Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

Engages in legal research and strategic advocacy to enhance governance and shape effective laws for the public good

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  • Headquarters

    New Delhi, Delhi

  • Since


Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (Vidhi) is a self-governing think-tank that conducts legal research to improve governance and develop effective laws for Read more the greater public welfare. Its work involves rigorous, peer-reviewed legal research, engaging with various Government bodies to shape policy-making and convert policies into actionable laws, and utilizing strategic litigation to address crucial legal and policy issues. Vidhi's core principles encompass non-partisan engagement, research excellence, and maintaining an independent stance throughout its endeavours.


Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy has made a significant impact with 183 blogs, 3 books, 9 briefing books, 72 organised conferences, 6 films, 37 international partnerships, 50 journal articles, 115 conferences attended, 580 op-eds, 42 podcasts, 138 reports, 37 submissions, and has assisted in drafting 37 statutes and 40 rules and regulations for the government, additionally, Vidhi has made depositions to 4 parliamentary committees and provided research assistance to 88 government projects also being involved in 2 litigation cases.


  • Making the Digital Eco-System Disabled Friendly

    In India, the accessibility of widely used apps for persons with disabilities was evaluated by Vidhi, I-Stem, and Mission Accessibility. The report presents evidence-based findings and practical recommendations for stakeholders to make services disabled-friendly, aligning with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. The goal is to enable persons with disabilities to actively participate in the digital marketplace on par with able-bodied individuals, whether it's ordering food, socializing, or accessing various services through technology.

  • The Model Code on Indian Family Law

    The Model Code on Indian Family Law, along with its accompanying commentary, presents a vision of a comprehensive, gender-just, and inclusive family law regime in modern India. In response to recent developments regarding marriage equality and the proposal for a Uniform Civil Code, the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy has released a draft family law code for public consultation. This draft code aims to be progressive, inclusive, and informed by constitutional principles of equality, dignity, and liberty. It seeks to recognize and protect the rights of all gender identities and sexual orientations, eliminate discriminatory provisions, and embrace the diversity of family structures prevalent in India. The draft covers three key areas: adult unions, parent-child relations, and succession.

Leadership Team

  • Dr. Indu Bhushan

    Board of Directors

  • Ireena Vittal

    Board of Directors

  • Govindraj Hegde

    Board of Directors

  • Uday Shankar

    Board of Directors

  • Himani Baid

    Associate - Development

  • Sumyes

    Programme Manager


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    Section 8 (formerly Section 25)