An analysis of the effectiveness of parliamentary questions in the Uttar Pradesh State Legislative Assembly (India)
Ojha, Suman & Mishra, Sanjay K. (2009) An analysis of the effectiveness of parliamentary questions in the Uttar Pradesh State Legislative Assembly (India). In Hawker , Geoffrey (Ed.) Proceedings of Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2009, Australian Political Science Association , Macquarie University, Victoria.
Parliamentary questions are the most popular and visible tool for making the executive accountable to the legislature. However, their use, purpose and effectiveness vary in different countries. In this study, 4023 parliamentary questions asked in the Uttar Pradesh State Legislative Assembly were analysed. The results show that half of the total members of the Assembly used this device. Contrary to findings in the Australian parliamentary system, there was no evidence of ‘Dorothy Dix’ and party influence on parliamentary questions. Furthermore, 30% of the questions were aimed at seeking information and 70% pressed for action. The government provided the required information in 95% of the questions in the former category but only took action in 37% in the latter category. The study concludes that parliamentary questions serve as an effective legislative tool in the Uttar Pradesh Legislature
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||parliamentary questions, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific (160606)|
|Divisions:||Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems|
|Deposited On:||01 Mar 2010 22:21|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 14:10|
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