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7 PM | An Analysis of Fiscal Transfers to States | 25 March, 2019

Read In-depth analysis of all the Editorials here Constitutional provision for fiscal federalism The fiscal federal arrangements that are provided in the Constitution adopted were largely the logical extensions of the Government of India Act, of 1935. The Indian Constitution lays down the functions as well as taxing powers of the Centre and States. Jurisdictions over taxRead Full Article

7 PM | Afghan – Taliban peace talk | 23 February, 2019

Read In-depth analysis of all the Editorials here Context As international talks with the Taliban leadership gain momentum, India’s foreign policy establishment is still not clear over its involvement with Taliban Peace talks for Afghanistan Two Simultaneous Negotiating Processes for Afghanistan is going on. Long-time rivals Russia and the United States have backed separate negotiations with differentRead Full Article

7 PM | Lokpal and lokayukta | 20 February, 2019 7 PM | Lokpal and lokayukta | 20 February, 2019

Read In-depth analysis of all the Editorials here Context Lokpal selection panel finalised the name of former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the first head of the Lokpal, a national anti-corruption ombudsman. Brief history A Lokpal is an anti-corruption authority or ombudsman who represents the public interest. The concept of an ombudsman is borrowedRead Full Article

7 PM | Rise of contract labour in India | 19 February, 2019

Read In-depth analysis of all the Editorials here Context Data from the Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) shows a surge in contract worker usage in the organised manufacturing sector. Fast facts The share of contract workers in total employment increased sharply from 15.5 per cent in 2000-01 to 27.9 per cent in 2015-16, while the share ofRead Full Article

7 PM | Demographic dividend: North – South divide | 18 February, 2019

Read In-depth analysis of all the Editorials here Context United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report on demographic dividend projects five States – Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh – will account for more than half of the growth in the labour force in India. Demographic dividend Demographic dividend refers to the growth in an economyRead Full Article