TOP STORIES – February 2019

Will the PM Kisan Scheme Impress India’s Farmers?
The Wire, February 22, 2019

The focal point of this year’s budget has been the announcement of a new centrally-sponsored scheme, the ‘Pradhan Mantri Kishan Samman Nidhi’ (PM-KISAN). This scheme assures small and marginal farm households a guaranteed annual income support of Rs 6,000.


“Not Just Bureaucrats”: Top Court on Appointments to Information Panel
NDTV, February 15, 2019
The Supreme Court said the government cannot appoint only government employees as Information Commissioners and that people from all spheres must be considered for the key post.
Niti Aayog to seek formal role for improving quality of government data
The Financial Express, February 11, 2019
Amid the row over the alleged suppression or window dressing of economic data by the Modi government, NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar said the think tank would step in and seek a ‘formal role’ for itself to improve the quality of data.




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