Maadhyam is an initiative to capture inputs from interested stakeholders and use them for policy making with the aid of technology. ‘
The vision is to make policy making a more participatory process.
To this end Maadhyam will establish a digital platform acting as a bridge between policy stakeholders and enabling flow of communication and feedback. Right now in its concept stage, Maadhyam will launch a series of experiments to gauge the interest of people to engage in policy making.
Few Bills have been identified which are most likely to be discussed in Parliament in the coming session. These Bills will be summarily analyzed and inputs will be invited from interested stakeholders. These inputs will be collated and circulated to MPs who have shown an interest in being a part of this initiative. It is hoped that these inputs will improve and add to the policy making process.
Watch this space for other initiatives by Maadhyam.
Maadhyam is founded by Maansi Verma, a law graduate from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, a Young India Fellow and a LAMP Fellow.
About Parliamentary Debates
Parliament is a forum for debate. It reflects the urgency of our times and the moods of our generations. Take for instance the following debates and their setting in the overall political situation in the country –
• A man is beaten to death allegedly for consuming beef – Parliament debates ‘intolerance’
• Students of a University are arrested for being anti-national, another student commits suicide in the face of caste based discrimination – Parliament debates freedom of speech and interference of Ministry in university administration
• Farmer suicides on an all-time high – Parliament debates droughts and farmer suicides
• Rampant atrocities on Dalits – Parliament debates conditions of Dalits in the country
• Kashmir comes to a standstill – Parliament debates response of government to the Kashmir situation.
What should the Parliament debate this time?May be – Indo-Pak relations.
It is a fact that India-Pakistan relations are at an all time low and in the recent past we have witnessed all sorts of military and diplomatic tussles. Where is this relation between two nuclear-powered neighbours headed?
Does the government have a long-term strategy to maintain peaceful relations with Pakistan or are we going to move from attack to another?
Should this be discussed by the Parliament and answers demanded from the government? Let us know.
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