Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 101

By | June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Issues, Public Institution|

Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a comprehensive indirect tax on manufacture, sale and consumption of goods and services throughout India to replace taxes levied by the central and state governments. It was introduced as The Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act 2016, following the passage of Constitution 122nd Amendment Bill. The GST is governed [...]

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What Makes a Rich Country Rich and a Poor Country Poor?

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Essays, Issues, Public Institution|

Brief Notes from Five Seminal Books on the Topic (Arranged according to the years of book publication) FEATURING ① Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu  & James Robinson ② Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond ③ IQ and the Wealth of Nations by Richard [...]

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The Tragedy of Manipur University

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Issues, News Analysis, Public Institution|

Manipur University Library (Pic: Herojit Th/Wikimedia Commons) People have been talking about quality education in Manipur for quite some time but it seems the discourse has been all style with no substance. In what seems to be an impatient move, CM Nongthombam Biren has even announced that the state government will introduce a policy [...]

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MLA Local Area Development Scheme – What We Must Know

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Constituency Monitor, Issues, Manipur Assembly Election 2017, Public Institution|

Newly elected members of the Manipur State Assembly takes oath in March 2017 (Image: PhualvaTimes) An Introduction to MLA Local Area Development Scheme by The Indian Iris (http://theindianiris.com) The government had introduced the MLA Local Area Development Scheme from 2000–01 making MLAs able to recommend small development works of capital nature. Under the scheme, [...]

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A Brief Timeline of the Manipur State Assembly

By | March 25th, 2017|Categories: Election Information, Public Institution|

Manipur Assembly Building / Pic: Bullu Raj/E-pao The first Manipur State Assembly was elected on adult franchise in July 1948 – the first of its kind in India. ‘The representative returnable from General, Hill and Mohammedan constituencies were in the ratios of 30:18:3 respectively with an additional two seats for the representatives of [...]

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Good Governance 101

By | March 18th, 2017|Categories: Essays, Issues, Public Institution|

We are reproducing a collection of definitions and principles of good governance from multiple sources ahead of the PCRM's initiative to create a charter of demands that we will submit to the political parties, which have formed the government in Manipur recently. We will emphasize on the issues of public importance as stated in our objectives and in [...]

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How to Engage and Monitor the Functioning of Public Offices and Institutions

By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: Constituency Monitor, Issues, Public Institution|

One of the goals of PCRM is to engage and monitor the functioning of public offices and institutions wrt addressing the issues of public importance. We are listing below some government agencies that can help carry out our plans. Join us in the noble endeavour to bring a resurgent Manipur. Pic: rareindiancollectibles.blogspot.in Public Financial Management System [...]

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Citizen Responsibilities and Free and Fair Elections

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Public Institution|

Text credit: Principles of Democracy, webcast by the the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP), US Department of State (https://www.ait.org.tw/infousa/zhtw/DOCS/prinDemocracy/prinDemocracy.html) Citizen Responsibilities Unlike a dictatorship, a democratic government exists to serve the people, but citizens in democracies must also agree to abide by the rules and obligations by which they are governed. Democracies grant many freedoms [...]

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