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Chakshu Roy

The writer is head of outreach PRS Legislative Research.

A House For Mr Naidu
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

Perhaps the biggest challenge for the new vice president will be to assume a non-partisan role while managing the functioning of the House. The new VP will need to have the confidence of MPs on both sides of the aisle. He will have to play the arbiter between political parties and set the benchmark for non-partisan conduct.

A Great Figurehead
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Let us hope that India’s new President, like others before, will rise to the office

Lost in implementation
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Overhaul rulemaking process to prevent government bypassing the will of Parliament

What ex-MPs get, what issues pension debate raises
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Ex-MPs can travel free in AC First Class of any train when travelling alone, and in AC Second Class with a companion, both for free.

Enemy property: what it is, how the new law changes its status
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

The Defence of India Acts were temporary laws that ceased to operate after the wars ended.

Budgeting For Democracy
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

Parliament needs more funds for research, infrastructure and digital outreach

Listening to the President speak: Law, Pakistan, Corruption — 1952 to 2016
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

An analysis of the contents of the President’s Address to both Houses of Parliament over the years.

Should Hear Them
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

It’s time parliamentary panels open their doors when witnesses testify.

Put House In Order
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Parliamentary procedures require a thorough revamp.

Bricks And Mortar As Well
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

More than a new building, Parliament needs an update of its procedures.

A Question For Parliament
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Can the House deal with disruption instead of being held hostage to it?

Way Of The Committee
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

Can Parliament be insulated from the vagaries of the political climate?

Unfinished business
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

The 15th Lok Sabha has passed some big-ticket laws. But not enough laws.

Election and renewal
Thu, Dec 05, 2013

It shouldn’t be business as usual for the newly elected state assemblies.

The law and short of it
Thu, May 23, 2013

Enacting hasty new legislation in response to public events is not the answer

House of lost opportunities
Mon, Apr 29, 2013

The 15th Lok Sabha marks a new low in productivity