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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Indian National Congress Election Manifesto

The Indian National Congress released its election manifesto for the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections. Reiterating the party’s stand on affirmative action, the document said that if voted to power, the party would remove the 50 per cent cap on reservations and also implement one-thirds reservation for women in Assemblies from 2025 and the Lok Sabha from 2029. Besides, it would hold a nationwide socio-economic and caste census and accord legal guarantee to MSP for crops as per Swaminathan Commission. The document can be accessed by clicking the link below.


Lok Sabha Elections 2024: DMK Election Manifesto

“The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is the first party in India to have created a tradition of publishing a manifesto before every General Election – with a promise to implement various schemes once in power, and presenting these commitments to the public to seek their support in the electoral arena,” read the opening lines of the Manifesto. Among other things, it says that the DMK would seek to remove Section 361 of the Constitution providing special exemption to Governors from legal action.


Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Communist Party of India (Marxist) Manifesto

The CPI(M) released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections 2024. The party said that it placed its manifesto before the people of India with a clear understanding that it is the bounden duty of every patriot to first and foremost ensure the defeat of the BJP and its allies... and to help the establishment of a secular government at the centre. For this, and to ensure pro-people policies, a stronger presence of the CPI(M) in Parliament is essential. The full document can be accessed by clicking the link below.


ECI: Schedule for 18th Lok Sabha Election and State Elections for Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, and Sikkim

Elections to the 18th Lok Sabha and four State Legislative Assemblies (Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, and Sikkim) will be held between April 19, 2024 and June 01, 2024, in seven phases. Counting of votes will take place on June 04, 2024. This page provides graphic representations and the link to the schedule for the elections released by the Election Commission of India on March 16, 2024.

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Interim Budget 2024-2025: Finance Minister's Speech and Related Documents

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the interim Budget 2024-2025 on February 1, 2024. Her Budget speech and related Budget Documents c

NITI Aayog Report: National Multidimentional Poverty Index 2023
Report: National Multidimentional Poverty Index 2023 - A Progress Review 2023 [PDF 34.4 MB]

“The National Multidimensional Poverty Index: A Progress Review 2023 presents the second edition of the national MPI and is a follow-up to the Baselin

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COVID-19 Compendium: Official Information on COVID-19 Released by India and the WHO [HTML and PDF]

An up-to-date compilation of more than 1,800 official statements by the Government of India from January 17, 2020. Links to articles published by The

A Treatise on Indian Censuses since 1981

The Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Government of India, has published an e-Book, “A Treatise on Indian Censuses since 1981”.

Full text: Forest Bill “last nail in the coffin” for India’s forest resources, former civil servants caution MPs [PDF 228 KB]

A group of retired senior civil servants has expressed concern over the proposed FCA (Amendment) Bill, 2023, and has urged Members of Parliament to “n

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The Sedition Law in India - Select Resources

Article 124A of the Indian Penal Code has been through engaging court speeches, Bills and Acts, Reports of commissions and committees, and insightful

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Resources on Sedition from The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy

Links to a Panel Discussion on Free Speech and Sedition in a Democracy organised by The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy on March 24, 2016,

Full Text: Karnataka High Court Judgment on Hijab Restrictions in Educational Institutions

On March 15, 2022, a three-Judge Bench of the High Court of Karnataka, headed by the Chief Justice, Ritu Raj Awasthi, pronounced its verdict on the pe

Draft India Data Accessibility & Use Policy 2022 [PDF 1.34 MB] with Background Note [PDF 1.4MB]

The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, has published the draft India Data Accessibility and Use Policy 202

Union Budget 2022-2023: Finance Minister's Speech and Related Documents

The Union Budget, 2022-2023, presented by the Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, and related Budget Documents can be accessed here.

Economic Survey 2021-22 [PDF 13.7 MB] with Statistical Appendix [PDF 7.33 MB]

The full text of the Economic Survey 2021-22 (and Statistical Appendix) can be accessed here.

India Railways- Facts and Figures 2016-17 [PDF 5.14 MB]

Periodically, the India Railways comes out with a database of facts and figures that include volume of traffic, freight movement, revenue from commerc

Recommendations of Working Group on Urban Transport for 12th Five Year Plan

Cities and towns in India are expected to contribute about 70 per cent of the country's GDP by the year 2030. Also, India's urban population is likely

Report: High-Level Committee to Study the Impact of NEET on Medical Admissions in Tamil Nadu

A High-Level Committee to Study the Impact of NEET [National Eligibility cum Entrance Test] on Medical Admissions in Tamil Nadu, 2021, submitted its r

Data: Crime in India - 2020 (Volumes I - III) and Links to Reports from 1953

The annual Crime In India reports published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) since 1953, provide country-wide data on crime. This page con