Mains Value Addition
An ambiguous levy: On tax on PF incomes.
The poor state of the Indian state.
Hitting the right notes with the health budget.
Why in News: –The Budget raises the interest on employee contributions to provident fund over Rs 2.5 lakh per annum would be taxed from April 1, 2021.
GS-3: Government Budgeting: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
Why the tax has been imposed:
Government’s attempts to tax PF saving: –
Benefits of taxing the PF savings
Arguments against taxing the PF savings
The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO):
Comment on the important changes introduced in respect the proposed tax on Provident Fund incomes in the Union Budget for 2021-22.
Why in News: –Two new books reveal stark weaknesses of the Indian state in serving India’s poorer citizens. The first, Locking Down the Poor and the second, Despite the State Why India Lets Its People Down and How They Cope by M. Rajshekhar.
GS-2: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
The pillars of Strong State
“The Indian states are not in strong and good positions to care for its poorer citizens”. Critically examine the statement and give your views to improve the situation.
The Union Budget 2021–22 was an eagerly awaited one and the announcements for the health sector, in particular, have been widely discussed.
GS- 3: Government Budgeting: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
The Union Budget 2021–22 has laid a strong foundation to increase the resilience of the health sector in the post-COVID-19 era. Explain.
Why in News: –Priya Ramani’s acquittal in criminal defamation case is an empowering judgment, a landmark for women’s rights
Syllabus: -GS1- Role of women and women’s organisation.
A landmark in India’s #MeToo movement.
· Many phony stories were flowed on the web that had no appropriate distinguishing proof of the individual who made the claim.
· Associations are zeroing in more on the redressal of these issues than attempting to forestall it.
·More compassion is being appeared than individuals really putting forth attempts to prevent ladies experiencing sexual maltreatments.
·Name disgracing has gotten simple similarly as with this #MeToo development, anybody can name and disgrace any man to annihilate his picture.
·Another negative effect of this MeToo backfire is that a considerable lot of the denounced can hurt those coming out and taking their name.
·There are numerous individuals who accept that MeToo is an elitist development which may carry equity to prominent cases while ladies working at the grassroots level are as yet irritated.
·MeToo stories are more often than not coming from metropolitan ladies who are financially engaged and furthermore have a voice.
· Despite the fact that this development expects to bring inappropriate behaviour cases under the open air, it flops in that since ladies outside the metropolitan zone don’t think about this.
· This mission just draws out the MeToo cases before individuals without giving any answer for get equity.
· Other than being just cantered around prominent cases and being a MeToo Bollywood development, this mission ought to likewise zero in on trans-ladies, non-parallel people, gay people.
“A woman cannot be punished for raising voice against sex abuse on the pretext of criminal complaint of defamation as the right of reputation cannot be protected at the cost of the right of life and dignity as guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution”. Critically examine.