GS-3, Indian Economy, Indian Polity, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

7th Pay Commission: Why we must not grudge them a pay hike?

Many sections of the society are unhappy with the recommendations of the seventh pay commission. They are opposed to the increases in pay for Central government employees. But, when compared to pay increases and bonuses in the private sector, the pay hikes recommended by the seventh pay commission are modest. Analysts warn of slippages in… Continue reading 7th Pay Commission: Why we must not grudge them a pay hike?

Environment, GS-3, Uncategorized

India’s Carbon Caution in Paris

Fifth Assessment Report (AR5): There is only a specific cumulative amount of greenhouse gases that humanity can emit into the atmosphere, to keep the rise in global average temperature below a specified level, for a given level of uncertainty. Cumulative amount = Amount emitted in the past + Being emitted at present + Amount that… Continue reading India’s Carbon Caution in Paris

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Special Economic Zones (SEZ) policy in India: Issues & Challenges

Special Economic Zones (SEZ) policy in India: Issues & Challenges India was one of the first in Asia to recognize the effectiveness of the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) model in promoting exports, with Asia’s first EPZ set up in Kandla in 1965. With a view to overcome the shortcomings experienced on account of the multiplicity… Continue reading Special Economic Zones (SEZ) policy in India: Issues & Challenges

Indian Polity, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

What is Janlokpal Bill?

Delhi Janlokpal Bill has prescribed a cooling period for public servants for joining any private entity or doing any consultancy work. "No public servant, for a period of two years immediately after he ceases to be such public servant, shall be eligible to take up any employment, assignment, consultancy, etc with or for any person,… Continue reading What is Janlokpal Bill?

Indian Economy, Uncategorized

For Make in India, we must create intellectual property and its jurisprudence

There are two  key pre-requisites. One, India has to support innovation and the creation of intellectual property at multiple levels: of policy, import duty, financial outlays and legal support. Two, Indian entrepreneurs must show ambition to operate on global scales of quality and quantity. Create Intellectual Property: It is welcome the government proposes to reduce… Continue reading For Make in India, we must create intellectual property and its jurisprudence

Indian Polity, Public Admin 2, Social Issue, Uncategorized

Discouraging the proliferation of CSS

Over the years, proliferation of the centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) has greatly curbed the autonomy of the state governments. The greater the devolution through these one-size-fits-all CSS, the lesser is the untied fund available to the state governments. Hence, to examine the current centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) and recommend their suitable rationalization, a sub-group was… Continue reading Discouraging the proliferation of CSS