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


  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


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