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Leveraging Bureaucracy for Effective Public Service Delivery

The Constitution of India divides the government into three branches – namely, the Legislature, Executive, and the Judiciary, with clearly defined roles and responsibilities. Legislature is responsible for law- making, and the executive takes care of policymaking and its execution. The public policies are elaborated and implemented through laws, rules, and regulations subject to review …

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Swachh Bharat Mission: Grameen (SBM-G) Through Behavioural Lens

Sound Public Policies target the minds of the people. They are there to change the behavior of the public to benefit society. One such well-known policy is “Swacch Bharat Mission – Grameen (SBM-G)”. It had shifted its focus from production outputs (i.e. toilet construction) to behavioral outcomes (open-defecation-free [ODF]). It focused on active involvement by …

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Internet Shutdown: A Citizens’ Answer to Adequate Security and Sufficient Liberty

The Republic of India today has been labelled as the Internet shutdown capital of the world, a label that all citizens of the Republic regret. The Internet in the present age has become an essential tool for the citizens, especially when it comes to the Right to Free Speech and Expression under Article 19(a) of the …

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The Chilling Effect on Fundamental Rights: Constitutional Morality vs Social Morality

Incidents Of Restrain The judgement of the Sabrimala Case, upon which the spiritual values of many were hung, was pronounced in September 2018. Even after a couple of years down the line, some of the primary questions of law that were intrinsic to the case mandate a re-visit. Amongst other issues, the case attempted to …

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Religion based barriers to affirmative action in India: A case study of the Scheduled Caste category

Conventional scholarship on caste perpetuates the view of caste structures being found only in Hindu society. Therefore, it is asserted that caste structures are completely broken when they are removed from the environment of Hindu society. Caste structures might be considered an innate characteristic of the conventional Hindu social system, however, the lived experiences of …

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