Big issues, GS-1, Social Empowerment, Uncategorized

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced in Rajya Sabha on August 11, 2016 by the Minister for Labour and Employment, Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya.  The Bill amends the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The Bill has been passed by Rajya Sabha. The Act regulates the employment of women during the period of child-birth, and provides… Continue reading Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill

Editorials, Uncategorized

The great nuclear disarmament divide

Over the past six years, a concerted effort by committed States, international organizations and civil society to reframe the international discourse on nuclear weapons around humanitarian considerations has gathered significant support. Momentum is now building towards the negotiation of a treaty to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons due to their unacceptable humanitarian consequences. A global prohibition… Continue reading The great nuclear disarmament divide

Big issues, Uncategorized

15 years Vision Document of Niti Aayog.

Introduction Prime Minister held a review meeting of the planning since independence that India has seen. He also took a review meeting of the last 18 months of performance of Niti Ayog, the institution which took over fromplanning commission. The whole purpose of the review was to identity the good points and the weak points… Continue reading 15 years Vision Document of Niti Aayog.

Editorials, Uncategorized

Is India Ready For A Universal Basic Income Scheme?

Even after three decades of sustained economic growth and a proliferation of welfare schemes, roughly one in three Indians still live below the poverty line, according to the last report on poverty estimates submitted by the Rangarajan committee in 2014. While those estimates have been questioned, the fact remains that there is little dispute over… Continue reading Is India Ready For A Universal Basic Income Scheme?