Insights into Editorial: Why we Must not Grudge them a Pay Hike + MINDMAPS on Issues

Insights into Editorial: Why we Must not Grudge them a Pay Hike + MINDMAPS on Issues 24 November 2015 Archives Many sections of the society are unhappy with the recommendations of the seventh pay commission. They are opposed to the increases in pay for Central government employees. But, when compared to pay increases and bonuses …

Insights into Editorial: Moving Back to a Regressive Tax System + MINDMAPS on Issues

Insights into Editorial: Moving Back to a Regressive Tax System + MINDMAPS on Issues Archives 23 November 2015 The union government has decided to impose a 0.5% Swacchh bharat cess on all services. The proceeds from swachh Barat cess will be used for Swachh Bharat initiatives. A provision for levying a Swachh Bharat cess on …

Insights into Editorial: Planning for the Next Flood + Mindmaps on Current Issues

Insights into Editorial: Planning for the Next Flood + Mindmaps on Current Issues Archives 20 November 2015   Record amounts of rain have hit Chennai and other parts of northern Tamil Nadu. A low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal has meant that Tamil Nadu, coastal Andhra Pradesh and parts of Sri Lanka have been …

Insights into Editorial: The case for the Rajya Sabha + Mindmaps on Issues

Insights into Editorial: The case for the Rajya Sabha + Mindmaps on Issues Archives 19 November 2015   Both the government and opposition are bracing for a stormy winter session. Since the new government took over in May 2014, Parliamentary logjams have been common for it. With its minority tag in Rajya Sabha, the government …

Insights into Editorial: A clean-up act with a short sweep + Mindmaps on Issues

Insights into Editorial: A clean-up act with a short sweep + Mindmaps on Issues 18 November 2015 The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), in its recently released report, has indicated that respirable particulate matter in the national capital has crossed hazardous limits. As per the analysis of data for last three years, PM10 has exceeded …