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  • Congress opts for the NGO route

    Congress opts for the NGO route

    The Congress Party is trying to mobilize support from NGOs and civil society activists to politically fight against the Modi government. There is nothing new about political parties taking the help of such groups when it suits them. The only difference now is that it is not as indirect and subtle as it used to …

    September 11, 2021
  • Democratic wildfires

    Democratic wildfires

    Despite the rise of elective democracy, the 21st century is turning out to be a century of citizens‘ engagement. The rights to be heard, to be seen, to be recognized and to be respected are at the core of citizens‘ movements across the world. The 21st century is witnessing fundamental global economic, political, social and cultural transformations challenging traditional notions of citizenship

    February 26, 2021
  • Civil society’s role

    Civil society’s role

    We pay lip service to the accountability principle. It is not translated into law. For any allegation of abuse of power by the judges, an accountability law is a solution to some extent. Civil society activists need to be up in arms for a sound legislation on accountability

    November 8, 2020
  • Civil society must play a role in governance

    Civil society must play a role in governance

    State power according to the constitutional and legal scheme is shared at present by elected political institutions and the unelected such as the bureaucracy, police, judiciary, AttorneyGeneral, Comptroller and Auditor General, Election commission etc. There is no place for civil society in the decision-making process of elected and unelected institutions.

    October 23, 2020
  • SC imposes Rs 1 lakh cost on nine states, Rs 5 lakh on Haryana

    SC imposes Rs 1 lakh cost on nine states, Rs 5 lakh on Haryana

    The Supreme Court on Friday imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh each on nine States and Union Territories (UTs) and Rs 5 lakh on Haryana for not notifying the names of civil society members in their committees to take care of the needs of the urban homeless.

    September 7, 2018
  • Don’t be misled by black sheep: Venkaiah Naidu

    Don’t be misled by black sheep: Venkaiah Naidu

    Calling for attacking corruption at the roots, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asked civil servants not to be misled by “black sheep” and render their service without fear or favour. Naidu also hailed GST as a revolutionary step and praised demonetisation. “As you are new generation of civil servants, I hope you will …

    October 30, 2017
  • Politicians, civil society protest linking Aadhaar with midday meals

    Politicians, civil society protest linking Aadhaar with midday meals

    Taking forward the struggle against linking Aadhaar card with midday meals in government schools, National Federation of Indian Women and Right to Food campaign along with MPs from different political parties held a protest outside the Ministry of Human Resource Development here today. The protest meeting was attended by hundreds of people from Uttar Pradesh, …

    March 17, 2017