Any debate on the Constitution naturally focuses on the historic significance of the primacy of the fundamental rights of citizens. These rights placed India at the forefront of nations that cherish human rights. The historic significance of these rights lies in the fact that a people who suffered colonial oppression and the loss of basic… Continue reading Fundamental duties’s role in our polity
A Brief Introduction of Finance Commission Article 280 of the Constitution of India provides for a finance commission as a quasi-judicial body. It is constituted by the President of India every fifth year. It consists of a chairman and four other members to be appointed by the president. It makes recommendations about the following to… Continue reading 14th Finance Commission
Recently, govt. extended the deadline for implementation of the Rs 2,000-crore CCTNS project to March 2017. What is the CCTNS project? CCTNS is a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan of Govt of India. The Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project was launched in 2009 in the aftermath of the 26/11 attacks.… Continue reading CCTNS Project: Modernizing Police
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?
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
Reforms must reduce Rajya Sabha's power to block the popular mandate, unparalleled globally a) Last month, Italy's upper house of Parlia ment, the Senate, voted to drastically reduce its own powers, including its number of members and its power to block constitutional amendments and other key legislation.b)This ought to interest us in India as Rajya… Continue reading Less Check, More Balance