Applications are invited for Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Chair, four (4) Rajya Sabha Fellowships from eminent scholars and academic of repute with relevant experience and suitable qualification.
Applications are also invited for ten (10) Rajya Sabha Student Engagement Internships from students pursuing Graduation and Post Graduation studies in any discipline to provide them an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the working of Indian Parliament, especially the Rajya Sabha.
Rajya Sabha Internship 2021
Objective: The objective of the Internships scheme is to help acquaint the students with the different procedural aspects of the working of Indian Parliament, especially the Rajya Sabha.
Eligibility: Students pursuing graduation and post-graduation courses in any discipline would be eligible for internship programme during summer vacation. There would be ten Internships, five each for the Graduate and Post Graduate applicants. The Internship positions among the Graduate and Post-Graduate applicants will, however, vary depending on the applications received and the suitability of applicants. The applicants will be required to send their particulars duly filled in the prescribed formats (Annexure-V & Va).
Selection of Interns: Interns shall be selected by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat as per the direction of the
Secretary-General, Rajya Sabha.
Deployment of Interns: Interns would be deployed in the key sections of the Secretariat, i.e., the Legislative Section, Bill Office, Table Office, Committee Sections, etc. under the supervision/mentoring of the concerned Head of the Branch for acquainting them with the functioning of the Secretariat.
Duration: The Internship will be for a period of two months from the date of the award of the Internship.
Stipend: An intern would be paid a consolidated amount of Rs.10,000/- per month as stipend.
Orientation and Reporting: Interns would be given briefing at the beginning of their Internship programme. Interns are required to submit a report about their work and learning experience to the concerned supervisor/mentor, with relevant feedback, if any, at the end of their term.
Award of Certificate: On successful completion of the Internship, a certificate would be presented to each of the Interns.
Rajya Sabha Fellowship
The Fellowship scheme focuses on various aspects of functioning of parliamentary institutions and the issues and challenges facing these institutions. There shall be four Fellowships.
The Fellowship is open to scholars who have relevant educational qualification/experience for undertaking the study in line with the objective of the Scheme. Former Members of Parliament/ State Legislatures and former officers of Parliament/State Legislature Secretariats are also eligible to apply.
An applicant for the Fellowship should be between 25-65 years of age at the time of application (to be relaxed by RAC in case of deserving applicants)
An applicant should have minimum Master’s degree in social science, law and other related disciplines relevant to the subject of study. Preference will be given to those who possess higher qualifications of M.Phil. and Ph.D.
Duration: The Fellowships will be for a period of 18 months (extendable upto six months) from the date of award of Fellowship.
Areas of Study: The Fellows shall, inter alia, undertake study of the impact assessment of major legislations, the functioning of parliamentary Committees, the efficacy of major parliamentary devices, institutional/ procedural reforms in Indian Parliament vis-à-vis other Commonwealth Parliaments, etc.
The RAC will finalise the broad themes for research by the Fellows from the proposals received from the Members of the RAC or from the list of themes suggested by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat or even from the proposals received from the applicants.
Research Grant: The total amount of research grant for each Fellowship will be Rs.8 lakh for entire duration. The schedule of the release of the funds will be as follows: (a) 20% of the amount payable at the time of the selection; (b) 30% of the amount after the submission of the first draft report; (c) 30% of the amount after the submission of the final draft report. The finaldraft shall be submitted not later than two months before the end of the tenure; and (d) the remaining amount shall be paid after approval of report by the Chairman, Rajya Sabha.
Duly filled in applications along with duly filled in proformas for Dr. S.Radhakrishnan Chair and Rajya Sabha Fellowships may be sent through e-mail at rksahoo.rs[at]sansad.nic.in and for Rajya Sabha Student Engagement Internships at rssei.rsrs[at]sansad.nic.in on or before 31st March, 2021.
Shri S. D. Nautiyal,
Joint Secretary (LR), Room No. 517(5th Floor),
Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi – 110 001.
Email Id: sd.nautiyal[at]sansad.nic.in