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M.R. Madhavan

The writer is with PRS Legislative Research, Delhi.

Name Of The Bill
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Lok Sabha should create consultative mechanism for speaker to certify a money bill.

Coal contradiction
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

The onus is on the Rajya Sabha to iron out the coal bill’s infirmities

Vote for Change
Sat, May 03, 2014

An insider’s view of the process that has made free and fair elections possible.

Without conviction
Fri, Nov 29, 2013

A decision to disqualify chargesheeted candidates could also affect sitting legislators.

Case not closed
Thu, Sep 05, 2013

The proposed system of judicial appointments drops important safeguards.

Designing a House that works
Fri, May 03, 2013

Some non-political changes could help resolve factors that lead to parliamentary disruption

Low bill power
Wed, Aug 29, 2012

Real cost of parliamentary disruption: economic loss due to delay in legislation

An unfulfilled agenda
Wed, May 23, 2012

A relatively less turbulent Parliament still failed to clear the legislative backlog during the budget session

The overgrown list
Mon, Mar 12, 2012

Parliament must use budget session to discuss key pending bills

Upsetting the UPA’s plans
Fri, Jan 06, 2012

Given that the government does not have a majority in the Rajya Sabha,and many pending bills involve states’ rights,it will have to exert itself with allies and opposition parties

Acts of paralysis
Thu, Nov 17, 2011

Taking stock of Parliament’s legislative backlog

Questions of privilege
Wed, Sep 07, 2011

How India compares with other parliamentary democracies?

Too much information
Mon, Aug 22, 2011

The IT rules have some worrying provisions

Bringing judges to justice
Sat, Aug 13, 2011

Justice Sen might make history if he is impeached. But we lack moderate mechanisms to deal with judicial misconduct

Bill of rights
Mon, Aug 01, 2011

The contentious Copyright Bill could be tabled in this session.

An August job
Tue, Jul 19, 2011

For the monsoon session,a reminder of the pending 81 bills.

Rough draft of a bill
Wed, Jun 15, 2011

How Parliament already has ways for citizens to participate?

Notes on a draft
Thu, May 19, 2011

Tracking the proposed changes in the land acquisition law.

Raising the floor
Thu, Apr 28, 2011

Fixing Parliament’s problems can be quite simple

Recall option
Thu, Mar 31, 2011

The system needs several conditions to be effective.

The Westminster turn
Sat, Feb 19, 2011

How Britain’s ambitious parliamentary reform speaks to the Indian experience.

Bills of passage
Mon, Nov 08, 2010

Parliament’s winter session has a full legislative agenda

Is one out of 13 good enough?
Sat, Sep 25, 2010

500 days on,not many of UPA-II’s promised bills have been passed

The House always wins
Fri, Sep 03, 2010

Parliament tested three bills by committee,despite government reluctance

The colour of money
Mon, Aug 09, 2010

As Parliament debated price rise,barely anyone mentioned monetary policy