Social Security Schemes in India: Empowering the Deprived?

By Prakhyati Upadhyay, GLC Mumbai. India’s social security system draws its inspiration from Articles 41, 42, 43 and 47, as enshrined in the Directive Principles of State Policy of our Constitution, which contain all the ingredients obliging the State to…

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,…