International Training Programme in Legislative Drafting
The Bureau has been organizing, since 1985, the International Training Programme in Legislative Drafting for foreign parliamentary and Government officials and officers of Parliament and State Legislatures in India. This is also a four-week Programme organized during January-February every year.
The Programme consists of lectures and interactive sessions with senior parliamentarians and legal experts; hands-on drafting sessions and drafting exercises under the supervision of the Course Director; Group Discussions in the realm of law and legislation; presentation of Country Paper by each participant; witnessing the Parliament at work; attachment with the Legislative Department of the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India; attachment with the Branches of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats dealing with Legislative Business, etc. Study Visits are also arranged to the Supreme Court of India, High Court of India, the Election Commission of India, Faculty of Law of the University of Delhi, important institutions in the field of law, etc. The participants also get an opportunity to visit one of the Indian State Legislatures for a week-long Study Visit. Apart from the formal Programmes and Study Visits, the Bureau arranges local sight-seeing, visits to historical places and museums, cultural programmes, etc., for the participants.