Mains-41: Constitutional, Statutory, Regulatory and Quasi-judicial bodies

Discuss whether the introduction of the electoral bond system has made the donation system opaque.

The Narendra Modi government introduced the electoral bonds scheme with much fanfare and the promise of bringing in transparency in the funding of political parties. But recent reports by RTI activists reveal that the introduction of electoral bonds was not a victory for transparency, but rather for greater opacity in how elections are funded in ..

Why the opinion of Rajasthan Human Rights Commission on live-in relations is derogatory?

A live-in relation is one in which an unmarried couple lives together in a long term relationship that resembles a marriage. Rajasthan Human Rights Commission on Live-In Relations The commission issued an order asking the state government and the Centre to prohibit the practice of live-in relationships. The commission claimed that women who opt for ..

Can the Health Index by NITI Aayog act as a Handy Tool for Governance? Comment.

Indian Healthcare is in bad shape. There have been significant gains in the fronts of life expectancy, child mortality and also maternal health. But, as per the second edition of the Health Index by NITI Aayog, it continues to remain poor. A clear indication by the Index is that there is an urgent need to ..


NITI Aayog can play an important role in rejuvenating the fiscal federalism of India. Comment.

Ever since the Indian Constitution came into being, India has been on a continuously evolving mode facing its share of both the horizontal and vertical imbalances. Vertical imbalance results when the structure of the tax system in the country yields better tax returns to the Central Government over the State governments. Ironically greater responsibilities are ..

What are the objectives of National Green Tribunal? Give a brief overview of the different laws in legal jurisdiction of NGT Act.

The National Green Tribunal is a statutory body. It was established in 2010 by the National Green Tribunal Act. The Principal Bench of the NGT has been established in the National Capital � New Delhi, with regional benches in Pune, Bhopal, Chennai and Kolkata. The Chairperson of the NGT is a retired Judge of the ..