PRS Legislative Research : PRS Legislative Research Do you know….
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?
An Indian MP represents 2 million people on average whereas a US Congressman represents one third that number on average?
US Congressmen are supported by a Congressional Research Service(CRS), Indian MP’s have no institutional support.
MP’s are required to create laws and policies that affect 1.2 billion people with limited or no research data.
Slide 3: Innovation: PRS is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization.
Provides free research service to MP’s and citizens
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.
Systematically tracks all aspects related to the functioning of Parliament
Training over 1000 journalists across India
All the work of PRS, including tracking MPs’ performance, is put on the internet. PRS Legislative Research
Slide 4: Difference between CRS and PRS PRS Legislative Research
Slide 5: Impact:
PRS is non partisan: Callbacks mirror the numerical representation in Parliament:
40% Congress, 30% BJP and 30% others
Between the 14th and 15th Lok Sabha:
At least 300 MPs from different political parties have used PRS inputs to prepare for their work in Parliament
Over 200 MPs have been directly briefed by the PRS team PRS Legislative Research
Slide 6: Congratulations PRS Legislative Research!