Articles by PRS Team - April, 2011

In recent days, several members of Parliament have written in these pages about measures to increase the effectiveness of Parliament. Several steps can be taken to enable Parliament work better as the premier institution to hold government accountable for its proposals...
The budget session of Parliament got off to a good start as the government agreed to constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to examine the auction of 2G telecom spectrum.  However, release of some documents by Wikileaks lead to further disruptions, as...
As the Union government gives in to Anna Hazare's demands for redrafting the legislation for pursuing corruption cases against public servants, we explain current and imminent provisions in the law In the light of the agitation led by Anna Hazare, what steps has the...

CV Madhukar, Kaushiki Sanyal, Indian Express, Apr 08, 2011

Social activist Anna Hazare’s fast unto death for the enactment of a strong Lokpal bill has provided an impetus to examine not only the bill proposed by civil society activists but suggestions made by various experts. The idea of establishing an authority where the...
The Lok Pal (anti-corruption body) Bill has generated widespread interest in the past few days. The Bill is an attempt by the government, under massive pressure due to corruption charges, to gain some of its lost ground. However, civil rights activists, including...