The writer is with PRS Legislative Research, Delhi.
Lok Sabha should create consultative mechanism for speaker to certify a money bill.
The onus is on the Rajya Sabha to iron out the coal bill’s infirmities
An insider’s view of the process that has made free and fair elections possible.
A decision to disqualify chargesheeted candidates could also affect sitting legislators.
The proposed system of judicial appointments drops important safeguards.
Some non-political changes could help resolve factors that lead to parliamentary disruption
Real cost of parliamentary disruption: economic loss due to delay in legislation
A relatively less turbulent Parliament still failed to clear the legislative backlog during the budget session
Parliament must use budget session to discuss key pending bills
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
Taking stock of Parliaments legislative backlog
How India compares with other parliamentary democracies?
The IT rules have some worrying provisions
Justice Sen might make history if he is impeached. But we lack moderate mechanisms to deal with judicial misconduct
The contentious Copyright Bill could be tabled in this session.
For the monsoon session,a reminder of the pending 81 bills.
How Parliament already has ways for citizens to participate?
Tracking the proposed changes in the land acquisition law.
Fixing Parliaments problems can be quite simple
The system needs several conditions to be effective.
How Britains ambitious parliamentary reform speaks to the Indian experience.
Parliaments winter session has a full legislative agenda
500 days on,not many of UPA-IIs promised bills have been passed
Parliament tested three bills by committee,despite government reluctance
As Parliament debated price rise,barely anyone mentioned monetary policy