Understanding the Scope of Public Participation in the Policy Making Process the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act

  • Shaurya Mahajan
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  • Shaurya Mahajan

    Student at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, India

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This paper analyses the scope of public participation in the Indian law-making process. We use the Pre-legislative Consultation Policy (PLCP) as the vehicle for exploring different spaces to encourage public participation. The case study of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 has been specifically chosen to explore the extent to which policies like PLCP engage with complex issues like ‘identity’. We take a look at the involvement of citizens in the process of policymaking in the country and analyze global best practices on public consultations for policymakers to come up with recommendations for India. Further, based on government data, we also examine the effectiveness of the public consultation. The procedure was introduced in 2014 and use our analysis proposes recommendations for strengthening the same.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 6, Page 981 - 997

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113839

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