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Policy Buzz

Accountability Initiative Staff

27 June 2021

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


Coronavirus-focus News

  • Ministry of Minority Affairs along with various socio-educational organisations has launched a nationwide campaign called ‘Jaan Hai To Jahaan Hai’ to create awareness on COVID-19 vaccination in rural and remote areas.
  • The government has announced that the amounts paid by an employer to an employee for COVID-19 treatment will be exempt from income tax.
  • The government has launched ‘customized crash course programme for COVID-19 Frontline workers’ to skill and upskill over one lakh frontline workers across the country.


  • The government has released guidelines for parents’ participation in home-based learning during school closure.
  • The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and have signed an MoU to upgrade the skilling programmes on offer at CBSE-affiliated schools.
  • The World Bank has approved a loan of 250 million dollars to transform foundational learning in the government schools of Andhra Pradesh.

Other News

  • According to NCAER, the Indian economy is likely to grow 8.4-10.1% for the current financial year as against a contraction of 7.3% in the last financial year.

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