Category: Social Protection

Just Transition Planning for Fossil Fuel-Dependent Regions: A Framework for Economic Diversification

Executive Summary – Deeksha Pande, Sandeep Pai, and Rishi Kishore The planet has already warmed by over 1o C over pre-industrial levels and is causing severe weather events around the world. In 2022, there were at least 10 climate-related extreme weather events – from flooding and drought in China to Hurricane Ian in the United […]

Analysis of The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023

Analysis of The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2023 To provide reservation to women in Lok Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies, and Legislative Assembly of NCT Delhi Background Even after 76 years of independence and equal political rights to all, India continues to witness a paltry representation of women in both the Parliament and […]

The Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill, 2023

The Registration of Births and Deaths Act, of 1969 was enacted to regulate the registration of
births and deaths. Under the RBD Act, it is the responsibility of the states to set up facilities for
registering births and deaths and maintain records of the same. A Chief Registrar shall be
appointed in every state as the executive authority for the implementation of the Act and the
Registrar General of India appointed under this Act shall be responsible for coordinating and
monitoring the implementation of the RBD Act1

The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2023

The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 (AMASR Act) aims at the
protection and preservation of archaeological and historical monuments and sites. It also provides for
the regulation of archaeological excavations and for protection of sculptures, carvings and other such
objects.1 The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) functions under the provisions of this Act.

The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023

According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), an
estimated 137 out of 194 countries have established legislation to secure the protection of data
and privacy of its citizens. The current statistics show that 61% of African countries (33
countries out of 54) and 57% of Asian countries (34 countries out of 60) have data protection
laws, while only 48% of Least Developed Countries (22 out of 46) have data protection and
privacy laws.1

The Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill, 2023

India is a nation known for its diverse ecosystems and abundant forest areas. The need for
strong legislation to address the challenges of forest conservation while ensuring
sustainable management and protection of its forests has long been in demand. The newly
introduced Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill of 2023 in Parliament promotes the
integration of forest conservation and development and safeguards the land from
encroachment by various factors. It was initially presented in the Lok Sabha on March 29,
2023, and subsequently referred to a Joint Committee of the Houses. The committee was
instructed to submit its report by the end of the first week of the Monsoon Session of 2023.
The Bill will be considered for passing in the Lok Sabha after the Joint Committee’s report
is presented during the Monsoon Session 2023

The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2022

Article 245 of the Indian Constitution grants the Parliament the authority to enact laws and, at
the same time, provides the legislative body with the power to revoke or abolish those laws.1 A Repealing and Amending Bill is a type of law that aims to remove outdated laws and make changes to specific parts of existing laws. This bill is designed to modernize the legal system, get rid of old rules, and adjust current regulations to meet the needs of society and changing times.
The contents and terms of each Repealing and Amending Bill can differ based on the area and time period being considered.

Food Security and PDS in Andhra Pradesh

Food Security and PDS in Andhra Pradesh   –Kisslay Anand & Roshni Sekhar                            I.        Context   Covid-19 pandemic poses multiple challenges to countries across the globe; with cases as high as 44,43,793 over 188 countries/regions1, more than half of the world population is undergoing some form of social distancing. The clamping down of […]

MUDRA: A Pathway t0 Financial Inclusion

Ensuring access to flexible credit across all economic levels of beneficiaries regardless of the demographic variability has been one of the major objectives of the current government in India in the last five years.

Tuberculosis in India

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death and the leading cause from a single infectious agent (above HIV/AIDS). Millions of people continue to fall sick with tuberculosis each year.