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Shivam Singh

LAMP Fellow 2015-16, Cofounder of Chakravyuha

Shivam Singh is a Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament at the office of Shri PD Rai, MP (Lok Sabha), Sikkim. He is a graduate from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor in Economics and Entrepreneurship. He is also the cofounder of Chakravyuha, an open data initiative for greater civic engagement.
The Economic Cost Of Gau

The Economic Cost Of Gau Raksha

You've probably heard a lot about gau rakshaks or cow protectors in the past few months. The debates around gau raksha usually
29/09/2016 10:47 AM IST
Only 0.091% Earn More Than ₹10 Lakh, And Other Dreadful Direct Tax

Only 0.091% Earn More Than ₹10 Lakh, And Other Dreadful Direct Tax Data

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) recently released aggregated data for the direct tax collections in India for the first time. The stated purpose of publishing the data is to encourage "wider use and analysis of income tax data by departmental personnel and academicians." Here's what our analysis revealed.
03/05/2016 8:26 AM IST
Gaming The System: The Real Reason Why Only 13% Of MPs Ask 80% Of Questions In Lok

Gaming The System: The Real Reason Why Only 13% Of MPs Ask 80% Of Questions In Lok Sabha

Since June 2015 I have been working as a legislative assistant in the office of Mr P D Rai, the Lok Sabha MP from Sikkim. Ever since then, I've been thinking about trying to figure out how some MPs get most of their questions selected while others get less than a third. While discussing the question selection process in office, we decided to start analyzing the data. We found some really interesting statistics that show how some people have figured out loopholes in the Parliament's system of selecting questions.
16/03/2016 8:15 AM IST