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Sonia Gandhi-headed NAC meets for last time

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 22:17

National Advisory Council, a "unique experiment" of involving civil society in government`s decision-making, held its last meeting on Tuesday where PM Manmohan Singh lauded its "legendary" role.

BJP questions NGOs role in NAC, Plan panel

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 20:42

BJP on Monday questioned the government and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi about the role played by some NGOs funded by foreign agencies in policy-making being part of the National Advisory Council (NAC) and the Planning Commission.

Sonia attends debate on Land Bill but leaves before voting

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 00:45

Sonia Gandhi, who was taken ill on Monday, was back in the Lok Sabha on Thursday to attend the debate on Land Acquisition Bill.

Panel to study tribals` socio-economic status

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 16:20

The union government announced constitution of a high-level committee to study the present socio-economic, health and educational status of tribals.

Food bill needs proper selection of beneficiaries: NAC member

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 15:09

Food security is necessary but not sufficient for reducing hunger, National Advisory Council (NAC) member NC Saxena says, cautioning disenchantment and anger once distribution of food grain begins.

NAC for increase in state spending on health

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 21:21

The NAC on Friday recommended sustained increase in state spending on health and setting up of an over arching regulator to ensure that quality healthcare is provided by public and private entities.

Govt re-constitutes NAC, Xaxa replaces Aruna Roy

Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 16:20

After the exit of Aruna Roy, government has reconstituted the National Advisory Council by inducting renowned sociologist Virginius Xaxa into the 12-member panel chaired by Sonia Gandhi.

Aruna Roy denies remarks about differences between PM, Sonia

Last Updated: Sunday, June 02, 2013, 23:32

Social activist Aruna Roy denied having spoken anything about the differences between PM and Sonia Gandhi.

Some members in NAC are Naxal sympathisers: BJP

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 00:46

Alleging that some members of NAC are Naxal sympathisers, BJP said the menace of Naxalism has spread to 250 districts in the country.

Govt focussing on growth at cost of people: Aruna Roy

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 21:10

Social activist Aruna Roy hit out at government saying it was focussing on economic reforms and growth at the cost of poor people.

Aruna Roy opts out of NAC

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 12:45

Social activist Aruna Roy has decided not to continue in the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi-led NAC after her term expires on Friday.

NAC for dedicated courts to try offences under SC/ST Act

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 21:50

Sonia Gandhi-led NAC recommended setting up of dedicated courts to try offences under SC/ST Act on fast track basis.