One Nation One Ration Card: Ensuring Food Security For All
On June 27, Food Minister announced plans to move towards a system of ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ (ONORC).
CSO & NSSO Merger: Reforming Statistical Institutions
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation passed an order on 23 May, 2019 to merge the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) into the National Statistical Office (NSO).
Questionable Remedy: National Medical Commission Act, 2019
The National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 received the assent of the President on the 8th August, 2019 and it seeks to replace the Medical Council of India Act, 1956.
New Traffic Rules And Penalties: The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed on July 23, 2019 to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
For Better Protection Of Human Rights: Protection Of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2019
The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed, on July 22, 2019, which amended the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 that provides for a National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), State Human Rights Commissions (SHRC), as well as Human Rights Courts.
The Right To Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019: Dilution Or Strengthening?
On 22nd July, 2019, Lok Sabha passed The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which aims to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005.
The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019
The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Lok Sabha on 31 July, 2019.
Indian Federalism Amidst COVID 19
COVID 19 pandemic is testing the resilience and administrative capabilities of both developed and developing nations.
The tussle between RBI and government officials came in public limelight when government sought to transfer the surplus 3.6 lakh crore reserves of central bank. Finance Ministry alleged that existing economic capital framework- which governs the RBI’s capital requirements and terms for transfer of its reserves to the government - is based on a very conservative assessment of risk by the central bank.
Electoral Bonds: Tool For Political Autonomy Or Political Accountability?
The Electoral Bond was designed to act as a bearer instrument and to source the funding of political parties.