen   MLA

Member

Shri.Sunny Joseph MLA

Member

Smt.Aisha Potty MLA

Member

Dr.N.K.Jayakumar

Member

Head of Department,

History Department

Kariyavattom University

Member

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

Shri.P.D.Sarangadharan

Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Chairman

Shri.K.Mohandas

Special Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Smt.Jessey Philip

Additional Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Shri.A.AbdulKharim

Joint Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Shri.Thomas Chettuparambil

Joint Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Smt.Manju Varghese

Finance Officer

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

 

 

 

 

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Events

Calendar  2014  

 

 

Event  

From

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Study visit of the trainees of Southern Regional Language Centre, Mysore

23.01.2014

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Study Programme on Income Tax 11.02.2014 .
Induction Training Programme for newly recruited Assistants

12.02.2014

17.02.2014

Study Programme for the students of Women’s College, Thiruvananthapuram as part of ‘Walk with a Scholar’ programme

24.02.2014

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Induction Training Programme for newly recruited Assistants

04.03.2014

12.03.2014

Attachment Programme with IMG for Assistants of Govt. Secretariat

5.03.2014

6.03.2014

D-Space Software Training Programme for Library Staff

11.03.2014

12.03.2014
Training Programme for Hostel Attendants 13.3.2014 .
Basic Training Programme for newly recruited Assistants 14.3.2014 22.3.2014
BPST Training programme for staff of Legislature Secretariat 21.04.2014 25.04.2014
Workshop on ‘Legislation’ 22.04.2014 23.04.2014
Special Assembly Visit – members of Snehasanthwanam, Palakkad. 24.04.2014 .
Training Programme on ‘Explosives and Anti-Sabotage Checking’ for Watch and Ward Personnel 24.04.2014 30.04.2014
Study Programme on ‘Stores Purchase Manual’ 06.05.2014 .
Special Assembly visit – Balasabha- Kudumbashree - Tholikkode 07.05.2014 .
Induction Training Programme for newly recruited Assistants 08.05.2014 16.05.2014
Internship programme for students of Law Academy Law College, Thiruvananthapuram 16.05.2014 07.06.2014
Induction Training programme for newly recruited Office Attendants 22.05.2014 23.05.2014
Pre Session Review Meeting for staff of Legislature Secretariat 24.05.2014 .
Training programme on Assembly Interpellation 26.05.2014 .
Study Programme for newly recruited Assistants of Finance Dept. 27.05.2014 .
Induction Training Programme for newly recruited Assistants 28.05.2014 02..06.2014
World Environment Day Programmes 05.06.2014 .
Induction Training Programme for newly recruited Assistants 05.07.2014 10.07.2014
Briefing Session – Certificate Course in Parliamentary Practice and Procedure 15.07.2014 .
Inauguration of Certificate Course in Parliamentary Practice and Procedure at Members’ Lounge 15.07.2014 .
Study Visit of IAS Officers of 2013 Batch 16.07.2014 .
Study Programme for Section Officers of Government Secretariat 11.08.2014 14.08.2014
Training Programme for Watch and Ward Personnel on ‘Bomb Detection, Disposal and Anti-sabotage checking’ 18.08.2014 30.08.2014

 

 

 

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Certificate Course in Parliamentary Practice and Procedure

INTRODUCTION

          Indian parliamentary democracy has no match in the world and democratic values are part and parcel of the life of common man in India. Thus democracy, the life breath of one of the greatest nations of the world; has been, is and will be very significant for India.  A democratic parliament for its part will seek to foster a vibrant civil society and to work closely with it in finding solutions to problems facing the country and in improving the quality and relevance of legislation.  Informing citizens about the work of parliament is not just a concern for the fourth estate, but is a responsibility of parliaments themselves. The Open and Distance Learning System with its inherent flexibility and affordability has emerged as an important mode for providing education and awareness to various sections of the society in the present day educational scenario. Being the forerunner of many democratic innovations in India, Kerala Legislative Assembly, as part of its Quasquicentennial initiatives conducts a Certificate Course in Parliamentary Practice and Procedure in the distance education stream to propagate the idea, principle, philosophy and practice of parliamentary democracy.

NATURE  OF  THE  COURSE

·        The Course shall be an awareness and learning programme designed for those who have no experience with parliamentary procedure and for those who are interested in learning parliamentary practice and procedure.

·        The Course shall be a basic level certificate course on parliamentary practice and procedure.

·        The Course shall be run in distance education mode and shall include contact classes along with assignments and workshops.

·        The Course shall be managed, regulated, conducted and controlled by the CPST which was established as an integral division of the Secretariat of the Kerala Legislature.

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

·        Admission will generally be open to all eligible candidates and there will be no age bar for admission to the course.

·        Minimum qualification for applying for the Course will be a pass in Higher Secondary or equivalent qualification as approved by the Universities in Kerala.

·        Those who are awaiting results of the qualifying examinations are also eligible to apply.

·        Maximum number of seats shall ordinarily be 250 (Two hundred and fifty) for an academic session or as decided by the Governing Body for the Course.

·        Minimum number of students to commence a batch shall be 10 (Ten).

·        There shall be registration fee and course fee for admission to the Course.

REGISTRATION

     Registration is valid for two years from the date of registration.

DURATION OF THE COURSE

    The Course shall ordinarily be of six months duration. 

CONTACT CLASSES

·        Strictly need-based Personal Contact Programmes (PCPs) may be arranged by the CPST to principally facilitate face-to-face interaction between the students and our subject teachers who give due academic counselling to the students.

·        Contact classes shall be arranged at the Legislature Complex for a period of six to ten days.

 MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

      Medium of instruction shall be English or Malayalam.

MODE OF INSTRUCTION

        Unlike regular programmes this Distance Programme is self-paced and learner- centred. It will essentially be based on the supply of reading materials for home study by the learner.

STUDY MATERIALS

        Printed study materials are supplied to the candidates. While these Self Learning Materials (SLMs) give the students the required academic guidance, they are advised to supplement their reading at home by thoroughly going through the books suggested for reading . Study materials for the Course shall be prepared and circulated by the CPST.

EXAMINATIONS

·        Examinations will be conducted at the end of the course and the centre of examination shall ordinarily be at Thiruvananthapuram.

·        Application for examination shall be made in the prescribed form along with the prescribed fees .

·        Medium of examination shall be English or Malayalam.

·        A candidate will be declared to have passed the examination only if he/she obtains a minimum of 40% of marks for each and every paper.

·        A separate minimum of 50% marks is necessary for pass in  internal assessment and viva voce.

 CERTIFICATE

Certificate shall be issued by and in the name of Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training.

 

BOARD OF STUDIES

Shri.N.K.Ravikumar

Additional Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Chairman

Shri.K.Muraleedharan Nair

Additional Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Shri.M.MohammedShanavasKhan

Chief Librarian

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Shri.P.V.Rajakumar

Former SpecialSecretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Shri.Wilson.V.John

Former Additional Secretay

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Shri.Shaji Varkey

Head of Department

Politics Department

Member

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Shri.T.Manoharan Nair

Joint Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Chairman

Shri. ThomasChettuparambil

 Joint Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Shri.R.Kishorekumar

Joint Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Smt.S.Bindhu

Deputy Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Shri.K.Mohanakumar

Former Additional Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Smt.K.A.Achamma

Former Joint Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly 

Member

Shri.K.Purushothaman

Former Joint Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

GOVERNING BODY

Shri.P.D.Sarangadharan

Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Chairman

Shri.K.Mohandas

Special Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Smt.Jessey Philip

Additional Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Shri.A.AbdulKharim

Joint Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Smt.Manju Varghese

Finance Officer

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

Shri.Thomas Chettuparambil

Joint Secretary

Kerala Legislative Assembly

Member

 

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Documents

  •  Handbook on Budget.

  •   Commission Report on Salary and Allowances to Members.

  •  Brief on CPST.

  •   Notes on Procedure in Financial Matters.

  •   Budget –Preparation ,Implementation and Control.

  •   Notes on Orientation Programme for Members.

 

 

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