YM Deosthalee Committee Report

Context: Recently RBI has decided to set up a public credit registry (PCR) in a modular and phased manner to provide a single-point and real-time source for financial liabilities of a person or entity. RBIs decision is based on the report of the task force which pointed out that credit information is spread over Read More …

Sarkaria Commission & Punchhi Commission

Sarkaria Commission The central government set up the Justice R S Sarkaria Commission in June 1983 to examine the relationship and balance of power between state and central governments. The Commission, which dealt with the role of Governors, suggested that in choosing a Chief Minister, the Governor should be guided Read More …

Uday Kotak Committee

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) panel on corporate governance led by Uday Kotak proposed sweeping changes. The recommendations are listed below: a) Panel proposed more powers for independent directors, limiting chairmanship to non-executive directors, and called for a greater focus on transparency and disclosures to improve corporate Read More …

Recommendations made by Shekatkar Committee

A Committee of Experts (CoE) was constituted by Ministry of Defence under the Chairmanship of Lt. Gen. (Retd) DB Shekatkar to recommend measures to enhance combat capability and rebalance defence expenditure of the armed forces.  The Committee submitted its report in December 2016.  The Report was taken up by the Read More …

Healthy States, Progressive India Report

Context: NITI Aayog released today a comprehensive Health Index report titled, “Healthy States, Progressive India” at a function in the capital today. The report ranks states and Union territories innovatively on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes, as well as, their overall performance with respect to each other. Published Read More …

The Malimath Committee’s recommendations on reforms in the criminal justice system in 20 points

In 2000, the then NDA government formed a panel headed by the former Chief Justice of Kerala and Karnataka, Justice V.S. Malimath, to suggest an overhaul of the century-old criminal justice system. Two years later, the Justice Malimath Committee submitted a report with 158 recommendations to the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Read More …

India’s Million Death Study

India has avoided about 1 million (10 lakh) deaths of children under age five since 2005, owing to the significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal infections and birth asphyxia/trauma, measles and tetanus, according to a study published in the latest issue of The Lancet journal. The ‘India’s Million Read More …

Swaminathan Report Summaries on National Commission on Farmers

The National Commission on Farmers, chaired by Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, submitted five reports through the period December 2004 – October 2006. Following from the first four, the final report focused on causes of famer distresses and the rise in farmer suicides, and recommends addressing them through a holistic national Read More …

Recommendations of the NK Singh (FRBM Review) Committee

The FRBM Review Committee headed by former Revenue Secretary, NK Singh was appointed by the government to review the implementation of FRBM. In its report submitted in January 2017, titled, ‘The Committee in its Responsible Growth: A Debt and Fiscal Framework for 21st Century India’, the Committee suggested that a Read More …

NITI Aayog selects 3 States for transformative change in Health & Education sectors

In a major push to competitive, cooperative federalism, NITI Aayog, today, announces partnership with three States each to radically transform their Health and Education sectors. NITI Aayog has selected Uttar Pradesh, Assam, and Karnataka to improve healthcare delivery and key outcomes in these States. In Education, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Read More …