Compulsory Voting in Gujarat: Masterstroke Or Simply Impractical?

Experts say that it could be in violation of the Article 21 of the Constitution.

posted by Munish Kumar Raizada|June 1, 2015   in Governance|4 comments


Linking your Voter ID with Aadhaar is not mandatory & your name will not be deleted from the Voter List

Linking of Aadhaar with one’s Voter ID was publicised in the media as mandatory through the NERAP(National Electoral Rolls Purification & Authentication Program) and that failing to do so would result in deletion of names from the Voter list. Factly cuts through the confusion.

posted by Factly|May 27, 2015   in Governance|one comment

Rs 0: Spent by 55% Lok Sabha MPs on Constituencies

298 of 542 members of the Lok Sabha have not yet utilised their MP Local Area Development Scheme funds.

posted by IndiaSpend|May 26, 2015   in Governance|3 comments


The Government Intends to Amend the ‘Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984’ (PDPP Act)

The Union Home Ministry has proposed a set of amendments to the PDPP act, 1984 that seek to deter prospective violators from damaging public property during agitations. Factly lists out the amendments and encourages us to share our opinions about them with the government.

posted by Factly|May 25, 2015   in Governance|2 comments


Goats and More: An Anti-Poverty Guide For Modi

A new study that followed the lives of 21,000 of the world’s poorest people has shown that a new programme which endeavours to move the poorest people upwards and out of poverty, could have important implications for Narendra Modi’s government, as it attempts to move away from costlier, broad subsidies to clearly-targeted interventions.

posted by IndiaSpend|May 25, 2015   in Governance|7 comments


More Poor Children in School, 30% Suffer Malnutrition

Almost a third of 12-year-old children in Telangana showed signs of malnutrition. An IndiaSpend analysis.

posted by IndiaSpend|May 21, 2015   in Governance|5 comments

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The Case Against Trying Minors As Adults

The Lok Sabha has passed a new Juvenile Justice Bill that will allow 16 to 18-year-olds accused of heinous crimes to be tried as adults. Experts make the scientific, social and legal case against this move.

posted by Boom Live|May 18, 2015   in Governance|5 comments


Is Land Acquisition the prime reason for stalling of Projects? Data says ‘No’

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Finance in reply to an RTI application, only 8% of all the stalled projects are because of Land Acquisition reasons. The reasons for 1/3rd of the stalled projects are not known.

posted by Factly|May 1, 2015   in Governance|7 comments


Massive FCRA Cancellation is not a new thing. 4138 NGOs lost their FCRA licences in 2012

The cancellation of FCRA certificates of 8975 NGOs by the Union Home Ministry made front page news. But this is not the first time such massive cancellations ​have ​happened. According to the data available with the Ministry of Home Affairs, FCRA certificates of 4138 NGOs were cancelled in 2012.

posted by Factly|April 29, 2015   in Governance|2 comments


Indians Abroad Send $70 billion Home, No. 1 Globally

The Indian diaspora sent home $70 billion (Rs 4.34 lakh crore) in 2014, topping for the 7th year the list of countries receiving money from immigrants, according to data released by the World Bank.

posted by IndiaSpend|April 15, 2015   in Governance|5 comments

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