Indian Parliament

How Indian Parliament has declined over the years?
India, Indian Parliament

How Indian Parliament has declined over the years?

The bicameral Parliament of India came into being with the first general Elections held in 1952. However, its antecedents can be traced back to the pre-Independence era. The Parliament of India comprises of President, Lok Sabha, and Rajya Sabha. It is the supreme legislative body of India. Let's see how Indian Parliament has declined over the years. As the deliberative and representative assembly, its role in developing India has been crucial. But over several decades there has been a decline in the effectiveness of the Parliament as an institution of accountability and oversight. The instruments of accountability, the Parliament uses such as the committee system, motion on the floor etc have become increasingly dysfunctional.   The declining standards of debates, decorum and discipline
Everything you need to know about Personal Data Protection Bill
Indian Parliament, Lok Sabha

Everything you need to know about Personal Data Protection Bill

The Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India was constituted in August 2017 to examine issues related to data protection, recommend methods to address them, and draft a data protection Bill. Since it was chaired by Justice B. N. Srikrishna, it popularly came to be known as the Srikrishna Committee. And finally, on July 27, 2018, The Committee submitted its report and draft Bill to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Here is everything you need to know about SriKrishna Committee and Personal Data Protection Bill. Current status of SriKrishna committee report and Personal Data Protection bill -  24th August marked the 1st anniversary of the historic judgement on the right to privacy by a Supreme Court bench. AADHAAR card became the “Aadhar” for many
What are the functions of the Indian President?
India, Indian Parliament

What are the functions of the Indian President?

The President of India is the head of the state. He is the first citizen of India. The President acts as the symbol of unity, integrity, and solidarity of the nation. The articles 52 to 78 in part V of the Indian Constitution deals with the Union Executive. Let’s discuss the powers and functions of the Indian President. 1. Executive Functions of the Indian President All the executive actions of the government are taken in the name of President. He appoints the prime minister and other ministers. He also appoints attorney general, comptroller and auditor general, chief election commissioner, the governors, the chairman and members of UPSC, the chief justice of India etc. He directly administers the Union territories. He can make rules for business transactions of the union government. He
Are Simultaneous Elections to Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabhas Constitutionally Sound?
Analysis, India, Indian Parliament, Lok Sabha, Opinion

Are Simultaneous Elections to Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabhas Constitutionally Sound?

After the recent streak of television interviews given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the possibility of simultaneous elections to the 17th Lok Sabha and all State Assemblies has returned to the political discourse in the country. Although the issue was in limelight in 1999 after the 170th Law Commission Report, in 2015 after the 79th Report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee was tabled in both houses of the Parliament, and in 2016 after a NITI Aayog Discussion Paper, its return is at a crucial juncture of Indian electoral politics. With only over a year left for the completion of the term of the 16th Lok Sabha, all State Assembly elections in 2018, particularly those of Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are to be of decisive importance in the run-up to the next general electi...
Women’s Reservation Bill: Does it abide by our democratic values?
India, Indian Parliament

Women’s Reservation Bill: Does it abide by our democratic values?

Congress president Sonia Gandhi wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to make use of the NDA’s majority in the Lok Sabha to pass the long-pending Women's Reservation Bill passed by the Rajya Sabha in March 2010 and assuring him of Congress’ support to the legislation. In the letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she reminded him of the landmark Women's Reservation Bill and asked him to pass the legislation, which she said has been languishing in Lok Sabha "for one reason or another". The Women’s Reservation Bill was first introduced in the Parliament in 1996 by the H.D. Deve Gowda government, but no government has effectively passed it yet. The existing version of the bill, the 108th Amendment, envisages 33 per cent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha