Started in 2015, Speaker's Research Initiative (SRI) comprises of 9 members. 'The Lok Sabha Internship Programme is aimed to provide an opportunity to young talent in the country with outstanding academic credentials for acquainting themselves with the working of parliamentary democracy through Parliamentary Internship and to train them to contribute towards generation of research inputs for reference/use of Hon'ble Members of Parliament,' reads the official statement.
For one month internship, scholars will receive Rs 20000 as stipend. Rs 5000 will also be provided for stationary and typing expenses. For three months internship, stationary and typing expense of Rs 10000 will be provided to candidates.
The Lok Sabha Secretariat has completed application process for granting research fellowships. For the year 2018-2019, a total of 25 fellowships will be offered. The duration of the research fellowship will be 2 years and candidates will receive 'maximum of Rs 10 lakh (plus Rs.50,000 as contingency allowance) will be awarded to encourage and support original studies on subjects relating to Indian Parliament.'
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