It is often said that welfare does not always reach the most-needy, and there are many systemic leakages in the welfare delivery system. The extent of underserving citizens and magnitude of leakages hasn’t been estimated accurately in most countries. By identifying the under-served, the government have had special schemes and delivery mechanism for these schemes. … Continue reading
Challenges in the current procurement process Government procurement processes often suffer from long delays due to the need to demonstrate transparency in awarding contracts. This long process frustrates both the bureaucrats and vendors. The procurement is made even more cumbersome for products which are innovative in nature and therefore finding a minimum of three bidders … Continue reading SWISS CHALLENGE METHOD FOR PROCUREMENT OF INNOVATION
The Situation Every government in the world is responsible for providing welfare to protect and promote the economic and social well-being of its citizens. The Indian constitution through directive principles makes it compulsory for Central and State Governments to design policies that ensure unprejudiced, humane and inclusive development of all citizens. Though, the welfare spend … Continue reading TRANSFORMING WELFARE DELIVERY: THE EASYGOV WAY
Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a concept first introduced in the Economic Survey of India (2016-17). This is a model for providing all citizens of a country or other geographic area with a given sum of money, based on certain economic criteria. The purpose of the UBI is to prevent or reduce poverty and increase … Continue reading Universal Basic Income- Boon or Bane for the Economy?
Doorstep application to public services and welfare schemes is a bad idea for digital India. It is another effort of improving the channel instead of core issues. Any augmentation of application submission and citizen interaction methods will fail due to poor quality of delivery of services. If someone doesn’t get pension on time, it doesn’t … Continue reading Is doorstep delivery model the real solution?
A citizen is a person who is entitled to enjoy all the legal rights and privileges granted by a state to the people comprising its constituency, and is obligated to obey its laws and to fulfill his or her duties as called upon. The Indian Citizenship Act, 1955 provides for acquisition of Indian citizenship by … Continue reading Duties of Citizen
In 2012, the high profile Nirbhaya rape case made our nation question women safety in public transportation. Back then, the state responded by cancelling over 2500 permits of contract carriages and chartered buses due to fake address registration. Two years later, the average Delhi woman was feeling safer due to the onslaught of cab services … Continue reading Women Safety – who is at fault? Policy / Implementation/ Private Companies
Address Proof is an important document for every citizen of India. It is a mandatory document for obtaining any Government Id proof or availing any other services like Passport, Voter Card, Gas Connection, Telephone Bills etc. We are all well acknowledged with the importance of Proof of Address in India. We are in a time … Continue reading Do we really need a verified PROOF OF ADDRESS?
Sukanya Samriddhi Account is another welcome step from Govt of India. Honorable Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi launched Sukanya Samriddhi Account “A Small Savings Scheme” on 22nd January, 2015. It is part of “Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao” initiative of Government of India. It is commendable that Govt of India is taking steps … Continue reading India lacks proper implementation of schemes
The recently launched Sukanya Samriddhi Account is useful instruments for ç for the future needs of the girl child. This scheme is closest to Public Provident Fund (PPF) scheme with enhanced interest rate and stringent long term lock-in conditions. The SSA can only be opened in the name of the girl child while PPF scheme … Continue reading SUKANYA SAMRIDDHI YOJNA