A commemorative postage stamp on the 20th Conference of Speakers & Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth :
Issued on Jan 5, 2010
Issued for : India Post is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp.
Designed by : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Watermark : No
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.3 Million
Printing Process : Wet–offset
Printer : India Security Press, Nasik
- The Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth (CSPOC) is about the association of the Speakers and Presiding Officers of the National Parliaments of the Independent sovereign States of the Commonwealth. It was created in 1969 by the then Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada, the Honourable Luciden Lamoureux. CSPOC unites Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth, irrespective of race, colour, religion or culture, by community of interest, respect for the rule of law and pursuit of the ideals of parliamentary democracy. Parliament of India had the opportunity to host the Conference twice earlier in 1971 and 1986.
- The full Conference is held every two years. The aim of the Conference is to maintain, foster and encourage impartiality and fairness in discharging the responsibility of Speakers and Presiding Officers of Parliaments Development of parliamentary institutions and promotion of knowledge, understanding of parliamentary democracy in its various forms, are other aims of the Conference.
- During the 20th Conference in January, 2010 at Delhi the Honourable Speakers and Presiding Officers of National Parliaments were supplementing their knowledge from the discussions of the following topics : (i) The role of Speakers in the Security of Parliamentary precincts (ii) The Speaker’s role as a mediator (iii) The use of technology in the parliamentary context (iv) The role of the Speaker in the administration of Parliament.