At the fag end of their tenure, the ruling class in Delhi have made these startling discoveries: there is a huge middle-class in the country who need crumbs from the government; there are 30-40 crore workers employed in unorganised sector who are poor and need to be empowered; there are 12 crore small and marginal farmers who need state’s largesse to survive, and there are 130 crore citizens whose efforts to realise the goal of a New India needs to be boosted.
Statement on LIC IPO
January 21, 2022 Peoples Commission on Public Sector and Public Services Statement on LIC IPO The Finance Minister in her budget speech in 2021 announced disinvestment of government stake in the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). According to news reports, the LIC IPO Prospectus is likely to be issued in early February 2022. It... Continue Reading →
Demand to Reverse the SBI-Adani Capital Deal
Reserve Bank of India should reverse its policy with regard to allowing Non-Banking Financial Companies (like the Adani Capital) to have tie-ups with Public Sector banks (like the State Bank of India) for co-lending to the farmers and other small borrowers. The undersigned demand an immediate reversal of this arrangement as it will have serious implications for the public.
Statement on CEL Sale
Statement on CEL Sale by Peoples’ Commission on Public Sector and Services The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) empowered alternative mechanism for disinvestment is reported to have finalised selling 100% equity of Central Electronics Ltd. (CEL), a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE), for a paltry sum of Rs 210 Crores, to a private entity... Continue Reading →
Privatisation: An Affront to the Indian Constitution
Public Sector Enterprises were to shoulder a vital role in economic development of independent India in accordance with the letter and the spirit of the Constitution, especially consistent with the State’s mandate stipulated in the Directive Principles.
An Inquiry into India’s Election System
Are Elections in India Free and Fair? Download Full Report
CCE Report – Volume 2
Annexures : Depositions by Experts Integrity of the Electoral Rolls – Deposition of Cdr P. G. Bhat (Retd.) - Deposition - 1Integrity of electoral rolls and the linkage of Voter ID to Aadhaar – Deposition of Dr. Anupam Saraph - Deposition - 1Integrity of Electoral Rolls – Deposition of Y Kiran Chandra - Deposition - 1Deposition of Abusaleh... Continue Reading →
CCE Report – Volume 1
CCE Report : Is the Indian EVM and VVPAT System Fit for Democratic Elections? Download Full Report - English | Hindi | Tamil | Assamese | Malayalam Executive Summary Interim Report of the Citizens’ Commission on Elections on EVMs and VVPAT - Read Entire Executive Summary... Foreword Modern India’s greatest pride is that it is not... Continue Reading →