Naidu showed a strong interest in standing committees and promoted Indian languages throughout his time serving as vice president.

M Venkaiah Naidu reviewed functioning of departmental standing committees . The eight standing committees conducted 558 meetings between August 2017 and June 2022 .

New Delhi, India, August 6: M Venkaiah Naidu, during his tenure as the Vice President of India, took an active interest in the functioning of the Rajya Sabha's departmental standing committees, and also reviewed their functioning.The vice president, who is also the ex-officio chairwoman of the Rajya Sabha, has the privilege to review the operation of the Upper House's Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committees.Though the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committees were established in 1993, their working was never revisited until Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu announced that he did in 2019 for the first time, according to government sources.The eight standing committees of the Rajya Sabha conducted 558 meetings between August 2017 and June 2022, the longest lasting being over two hours and receiving an average attendance rate of over 45 percent.

Since 2016-2017, the average length of meetings has increased by 20 percent and attendance by about 6 percent over the previous year.The best results were observed for the Committees on Grants' meetings in 2021, with an average duration of two hours 36 minutes and attendance of 58.24 per cent.Though no committee reported 50% attendance in 2017-2018, three committees reported 50%, according to the government.On average, about 78% of Rajya Sabha members registered the attendance sheet, which is required for the daily allowance to be paid, while 2.56 percent did not attend the proceedings on a daily basis.

In comparison to the same period from 2004-2017, the usage of Indian languages in the House's proceedings has increased by about four times during 2018-2020, including four languages, including Dogri, Kashmiri, Konkani, and Santhali, for the first time in 2020.Following a rocky period, the House made changes to 14 bills passed by the Lok Sabha, including the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2019; The National Health Commission Bill, 2019; The National Railway Commission Bill, 2020; The Taxes (Amendment) Bill, 2020; and The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2021, according to the House.