Raj Bala Verma, the state’s chief secretary, had said in April this year that all ration cards not linked to Aadhaar in the state should be considered null and void.
Public-spiritedness does not always require self-sacrifice or deep ethical thinking, though ethics, of course, can help.
Even as the new anti-conversion Bill threatens to rip apart the state’s tribal society, it is the amendments to the land laws that continue to rock the boat.
At an event on Sunday, senior BJP leaders including Union minister Radha Mohan Singh began yelling at Drèze as he criticised the Jharkhand government and demanded that he be removed from the stage.
Beneficiaries of government pension schemes are burdened with issues like irregular pension payments, high collection costs and discontinuation of pensions due to Aadhaar-related issues.
Far from ensuring that your identity information is secure, the government is selling it (or is, at least, authorised to sell it) to anyone who has your number and cares to pay the fees.
The noted economist says the government notification making Aadhaar mandatory for mid-day meals is illegal and will cause disruption.
In ‘Do We Care: India’s Health System’, K. Sujatha Rao tells us an insider’s tale of the languishing Indian Public Health System and how it could be rebuilt.
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.
Survey of small shops and businesses finds the average decline in earnings is 46%
Beyond the contribution of individual CMs like Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu developed a commitment to universal and well-functioning public services thanks to the power of democratic action, public reasoning and social action.
The worst hit sectors by demonetisation are the automobile, consumer and the realty sector. The banking sector, on the other hand, has had a differential impact.
The new system has been ineffective in countering issues with implementation and corruption, and its inflexibility has created hurdles in availing benefits.
A report by People’s Union for Civil Liberties said the “brutal military methods” had only alienated the people who have lost faith in the democratic institution since complaints of excessive force had not been registered or properly acted upon.
One article by Somesh Kumar Mathur has copied the entirety of a paper by Jean Drèze. His other work also includes several instances of plagiarism.
Given the negative impact biometric point of sales machines have had in Jharkhand and Rajasthan, the group urged Bihar to continue its own PDS reforms.
According to economist Jean Drèze, even those with Aadhaar cards are often denied rations because machines do not recognise their fingerprints or run into other technological glitches.
Civil society bodies say the state has exaggerated data on the scheme, which suffers from large-scale delays in wage payments.
Though the National Food Security Act has increased coverage of the public distribution system, a survey in six eastern states finds that there are still gaps to be filled.
According to NCRB data for 2014, the suicide rate for ‘housewives’ was more than double that of farmers, though the latter gets far more media attention. What does this really indicate?
Journalist, researcher and public intellectual, he will succeed C. Rammannohar Reddy, under whose editorship India’s most prestigious social sciences journal reached new heights New Delhi: The Sameeksha Trust, which publishes the Economic and Political Weekly, has decided to appoint the well-known journalist and researcher, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta as the journal’s […]
Life cycle rituals are always moments of tension, because they involve the continued reproduction of society as a whole. Births, weddings, anniversaries and successions are keenly watched as they signal the direction any individual or institution will take. At a time when the announcement of leaders in long […]