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Shikshak Parv: Vidyanjali 2.0

At the inauguration of Shikshak Parv, the Prime Minister launched various initiatives related to the education sector. First is the Indian Sign Language Dictionary and Talking Books which contains audio and text embedded sign language video for the hearing impaired. The second is the School Quality Assurance and Assessment Framework of CBSE, a standard scientific …

Welfare

e-Shram portal and Unorganised workers

What is it? The pandemic showed us how vulnerable the unorganised workers in the country were and the inability to provide them with relief packages and welfare schemes. In a step to solve this massive issue that confronts us, the Ministry for Labour and Employment has launched the e-Shram portal to register the 38 crore …

CSR Updates

Government circular clarifies FAQs on CSR

The Legal Side Under the Companies Act, 2013, companies which have an annual turnover of Rs.1,000 crore or more or a net worth of Rs.500 crore or more or a net profit of Rs.5 crore are required to spend minimum 2% of their three-year average annual net profit towards CSR activities. The Clarifications The recently …

World News

Why do Afghans want to escape the Taliban occupation?

Picture Credits: AlJazeera For the Afghans, it is like the 1990s all over again. When the Taliban was in power from 1996-2001, it ruled the nation based on the Sunnah and Quranic teachings. The progress in the nation’s roadmap achieved over the last 20 years in the areas of education, economic progress, health and human …

Social Justice

Enabling migrants’ entitlements through activating the Legal Service Authorities

Picture Credits: Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) In times of any crisis, vulnerable communities get pushed further to the margins of society. While COVID-19 has affected almost everyone, it has had a particularly adverse impact on the vulnerable. The pandemic has not only highlighted but also exacerbated existing inequalities. Lakhs of Indian casual and migrant …

World Day for International Justice
World Days

17th July, a day symbolising justice or yet another misnomer?

Picture Credits: Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) “Justice is truth in action” These are the words said by the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Benjamin Disraeli. Justice is a term that we all are aware of, and a sentiment that has allowed revolutions to happen since time immemorial. From newspapers to the posts …

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CSR Updates

Form CSR-1: MCA’s first step to maintaining a check on CSR activities.

Every entity who intends to undertake any CSR activity needs to register itself with the Central Government by filing the form CSR-1 electronically with the Registrar, with effect from April 1st, 2021. The MCA has mandated the filing of  e-Form that is available on their website for the companies that are undertaking CSR activities. By …

Impact Assessment

CSR Impact Assessment: Is it really the game changer?

Mandating CSR impact assessment for developmental projects does sound good. But, is it really worth it in 2021? The Companies (CSR Policy) Amendment Rules, 2021 has introduced a significant amount of changes including the mandate for CSR Impact Assessment and is supposedly expected to transform the way CSR activities were executed by businesses till the …

Glass Ceiling (for women) in the Development Sector
Women Empowerment

Glass Ceiling in the Development Sector

The ‘glass ceiling’ is a term that refers to the innate or subtle inequality in a workplace as it experienced by a woman. It describes the concealed barriers that do not allow the success of women beyond a particular position of an organization or workplace.    According to Forbes 2018, although a greater percentage of women graduate every …

Mental Health in India
Mental Health

Mental Health in India

After an upsurge of issues related to Mental Health, it is recognised as one of the major health issues prevalent in the 21st century. Although mental health has been an issue since the Stone Age, but it was only by the late 90s that people started acknowledging the gravity of the problem. A person does …