The establishment of the Institute of Parliamentary Affairs is based on the 11-point Parliamentary Gateway conceptualised by Dr.Bose to reorient the Parliamentary Affairs Department. The Department of Parliamentary Affairs was set up on 22.6.01 for discharging a two fold role, within the legislative assembly and outside the legislative assembly. The role of the Department within the Legislative Assembly is coordinating Government business in the House. The role outside the Assembly is the launching of innovative measures to develop healthy parliamentary practices and to strengthen parliamentary democracy.