Ep. 156: How Does a Bill Become a Law?


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Kaushiki Sanyal explains how bills become laws in India, on Episode 156 of The Pragati Podcast.

Kaushiki Sanyal and host Pavan Srinath discuss how legislative agendas are decided, and the varying paths that are taken in an issue giving rise to a draft bill or amendment, how that moves through the Indian legislative system, gets passed as an Act, and eventually becomes the law of the land. They also discuss the roles played by the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha in this process, the role of parliamentary Standing Committees and other committees, the Speaker, and more.

Dr. Kaushiki Sanyal is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sunay Policy Advisory, a public policy research and training consultancy and is a Senior Fellow at Policy Research and Management Network (PRAMAN), a think tank based in Gurgaon.

Kaushiki has over 15 years of experience in the field of public policy and has worked with NDTV, PRS Legislative Research, and the Bharti Institute of Public Policy at the Indian School of Business. She has co-authored three books, including Oxford India Short Introductions: Public Policy in India (2017), and Shaping Policy in India: Alliance, Advocacy, Activism (2018).

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