Articles by PRS Team - May, 2012

Government owned Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) raised the price of petrol by Rs 6.28 per litre on May 23, 2012. After the inclusion of local taxes, this price hike amounts to an increase of Rs 7.54 per litre in Delhi. India met 76 per cent of its total petroleum...
A relatively less turbulent Parliament still failed to clear the legislative backlog during the budget session The big positive of the budget session of Parliament was that it was relatively less turbulent. Parliament met for the scheduled 35 days; there were some...
The Rajya Sabha has admitted motions to amend Rules prescribed under three Acts of Parliament.  Mr. P Rajeeve has moved a motion that resolves to annul the Information Technology (Intermediary) Rules.  Mr. Yechuri and Mr. Balagopal have moved identical...
On May 13, 2012, the Indian Parliament completed 60 years since its first sitting. To mark the occasion, a special sitting of both Houses was organised on the day. Recently, there has been much public scrutiny of the work of MPs and the functioning of Parliament....