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: […]
STATEMENT ON THE PM’s OBSERVATION ON THE SUPREME COURT, MADE IN EDITORS’ CONFERENCE ON 6th SEPTEMBER, 2010 The Right to Food Campaign is shocked at the Prime Minister’s statement made […]
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
Last week, I went to the Right to Food Convention in Rourkela, Orissa. Large “movement” conferences are often hit or miss – one, because given the primary aim to mobilize […]
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” […]
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.