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Policy Buzz

Accountability Initiative Staff

20 December 2022

Keep up-to-date with all that is happening in welfare policy with this curated selection of news – Policy Buzz – published every fortnight.

Policy News

  1. Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was introduced by the Centre in Lok Sabha.
  2. The 36th report on the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) was submitted by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour, Textiles and Skill.
  3. The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was passed by the Rajya Sabha.

Health and Nutrition 

  1. eSanjeevani, Centre’s telemedicine service, crossed the mark of 8 crore teleconsultations. 
  2. The report titled “Grassroot Soldiers: Role of ASHAs and ANMs in the COVID-19 Pandemic Management in India” was released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, National Health Systems Resource Center, and the Institute for Competitiveness. 
  3. Comments on the consultation paper on ‘Operationalising Unified Health Interface (UHI) in India’ have been invited by the National Health Authority (NHA).
  4. UNICEF and WHO launched a Joint Programme to accelerate action for children and adolescents’ mental health and psychosocial well-being and development.


  1. A panel to work on textbooks in Indian languages was formed by the University Grants Commission.
  2. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment questioned the Centre for the delay in approving the continuation of the Scheme for Providing Education to Madrasas/Minorities (SPEMM).

Other News

  1. Circumstantial proof can be used to infer the demand and acceptance of bribe or illegal gratification by a public servant, said the Supreme Court.
  2. The Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment flagged that the families of persons who died while sewer cleaning have not received compensation.

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