Long term trends suggest India’s growth story is kept alive through higher government expenditure: GDP from public administration has now surpassed the GDP from the agriculture sector.
The charge was refuted and dubbed as a ploy to defame the civic bodies that are controlled by the BJP.
The RBI must now revisit its blanket refusal to answer an RTI query on demonetisation and provide a proper reply in a fortnight’s time.
The consultation process surrounding the new license failed to help protect accountability, privacy and user rights.
A report from several civil society actors has found that the Right to Information Act is not functioning as it should be.
There is no evidence to show that introducing Aadhaar identification into the employment guarantee Act will reduce corruption, while chances are it will increase the struggles of vulnerable citizens.
The homeless, especially women, have no place to go to during the winters in the capital.
While the president’s office has been quick to clamp down on any unauthorised usage of images, the prime minister’s office has stonewalled RTIs while refusing to take remedial action against Reliance Jio or Paytm.
The draft National Litigation Policy aims to make government an efficient litigant, however, the law ministry is yet to provided a timeline for its implementation.
“Weaknesses can only be overcome if you accept the strategy…If you don’t accept the strategy, then you will let your weaknesses limit you,” says the Army chief
Alok Kumar Verma was selected by a three member panel comprising the prime minister, CJI Jagdish Singh Khehar and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge.
Far from the UBI schemes proposed in advanced economies, in India it’s a question of whether the Centre can juggle its finances and find a better way of delivering welfare.
Generalising a few complaints to indicate larger problems in the service tarnishes the image of the entire military force.
The finance minister needs to begin to think of strategies to counter the negative impact of a tax war on business taxation.
The biggest lesson India has to share is the importance of creating a diverse public sphere that is inclusive and welcoming to all.
Rather than treat the recent grievances of soldiers as mere aberrations, the government would do well to address the fundamental problems of the security forces and the worsening civil-military relations in order to have effective security.
With the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement, China has an opportunity to be an agenda-setter and demonstrate leadership on global trade.
In a series of tweets, the economic affairs secretary warned that Amazon’s intolerance would come “at its own peril.”
Out of the 144 recorded farmer suicides, over 40 were from outside the Cauvery delta region. Observers and farmers directly attribute demonetisation as one major factor behind the suicides.
In a letter to RBI governor Urjit Patel, the employee’s union says that the image of the central bank has been dented beyond repair.
There are several issues with the National Medical Commission Bill – the primary being that it fails to provide a holistic approach to healthcare, and excludes nurses, paramedics and other medical professionals from its ambit.
The case pertaining to the expenditure incurred by Modi during his foreign travels had come into the limelight when it was revealed that he owed Rs 134 crore to cash-strapped Air India.
Khanderi is the second of six submarines being built in collaboration with M/s DCNS of France, as part of Project 75 of the Indian navy.
‘If my husband is mentally unbalanced, as the BSF alleges, why was he sent to the border and not for treatment,’ asks the wife of the jawan who made a video of the poor rations given to troops.
While leadership structure in the army ensures that the jawan gets his due, the same cannot be said for the armed police.
In videos posted on social media, Tej Bahadur Yadav has alleged that soldiers deployed at the Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir are being served food of a substandard quality.
The prime minister could use the president’s suggestion that the poor need immediate relief after demonetisation, unveil radical measures in the upcoming budget and leave the Opposition speechless.
Days after IRS officer Baldip Singh Sandhu was transferred out of the tax panel’s New Delhi bench, it agreed to begin hearing the Sahara case.
Is finance minister Arun Jaitley budgeting in the dark? One can’t have a strategy for economic revival without first estimating the economic impact of demonetisation.
The commission has written a letter to cabinet secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha asking him to respond to the plea by January 10.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa and General Bipin Rawat have very different roles and challenges ahead. One controls the polity, while the other is controlled by it; one has complete freedom to function, while the other is hemmed in by politicians and bureaucracy.
Notifications for the MGNREGA and EPS programmes show the effect of new UIDAI regulations and how mandatory requirements are carefully couched so as to not openly violate the Supreme Court’s order.
To say that ‘agriculture’ has failed to keep up with the growth that the country has witnessed in the last 15 years is a clever ploy to cover up the neglect that has kept farmers impoverished.
The elections from teachers’ and graduates’ constituencies were effected with the intention of ensuring that educated voters help to curb criminality in politics, but these polls seem to be numerically ineffectual.
The telecom regulator seeks to resolve the remaining aspects of net neutrality, namely speed and access.
The government announced safety audit for all mines in the country in the wake of one of the worst open cast mine disaster in Rajmahal, killing at least 18 people.
India clearly lacks the adequate infrastructure required for becoming a cashless system. Among BRICS nations, in this regard, it is a laggard.
While manufacturing emerged as the largest employer outside the agricultural sector in 2005-2013, livestock farming employed double the amount of workers during the same period.
While offsets from the Rafale and other deals will start coming in over the next year, other FDI proposals have been rejected while Parrikar’s key ‘strategic partner’ document is still missing.
RTI activists Anjali Bhardwaj and Venkatesh Nayak talk about their hopes and expectations from the Centre for the year ahead.