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#India – A conspiracy of silence against Dalit victims #gandhijayanti

DIVYA TRIVEDI, The Hindu Cases deposed at National Tribunal reveal new forms of discrimination against SCs and STs In Gujarat’s Mehsana district, Dalits cannot sell milk to cooperatives as it comes from ‘Dalit’ cows; in Rajasthan’s Ajmer, a Dalit woman… Continue Reading →

Disinformation and Journalistic Ethics: A Letter from Harsh Mander

June 6, 2013   by Aditya Nigam We are publishing below a communication received from Harsh Mander, a former member of the National Advisory Council, regarding misrepresentation of his position and his politics by no less a person than the editor-in-chief… Continue Reading →

India – Government needs to make amendments to law public

Make amendments to law public, says Aruna Roy Rahi Gaikwad Aruna Roy Terming the right to information a fundamental function in democracy, Aruna Roy, RTI pioneer and social activist, who recently quit the National Advisory Council, said here on Sunday… Continue Reading →

#India- There is a credibility crisis at all levels of government- Aruna Roy

Padmaparna Ghosh, TNN | Jun 2, 2013, 05.58 AM IST This week activist Aruna Roy walked out of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC), complaining about this government’s ideological bias and obsession with growth. She talks to Padmaparna Ghosh about the dilution of the social… Continue Reading →

Aruna Roy leaves National Advisory Council

May 29, 2013 New Delhi: Noted social rights activist Aruna Roy has decided to leave the National Advisory Council (NAC). Her letter of resignation has been accepted by NAC chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who also heads the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). The… Continue Reading →

NAC Working Group on Universal Health Coverage Final Recommendations

09th May, 2013 The National Advisory Council had constituted a Working Group of its Members on “Universal Health Coverage”. The Working Group looked into the issue to propose measures to ensure quality health coverages to all the citizens which are… Continue Reading →

#Budget2013 high on rhetoric, low on funds for food security

Buisnesstoday Sebastian P.T. For all the talk of the United Progressive Alliance government about the seminal step the proposed National Food Security Bill will be in eradicating hunger and malnutrition, Finance Minister P Chidambaram‘s budgetary allocation for it is paltry…. Continue Reading →

Linking #Aadhaar to Direct Benefit Transfer scheme a mistake, says Aruna Roy #UID #biometrics

Politics news, Updated Feb 28, 2013 Rupashree Nanda, CNN-IBN   The Direct Benefit Transfer initiative of the government came in for discussion and scrutiny in Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council on February 26. Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson of UIDAI, sought to… Continue Reading →

NAC members raise concerns over direct benefit transfer scheme #Aadhaar #UID

Concerns raised over the efficiency of banking networks and on-the-ground preparations for the schemeAnuja & Liz Mathew   Liz Mathew , livemint.com First Published: Tue, Feb 26 2013. 09 52 PM IST NAC members argue that public services should not be denied to those… Continue Reading →

Opposition criticizes UPA’s plan to use Aadhaar for cash transfers

      BJP, CPM say the UID system is not ready and is yet to be approved by the Parliament Anuja            First Published: Wed, Nov 28 2012. Livemint.com New Delhi: A day after the… Continue Reading →

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