e-procurement of government purchases

e-procurement can achieve transparency, efficiency in government purchases

The e-procurement systems offer lower cost, transparent spending, faster transactions, standardised buying, and reduced errors. Read more »
local economy kerala

Local economy: Eight steps to trigger sustainable development

Transforming local economy during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis involves multiple steps to promote decentralised planning and economic development with local involvement. Read more »
Rising number of cases of Covid-19 in Kerala

Covid-19 in Kerala: No justification for replacing TPR with WIPR as key metric

The rise in cases of Covid-19 in Kerala and the unfair criticism from within and outside seem to be forcing the state government to take irrational pandemic management measures. Read more »
Indian economy growth revival through government spending

Indian economy: Government must spend the way out of crisis

As monetary policy has failed to revive growth in Indian economy, it’s the turn of the government to do its bit by stepping up spending. Read more »
Need to regulate private hospitals

Regulated private hospitals, quality public sector can cut out-of-pocket healthcare spending

Years of neglect of public health system, profiteering by private hospitals saw an increase in out-of-pocket healthcare spending that may destroy the fledgling Indian middle class. Read more »
gig and platform workers and labour codes

Out of coverage: Labour Codes must ensure basic rights to gig and platform workers

The need of the hour is a socio-legal acknowledgement of the work done by gig and platform workers and accountability to the state and platform companies towards ensuring labour rights. Read more »
Covid-19 highlighted the need for a public health system

Fighting heavy odds: Corporate influence over policy weighs on India’s public health system

The roadmap provided by the NITI Aayog favours privatisation of healthcare, but the Covid-19 pandemic highlights the need for a robust public health system. Read more »
India aims at Security Council permanent membership

Security Council: India needs to strengthen democratic credentials to claim leadership

UN Security Council is more about peace and security, but when it comes to global leadership, democratic credentials and human rights record will come into play. Read more »
Indian presidency at UN Security Council

UN Security Council: India’s focus on maritime security, terror, health diplomacy

India may mobilise global leadership for equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines as well as on terrorism, peace and Security Council reforms. Read more »
india public health system

Covid-19: Double health budget, strengthen public health system

Insurance schemes won’t help the poor; India needs a robust public health system that offers free diagnostics and medicines. Read more »