Articles by PRS Team - July, 2011

The list of planned business for the monsoon session of Parliament includes consideration of amendments to the Copyright Act, 1957. The bill has evoked sharp reaction from movie producers and book publishers. It has been examined by the Standing Committee on HRD, but...
There has been much criticism of politicians and Parliament by some activists. It is for parliamentarians to regain their moral legitimacy by carefully considering the legislative proposals and passing them. The next few weeks are an opportunity to do just that, says M...
Parliament meets from August 1 for the six-week long monsoon session. The previous two sessions saw limited legislative work: the demand for the JPC hijacked the winter session, and the budget session was shortened ahead of elections to five state legislative...
In the weeks since the agitation on the Lokpal Bill began, there have been several assertions by a range of opinion leaders that Parliament is supreme. On paper, there is no doubt that Parliament is supreme as far as lawmaking is concerned. But a closer look at recent...
In the weeks since the agitation on the Lokpal Bill began, there have been several assertions by a range of opinion leaders that Parliament is supreme. On paper, there is no doubt that Parliament is supreme as far as lawmaking is concerned. But a closer look at recent...
Anirudh Burman, analyst with New Delhi-based PRS Legislative Research, details concerns about India's nuclear power generation In the aftermath of the nuclear leaks in Japan  there have been concerns regarding the safety of nuclear power plants around the world...