Marriage Rights of the LGBTQIA+ community

Synopsis: India needs to look beyond the traditional concept of marriages to recognise marriages irrespective of gender identity and sexual orientation. Thus, India can recognise the marriage rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. Background: Recently, a case related to the question of same-sex marriages came up before the High Court of Delhi. But the Union Government… Continue reading Marriage Rights of the LGBTQIA+ community

“ELDERLINE” is providing assistance to thousands of elderly persons

What is the News? The Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment has said that the Elderline is providing assistance to thousands of elderly persons. This was said on the occasion of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Read Also :-Increasing old age population of India  About ELDERLINE: ELDERLINE was launched by the Ministry of… Continue reading “ELDERLINE” is providing assistance to thousands of elderly persons

Aspirational District Programme – Achievements and Suggestions – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) India has released a report titled ‘Aspirational Districts Programme: An Appraisal’. The report calls the program a global example of leveraging local structures of governance and bureaucracy. It applauds the multi-stakeholder partnership for ensuring localization of the Sustainable Development Goals.  UNDP marks the Aspirational Districts Program as a… Continue reading Aspirational District Programme – Achievements and Suggestions – Explained, Pointwise

Madras High Court guidelines for mainstreaming LGBTIQA+ community

What is the News? The Madras High Court has issued guidelines aimed at mainstreaming LGBTIQA+(Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual) persons.  What was the case? A petition has been filed in the Madras High Court by a lesbian couple whose relationship was being opposed by their parents. They have asked the Court to provide protection… Continue reading Madras High Court guidelines for mainstreaming LGBTIQA+ community

Need to ban the Conversion therapy of the LGBTQIA+ community

Synopsis: The recent order of the Madras high court presents an opportunity to ban the inhuman conversion therapy of the LGBTQIA+ community. The therapy subjects them to immense physical and mental stress leading to occurrence of depression, anxiety and suicide cases amongst the community. Background: The Madras High Court called for a ban on the… Continue reading Need to ban the Conversion therapy of the LGBTQIA+ community

Govt launched (Seniorcare Ageing Growth Engine) “SAGE Initiative and SAGE Portal”

What is the News? The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment has launched the (Seniorcare Ageing Growth Engine) SAGE Initiative and SAGE portal for elderly persons. About SAGE Initiative and SAGE Portal: SAGE Initiative and SAGE Portal have been launched with an aim to provide “one-stop access” for elderly care. The portal will provide… Continue reading Govt launched (Seniorcare Ageing Growth Engine) “SAGE Initiative and SAGE Portal”

Kerala’s “Bell of Faith Scheme” for elderly

What is the News? Kerala’s ‘Bell of Faith’ scheme will be expanded to the villages to reach senior citizens staying alone. Earlier, the scheme was successfully implemented in a number of urban households in Kerala. About Bell of Faith Scheme: Firstly, Bell of Faith Scheme was launched by the Kerala Police in 2018. It aims… Continue reading Kerala’s “Bell of Faith Scheme” for elderly

Mandatory online certification for Persons with Disabilities through “UDID portal”

What is the News? The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(DEPwD) has issued a notification for all States/UTs. In that, the DEPwD made the use of online mode as mandatory to grant certificates of disability using the UDID portal. Note: Firstly, the Central Government notified the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 under… Continue reading Mandatory online certification for Persons with Disabilities through “UDID portal”

India needs to Focus on Universal Social Scheme

Synopsis: The pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of India’s Universal social welfare. The country failed to provide adequate social welfare services to the marginalized during the pandemic times. This calls for focusing on universal social welfare. Background: The Covid-19 pandemic struck the country in 2020 and brutally impacted the lives of the Indian masses especially… Continue reading India needs to Focus on Universal Social Scheme