Articles by PRS Team - September, 2011

There are at least three positive outcomes in this last session of Parliament that can be attributed to the Jan Lokpal movement. First, there are now many more citizens across the country who have become aware of the existence of parliamentary standing committees and...
Some members of Parliament have filed privilege notices against several persons associated with the protests related to the Lokpal bill. The main accusation is that they have made derogatory remarks against MPs. The issue of privilege was wrested over a period of...
Enhanced public awareness about Parliamentary procedures could be one of the fringe benefits of Anna Hazare's fast at the Ramlila grounds. Television news channels don't usually inform us about the workings of Parliamentary committees. Both the Lok Sabha and state...
In parliament August 25, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said there should be  effective ways and means of discussing the Jan Lokpal Bill along with the government version of the bill along with Aruna Roy’s bill, along with the ideas in the paper that Dr...
There have been any number of instances in recent years when Parliament has passed Bills without any debate. But the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill was the most keenly contested and carefully debated/negotiated Bills in recent times... In March this year...