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One Nation One Election: Need for simultaneous election

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"If India is to meet the challenge of change, mere incremental progress is not enough. A metamorphosis is needed", this was the vision put forth by Indian Prime Minister some time back. Equipped with many structural reform in their first term, this government is entering its second inning with the promise of fast economic growth and alleviating poverty in India. However, there are many obstacle in the path of the metamorphosis, which are hampering the pace of development and growth India requires. Before going full throttle on the path of social and economic development it is very necessary to get away with the impediments. Frequent election cycle is one such obstacle, which adversely impact governance, administration and policy making in the country.
Free and fair Election is the basis of Indian democracy, the largest in the world, but it has become so much dense and frequent that it is hampering the developmental processes. In the last 30 years, there has not bee…

Some important things to know about Aadhaar

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Aadhaar, a 12 digit random number issued by the UDAI to the residents of India based on their bio metric information, has been receiving lots of flak ever since it came into existence. Some provisions of Aadhaar were a clear breach of privacy of individuals when constitution provides right to privacy as a fundamental right. Aadhaar as a mandatory document to avail government services also received lots of criticism. However later five judge bench of Supreme Court struck down on some of the controversial provisions. Here are some important things one must know about Aadhaar.
Aadhaar is a strategic policy tool for social and financial inclusion, public sector delivery reforms, managing fiscal budget and to promote hassle free people centric governance. Who can have Aadhaar: Every resident is entitled to obtain an aadhaar number by submitting his demographic information and bio metric information. Resident as per Act is defined as a person who has been living in India for a period of 18…

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