Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP):

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   Context: The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has approved the extension of the Prime …

Kerala’s proposal to limit Lokayukta’s powers:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.   Context: The Kerala government has proposed to amend the Kerala Lok Ayukta Act with an ordinance. This move has drawn criticism from the opposition.   Changes proposed: The government can “either accept or reject the verdict …

Padma award and the recipient’s consent:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and issues arising out of their implementation.     Context: The Padma awards are announced every year on the eve of Republic Day. As many as 128 people ranging from veteran politicians, businessmen, scientists and doctors to artists and ordinary people engaged in public service were announced to …