This data category requires all national laws and statutes available to be available online, although it is not a requirement that information on legislative behaviour e.g. voting records is available. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Content of the law / status
  • If applicable, all relevant amendments to the law
  • Date of last amendments
  • Data should be updated at least on quarterly

Data Location

http://indiacode.nic.in/

Comments

All legislation /Acts are made by Parliament of India. India Code Information System contains all Central Acts of Parliament right from 1836 onwards which is available on http://indiacode.nic.in/welcome.htm . The Parliament of India comprises of Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha, the upper house and lower house. The Lok Sabha secretariat and the Rajya Sabha secretariat publishes all its data starting from its members to the various legislative businesses on their respective websites. All the data published by secretariats have been meticulously compiled into a digital package by OGD India. The portal also provides data related to the various state legislative assemblies in India. The data on India Code Information System is open for public use. The websites of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha clearly mention in their terms and copyright that - "The material listed may be reproduced without formal permission for the purposes of non-commercial research, private study and for criticism, review and news reporting provided that the material is appropriately attributed." Plus OGD India also provides important data related to legislative business which is openly available at http://data.gov.in/catalogs/ministry_department/lok-sabha-secretariat, http://data.gov.in/catalogs/ministry_department/rajya-sabha and http://data.gov.in/catalogs?query=legislation&sort_by=search_api_relevance&sort_order=DESC&items_per_page=20. The data is openly licensed and open for further reuse. Both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha Secretariat update the information regarding the members and legislative business on a timely basis.

Reviewer comments

The submission is correct.

Data Availability

  • ? Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
Key:
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data

Details

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Kamil Gregor
Submitters   Akhilesh Srivastava
Last modified   Fri Sep 18 2015 10:27:16 GMT+0000 (UTC)