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Over Rs 57,000 crore saved through DBT: Government

The Union Government has saved around Rs 57,000 crore in 2016-17 through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme under which subsidies are given directly to beneficiaries. In 2017-18, the beneficiary base rose from 10.71 crore in 2013-14 to 35.62 crore. A ..


Transparency versus protection of civil servants from harassment: a growing dichotomy

With the recent allegation on the Coal Secretary of India, Mr HC Gupta for irregularities in coal block allegations, a demand has been made by the society, especially the civil servants to create a mechanism where a distinction between administrative ..

Recent SC Order of Audit of 30 Lakh NGOS and Issues with CAPART

On 10 January 2017, the Supreme Court had asked the government to audit and identify the accounts of around 30 Lakh NGOs which receive public funds every year for their work, but continuously fail to give proper balance sheet or ..

Parliamentary Standing Committee seeks transparency in appointment of judges

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice, has called for transparency in the appointments process on the part of the judiciary and the government. The committee was headed by Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Rajya Sabha), Anand Sharma. It ..


Block Chain and Distributed Ledger Technology

In India, governance bodies at all levels are grappling with an explosion of information from various traditional channels of information supply like property and land records, data pertaining to population, geography, welfare schemes etc. Apart from the traditional channels newer ..

India, US start ‘Open Government Platform’

India and the United States inaugurated the Open Government Platform (OGPL) Objective of OGPL: It is a bilateral effort focused at foment transparency and increase citizen engagement by making government data, documents, tools and processes publicly available. It was launched ..