Insights into Editorial: ‘Time for a National Water Commission’

      Insights into Editorial: ‘Time for a National Water Commission’   The committee on restructuring the Central Water Commission and Central Ground Water Board in its final report has recommended a new National Water Commission (NWC) be established as the nation’s apex facilitation organisation dealing with water policy, data and governance. Other recommendations …

Insights into Editorial: NEET breather for States as President signs ordinance

Insights into Editorial: NEET breather for States as President signs ordinance 26 May 2016 Article Link Summary: President Pranab Mukherjee recently gave his assent to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test ordinance. According to this, all postgraduate (PG) admissions will be done through NEET this year. However, for undergraduate (UG) courses, an exemption has been …

Insights into Editorial: Making India GI brand conscious

Insights into Editorial: Making India GI brand conscious 17 March 2016 Article Link Geographical indications (GIs) right is often described as “sleeping beauty”. Also, of all the Intellectual Rights, it is the least discussed right. What is GI status? GI status is an indication that identifies goods as produced from a particular area, which has …

Insights into Editorial: Negotiating with the Taliban

Insights into Editorial: Negotiating with the Taliban 29 January 2016 Article Link Summary: The recently concluded Doha Dialogue on ‘Peace and Security in Afghanistan’ presents a number of opportunities for the international community, as well as India, in dealing with the resurgent Taliban phenomenon. This conference was significant because key leaders from the Taliban’s Qatar …

Insights into Editorial: A Bold Disinvestment Strategy Needed

Insights into Editorial: A Bold Disinvestment Strategy Needed 07 January 2015 Article Link One of the biggest disappointments of 2015 has been the inability of the government to move forward on even the modest targets of disinvestment of Rs 69,000 crore ($11 billion)—especially strategic disinvestment of R28,000 crore ($4 billion). It should be noted here …

Insights into Editorial: The Double Mistake – Alcohol Prohibition

Insights into Editorial: The Double Mistake – Alcohol Prohibition 31 December 2015 Article Link The Supreme Court of India recently upheld Kerala Government’s decision to restrict alcohol consumption in the state. In doing so, the court invoked the Directive Principles in the Constitution and claimed that “strict state regulation is imperative” to discourage regular and …

Insights into Editorial: Draft Civil Aviation Policy 2015: Are we Making our Airports Safer?

Insights into Editorial:  Draft Civil Aviation Policy 2015: Are we Making our Airports Safer? 23 December 2015 Article Link In an effort to take air travel to the masses, the Union government, in October 2015, came out with its new draft civil aviation policy. Highlights of the Policy: The policy proposes to cap small town …

Insights into Editorial: Why we Must not Grudge them a Pay Hike + MINDMAPS on Issues

Insights into Editorial: Why we Must not Grudge them a Pay Hike + MINDMAPS on Issues 24 November 2015 Archives Many sections of the society are unhappy with the recommendations of the seventh pay commission. They are opposed to the increases in pay for Central government employees. But, when compared to pay increases and bonuses …

Insights into Editorial: For a Truer Decentralization

Insights into Editorial: For a Truer Decentralization 02 November 2015 Decentralization is not a new concept to India. The village panchayats as institutions of governance and justice existed for a long time. However, the founding fathers of the Constitution were not keen to empower the existing structures. Why? Dr. Ambedkar was apprehensive that in the …