Geo-informatics for Forest Rights

The Geoinformatics for Forest Rights Act program was initiated by the Government of Maharashtra for the implementation of Government of India’s Forest Rights Act-2006 (Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers-Recognition of Forest Rights Act). The Geoinformatics system seeks to provide evidence for the recognition of forest rights under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006 Read More …

Enhancing transparency and accountability in public service delivery

The Bihar Right to Public Services Act – Bihar Lok Sevaon ki Guarantee Adhiniyam – was implemented in Bihar on August 15, 2011, and has made it mandatory for the state government and its agencies to deliver public services to people within a stipulated time frame, failing which government officials are liable for penalization. Under Read More …

Direct Benefit Transfer Programme – The Case of Dilli Annashree Yojana

The ambitious Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system of the Government of India has been envisaged as a radical transformation in service delivery that bypasses the inefficiencies that traditional service delivery mechanisms have faced. Under the system, funds are transferred by banks directly to bank accounts of beneficiaries. These accounts are Aadhaar-enabled, in that they are Read More …