Five laws passed in the last decade that aimed at social welfare

  • Right To InformationRight to Information Act was passed on 12th May, 2006 giving access to the citizens to ask question and seek their answer from the Government records. The Act is now playing a crucial role in exposing corruption and ensuring the power of democracy. The act is now a part of our fundamental rights.
Right To Information Act

Right To Information Act

  • Right to Education Act – The Act came in to force on 1st April, 2010 ensuring that every child between the age of 6 to 14 in India gets free education. The RTE Act is the first legislation in the world that puts the responsibility of ensuring enrolment, attendance and completion on the Government.
Right to Education Act

Right to Education Act

  • TheĀ National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 – The Act gave birth to the largest social security scheme and public welfare programme in the world, covering all the districts in the country. NREGA started with 200 districts and eventually covered other districts in the country in 2008, providing 100 day work to every unemployed. Now the Government is seeking to increase the day limit to 150.
The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005

  • Food Security Act 2013 – The aim of this Act was to provide subsidised food to nearly 1.2 billion people, thereby, ensuring the health of women and growth of children. Under the Public Distribution System, the target was set for covering 75 percent of the rural population and 50 percent of the urban population.
Food Security Act 2013

Food Security Act 2013

  • The Companies Act 2013 – The Companies Act 2013 made Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mandatory for companies. As a result, the participation of companies in the social welfare has increased.
The Companies Act 2013

The Companies Act 2013

Compiled by – Media Team

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