How The World’s Largest Govt Jobs Programme Is Slowly Dying

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  After 11 years, the world’s largest make-work programme–Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)–for India’s 80 million poor rural households is in crisis.   The average real MGNREGA wage decreased from Rs 142 in 2014-15 to Rs 136 in 2016-17; nearly 80% of payments were not made within the 15 days mandated; average …Read More

Ravi Shankar Prasad Wrong. ‘Citizens Do Not Have Fundamental Rights To Privacy,’ Centre Previously Told SC

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Reacting to the Supreme Court’s (SC) verdict, which declared the right to privacy a fundamental right, Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister for law and justice and information technology, tweeted on August 24, 2017: “Govt was of the view that #RightToPrivacy should be a fundamental right.”   Govt was of the view that #RightToPrivacy should be a …Read More