Aspects of Governance

NDTV Ban Issue

What is the issue? Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had imposed one day ban on Hindi channel NDTV India over its live coverage of the Pathankot terror attack for violating Programme/Advertising Code. Later, ministry has put on hold its order.   Background: An Inter-ministerial Committee (IMC) had found that NDTV India channel had violated the …

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Juvenile Justice

Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice System: Delhi has 2 Juvenile justice board Receive more than 2000 juveniles Needs to dispose 600 cases 143% increase in pendency Issues Office of Public prosecutor lack infrastructure – no computer, receives no fund for stationary, not a single staff has been provided Public prosecutor is central to effective criminal justice …

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Intra Party Democracy

Current Situation: In India there is no real movement towards democratisation of parties; the selection of candidates, Chief Ministers and office-bearers of party units is usually left to the discretion of a handful of leaders who take decisions behind closed doors. India’s success in consolidating a democratic system of government has paradoxically forestalled pressure for …

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Education Ranking System (NIRF)

The government has unveiled an indigenous ranking framework for higher educational institutions  that it believes will give Indian institutions a competitive platform free of any international bias. About: The National Institutional Ranking Framework marks a paradigm shift by including perceptions of students and parents in the ranking. Initially, it will be voluntary for institutions to …

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DISHA : Monitoring Schemes in Real Time

The Union Government has constituted the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DDCMC) or DISHA for effective development and coordination of Central Government’s programme. What it will do? The main purpose of the DISHA is to coordinate with Central and State and local Panchayat Governments It has been created for effective coordination and development of …

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CPGRAMS

Centralized Public Grievances Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) is a web based application that facilitates ministries or departments to receive, forward and monitor grievances. The system was developed by National Informatics Centre in association with Directorate of Public Grievances(DPG) and Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances(DARPG). The system provides online access to all citizens …

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BIMARU States

The BIMARU states are four northern Indian states: Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. BIMARU is an acronym formed from the first letters of the names of the states. It was coined by Ashish Bose in the mid-1980s. BIMARU has a resemblance to a Hindi word “Bimar” which means sick. UP and Bihar are …

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AADHAR

Facts: More than 111 crore people have Aadhaar in India, covering more than 99% of the adult population. According to official data, more than 4.47 crore people have opened bank accounts using Aadhaar e-KYC. Aadhaar has helped the government transfer LPG subsidy, MGNREGS payments, scholarships and pensions directly into the accounts of beneficiaries eliminating diversion …

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