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Demystifying Centrally Sponsored Schemes

Demystifying Centrally Sponsored Schemes

The total plan outlay in the Union Budget is the sum of Central Plan and Central Assistance for State and UT plans. Here, we discuss the ent
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An analysis of road transport: Budget: 2017-18

An analysis of road transport: Budget: 2017-18

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways formulates and administers policies for road transport, national highways, and transport researc
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Women, employment and empowerment in Indian Economy

Women, employment and empowerment in Indian Economy

India has experienced rapid growth and development in the past years in many spheres. Gender equity is not one of them. This is deplorable c
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A brief history of India’s struggle for freedom from the British colonial rule

A brief history of India’s struggle for freedom from the British colonial rule

When one surveys the history of countries in the world today which have succeeded in freeing themselves from the clutches of colonial powers
20 Mar 2017, 10:55 PM IST
US exit from TPP to impact security architecture in Asia-Pacific

US exit from TPP to impact security architecture in Asia-Pacific

US President-elect Donald Trump’s has resolved to undo the Obama administration’s recalibration of Asia-Pacific strategic equations by p
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Chennai Oil spill- Environment loses to bureaucracy

Environmentalists’ fear the massive oil spill after two ships collided near Chennai on January 28 2017; will have a long-term impact on the marine life than previously believed.
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Awards, honors and promotional activities by foundations - around the world and in India

As I have mentioned earlier in this column, it is now accepted around the world that governments alone cannot address effectively issues of the growth and development of countries.
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Centre should take the lead in sound fiscal management

The Economic Survey 2016-17 has highlighted the need for fiscal prudence both by the Centre as well as the States in order to maintain overall fiscal health of the economy. It stat
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Know about Civil Services in India

Civil Service is a heaven born service. The Civil Services of India runs the entire administration of the country. The elected ministers of India lay down the policies required to
24 Feb 2017, 11:06 PM IST

India’s Look east policy revisited

India’s ‘Look East ‘Policy was impelled by economic and political imperatives whereas India’s ‘Act East ‘Policy was impelled by India’s strategic imperatives to estab
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Strategy to choose Public Administration as optional subject

Most aspirants of civil services have opts the Public Administration as optional subject. But, the recent performance of Public Administration has not been very encouraging. A numb
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Options and Priorities - the Wood or the Tree Dilemma!

I have, applied the system with spectacular results in many situations and departments. In the Commercial Tax Department a large number of petty cases, accounting for a majority of
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Experts optimistic on economic growth

Against the backdrop of robust macro-economic stability, the financial year 2016-17, was marked by two major domestic policy developments-the passage of the Constitutional Amendmen
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Budget – Reforms on election funding

The fundamental of a vibrant democracy is periodic elections. Elections to be meaningful should be conducted free and fair with a level playing field to all in the fray. 
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Key Highlights of Union Budget 2017-18

On 1st February 2017,  the Finance Minister of India presented Union Budget 2017, to set out the government’s policies for the next year. 
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Options and Priorities - the Wood or the Tree Dilemma!

As Chief Secretary I started what was called the INSTAX (Instant Access to Exceptional Information) Station. Instead of relying on the slow and hierarchical flow of information, th
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Vice President: election & responsibilities

According to the Constitution of India, the office of the Vice President is the second highest constitutional post in independent India. The Vice President is the 'ex-officio' Chai
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Renewed focus on maternal and child care

On 31st December,2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed his government implementing , the long-promised maternity entitlement commitment of National Food Security Act by exte
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Understanding Nagoya Protocol

The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity is
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Universal Basic Income

Acharya Vinobhabave once said that, "one of the best lessons that I have learnt from Gandhi is, not to decide what to be done for the people by myself, rather, to go, meet, talk an
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So you want to join IAS?

The primary factor for the motivation seems to be the immense potential in these services to work for the cause of the people unlike the corporate employment that has little or no
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The President of India

Article 52 of the Constitution of India says that there shall be a President of India. Article 53 says that all the executive powers of the Union shall be exercised by him either d
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Highlights of the President of India Address 2017

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, addressed a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament on January 31, 2017. He outlined the major policy priorities of the government in h
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Options and Priorities - the Wood or the Tree Dilemma!

Every situation in administration at any level presents options and priorities. To understand the wide gamut of governance issues that one may face, let us look at a hypothetical e
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Understanding Fundamental rights

Part-III of the Indian constitution from article 12 to 32, contains fundamental rights. It is also called corner stone of the constitution and together with part-4 (directive princ
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