Parliament lost over 1,000 hours due to disruptions: Report

Disruptions and forced adjournments led to the loss of 577 hours in the 15th Lok Sabha while the Rajya Sabha lost 442 hours, a report has claimed.

The 7th Citizens' Report on Governance and Development 2013 by National Social Watch (NSW) said on Tuesday that 152 parliamentarians (31 percent) in the Lok Sabha have criminal cases against them while a total of 17 percent of women parliamentarians have cases pending against them as well.

The total value of assets of 542 MPs in the Lok Sabha is Rs.29.2 billion, with an average of Rs.53.8 million each.

Further, Indian parliamentarians are paid more than their counterparts in Japan, Singapore, Italy and Pakistan, the report said.
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