Vital Stats

Parliament during Monsoon Session 2016

The Monsoon Session of Parliament concluded on August 12, 2016. The session had 20 sittings, during which various Bills were passed, including a Constitutional Amendment Bill enabling the levy of a Goods and Services Tax (GST). Parliament also...

Parliament Functioning in Budget Session 2016

The Budget Session 2016 was scheduled from February 23 to March 16, and from April 25 to May 13, 2016. However, during the recess period, Parliament was prorogued to allow the government to issue an Ordinance. When Parliament convened again on...

Functioning of Parliament in Winter Session 2015

This note presents data regarding Parliament’s productivity during Winter Session 2015.
Lok Sabha has been more productive than Rajya Sabha in the last four sessions

 During this session, Lok Sabha worked for 98% of its scheduled...

MP Participation in the first year of the 16th Lok Sabha

Monsoon Session 2015 marks the end of the first year of the 16th Lok Sabha. This note looks at the participation of MPs in both Houses of Parliament over the last year. Participation in debates includes anything other than questions. This...

Parliament functioning in Monsoon Session 2015-16

This note presents data regarding Parliament productivity during Monsoon Session 2015. This session has been one of the least productive sessions in the last 15 years with repeated disruptions in both the Houses. While several Bills were...

Children in Conflict with Law

A juvenile or a child is any person below the age of 18 years. Over the last 10 years, crimes committed by children, as a percentage of all crimes committed in the country, have risen from 1.0% to 1.2%

Parliament functioning in Budget Session 2015-16

During the second Budget session of the 16th Lok Sabha, Parliament discussed the Union and Railway Budgets. While several Bills were passed in this session, MPs raised the need for referring Bills to Standing Committees for greater examination....

How Parliament functioned in the Budget Session 2014

During the first Budget session of the 16th Lok Sabha, Parliament discussed the Union and Railway Budgets and passed several laws including Bills establishing the National Judicial Appointments Commission. Lok Sabha spent time discussing issues...

Parliament in 2012

In 2012, Parliament proceedings were marred by disruptions over a wide range of issues, notably the CAG report on coal allocation and FDI in retail. The year also saw some parliamentary tools used for the first time in the 15th Lok Sabha – three...