Ambiguities Over the Status of Rohingyas in India

Synopsis: India has shown an ambiguous stance over the status of Rohingyas in India. This has created some complexities, thus it desires alteration as per international law. Background: It is assumed that the Supreme Court(SC) has implicitly accepted the center’s view that Rohingya in India are illegal immigrants.  The belief is based on the court’s… Continue reading Ambiguities Over the Status of Rohingyas in India

Need of State Support for Agricultural development

Synopsis: The current situation of the agricultural sector demands state support to tackle future challenges. This will ensure sustainable benefits for both – farmers and consumers. Background: Countries across the globe are focusing on the gradual reduction of state’s role in almost every sector (including agriculture). Their objective is to bring greater economic development. In India,… Continue reading Need of State Support for Agricultural development

India’s policy towards Climate change

Synopsis: India adopted a liberal policy towards climate change in the pandemic era. This might generate significant negative impacts, thus demanding a comprehensive review. Background: Recently a meeting took place between U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry and PM Narendra Modi. The U.S has shown commitment to support India’s initiatives to combat climate… Continue reading India’s policy towards Climate change

Performance Analysis of Lok Adalats in India

Synopsis: The Lok Adalats (People’s Court) have been functioning in India since the last 38 years. They have successfully solved lakhs of cases that have reduced the judicial burden. However, some experts question their efficacy as they tend to neglect justice for speedier resolution.  Background: Lok Adalats established to provide quick, accessible and affordable justice… Continue reading Performance Analysis of Lok Adalats in India

Flaws in India’s Internal Security Management

Synopsis:The recent attack in tekulgada area in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh exposed flaws in India’s internal security management. Hence, there is a need to bring robust reforms in the security architecture that can prevent attacks by Left Wing Extremists in the future.  Background: Recently a combing operation by local police and central police forces… Continue reading Flaws in India’s Internal Security Management

Significance of Circuit Benches

Synopsis: Virtual hearings started during the pandemic provided much relief. However, now focus should be on other measures like the establishment of circuit benches. Background: The pandemic saw the initiation of virtual proceedings in the Supreme Court. It was because the physical hearing was not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions. This new method ensured fair… Continue reading Significance of Circuit Benches

Appointment of Ambassadors – in US and India

Synopsis: The US administration needs to make a choice between appointing career diplomats or big contributors for appointing the new ambassadors. In India as well, there is a practice of appointing diverse people as ambassadors. Background:  The US administration under Joe Biden will be appointing new ambassadors as per the spoil system. The system allows… Continue reading Appointment of Ambassadors – in US and India

Governance Issues facing Private Education Institutions

Synopsis: The private educational institutions are failing to deliver optimum results. Thus, the role of the state in providing accessibility in educational institutions can’t be ignored. Background:’ The two renowned faculties of Ashoka university (Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Arvind Subramanian) have recently resigned. Allegedly, the owners of the institution were cautious of their outspoken criticism… Continue reading Governance Issues facing Private Education Institutions

The New EPF Tax Rules Should be Re-examined

Synopsis: A new EPF Tax Rules under EPF(Employees Provident Fund) contributions is under the proposal. The intended objective is to prevent abuse of process by HNIs (High net individuals), however, there are some concerns that demand re-examination. Background Before the budget announcement, the EPF contributions were taxable beyond the permissible tax-free limit (1.5 lakh per… Continue reading The New EPF Tax Rules Should be Re-examined

Issues with UGC’s New Undergraduate History Curriculum

Synopsis: Recently, the UGC (University Grants Commission) suggested a new undergraduate history curriculum. However, it falls short to meet its desired objectives and requires reconsideration. Background: The UGC released a new document on the undergraduate history curriculum, named  Learning Outcomes-based Curriculum Framework (LOCF), 2021. The document suggestes changes as per the changing domestic and international… Continue reading Issues with UGC’s New Undergraduate History Curriculum