Jaipur, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha Pali P.P. Chaudhary, Rajasthan has been nominated as the regional representative (Union Branch-Parliament of India) to the Commonwealth executive committee as a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association(C.P.A.) by the speaker of Lok Sabha, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan.
The Speaker of the LokSabha usually holds the union branch post but this time Hon'ble speaker of LokSabha has nominated in her place Shri P.P. Chaudhary, as a regional representative from Commonwealth Parliamentary Association India Union Branch to the Commonwealth Executive Committee.
Earlier Balram Jakhar, elected from Rajasthan has also held this post from 1980-89 during his tenure as Speaker of Lok Sabha. The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association has nine geographical regions and each region is represented by three regional representatives each in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Executive Committee. The aims of the Association are to promote knowledge of the constitutional, legislative, economic, social and cultural aspects of parliamentary democracy, with particular reference to the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations
From India, three regional representatives are nominated and at present the Speakers of the Legislative assemblies of Punjab and Goa are two representatives to the CPA Executive Committee in the State Branch quota.
The Constitution of the Commonwealth Association provide that, the control and management of the Association shall be vested in the Executive Committee, and it shall be competent to exercise all powers and do such acts as may be exercised or done by the Association, except those which are expressly reserved to the General Assembly.
The upcoming meeting of executive committee of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association will be held on 05Oct, 2015 in London, where Shri P.P. Chaudhary and Speaker of Punjab & Goa State Legislature will represent India. P.P. Chaudhary expresses his gratitude and thanks to the speaker of LokSabha, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Venkaiah Naidu, and the senior leadership on his nomination to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and for the confidence posed in him for such an important assignment and stated that he will try to represent India on world form in the best possible manner. It is relevant that Chaudhary apart from holding membership of various Parliamentary Committees, is also chairman of Joint Parliamentary Committee on Offices of Profit.