Welcome to NSW

National Social Watch is a broad based network of civil society organisations, citizens and communities to build a process of monitoring governance towards professed goals of social development, particularly with respect to the marginalised sections of our country. It monitors the institutions of governance and their commitment towards citizens and principles of democracy.

National Social Watch (NSW) process is the collective response of a number of development organisations, social action groups, and citizens to ensure that there is a critical engagement with the process of governance. This is a part of the initiative to make democracy meaningful and participatory.

The innovative approach of the NSW process is unique in terms of looking at the functioning and efficiency of the key institutions of governance - executive (in terms of policy and practices), the judiciary, the legislative represented by the parliament), and the institution... Read more

  • Parliament
  • NSW monitors the health of Indian Parliament by examining and establishing some worrying trends in the way in which the Parliament functions and conducts its business. Read more
  • Judiciary
  • NSW study the specific cases to understand the mind of the Judiciary. Under this section NSW analyzes issues and proposals on judicial accountability and reforms. Read more
  • Executive
  • NSW analyses the structural challenges in the Executive such as the conflict of interest between the Parliament and the Executive and within the Executive and related issues. Read more