Speaker’s Research Initiative (SRI), is the brainchild of the Hon’ble Lok Sabha Speaker, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan. It was inaugurated on 23 July 2015 by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. It seeks to assist members of parliament in playing a more effective role in law-making, parliamentary debates, oversight of governance and to respond to the ever increasing, ever more complex issues of national and international importance. It is an organ of the Lok Sabha that works under the guidance and supervision of the Hon'ble Speaker of the Lok Sabha. SRI has at present nine members. Each member is an acknowledged expert in his or her field. It is served by a dedicated administrative team of the Lok Sabha Secretariat.