Case Study Essay

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Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2014 introduced in Lok Sabha

It is also called Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill

It seeks to introduce Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime

Inserts article Articles 246A, 269A and 279A in the Constitution

Provides for Union Finance Minister headed GST Council

Sets in a uniform and integrated indirect tax regime in India
14th Finance Commission submitted its report to President

It covers the period between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2020

The Commission headed by former RBI Governor Y V Reddy

Provides for devolution of tax receipts from the Centre to the States

Article 280 of Constitution provides for appointment of Finance
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Started operation on 12 December 2014

The brainchild of Chief Justice of India H L Dattu

Two-judge bench to be headed by Justice Madan B Lokur

The other member is Justice U U Lalit
627 names of Indians holding black money abroad submitted to SC

Includes details of treaties India signed with France and other nations

Half of the 627 names are Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)

Most of them have accounts with HSBC Bank, Geneva

SIT headed by Justice M B Shah is probing black money case
Union government unveiled new counter-Naxal doctrine

Proposes four-pronged approach to deal with Naxals










Perception Management

Focus on security interventions in worst LWE-affected areas

In moderately-affected areas, security and development initiatives will be focus 

In less affected areas, development interventions will take precedence


Swachh Bharat Mission launched

Launched on occasion of 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Aims at making India clean by 2019

The year 2019 will be 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Nine people nominated to inspire people to join the Mission
SC quashed allocation of 214 coal blocks

Quashed by SC bench headed by Justice R M Lodha

Allocations were arbitrary and illegal

4 out of 218 coal blocks not

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