PRS - Innovation for India Award winner


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A quick case study on PRS Legislative Research's Social innovation. PRS won an Innovation for India award at the Marico Innovation's Foundations award night.

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PRS - Innovation for India Award winner

  1. 1. PRS Legislative Research<br />
  2. 2. PRS Legislative Research<br />Do you know….<br />Each US Congressman gets a government funded staff of 20+ people for research, an Indian MP gets Rs. 14,000 for one PA and one researcher?<br />An Indian MP represents 2 million people on average whereas a US Congressman represents one third that number on average?<br />US Congressmen are supported by a Congressional Research Service(CRS), Indian MP’s have no institutional support. <br />MP’s are required to create laws and policies that affect 1.2 billion people with limited or no research data.<br />
  3. 3. PRS Legislative Research<br />Innovation: PRS is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization.<br /><ul><li>Provides free research service to MP’s and citizens
  4. 4. PRS produces easy to understand 4-6 pages long Legislative Brief on a range of bills. These Briefs are sent to all MP’s in both houses of Parliament and 1200 NGOs and 500 top companies of the country.
  5. 5. Systematically tracks all aspects related to the functioning of Parliament
  6. 6. Training over 1000 journalists across India
  7. 7. All the work of PRS, including tracking MPs’ performance, is put on the internet.</li></li></ul><li>PRS Legislative Research<br />Difference between CRS and PRS <br />
  8. 8. PRS Legislative Research<br />Impact:<br />PRS is non partisan: Callbacks mirror the numerical representation in Parliament: <br /><ul><li>40% Congress, 30% BJP and 30% others</li></ul>Between the 14th and 15th LokSabha: <br /><ul><li>At least 300 MPs from different political parties have used PRS inputs to prepare for their work in Parliament
  9. 9. Over 200 MPs have been directly briefed by the PRS team</li></li></ul><li>Congratulations PRS Legislative Research!<br />