Big issues, GS-2, Uncategorized

Police Reforms still unreachable!

Context: There has been a rise of public demand for an efficient, accountable and people-centric police that steadfastly upholds the Rule of Law in all situations. Since independence, the National Police Commission as well as multiple expert committees have submitted successive reports recommending extensive reforms in the Police. These recommendations have mostly remained unimplemented. In… Continue reading Police Reforms still unreachable!

Big issues, Uncategorized

Right to Education Act will have to be amended to scrap the ‘no detention’ policy

The Right To Education (RTE) Act was brought into effect in 2009 and ever since it has been mired in controversies. It is argued that the act in its present form favours some communities by exempting them from stringent rules prescribed in it. These rules, many of which have been severely criticised, are however applied… Continue reading Right to Education Act will have to be amended to scrap the ‘no detention’ policy

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

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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.

Big issues, GS-2, Uncategorized

Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act

Constitutional Provisions Relating to Child Labour: Article 24 prohibits the employment of children below the age of 14 years in hazardous industries. Allows their employment in non hazardous industries . Subsequently , government passed Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 which prohibited employment in 14 industries and regulated employment condition in the rest Article… Continue reading Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act

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

Prime Minister’s Address on Citizen Engagement portal

This is a first of its kind initiative, where Prime Minister interacted with citizens on governance and delivery related issue. This was modeled on Town hall kind of system, which we see abroad. Prime Minister also said “Bad politics loses to good governance“. This was also the celebration of 2 years of digital platform.… Continue reading Prime Minister’s Address on Citizen Engagement portal

Big issues, Uncategorized

Income Declaration Scheme

 Prime minister has warned black money holders that stringent action would be taken including imprisonment if they did not declare black money before 30th September. People are investing their black money in gold and a message has to be delivered that they should come clean with the onetime compliance window ending on 30thSeptember. Highlights of… Continue reading Income Declaration Scheme

Big issues, GS-2, Uncategorized

Judiciary Vs Executive – Judicial Appointments

The justice system is caught in a tussle between the committee of Supreme Court justices and the government over who has the final say on appointing judges. India’s 24 high courts should have 1091 judges. However, as many as 470 positions are vacant. Many are not happy with the present collegium system. The two decade… Continue reading Judiciary Vs Executive – Judicial Appointments

Big issues, Environment, GS-3

Coastal Regulation Zone & Sailesh Nayak Committee

About Coastal Regulation Zone Under the Environmental Protection Act 1986, notification was issued in 1991 for regulation of activities in the coastal area by Ministry of Environment and Forests. These notification known as Coastal Regulation Zone Notification defined the Coastal Regulation Zone or CRZ as coastal land up to 500m from the High Tide Line… Continue reading Coastal Regulation Zone & Sailesh Nayak Committee