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The pandemic has hampered social auditing of MGNREGA

When a massive sum of public money is spent on a programme like Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (MGNREGA)--a demand-driven programme, there is likelihood of financial misappropriations and mismanagement. Thankfully there are checks and balances in the rural employment guarantee legislation to counter such malpractices. It is worth noting that the total allocation under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (MGNREGA) for 2020-21 was Rs. 1,11,500.00 crore (R.E.), up...

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Lessons from Champaran -SN Sahu

-The Telegraph Gandhi’s first satyagraha for the cause of farmers stands in sharp contrast to the passage of the three farm laws today Mahatma Gandhi’s first satyagraha in India was launched in Champaran in 1917 to save farmers from the exploitation of British indigo planters — the corporates of that era engaged in contract farming. The protest bears close resemblance to the farmers’ agitation against the three farm laws that were framed...

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One nation one ombudsman: RBI to integrate consumer grievance redressal scheme

-PTI/ The Hindu The RBI is targeting to roll out the e-Integrated Ombudsman Scheme in June 2021 The Reserve Bank on Friday announced it will be integrating consumer Grievances redressal under a single ombudsman as against three schemes working at present. There are dedicated ombudsman schemes devoted to consumer grievance redressal in banking, non-bank finance companies and digital transactions, respectively, at present. “To make the alternate dispute redress mechanism simpler and more responsive to...

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Grievance Adalats to begin in Kerala from Today -Parvathi Sajiv

-Leaflet.in With the Assembly Elections around the corner, the Government of Kerala is gearing up to start its campaign by addressing the Grievances of the public through its special Grievance Adalat. Every grievance that reaches the government will be looked into by the Ministers and the aim will be to address them quickly as possible. PARVATHI SAJIV  reports from Kochi. The Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan recently said that special adalats would...

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Out of court

-The Indian Express Supreme Court's attempt to resolve government-farmer problem over new laws creates problems of its own Forty-eight days of protest and eight rounds of Centre-farmers talks later, the Supreme Court has stepped in, and with all due respect, has overstepped the line. It has taken into its hands a political problem that was, that still is, the government’s to negotiate and resolve. The apex court’s interim order on Tuesday —...

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