Emergency declaration to make border wall Declaring a state of national emergency is hardly a trivial decision. While the U.S. has done so in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks and similar exigencies, President Donald Trump has opted for this measure in the context of what he has described as “an invasion of drugs … Continued
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Recent Supreme Court split decision The Supreme Court’s split decision on the question of whether the government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCTD) has executive control over those in its service points to the inherent complexity of the relations between the Delhi government and the Centre. Battles have been fought in the political … Continued
What does the scheme offer? The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, announced in the Budget earlier this month, aims to give ₹6,000 a year to 12 crore farmer families who own up to two hectares of cultivable land. What are the challenges? The number of beneficiaries comes from the number of land holdings of … Continued
Less than 24 hours after the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, India withdrew the Most Favoured Nation (MNF) status accorded to Pakistan. While the withdrawal of the MFN status by India is negative in sentiment terms for the bilateral relations, the impact on trade is unlikely to be substantial given that volumes … Continued
पुलवामा में सीआरपीएफ पर हमले 40 से ज्यादा जवानों की शहादत के बाद पूरे देश में गुस्से का माहौल है। इस हमले को लेकर सुरक्षा मामलों की कैबिनेट समिति में फैसला लिया गया है कि पाकिस्तान से ‘मोस्ट फेवर्ड नेशन’ (MFN) का दर्ज छीन लिया जाएगा। इसके साथ ही अंतरराष्ट्रीय स्तर पर पाकिस्तान को अलग-थलग … Continued
Here’s what the Supreme Court observed on five key aspects of power tussle between Delhi and the Centre. In June last year, a five-judge Constitution Bench ruled that decisions of the Delhi government will not require the concurrence of the Lieutenant-Governor, except in matters relating to Land, Home and Public Order. That judgment was silent … Continued
Pulwama terror attack: India has always raised the issue of listing of Maulana Masood Azhar as a logical conclusion since Jaish-e-Mohammad has already been designated. With Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad having claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terrorist attack Thursday, the focus is back on Jaish chief Maulana Masood Azhar and Delhi’s failed attempt to list him as … Continued
Supreme Court verdict A two-judge Bench of the apex court gave its decision in the Delhi government vs Centre case, with one judge saying that the elected government had no powers over services matters and the other saying that the files regarding DANICS officers could be routed through the Council of Ministers to the Lieutenant-Governor. … Continued
The Central Government has not enacted any separate law to protect the interest of domestic workers. However, the Ministry of Labour & Employment is considering to formulate a National Policy on Domestic Workers which is in the draft stage. The salient features of the proposed draft National Policy on Domestic Workers are as under: (i) … Continued
The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for Extension of tenure of the National Commissionfor SafaiKarmacharis(NCSK) beyond 31.3.2019 for three years. Salient Features: The NCSK was established in the year 1993 as per the provisions of the NCSK Act 1993 initially for the period upto 31.3.1997. Later the validity of the Act was initially extended … Continued