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Aadhaar that doesn't exclude -Ashok Kotwal & Bharat Ramaswami

bring down the exclusion errors. At the outset, we should make clear that we were enthusiastic cheerleaders for Aadhaar until quite recently. Technology, we had hoped, would solve the problems of Corruption as well as exclusion. What has changed? Why the rethink? We believed that like any new technology, Aadhaar would be experimented with, first in urban areas where there was good connectivity and with a clientele that was somewhat used to e

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'Of Hits and Misses: Analysis of Union Budget 2018-19' -CBGA

the final full-year budget of the current ruling dispensation. The major plank on which this government was elected in 2014 with an exceptional mandate were issues of development related to reducing Corruption, generating meaningful employment opportunities, tackling inflation (especially food inflation, an issue plaguing the economy at that point of time), reducing inequality, and pushing the economy on a higher growth trajectory.  In that cont

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CPM in SC over poll bonds

transparency in political funding. Briefing journalists on the petition on Saturday, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the "electoral bonds are nothing but legalisation of political Corruption". Please click here to read more.

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Kashmir's information warriors -Vidya Venkat

aw could not stand up to judicial scrutiny. RTI activists have also sought information on disappearances, pellet injuries sustained by citizens, and extra-judicial killings. Moinuddin unearthed Corruption in the distribution of the Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) funds meant for building houses for the poor. Speaking a few months ago at the fifth National RTI convention organised by the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI),

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Raghuram Rajan opens up on what's working and what's not working for India

t;I worry that we are not getting decisions taken by the bureaucracy. Mr Jaitley has talked time and again about removing the impediments. For example, the fear that bureaucrats have being accused of Corruption but why are we doing that? So, that is one set of issues -- decision making by the bureaucracy." Rajan went on to question what he thought was an undemocratic way of running the country. "But we also have to ask whether things are

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26,000 Lose Access To Food After Delhi Aadhaar Move -Sukirti Dwivedi

ps across Delhi from January 1 by the Delhi government in order to verify ration cardholders' identities by matching their fingerprints against the Aadhaar database over the internet and clampdown on Corruption. Non-recognition of fingerprints and connectivity issues in machines have been depriving many of their rations. Many of those who did not receive rations were told to come after January 15 as the government had declared it would introduce i

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Aadhaar is fine to stop some kinds of leakage and Corruption. But it is no panacea. -Maitreesh Ghatak

ons. There are many who do not object in principle to having a consolidated multipurpose ID used to minimise inclusion and exclusion errors that relate to various government welfare schemes due to Corruption and inefficiency — namely, those who are not eligible receiving it and those who are eligible not receiving it. However, many of them can still oppose it on grounds of the coercive manner in which the scheme is being implemented, and i

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Pranab Bardhan, professor of graduate school in the department of economics at the University of California (Berkeley), interviewed by Devadeep Purohit (The Telegraph)

esn't count the hundreds of millions of women, who are outside the labour force. (In surveys, the surveyors ask question about employment to only those who are part of the labour force). Combating Corruption Another big hoax is the regime's supposedly spectacular fight against Corruption. After insignificant progress in getting the black money stashed in foreign accounts or from repeated announcements

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Wealth Of The Nation -Nisha Agrawal

onomic growth unsustainable, corrodes politics and undermines democracy, leading to a breakdown of the social contract because people feel that the only way to get rich is through violence, crime and Corruption. PM Modi is expected to address a special plenary today on “Creating a Shared Future in A Fractured World”. But it does not seem that the one per cent of India are sharing anything with anyone. According to a Credit Suisse Global

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Aadhaar: When the Poor Get Left Out -Anjali Bhardwaj and Amrita Johri

not having a fixed address and failing the biometric identification test. Anjali Bhardwaj and Amrita Johri, Right to Food activists, point out why Aadhaar initiative is not only ill-suited to prevent Corruption but could also rob the needy of their basic state support. As the Aadhaar matter comes up in the Supreme Court, it is perhaps a good time to assess how far the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the statutory authority establi

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