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The new chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC), P.J. Punia, has begun his tenure by making a spirited appeal to the Central government to provide job reservation for Dalits... »
The report of the Javid Chowdhury Committee facilitated the resumption, in February 2010, of vaccine production in the three public sector units, one in Himachal Pradesh and the other two in... »
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent announcement that legislation on the proposed National Council for Human Resources in Health (NCHRH) will be introduced in Parliament soon is significant for... »
It's been nearly a year since the ‘paid news' syndrome — an appalling industry-wide violation of media ethics and a media-related electoral malpractice — was brought to peo... »
In the midst of the fears generated by the possible impact of the Allahabad High Court judgment in the Ayodhya title case (scheduled for September 23 but deferred by the Supreme Court for a few day... »
Next month, the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, one of the most powerful laws enacted in independent India, completes half a decade in the cause of transparent and accountable administ... »
“This Employment Guarantee Act is the most significant legislation of our times in many ways. For the first time, rural communities have been given not just a development programme but a... »
About 15 years after the statutory panchayati raj institutions based on the amended Central Act and the consequential State legislation were put in place, most of the office-bearers of these bodies... »
“I do not agree with a word you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” — Voltaire. Two recent judgments of the Supreme Court in cases relat... »
The July 14 judgment of the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court in the Khairlanji massacre case relating to the lynching of four members of a Dalit family at a Maharashtra village four years ago... »
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