Within law enforcement, women make up only 7.28% of India's total police force. Of these, 90% are constables, while less than 1% hold supervisory positions. Would improving this gender bias within the force help in ensuring that the police is able to carry out its duties more effectively?
The pandemic has enabled the central government to implement far-reaching reforms in areas such as agriculture, traditionally considered to be the domain of states.
A Carnegie India - Tata Trusts Initiative: Given the police's front-facing task of containing the spread of the coronavirus, what role do the long-held traditions of the force, its internal culture, training, and practice play in how the police manages its public interactions?
The coronavirus pandemic has re-emphasized the need for evidence-backed research in tackling health, economic, and socio-political issues in India, and across the world. In an increasingly saturated information space, how can we ensure that cogent steps are taken during times of crises?
The coastal state of Kerala in south India has used a unique strategy to halt the coronavirus. By deploying police to support and inform people—for example, by arranging home delivery of essential goods to people in quarantine—it has flattened the curve.
Large sections of India’s population are invisible to the state. That is why in crises like Covid and lockdown, we need one common social database.
The description of the battle against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as a “war” has graduated from an analogy to a metaphor.
To contain the coronavirus, Modi has aimed to instill a strong sense of purpose in both the government and the public. The crisis may also afford India a moment for greater global leadership.
Recent government data highlights that women comprise less than 10 percent of India’s total police force.
At a time when pitting Patel against Nehru has become the stock-in-trade of the Narendra Modi government, it is not surprising that this particular point in Basu’s important book has attracted attention.