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Policy Buzz

Accountability Initiative Staff

30 January 2023

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

  • Information database on municipal bonds launched by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Understand the basics of municipal finances with our blog here.
  • Amendments to the Information Technology (intermediary guidelines and digital media ethics code) Rules 2021 proposed by the Centre.
  • State Finances: A Study of Budgets of 2022-23 report published by the Reserve Bank Of India (RBI).
  • Order for the constitution of India’s G20 Task Force on Digital Public Infrastructure for Economic Transformation, Financial Inclusion and Development was issued by the Ministry of Finance.

Health and Nutrition 

  • iNNCOVACC, world’s first intranasal COVID19 vaccine, was unveiled by the Union Health Minister.
  • People in rural areas have the right to equal healthcare as people in urban areas, commented the Supreme Court. The court further added that the government is duty-bound to enhance access to healthcare in such areas. Read about the National Health Mission with our Budget Briefs 2023.


  • All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2020-2021 released by the Ministry of Education.
  • PARAKH, India’s first national assessment regulator, has been notified by the National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT).


  • Overall progress of Atal Bhujal Yojana reviewed by the National Level Steering Committee.

Other News

Also Read: In a Glance: India’s Major Welfare Programmes

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