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A Brief Case for the Indian Jhola -Ashwini Deshpande

Nikhil Dey). For someone who is seen as an unbridled champion of government provision of social security, Drèze is candid about the sorry state of government delivery of social services, of Corruption, leakages and all the familiar problems with government schemes. However, his solution is to fix these problems, rather than abandon the schemes altogether. His analysis of why these programmes are plagued with constant trouble is summed up in

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RTI crusader stabbed to death -Rasheed Kidwai

-The Telegraph Bhopal: A right to information activist who had "exposed" Corruption in panchayats was found dead with stab injuries all over his body in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district today. Police said the body of Mukesh Dubey, 42, was found in an agricultural field in Matkaura village. He had several stabbing marks all over his body, Morena superintendent of police Adityanath Singh said. Singh said Dubey was a resident of More

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Indian economy in a tailspin: What went wrong -Asit Ranjan Mishra and Gireesh Chandra Prasad

landslide in the 2014 general election with the promise of fast-tracking economic growth and creating jobs. It replaced the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government that was mired in Corruption scandals and had mismanaged the economy. Three years on, it is the economy again that is proving to be the Achilles’ heel for the Narendra Modi government. Sample this: Economic growth decelerated to a three-year low of 5.7% in the Jun

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MGNREGA, once world's largest source of rural livelihood, now a tale of decay and digital delay -Rashme Sehgal

e workers. "The district and village panchayats are helpless since all decisions emanate from Delhi. Earlier, if we faced problems, they would be resolved at the local level. Now, in the name of Corruption, they have only succeeded in creating greater harassment for us," she said. She cites several examples of how villagers in her own district have had their Aadhar numbers wrongly entered in the bank and although they have worked in the M

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CBI is not fully exempt from RTI Act, rules Delhi High Court

-PTI Provision can't be used to deny information related to Corruption charges, other violations The CBI cannot claim absolute exemption from disclosing information pertaining to allegations of Corruption and human rights violations held by it under the RTI Act, the Delhi High Court has held. The CBI has been denying information citing Section 24 of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, which says

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The Dynamics of 'Sahucars' and Farmers in Maharashtra's Villages -Parth MN

egion, and with the collapse of banking in rural areas, their role has only grown. Most district cooperative banks, which farmers have traditionally counted on, have gone defunct in Marathwada due to Corruption and the banks’ inability to take on influential defaulters. Private banks, which a farmer might then have turned to, have magnified the interest rates on farm loans by merging crop loans and term loans, thereby making it ever more difficu

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'Arbitrary' Method Used to Appoint New CAG, Despite Modi Government's Talk of Transparency -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar According to NGO Common Cause, Modi missed an opportunity to to set a high benchmark to fight systemic Corruption by not putting in place an accountable system to appoint the new Comptroller and Auditor General. An NGO that played a critical role in transforming the way natural resources are allocated by filing PILs in the coal block allocations and 2G spectrum allocation cases, has criticised the Narendra Modi government for follo

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Appointment of the CAG of India requires an objective and accountable process

ce and procedures as the predecessor UPA government in the appointment of the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. The Narendra Modi government, which claims to have zero tolerance for Corruption, has missed a golden opportunity to set a high benchmark to fight systemic Corruption by putting in place an objective and accountable system of appointment for the crucial constitutional post.  

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CBI books Jayanthi Natarajan, carries out searches -Devesh K Pandey

nd manganese ores in Jharkhand’s Singhbhum district. The agency has registered a case against Ms. Natarajan and others under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act. The case is based on the findings of a preliminary enquiry into the allegations that during 2005, unknown officials of the Jharkhand government had recommended the proposal by Electrosteel Casting Limited for leasing of 192.5 hectare l

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CBI books former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan in Corruption case -Neeraj Chauhan

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: The CBI on Saturday registered a Corruption case against former Union environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan+ and raided her premises in Chennai in connection with clearance given during her tenure for diversion of forest land for mining in alleged violation of laws. The CBI alleged that Natarajan, as the environment minister during UPA rule+ , abused her official position while giving clearances to Electosteel

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