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Since Independence, only 14 Private Members' Bills have become laws. Of the 370 odd Private Members’ Bills introduced in the 15th Lok Sabha (2009 - 2014), barely 3% were discussed, and 97% lapsed without even a single debate in the House!

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Latest Issue: The Representation of People’s Act

The Representation of People’s Act was enacted by the Indian provincial Parliament prior to the first general elections in 1951. The Act provides for the conduct of elections in India, and was enacted to keep a check on unwanted practices that happen during the time of Indian elections.

Ninong Ering is a Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Congress Party, representing Arunachal East constituency.

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Mrs. Supriya Sule is an MP, elected to the 15th and 16th Lok Sabha from Baramati Constituency.

The Right to Disconnect Bill respects the personal space of the employees by recognising their right to disconnect and not respond to their employer’s calls, emails etc., during out-of-work hours. While the Bill recognises the rights of the employees, it also takes into consideration the competitive needs of the companies and their diverse work cultures.

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Mr. Rabindra Kumar Jena is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha, and has raised 472 questions and introduced 16 Private Member Bills

As a part of his Bill, he aims to push for a brain drain tax to compensate the loss of some of the best-trained high-skilled citizens to the less developed country (in this case, India), by levying a supplementary income tax on the immigrants’ earnings in the developed countries.

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Member of Parliament Dr. Kirit Premjibhai Solanki, a second-time Member of Parliament from the BJP advocates for decent working conditions as a basic right for domestic workers.

He introduced The Domestic Workers (Decent Working Conditions) Bill in 2015,  as a critical legislation for the recognition of their work and providing them with legal protection.

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Member of Parliament (Bolangir, Odisha) Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo is fighting to bring transparency to election funding in India, by making lobbying a legal and transparent activity.

He is doing this through this Disclosure of Lobbying Activities Bill 2015 that aims to ensure that the 'right' kind of lobbying occurs through effective regulation.

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Member of Parliament Rajeev Satav is fighting to make Paternity Leave a right in India.

Mr. Satav believes that the holistic development of a newborn should be the joint responsibility of both the mother and the father, and not the mother alone.

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Member of Parliament (Maharashtra) Husain Dalwai is trying to bring in a gender just solution to 'Triple Talaq', after the recent criminalisation of instant triple talaq.

Mr. Dalwai believes that the recent Triple Talaq Bill has been imposed on Indian Muslims without consulting relevant stakeholders. His bill aims to provide a more just solution to the problem.

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A former Assistant Secretary with the Ministry of Women and Child Development in West Bengal for three months, Lakshmi Bhavya has been championing the cause of menstrual hygiene in her district. By associating herself with the Lalana Campaign, a holistic menstrual hygiene awareness campaign which is conducted by the Anahat NGO, Lakshmi has been slowly breaking taboos when it comes to periods and menstrual hygiene.

A Gender Rights Activist working with the tribal and marginalized communities in india, Srilekha is a PhD scholar working on understanding body and sexuality among tribal girls, to fill the gaps in research around indigenous women and their stories. Srilekha has worked extensively at the grassroots level with community based organisations, through several advocacy initiatives around Gender, Mental Health, Menstrual Hygiene and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) for the indigenous in Jharkhand, over the last 6 years.

Srilekha has also contributed to sustainable livelihood projects and legal aid programs for survivors of sex trafficking. She has been conducting research based programs on maternal health, mental health, gender based violence, sex and sexuality. Her interest lies in conducting workshops for young people on life skills, feminism, gender and sexuality, trauma, resilience and interpersonal relationships.

A Guwahati-based college student pursuing her Masters in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bidisha started the #BleedwithDignity campaign on the technology platform, demanding that the Government of Assam install
biodegradable sanitary pad vending machines in all government schools across the state. Her petition on has already gathered support from over 90000 people and continues to grow.

Bidisha was selected in’s flagship program ‘She Creates Change’ having run successful online advocacy
campaigns, which were widely recognised. Through the #BleedwithDignity campaign; she organised and celebrated World Menstrual Hygiene Day, 2019 in Guwahati, Assam by hosting a wall mural by collaborating with local organisations. The initiative was widely covered by national and local media, and the mural was later inaugurated by the event’s chief guest Commissioner of Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) Debeswar Malakar, IAS.

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