Outstanding Parliamentarian Award

Summary

The Outstanding Parliamentarian Award is an award given by the Indian Parliamentary Group to an outstanding sitting Member of the Indian Parliament for overall contribution in the Indian Parliament. It was instituted in 1995 by Shivraj Patil, who was the Speaker of Lok Sabha from 1991 to 1996.[1]

RecipientsEdit

List of Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards Winner
Year Laureates
1993 Indrajit Gupta
1994   Atal Bihari Vajpayee[1]
1995 Chandra Shekhar[1]
1996   Somnath Chatterjee[1]
1997   Pranab Mukherjee[1]
1998   S. Jaipal Reddy[1]
1999   Lal Krishna Advani[1]
2000   Arjun Singh[1]
2001   Jaswant Singh[1]
2002   Manmohan Singh[1]
2003   Sharad Pawar
2004   Sushma Swaraj
2005   P. Chidambaram
2006   Mani Shankar Aiyar
2007   Priyaranjan Das Munshi[2]
2008 Mohan Singh[2]
2009   Murli Manohar Joshi[2]
2010   Arun Jaitley
2011   Karan Singh
2012   Sharad Yadav
2013   Najma Heptulla
2014 Hukmdev Narayan Yadav
2015   Ghulam Nabi Azad
2016   Dinesh Trivedi
2017


  Bhartruhari Mahtab[3]


CriticismEdit

It has been observed that the award has been awarded in a pattern to senior leaders of major political parties. Questions have been raised on the need, seriousness and authenticity of the exercise to present the ‘Outstanding Parliamentarian Award’.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Indian Parliamentary Group". Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Dasmunsi, M M Joshi to get Outstanding Parliamentarian award". Times of India. New Delhi. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  3. ^ IANS (2 August 2018). "Rajya Sabha Congratulates Best Parliamentarian Awardees". NDTV. Archived from the original on 17 March 2022. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Need for 'please-all' Parliamentarian Award questioned". The Hindu. 27 March 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2014.

External linksEdit

  • Parliament of India, official website
  • Indian Parliamentary Group winners list