About Department

 Department at a glance :

                    Parliamentary Affairs Department came into being in 1990 after being separated from G.A. Department. Setting up of an independent Department for handling Parliamentary Affairs was a long felt need, and the successive All India Conferences of the Whips had been recommending from time to time for setting up of an independent Department of Parliamentary Affairs in each State in the pattern of the Department of Parliamentary Affairs at the Centre.

                   Previously, Legislative matters and matters relating to the Cabinet were being dealt with in one of the Branches of the General Administration Department. It was under the charge of one Joint Secretary assisted by one Under Secretary and they held this charge in addition to the other branches in the Department. Apparently it had not been possible on their part to devote full time and attention to the legislative matters and Cabinet matters. The result was that, decisions of the Cabinet as well as business in the Assembly could not be properly monitored and due co-ordination could not be possible with other Departments of Government. Accordingly Government created an Independent Department of Parliamentary Affairs vide G.A. Department Resolution No.5351(E)Gen  dated 13.3.1990.