Articles by PRS Team - February, 2014

As we approach the next polls, citizens and the media can ask prospective candidates about what they will do to strengthen the institution The last session of India’s 15th Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) brings to an end one of the most disappointing periods...
Pre-legislative scrutiny is a first step towards greater transparency in law-making. The committee of secretaries chaired by the cabinet secretary has decided that all bills proposed by the government should go through a process of pre-legislative scrutiny. This...
Parliament was disrupted yet again and almost no work could take place. This session has seen almost no deliberations, and even the Railway Budget had to be tabled midway through the minister's speech. In the last five years, unprecedented amount of time has been...
Plans to pass anti-graft laws during the current Parliament session are ambitious. The second part of the winter session of Parliament is beginning today. The agenda for the session indicates that the government is planning to push for the passage of six anti-...
From 1952 to 1967, each of the three Lok Sabhas sat for an average of 600 days and more than 3,700 hours. In comparison, the 15th Lok Sabha -- from 2009 till 2013 -- has met for just 345 days and 1,331 hours -- legislative work overall took a back seat -- says Shreya...