The fund without a care for the RTI

Synopsis: The PM openly seeks support for donations towards PM CARES. But given the non-transparent nature of this fund, it needs to be closely scrutinized. Introduction Transparency is the cornerstone of any democracy. The government demonstrated it with the enactment of the RTI Act. However, recent incidents around the PM CARES fund raise many questions.… Continue reading The fund without a care for the RTI

Why the citizens’ assembly is an idea whose time has come

Source: Indian Express Relevance: To understand the idea of democracy and citizen assembly Synopsis: Democratic exercise has been reduced to periodic elections. It is time that we think of innovative solutions like Citizen’s assemblies. Introduction: There is disenchantment with political parties in the US and Europe. Assemblies are divided along the party lines and there is… Continue reading Why the citizens’ assembly is an idea whose time has come