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Parliamentary standing committees that scrutinise Bills get less to do

The 17th Lok Sabha has the worst record compared to the previous three Houses in referring legislation to the institution framework

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The 17th Lok Sabha will be the shortest since 1952 and has, until now, the worst record compared to the previous three Houses in referring Bills to parliamentary standing committees.

Only 17.6 per cent of the 210 Bills taken up until now in the 17th Lok Sabha have been referred to parliamentary standing committees, compared to 25 per cent in the 16th Lok Sabha, 71 per cent in the 15th and 60 per cent in the 14th Lok Sabha, according to data collated by PRS Legislative Research.

Moreover, the number of Bills introduced and passed in the same session, without

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First Published: Aug 29 2023 | 3:16 PM IST

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