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Sonia Gandhi-headed NAC meets for last time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some members in NAC are Naxal sympathisers: BJP

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

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

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

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

NAC recommendations on strengthening SC/ST Act

Imposing social boycott on Dalits and tribals, obstructing use of common property resources should attract legal penalty, National Advisory Council has suggested.

Sonia Gandhi faults public policy for plight of differently-abled

National Advisory Council chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Monday said public policy has not kept pace with their needs and the differently-abled remained deprived of their rights.

NAC suggests measures to tackle discrimination in schools

The Council has suggested to have a discussion with state governments on the issue and requested for suggestions from experts and teachers in this regard by January 28.

Infuse professional expertise in SC Commission: NAC

The National Advisory Council (NAC), chaired by Sonia Gandhi, on Friday pitched for infusion of professional expertise to strengthen the National Commission for Scheduled Castes.

Kejriwal came to me for a place in NAC: Digvijay

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday claimed that India Against Corruption (IAC) activist Arvind Kejriwal had approached him in the past to push his name for a position in the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC).

Activists slam PM`s remarks on RTI Act

The Prime Minister, in his address to the Annual Convention of Information Commissioners yesterday, had voiced concern over "frivolous and vexatious" use of the RTI Act.

Prepare policy for curbing child sex ratio:NAC to WCD Ministry

Secretary WCD Prem Narain said the NAC has made several recommendations including the formulation of a `national policy` on the child sex ratio.

Government reconstitutes National Advisory Council

The government has reconstituted the National Advisory Council (NAC) chaired by Sonia Gandhi by dropping three members and inducting two new faces.