Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana: Providing Social-sector benefits through technology

By Medha Haradhan, WBNUJS, Kolkata. Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana is a health insurance scheme for the poor. Till March 25, 2013, the scheme had 34,285,737 Smart Cards and 5,097,128 hospitalization cases. RSBY was launched by the Ministry of Labour and Employment,…

Easwar Panel Report: How people-friendly can the tax laws be?

By Anusmita Mazumder, Department of Law, University of Calcutta. Just a few days ahead of the Union Budget 2016-17, a committee was asked to make necessary recommendations for simplifying the current Income Tax Laws, which accordingly has recommended a higher threshold for…