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Evidence of the representatives of Ministry of Coal on the ‘Audit Report No. 12 of 2019 relating to Assessment of Environmental Impact due to Mining Activities and its Mitigation in Coal India Limited and its Subsidiaries’. ...
Evidence of the representatives of Coal India Limited (CIL) on ‘Audit Report No. 12 of 2019 relating to Assessment of Environmental Impact due to Mining Activities and its Mitigation in Coal India Limited and its Subsidiaries’. ...
Briefing by the representatives of the Ministry of Jal Shakti (Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation) on the subject- ‘Review of Upper Yamuna River Cleaning Project upto Delhi and River bed management in D...
Briefing on the Subject Digitization of Gram Panchayats by the representatives of:- i. Ministry of Panchayati Raj ii. Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology iii. Ministry of Communications (Department of Communications). ...
Omir Kumar, Shubham Dutt - November 18, 2021
Recently, the Supreme Court collegium reiterated its recommendations for the appointment of 11 judges to certain High Courts.  It had first recommended these names earlier this year and in August last year, but these appointments were not made.  The Indian judiciary faces high vacancies ac...
Shashank Srivastava - October 21, 2021
In the past few months, retail prices of petrol and diesel have consistently increased to all-time high levels.  On October 16, 2021, the retail price of petrol in Delhi was Rs 105.5 per litre, and that of diesel was Rs 94.2 per litre.  In Mumbai, these prices were even higher at Rs 111.7 ...
Payoja Ahluwalia - October 2, 2021
On October 2, 2021, Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) celebrates its seventh anniversary.  It was launched on October 2, 2014 to fulfil the vision of a cleaner India by October 2, 2019.  The objective of the Mission was to eliminate open defecation, eradicate manual scavenging, and promote ...
Aditya Kumar - September 20, 2021
Tribunals function as a parallel mechanism to the traditional court system.  Tribunals were established for two main reasons - allowing for specialised subject knowledge in disputes on technical matters and reducing the burden on the court system.  In India, some tribunals are at the level...
Omir Kumar , Shashank Srivastava - September 17, 2021
In April 2020, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimated that nearly 2.5 crore jobs could be lost worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.  Further, it observed that more than 40 crore informal workers in India may get pushed into deeper poverty due to the pandemic.  I...
The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Bill and the Personal Data Protection Bill, likely to come up in the ongoing winter session of Parliament, provide a framework and safeguards for using our data by businesses and the government. Laws are blunt instruments. Changes brought by them reverbera...
The Winter Session of Parliament began on a stormy note on Monday. Both Houses saw disruptions as Lok Sabha passed the Bill repealing the three farm laws without any discussion, and Rajya Sabha passed it after a brief intervention by Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge. After that, ...
There is a simple test to judge a parliamentary session. Former Lok Sabha Speaker GMC Balayogi came up with it. At 46, he was the youngest Speaker, and according to him, “All’s well if it doesn’t end in Well.” He was referring to the well of the House. It is the area before t...
Legislative business in Parliament has suffered in the last two years. Last year, the government did not convene the winter session due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year the budget session was cut short due to assembly elections. Then in the monsoon session, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha passed multip...
In December of 1958, a Member of Parliament (MP) questioned the Finance Minister about a valuable gift received by Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru. Earlier that year, Indians in Hong Kong had gifted the Prime Minister his weight in gold (64 kg) on his 70th birthday. Nehru must have been aware of th...