Parliament is abdicating its oversight role

Parliament is abdicating its oversight role Context The monsoon session of Parliament which ended recently was a disappointment in several ways.  This was the fourth straight session that ended ahead of the…

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Law Commission favours One Nation, One poll proposal

Context: The Law Commission has endorsed the proposal of simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly polls in its draft report submitted to the government. Key highlights of the report: The 'draft' report…

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Data localisation is not enough

Context: The Justice Srikrishna Committee in its report accompanying the draft Personal Data Protection Bill released on July 27 notes that eight of the top 10 most accessed websites in…

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Improvement in the functioning of Panchayats

The Standing Committee on Rural Development (Chair: Dr. P Venugopal) submitted its report on ‘Improvement in the functioning of Panchayats’ on July 19, 2018.  The participation of local people for…

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Swachh Bharat Mission- Gramin in States/ UTs

The Standing Committee on Rural Development (Chair: Dr. P Venugopal) submitted its report on the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission- Gramin in States/ UTs’ on July 19, 2018.  The Swachh Bharat Mission-…

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