Indian parliamentary system an overview and tracking of legislators.

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Chakshu Roy of PRS legsislative Research made a presentation on Indian Parliamentary system and tracking of legislators at IIT Madras on 20th April 2013 during Sansad Ratna Award function.

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Indian parliamentary system an overview and tracking of legislators.

  1. 1. Chakshu Roy| Sansad Ratna Awards|IIT MadrasOverview of Indian ParliamentTracking the work of Legislators
  2. 2. 5 pm4 pm3 pm2 pm1 pm12 pm6 pmQuestion HourZero HourLunch Government Business / Legislative Business11 amRajya Sabha till 5 pmLok Sabha till 6 pmA day in ParliamentKeep the Govt. inCheck / RepresentPeopleMake Laws / Pass BudgetRepresent people
  3. 3. Parliament meets for fewer days0204060801001201401601952195419561958196019621964196619681970197219741976197819801982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012Lok Sabha Rajya Sabha
  4. 4. Decline in number of Bills passed0204060801001201401952195419561958196019621964196619681970197219741976197819801982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012
  5. 5. MP Attendance – 15thLok Sabha88%85% 84% 84% 82%78%73% 69%64% 63%LS average, 78 %Average MP Attendance in the 15th Lok Sabha
  6. 6. Questions – 15thLok Sabha56933832030227225422819417541Average,255Shiv Sena BSP BJD JD(U) BJP SP INC CPI(M) DMK AITCAverage Questions per MP in the 15th Lok Sabha
  7. 7. A Voter’s view of an MP…• Did you fix my street?• I did not see you after the last election• What did you do for the constituency?• Can you help my son get a job?• You did not help my daughter get a transfer
  8. 8. The Constitution’s view of an MP…• Make Laws• Oversee the working of the government• Scrutinize and approve the budget• Represent the voters
  9. 9. MPs get ~ 1400 documents per session0500100015002000250030001 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15SessionPapers laid on the table by the Government - 14thLok Sabha
  10. 10. How educated are our MPs ?0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%1952 1957 1962 1967 1971 1977 1980 1984 1989 1991 1996 1998 1999 2004 2009Under Matriculates Matriculates/ Hr. Sec Graduates Post Graduates Doctoral degree
  11. 11. Support to MPs• No research staff• No office space• Many political parties do not have strong internalresearch capacity
  12. 12. PRS LegislativeResearchBuilding a high impactinstitution tostrengthen the world’slargest democracywww.prsindia.org | Facebook: PRS Legislative Research | Twitter: PRSLegislative

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