After resigning from the National Advisory Council (NAC), veteran activist Aruna Roy on Thursday said that the government and parliament have not given due importance to critical issues faced by the nation.
Political activist Aruna Roy in a letter to National Advisory Council Chairperson Sonia Gandhi requested that her term at the Council not be renewed and said her efforts to persuade the passage of various legislation must continue from outside the NAC.
Due to a fundamental error in the way malnutrition is measured by WHO, India's child malnutrition levels appear worse than sub-Saharan Africa. It is a myth.
The Survey is highly wanting when it comes to the commitment of social security for unorganized workers, Roy said in a statement.<br /><br />
The National Advisory Council has given its approval to a procedure that will help keep a close watch on the implementation of the RTE Act across India.
NAC member Aruna Roy has thrown a curve ball at Chidambaram and demanded that pre-budget consultations with social sector representatives and business should be held jointly.
The UPA and Sonia Gandhi are turning a deaf year to their own National Advisory Council's apprehensions on cash transfers.
With several cabinet ministers getting the jitters on the Land Bill, the cabinet referred it to a GoM. But the Bill in its present form should really be killed.
The National Advisory Council is a needless distraction and indulgence in UPA-2. It should be relocated to Sonia Gandhi's party office.
The votaries of food security find the UPA's Food Security Bill seriously flawed. They want universalisation without centralisation.
The various freebies and subsidies given and planned by Sonia Gandhi is going to set us back and damage the economy. Can we afford Dynasty any more?
Cutting at the root of the Manmohan Singh's legitimacy is none other than the NAC. Till NAC is abolished, Team Anna will always have traction.
The petrol price hike comes at a time when inflation is touching double digits and the move could have a cascading effect on prices.
The Planning Commission has long exceeded its sell-by date. It is time to put it out to grass.
UPA-2's Food Security Bill is the biggest piece of social security legislation so far. It is horrendously expensive and carries huge fiscal and inflationary risks.
The NAC's Communal Violence Bill is too partisan to muster enough support. There is no reason why the taxpayer should fund a partisan council.
Intellectuals are now beginning to understand the downside of Sonia Gandhi's social security schemes, which are more populist than realistic. They will create more dependency on the state, instead of making people stand on their own feet.
The government is in no mood to bankroll and expansive Food Security Bill. It has chopped the entitlements suggested by NAC. But isn't it clearly time to clip NAC's wings further?