Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan Yojana

Context: The scheme announced in the Budget 2019 has proposed to launch the scheme for the unorganised sector workers with monthly income upto Rs 15,000. The Government will deposit equal matching share in the pension account of the worker every month. It is expected that at least 10 crore labourers Read More …

Implementation of EODB

The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion has been monitoring two segments of the business reforms. The first segment relates to India’s efforts in improving its rank in World Bank’s Doing Business Report. In the Doing Business Report released in 2014 India was ranked 142 among 189 countries. As a Read More …

Benefits of RCEP Agreement

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which is a proposed Free Trade Agreement between ten ASEAN member states and their six Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners namely India, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and Republic of Korea, is expected to provide market access for India’s goods and services exports and Read More …

National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2018

Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the draft National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2018. The NCIM will promote “availability of affordable healthcare services in all parts of the country”, Feature of the bills The draft bill provides for the constitution of a National Commission with four autonomous Read More …

Amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012

Context: Recently the Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for Amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 to make punishment more stringent for committing sexual crimes against children. Salient Features of POCSO Act, 2012: The POCSO Act, 2012 was enacted to Protect the Children from Read More …

National Commission for Homoeopathy (NCH) Bill, 2018

Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the draft National Commission for Homoeopathy, Bill, 2018. This bill seeks to replace the existing regulator Central Council for Homoeopathy (CCH) with a new body to ensure transparency. About the Draft Bill: The draft bill provides for the constitution of a National Commission with Read More …

Adopt A Heritage

The ‘Adopt A Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’, a scheme launched on 27th September 2017. It is a collaborative effort by the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), State/UTs Governments. It envisages the development and maintenance of tourist amenities at heritage sites and making Read More …

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Under Skill India Mission, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is implementing a flagship scheme known as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) with an objective to provide skilling to one crore people under Short Term Training (STT), Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Special Project (SP) across the country Read More …

Minimum Pension

As regards Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995, a minimum pension of Rs. 1,000/- per month has been prescribed with effect from 01.09.2014 for the pensioners under Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995. In the case of Atal Pension Yojana (APY), depending upon the pension plan selected, each subscriber under APY shall receive Read More …

Rehabilitation of Bonded Labour

Context: Article 23 of the Constitution of  India prohibits “begar” and other similar forms of forced labour and further provide that any contravention of the said prohibition shall be an offence punishable in accordance with law. The Central Government is fully committed towards eradication of the bonded labour system. Bonded Read More …