Wikidata:Property proposal/Gazette of India notification

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Descriptionnotification number and date, published in the Gazette of India
RepresentsThe Gazette of India (Q277213)
Data typeString
Domainmain statement for statute, legislation, proclamation, rule, implementing legislation, delegated legislation, statutory order; reference for effective date (P7588)
Allowed values^(G.S.R.|S.R.O.|S.O.)\s(\d)*(\s|\s\S((E)\S)\s)dated\s([1-9]|[12][0-9]|3[01])\s(January|February|March|April|May|June|July|August|September|October|November|December)\s\d{4}$
Example 1Constitution Order 20 (Q75430672) → S.R.O. 384 dated 11 August 1950
Example 2Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019 (Q75232010)effective date (P7588) → S.O. 1044 (E) dated 28 February 2019
Example 3National Highways Act, 1956 → effective date (P7588) → S.R.O. 1180 (E) dated 4 April 1957
Example 4Ninth Amendment of the Constitution of India (Q73000326)effective date (P7588) → G.S.R. 73 dated 14 January 1961
Example 5Ahmedabad-Vadodara Expressway (Q2043153)declaration (Q62662439) as National Expressway 1 → S.O. 92 (E) dated 13 March 1986
Expected completenessalways incomplete (Q21873886)


All implementing and delegated legislations, issued by the Government of India, are published in the Gazette of India. Each notification is given a specific number and date, which is subsequently used in citations. The issuing Ministry/Department gives the series (G.S.R., S.O., S.R.O.) and issue date, and the Gazette office allots the number during publication. The issue date remains unaltered even if the notification is actually published a few days later. I am working on various Indian laws in Wikidata at present, and this identifier is required as main statement if the notification is an item (as for the components of Orders issued under the Constitution of India (Q75029410)) and as a reference if the notification is not an item but to be cited for effective date for a statutory legislation (like the components of list of amendments of the Constitution of India (Q3348321)). Hrishikes (talk) 16:23, 4 December 2019 (UTC)


  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 18:48, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --- য় [t̪ɔnɔj] 03:19, 5 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 轻语者 (talk) 02:08, 8 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Can someone show a source for the data? The "source" field in the proposal currently links to a definition, but I am curious if there is some dataset which already has some of these identifiers. Also, can you make a guess to complete the "number of ids" field? How many of these get posted every week, and about how many years has this system been used? Blue Rasberry (talk) 11:55, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
Source for the data:
  1. Example 1 → S.R.O. 384 dated 11 August 1950 →
  2. Example 2 → S.O. 1044 (E) dated 28 February 2019 →
  3. Example 3 → S.R.O. 1180 (E) dated 4 April 1957 → not uploaded in the Gazette site. For citation, see first footnote here. →
  4. Example 4 → G.S.R. 73 dated 14 January 1961 →
  5. Example 5 → S.O. 92 (E) dated 13 March 1986 →

As for how many postings, up to 11 December 2019, 6208 postings in the extraordinary gazette section of the Gazette of India site, for the year 2019. Thousands every year. Postings found online from 1922 onward. Hrishikes (talk) 14:17, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

  • BA candidate.svg Weak oppose It's a bit late, but may I suggest that items for the "General Statutory Rules", "Statutory Rules and Orders", and "Statutory Orders" be created and used with published in (P1433) (with qualifiers series ordinal (P1545) and point in time (P585) for the number and date)? I'm sure there are many people not terribly comfortable with the idea of storing Gregorian dates as strings given the existence of a date datatype supporting them. Mahir256 (talk) 06:22, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
Agreed partially with @Mahir256: on adding point in time (P585) for the notification number instead of Gregorian dates as strings. Also disagreed on adding series ordinal (P1545) as qualifier as the notification numbers are not always serial numbers per se. @Hrishikes: can add more input on this. For example, I suggest Constitution Order 20 (Q75430672) → S.R.O. 384 → point in time (P585) → 11 August 1950. -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 16:43, 15 January 2020 (UTC)