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Mandate and allocations

• Concerns over the directive to use population data in the Terms of Reference (ToR) from the 2011 Census, and not the 1971 Census that was used earlier, is an exaggeration. => POPULATION DATA • Conceptually, general purpose transfers to…

Reimagining governance

• Getting the Centre, States and district administrations to work in tandem is crucial • The 115 Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) conceived by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is radical not because this is the first time that a government in…

Preventing accidents

• The recent death of at least 23 children and many others in a school bus crash in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, or of the 18 labourers in a lorry accident in Maharashtra, or of nine people in a truck mishap…

Reappraising India-US

• India’s larger security environment issue is, assuming complex dimensions with a US-China trade-war looming, US-Russia relations taking a nose-dive and China’s Belt and Road masterplan unfolding in the Indo-Pacific. For India, however, it is the emerging Moscow-Beijing axis and…

Heed the federal framework

• Most federations in the world have arrangements for the mobilisation and devolution of resources. In India, the Constitution provides for the appointment of a Finance Commission every five years to recommend methodology to share resources such that the fiscal…

Building India’s talent base

• India’s rank of 103rd position in the recent World Economic Forum ranking of 130 nations on the preparedness of talent was just another indication of the skills challenge. • In just five years, the government’s skill gap analysis report…