PLCP track

The Pre-Legislative Consultation Policy(PLCP) was formulated by Government of India in February 2014. This policy seeks to facilitate participatory policymaking process and enhance transparency in the lawmaking process. The policy lists out various mandates requiring

1) departments to proactively publish proposed legislation on the internet and/or other public domains with additional details such as a brief justification for the legislation, its’ essential elements, broad financial implications, an estimated assessment of the impact of such a legislation on the environment, fundamental rights, lives and livelihoods of the concerned/affected people, etc.

2) These details are required to  be kept in the public domain for a minimum period of thirty days, accompanied by an explanatory note on the key legal provisions in a simpler language.

Our articles on the implementation of the Pre-Legislative Consultation policy

  1. The Hindu (November 2021) : click here
  2. Medianama (August 2019) : click here Alternate link (Academia) : click here

We have curated this repository to track the implementation of the Pre-Legislative Consultation Policy 2014.

1. Bills circulated by departments from June 2014–May 2019

No. of Bills 98
No. of bills with consultation period details unavailable 5
No. of bills with incomplete consultation 38
Complete consultation (considering 30-day deadline as the only criteria) 55

2. Bills introduced in Parliament from June 2014–May 2019

No. of Bills 186
Presented in without prior consultation (before introduction in the Parliament) 142
No. of bills with incomplete consultation 24
Complete consultation (considering 30-day deadline as the only criteria) 20

 


3) Bills circulated by departments since June 2019( NDA III)

4) Bills introduced in Parliament since June 2019 (updated on 2nd November incorporating Monsoon session bills )

No. of Bills 115
Presented in without prior consultation (before introduction in the Parliament) 85
No. of bills with incomplete consultation 16
Complete consultation (considering 30-day deadline as the only criteria) 14

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Note :

Orange indicates that the bill was not circulated for comments

Green indicates that the consultations are complete from the deadlines perspective ( based on 30 day deadline criteria)

Ivory indicates incomplete consultation( based on 30 day deadline criteria)