Draft Legislation 50% open


What data is expected?

Data about the bills discussed within national parliament as well as votings on bills (not to mix with passed national law). Data on bills must be available for the current legislation period. Open data on the law-making process is crucial for parliamentary transparency: What does a bill text say and how does it change over time? Who introduces a bill? Who votes for and against it? Where is a bill discussed next, so the public can participate in debates? This data category draws on work by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Declaration of Parliamentary Openness.

  • Content of bill
  • Author of bill
  • Votes on bill per member of parliament
  • Transcripts of debates on bill
  • Status of bill

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
In an open and machine-readable format TXT Available as PDFs online in the Nepalese language.
Downloadable at once No The dataset is downloadable on a one by one basis.
Up-to-date No
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3 The Department of Printing is easily found though the Parliament of Nepal's website can be difficult to find.
findable_steps Online search
Collected by government Yes
usability 1 It did take extensive effort to find the Parliament of Nepal's website but once found, it is easily navigable.
collector_name Legislature's Parliament of Nepal & Ministry of Information and Communication Department of Printing
characteristics Content of bill, Author of bill, Status of bill
location http://www.dop.gov.np/downloads.php - Department of Printing's website, http://parliament.gov.np/np/bills/registered-bills.html - Legislature's Parliament of Nepal Downloads from the Department of Printing is only available in Nepalese. The Parliament of Nepal also has the registered bill available in Nepalese.
The information was eventually found but a good translator or knowledge of the Nepalese language is recommended to get the best use of the information.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.dop.gov.np/downloads.php - Department of Printing's website
   http://parliament.gov.np/np/bills/registered-bills.html - Legislature's Parliament of Nepal
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   TXT
Reviewer   Brenna Slawich
Submitters   Shubham Ghimire
Last modified   Mon Dec 05 2016 14:20:38 GMT+0000 (UTC)