At the end of nine years of the Congress-led UPA government, what’s noteworthy about Sonia Gandhi’s leadership is the initiative to create the National Advisory Council (NAC) to give civil society an access to policy-making. Also noteworthy are policy interventions such as the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and the Right to Information Act which originated in the NAC have shown results.

The other major policy measures such as the Right to Education Act, the Food Security Bill, the Aadhar-based cash transfers and the land acquisition bill, are lofty in their objectives but face the challenge of implementation and delivery. Read More