What we do

The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy is an independent think tank doing legal research and assisting government in making better laws. Vidhi is committed to producing legal research of the highest standard with the aim of informing public debate and contributing to improved governance.

Vidhi works with Ministries of the Government of India and State Governments, as well as other public institutions, providing research and drafting support at various stages of law-making. This work is conducted by the Public Law, and Financial Regulation & Corporate Law verticals. Vidhi’s work includes engagements with the Central Ministries of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Home Affairs, the Finance and Law Commissions of India, the State Governments of Delhi and Karnataka, and the Reserve Bank of India. 

Vidhi also conducts and freely disseminates independent research in areas of legal reform which it believes is critical to India’s future. Currently, the areas of research are: 

  • Judicial Reform: Research in this area takes a data-driven approach to suggesting reforms that address the problem of judicial delays.
  • Health, Environment and Law: This initiative conducts empirical, interdisciplinary research at the intersection of environmental and public health issues. 
  • Education Law: This initiative conducts original legal research on the enforceability of the Right to Education Act, and the nature of regulation of schools.

Vidhi is a not-for-profit company set up under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956. Donations to Vidhi are exempt from income-tax under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.