Senior BJP leader L K Advani has been renominated as the chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Lok Sabha by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. The Committee examines complaints related to any unethical conduct by members of the Lower House. The committee can also initiate suo motu investigation into matters related to the unethical conduct of a member and make recommendations.
The Ethics Committee of the Lok Sabha was constituted on 16 May 2000 as an ad-hoc committee. However, in August 2015 it was given permanent Standing Committee status.
Functions of the Committee:
- The Ethics Committee examines every complaint relating to the unethical conduct of a member referred to it.
- It is also free to take up suo motu investigation into matters relating to ethics, including matters relating to unethical conduct by a member wherever felt necessary and make such recommendations as it may deem fit.