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Is India’s Rural Workforce Rejecting A Government Job Scheme?

  Highlights * UP, Goa & Mizoram see sharp reduction in average number of  working days * All India average employment per household was 43 days in 2011-12 * Total…

A 30-year, Rs 50,000 Crore Child-Care Effort Fails To Deliver

The Government allocated Rs 17,700 crore for the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme in its Budget 2013-14. The ICDS is today the 5thlargest flagship scheme of the Congress-led UPA…

CBI Struggles With Rising Caseload & Limited Manpower

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India’s `lead’ federal investigative agency, often draws flak for not being an autonomous institution. Despite that, the CBI is often the `go to’ agency…

Why 16-Year-Old Juvenile Criminals Are A Rising Threat

Highlights  *Supreme Court  will examine the constitutional validity of provision of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 that treats a person younger than 18 years as a minor for crimes committed…

The Man Of The House, Is A Woman

Mohan Bhagwat, head of Hindu right wing group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS kicked up a furore recently when he referred to marriage as a contract between spouses wherein it…

A Government Programme For Safer Childbirth Is Working

HIGHLIGHTS  * Janani Suraksha Yojana has increased its reach from 738,911 beneficiaries in 2005-06 to nearly 11 million in 2011-12 *Government has increased spending on the programme from Rs 38…

Higher Family Income & Education See Lesser Women Working In India

Higher Family Income & Education See Lesser Women Working In India

Highlights  * 20 million women stopped working between 2004 and 2010. * Recession had no impact on jobs, 6.4 million people added to workforce between 2004 and 2010. * Young…