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

Story of Delayed Justice

India faces 23% deficit of judges across all courts: India is short of almost 5,000 judges, leading to delayed judgments and pending cases in courts, an IndiaSpend analysis of data has found. The average ratio of cases per judge in India, based on the sanctioned strength of judges in the Supreme Court (SC), the high… Continue reading Story of Delayed Justice

Editorials, Environment, GS-3, Uncategorized

Climate change can push 45 mn Indians into poverty

There were 263 million Indians living in poverty in 2011, according to recent World Bank estimates using a revised (Read more here) $1.9-a-day poverty line. Even as the government reins in health funding–as IndiaSpend reported earlier this year–with lesser money for states even after devolution, the report suggests greater investment in health infrastructure. This includes more… Continue reading Climate change can push 45 mn Indians into poverty

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

What is ‘Swiss challenge method’?

Governments use a variety of public procurement methods. Over time, many variants have got added to the much vilified LCM (least cost method), and QCBS (quality and cost-based selection) options. Recent creative additions in India include viability gap, reverse e-auctions, and hybrid annuity Swiss challenge is a procedure to award contracts , specially for government… Continue reading What is ‘Swiss challenge method’?