Audio podcast: ‘Key laws affecting citizens’ lives were passed without consulting them’

Ashraf Engineer

May 18, 2022

The Pre-Legislative Consultation Policy says the government should place a draft version of any law it makes before the people for their inputs. This is important for a truly participative democracy. However, at last count, 227 of the 301 bills placed in Parliament after the policy was introduced were presented without prior consultation. The attempt to become not just a representative but a deliberative democracy has failed to take off. Public policy expert Arun PS, who has a special interest in the Pre-Legislative Consultation Policy, speaks to All Indians Matter.