Governance:Issues and Solutions
Oct 17, 2012 10:00 AM
India's head of minorities commission shares with the Governance Knowledge Centre why corruption continues to thrive in modern times and focuses on the disconnect that needs to be bridged for a clean-up act.
[India corruption] [Asia] [Wajahat Habibullah] [South Asia] [RTI] [India]
Oct 16, 2012 05:50 PM
Columnist and former Indian diplomat, G Parthasarathy tells OneWorld South Asia's Ashok Kumar that even though corruption has become a feature of national life in many continents, common citizens should not necessarily face the menace in everyday life.
[Politics] [Corruption & transparency] [Transparency] [Governance] [India] [Government]
Oct 15, 2012 01:55 PM
Joginder Singh, former CBI director, tells OneWorld South Asia's Ashok Kumar that the Indian Government can fight corruption by reposing faith in the people and doing away with the inspector raj.
[India] [Corruption & transparency] [Governance] [Law]
Aug 29, 2012 03:31 PM
Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai claimed that significant progress has been made in the government's twin goals of concluding the peace process and drafting a new constitution. He added that even other key issues like economic progress and good governance have seen positive development.
[Nepal Prime Minister] [South Asia] [Nepal] [Baburam Bhattarai] [Governance]
Aug 26, 2012 04:55 PM Dr Syeda Hameed, Member, Planning Commission of India, talks to OneWorld South Asia about many things that are close to her heart, and lays down some hard facts that portray an India that is in need of change.
Aug 14, 2012 07:02 PM Just two days before India celebrates its sixty-sixth Independence Day, Jairam Ramesh, Minister for Rural Development, said it was on August 15, 2011 that after a gap of eleven years, for the first time Indian Tricolor was hoisted in the naxal- infested Saranda forest area of Jharkhand.
"People who have no interest and love for transparency and many people who oppose transparency have become Information Commissioners."
Jun 08, 2012 01:00 PM On the eve of the famous yet controversial RTI Act finishing seven years, Shailesh Gandhi, Information Commissioner, takes stock of the Act and what he sees as the way forward in a conversation with OneWorld South Asia.
Feb 07, 2012 11:46 AM
Government schemes should be re-oriented from an ecological and social justice perspective in the long run. But, as an intermediate measure, each of these agencies should budget for environmental measures, writes environmentalist Ashish Kothari.
[Environment] [South Asia] [India] [Budget] [Sustainable Development]
Jan 25, 2012 07:08 PM
In a pre-budget consultation with the Indian Finance Minister, Rajesh Tandon, President, Society for Participatory Research in Asia called for improved and better targeted implementation of policies and centrally sponsored schemes.
[South Asia] [India] [Budget] [Governance]
Mar 01, 2011 12:27 PM
The government of India, to ensure financial and electronic empowerment of its machineries, has decided to equip every panchayat in the country with high speed broadband internet access by 2012. The step recognises ICT as an important tool to ensure quality and transparency in process of development
[India] [Governance] [Internet] [South Asia] [Panchayat] [ICT]