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    750+ MPs , 1.2 Billion People
    Each MP representing 16 Lakh People
    Maadhyam amplifies the voices of these 16 Lakh People and assist MPs in raising their concerns efficiently.

Vision

Create a culture of debate / dialogue, participatory policy making, citizen engagement in policy making, make better policies.

Mission

To leverage technology to bring stakeholders closer, to positively influence policies, to create a dedicated platform for policy conversations..

Public Consultation

How the Whistleblower Protection Amendment Bill gets everything wrong?

How the Whistleblower Protection Amendment Bill gets everything wrong?

  • Aug. 17, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

The prime concern is that almost every disclosure may be covered under these broad categories of exemptions. Like scandals in defence procurement, any wrong doing in the Stock Exchanges or failures of intelligence agencies, a source-based journalistic report about corruption in public banks etc. may be termed as the information prejudicially affecting national security, defence or strategic or economic interests. Similarly, information regarding false certificates relating to caste, education, income or character would be exempted as personal information, unless it is permitted to be disclosed under the RTI Act, 2005.

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Is the Government doing enough for Minority Rights? - Part II

Is the Government doing enough for Minority Rights? - Part II

  • Sept. 28, 2018, 5:51 p.m. |

As can be seen from the data above, that the utilization of funds for the 2016-17 till February 28, 2017 for the schemes, such as Pre-Matric, Post-Matric and Merit-cum-need scholarship had been dismal. For Pre-matric scholarship scheme, the utilization was zero out of the Revised estimate of 931 crore till February 28, 2017, for post-matric scholarship scheme the utilization was 4.99 crore out of the 550 ear-marked revised estimate, and for merit-cum-need scholarship it was 0.11 crore out of 395 crore.

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Is the Government doing enough for Minority Rights? - Part I

Is the Government doing enough for Minority Rights? - Part I

  • Aug. 17, 2018, 11:28 a.m. |

In this year’s budget speech, the Finance Minister did not make a mention of the condition of the minorities and the steps taken to uplift the downtrodden communities. However, President Ramnath Kovind, in his joint address to Parliament on day one of the budget session, said that “Government is committed to “Empowerment and not Appeasement”

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Parliament Logjam Part 10: Enabling stakeholder consultations in policy-making can deepen democracy, improve transparency

The 'why' of stakeholder consultations can be found at the intersection of these realities – government is meant to govern and not rule; all expertise for policy-making is not vested in the government; the time and effort spent in mining for credible ideas from multiple stakeholders is an investment into creating better policies; and, those who are ultimately affected by a policy decision, should have a say in how those policies are shaped.

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