New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday said Parliamentary Committees play a key role in guiding government policies, and in long term policy formation.
The Speaker said this during his interaction with Members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy at Parliament House Complex here.
On the importance of the energy sector, Birla observed that this sector requires a global perspective with an eye towards energy efficiency and sustainability.
He lauded the work of the Committee towards ensuring executive accountability with respect to production, distribution, pricing and reliability of energy resources across all sectors of the economy.
Birla praised the Members for their valuable suggestions based on grassroots experiences and study visits to important institutions as well as feedback from constituents.
He also urged the officials from various Ministries to ensure that inputs received from Members of Parliament are given due importance as energy is part of the Concurrent List and States are closely linked to end users of energy resources especially electricity.
Emphasising the need for India to reach its targets of renewable energy, Birla said that energy is a long term policy area that impacts everyone.
He said that it is imperative that clean and green energy derived from renewable sources fulfils most of our energy needs in the coming future.
The Speaker also assured the Members of the Committee that efforts are underway to ensure high quality research support for them.
He expressed hope that such steps would go a long way towards improving the quality of Committee Reports and its recommendations.
Better coordination among Members and Officials will lead to better and more relevant discussions and better results, Birla observed.