Universal basic income

Topics Covered: Employment related issues. Universal basic income: Context: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has released the Trinamool Congress manifesto for the 2021 Assembly election. The manifesto, among other things, promises universal basic income for every family. As per the announcement: Under the income scheme, all the 1.6 crore families under the general category will …

Universal Basic Income

Topics Covered: 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. Universal Basic Income Context: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has informed the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that …