Proposals of Political reforms by Dr Subhash Kashyap

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Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap

Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap born 10 May 1929) was a former Secretary-General of 7th Lok Sabha, 8th Lok Sabha and 9th Lok Sabha and Lok Sabha Secretariat (Lower House of Parliament of India) from 1984 to 1990. He is well known Political Scientist, expert in Indian Constitution, Constitutional Law, Parliamentary Experts and distinguished scholar. He also headed an International Centre for Parliamentary Documentation,IPU at Geneva till 1983. He was Honorary Constitutional Advisor to the Government of India on Panchayati Raj Laws and Institutions. He is also Recipient of several prestigious awards for the Best Books in Constitution, Law and Political Science.

At present Dr. Kashyap is an Honorary Research Professor at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi. He was also a Member of the National Commission to Review the Working of Constitution and Chairman of its Drafting and Editorial Committee.

Career

Dr. Kashyap began career at Allahabad as Journalist, Advocate and University Teacher. He joined the Parliament Secretariat in 1953 and was associated with Parliament of India for over 37 yrs. He became Secretary-General of Lok Sabha in 31 Dec 1983. He took voluntary retirement in 1990 from the Post of Secretary-General, Lok Sabha and Lok Sabha Secretariat, Parliament of India. Dr. Kashyap had an outstanding academic career with higher education and professional traning in India, U.S.A., U.K., and Switzerland.

Position Held

Honorary Research Professor, Centre for Policy Research (CPR)

President, Rashtriya Jagriti Sansthan

Vice-President Citizenship Development Society

Member, Governing Body Auroville Foundation

Advocate and Consultant, Supreme Court of India

Member of the India International Centre's Committee of Experts on the Constitution

Honorary Director of the Project on Constitutional Reforms

Chairman of the Conferences of Secretaries ( 1987,1989)

Former Director of the institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies on Panchayati Raj laws and institutions.

Awards

He was Awarded Honorary title of Commander and degree of H.O.A.S.F. (Honorary Order of the Academy of San Francisco) for services in the field of Constitutional Law. He received Motilal Nehru award two times, and the Coveted Nehru Fellowship of 1996-98; also received 'Vidur Samman', 'Rajiv Smriti Samman', 'Vidhi Seva Samman' and 'Great Son of the Soil A Award' and many more awards.

Published Works

He has published more than 500 research articles and papers and over 100 books. His Popular Books are :

1. Framing of I.ndia's Constitution -A Study

2. Constitution Making Since 1950 -An Overview (1950-2004)

3. Blueprint of Political Reforms, CPR, Shipra, New Delhi, 2003.

4. The Speaker's Office, Shipra, Delhi, 2001.

5. History of the Parliament of India -6 Volumes, (1994-2000)

6. Parliamentary Procedure, Law, Privileges, Practice and Precedents -2 volumes

7. Institutions of Governance in South Asia, Konark, Delhi, 2000.

8. Understanding the Constitution of India, NCERT, New Delhi, 2000

9. Citizens and the Constitution (Citizenship values under the Constitution), Publications Division, Ministry of I. & B., Govt. of India, 1997

10. Anti-defection Law and Parliamentary Privileges

11. Legislative Management Studies, National, Delhi, 1995.

12. Our Constitution -Introduction to India's Constitution and Constitutional Law, NBT, New Delhi, 1994

13. History of the Freedom Movement

14. Delinking Religion and Politics

15. Parliamentary Wit and Humour, Shipra, Delhi, 1992.

16. The Ten Lok Sabhas, Shipra, Delhi, 1992.

17. History of Parliamentary Democracy, Shipra, Delhi, 1991.

18. Office of the Speaker and Speakers of Lok Sabha, Shipra, Delhi, 1991.

19. The Political System and Institution Building Under

20. Jawaharlal Nehru, National, Delhi, 1990. Jawaharlal Nehru, the Constitution and the Parliament

21. Our Parliament -An introduction to the Parliament of India, NBT, New Delhi, 1989 (2000 edition). The book is also available in many other Indian languages.

22. Parliament of India -Myths and Realities, National, Delhi, 1988.

23. Govind Ballath fant -Parliamentarian, Statesman and Administrator, National, New Delhi, 1988.

24. The Ministers and the Legislators, Metropolitan, New Delhi, 1982.

25. Jawaharlal Nehru and the Constitution, Metropolitan, 1982.

26. Human Rights and Parliament, Metropolitan, New Delhi, 1978.

27. Politics of Power, National, Delhi, 1974.

28. Tryst with Freedom, National, 1973.

29. The Unknown Neitzsche -His socio-political thought and legacy, National, Delhi, 1970.

30. Politics of Defection -A Study of State Politics in India, National, Delhi, 1969.