Published in the Seminar, July 2011 The past couple of months have seen a renewed attack on the National Advisory Council (NAC). The NAC has been decried as an unconstitutional, […]
The issue of minimum wage has been much in the news recently, especially after the exchange of letters between the Prime Minister and Mrs. Gandhi, in her capacity as Chairperson, […]
A review of the recent legal and political developments around NREGA and how in addition to its immediate effects on our poorest workers, affects the very democratic fabric of our country. […]
Edited Version Published in EPW (Oct 2-Oct 8 ) UID Resources – For Other UID updates RS Sharma (DG, UIDAI) in his article “Identity and the UIDAI: A Response” (EPW, […]
Overview Of Issues With The UID Project and UID Resources UID Press Release (Page 1, Page 2) and Signatures The UID Project Venue: Press Club Date: 28 September, 2010 Time: […]
An overview of the issues with the UID project, organized around five themes: undemocratic process for project initiation and development; civil liberties; benefits and efficiency; limits of technology; and costs and finance
The basic tenet of a judicious society is the social and economic assimilation of all people. Every individual has a legitimate right to participate because each individual’s sheer being is […]
UID Resources: For other articles and updates on UID Various initiatives within the government are converging to transform India into a classic police state. Enabling this transformation is everyone’s darling, […]
I was in a small village in Rajasthan on January 26, the Indian Republic Day. Children ran through the village shouting in chorus, “Mahatma Gandhi ki jai, mera bharat mahan” […]
The release of Shahrukh’s latest movie, My Name is Khan (MNIK) eclipsed all news for about a week. The biggest story in Saturday’s newspapers was without doubt its enthusiastic reception. […]
UID Resource for other UID articles and updates First published in the Indian Express In February 2011, India will become the first country in the world to issue its residents […]
– Anti-terror agenda not pro-poor agenda hence much potential for harassment of the undocumented poor.
– Limited benefit without universal coverage
– UID beneficial to the poor only if social security organizations make changes to their service delivery mechanism, which will entail very high additional investment.