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One step forward, two steps back

The National Pension System (NPS; later renamed as National Pension Scheme) was born on the first day of 2004. It was expected to provide 300 million low-income informal sector Indians meaningful old-age income security through thrift and self-help. The committee that formed the scheme emphasized the importance of harnessing existing,

With great power comes greater responsibility and even greater scepticism

Primus inter Parus: Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, first Home Minister and C. Rajagopalachari, last Governor-General. – PHOTO: The Hindu archives India’s Constitutent Assembly played a major role in codifying our democratic ethos. Here, picture of the first day (9 December 1946) of the Constituent

Lokpal Bill gets President’s nod

The HinduThe much-awaited Lokpal Bill on Wednesday got the assent from President Pranab Mukherjee, providing for creation of an anti-graft watchdog which will bring under its purview even the Prime Minister with certain safeguards.File photo The much-awaited Lokpal Bill on Wednesday got the assent from President Pranab Mukherjee, providing for