Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said her Secretariat has started taking action on some of the issues.

Holding that security of any institution is a continuous process and there is a need to review and upgrade it from time to time to counter emerging challenges to security and technology, she said she had constituted the Expert Committee on Security Arrangements in Parliament complex for the first time after assuming office of Speaker.
Former Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs R K Singh is the chairman of the Committee and two former senior and experienced police officers -- Satyapal Singh and Harish Meena -- are members of the committee.

This committee held detailed discussions with various agencies and experts in security and submitted its interim report in October, 2014 and its final report this March.
"The present Lok Sabha has some members who are expert in security issues and this Expert Committee was set up to utilise their profound knowledge and vast experience and also with a purpose to improve, streamline and strengthen the security set-up of the Parliament.

"The Secretariat has started taking action on some of the issues immediately. The Committee, which presented its final report in March 2015, has given valuable suggestions and suitable action will be taken by the agencies concerned after discussion in the Joint Committee on Security in Parliament House Complex," the Speaker said.
The Ministry of Home Affairs is the nodal agency and holds the responsibility of security of Parliament. Therefore, this report has been shared with them for better coordination and proper action.

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