The GKC Think Pieces section is an interactive platform that brings together experts and authorities on various subjects to provoke thinking as well as discussion with personal opinion and analysis on contemporary issues related to governance.
Pramod K. Joshi
This piece analyses the National Food Security Bill and argues for a well strategised programme with better understanding of the processes to improve the food and nutritional security of poor and vulnerable population in India.
The Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill (LARR) Bill is beset with challenges as development of infrastructure clashes with the lives and livelihoods of people.
The author argues that some think India unwilling to tackle climate change but national measures are already making a real contribution.
Dr. R. Sreedher shows from examples how radio communication has contributed to examples of good governance and argues for a role for community radio in good governance practices, given the reach of the medium.
The author argues that Panchayati Raj Institutions have a lot of potential if the idea of self-governance is followed in spirit as well.
This piece argues that there is a strong case of regulation to keep the vested interests out of India’s healthcare system.
The authors argue that the Bill reflects a higher degree of social acceptability of women at local level. However, they raise a question on negation for women reservation at the central level.
In context of corruption, the author argues that India cannot afford to shy away from coming up with an all-compassing definition for an ailment that it has suffered too long.
Meeting the energy requirements of the population at affordable prices would pose significant challenges to achieving high economic growth of 8 to 9 per cent by 2016-17 and expanding access to clean energy sources.
Analysing the efficacy of recent announcement to impose surcharge on individuals earning more than INR 1 crore annually, the author argues for more stringent mechanisms to check economic inequality in the country.
Protection of Women against Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill, 2011 will contribute to realization of women’s right to gender equality, life and liberty and equality in working conditions and thereby increase women’s participation in workforce.