Decoding Mental Healthcare act, 2017- Progressive in the letter, but how to retain its spirit?

“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” – Milton Friedman When I was in the seventh grade, my classmate in school had fractured his hand. He came to school with a plastered hand and everyone including the usual ruffians and the school authorities made sure that he didn’t engage […]

Development of Environmental Laws & Regulations in India with respect to Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and EIA Draft 2020

Environment rules & regulations in India since decades have seen moderate growth in terms of the development of framework and implementation of laws and regulations. The Environment Protection Act hastily came into existence in 1986 only after the occurrence of Bhopal Gas Tragedy in 1984. The prevalence of poverty since the early phases of independence and a disaster which could […]

New Education Policy: A Critical Analysis

The New Education Policy, 2020 (“NEP 2020”) that was announced on 31 July 2020 has captured a mixed bag of response, some astonished by its liberal flexible claims while some endured uneasiness and shockwaves. The 10+2 system that was in place has been replaced by 5+3+3+4, wherein the first five years is aimed at foundation education, the next three for […]