Based on a militarised notion of ‘targeting’, such welfare policies deny citizens the right to basic services.
The much-touted increase in budgetary allocations to states has been offset by less talked about decreases on other counts.
The Narendra Modi government has addressed systemic issues that have traditionally plagued development schemes in India.
“No interim order can be passed in mandamus on mere apprehensions. You have to wait for one week. If somebody is deprived [of the benefits], you can point out the same to this court,” the Bench said.