International Training Programmes
The BPST facilitates Study Visits, Attachments, Customized Training Programmes, etc. for foreign parliamentarians and parliamentary officials based on specific requests. Besides, the BPST organizes two prestigious International Programmes every year, viz. the Parliamentary Internship Programme and the International Training Programme in Legislative Drafting. Both the Programmes, conducted by the BPST since 1985, are fully sponsored by the Government of India. The participants at these Programmes are drawn from countries covered under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) and Special Commonwealth African Assistance Plan (SCAAP) funded by the Ministry of External Affairs, and the Colombo Plan, funded by the Ministry of Finance. The funding covers international airfare and expenses on boarding and lodging in India.