Thursday, November 28, 2013

11 December 2013: PRS Annual Conference on Effective Legislatures 2013 - Three Lectures on the Functioning of the Indian Parliament

Pratap Bhanu Mehta
Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
N K Singh
MP, Rajya Sabha representing Bihar
Baijayant 'Jay' Panda
MP, Lok Sabha representing Kendrapara (Odisha)

The 15th Lok Sabha has stood out for a number of wrong reasons. It has had a low number of working days, the largest percentage of time wasted to disruptions, a low number of legislations enacted, budgets passed without discussion, etc. Indeed, even in some cases such as the 2G spectrum allocation, committees such as PAC and JPC have been unable to present a clear picture and fix accountability. As we enter the 16th Lok Sabha in a few months, it is perhaps time to review and rethink the role of Parliament as an effective institution.

In this context, we are delighted to have three persons who have engaged deeply with issues related to Parliament, to give 30 minute lectures on various aspects of Parliament – as a representative body that makes laws, holds the executive accountable, and allocates the financial resources of the central government.

Date: December 11, 2013
Time: 10:00 A.M.

Gulmohar Hall,
India Habitat Centre
Lodi Road,
New Delhi – 110 003(INDIA)

RSVP: Kusum Malik - Email:, Phone: +91-11-4343 4035,36


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