PRS Legislative Research invites submissions for Analysis 2009, a national-level legislative analysis competition organised by PRS every year since 2007. The competition is open to all law students and current post-graduate students from any discipline. Participants are expected to produce a succinct three-page analysis of one of two bills, likely to come up for debate in Parliament with Members of Parliament as the target audience. Judges in previous years have included former Supreme Court judges Y.K. Sabharwal and Ruma Pal, eminent journalist and currently visiting faculty at the Centre for Policy Research Mr. B.G. Verghese, former governor Ved Marwah and former members of Parliament Dr. R. Senthil and Professor M. Ramdass. The first prize is Rs. 20,000, second prize: Rs. 15,000 and third prize: Rs. 10,000. The deadline for submission is August 30, 2009.
This is one of many initiatives that PRS has taken in the short time since it came into being to inculcate awareness of the legislative process amongst the citizenry. The rules of the competition and details for application can be accessed here.