Articles by PRS Team - March, 2010

The Women’s Reservation Bill, passed by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, will next have to be passed by the Lok Sabha and then obtain the assent of the president. Eventually it will achieve the status of an act of Parliament. However, the new act will come into force only...
The latest developments on the Women’s Reservation Bill once again highlight the role of the whip system in India. In this case, most political parties issued whips to their MPs to either vote for or against the bill, depending on their party line. Once the whip is...
Some members of the Rajya Sabha tore papers on the chairman's desk Monday while protesting the women's reservation bill. Tuesday the house took action against them by suspending them for the rest of the budget session.   Parliamentary procedures and...
It is the house of the people, but it can’t convene itself. MPs are the voice of the people, but they can’t even talk out of party line. This needs immediate fixing. Good news is, it’s not impossible. Over the past few years, parliament and MPs have faced continued...