Article 87 of the Constitution provides separate Secretariats for both Houses of Parliament in order to ensure necessary support services to the Parliament. These Secretariats are independent Constitutional Bodies. Their employees are governed by separate recruitment and conditions of service rules in terms of Article 87 of the Constitution.
Secretary Senate is the functional head of the Secretariat. All communication, orders or reports, authorized by the Chairman are issued under the signature of the Secretary. Similarly, all communication by the members, including notices of Bills, questions, motions or resolutions are addressed to the Secretary and received by him. He is also the ex-officio Secretary of all committees of the House and maintains record of the committee debates and discussions.