Aruna Roy

  • Supreme Court to hear pleas against implementation of Aadhar scheme 08-10-2013 09:17 AM

    The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a batch of petitions, including the one filed by social worker like Aruna Roy against the implementation of the Aadhar scheme or the "Unique Identification Number" System (UID), by linking it to various welfare schemes. The petition of Roy and others came up...
  • 'Govt's move to exempt political parties from RTI unfortunate' 04-08-2013 08:19 AM

    Social activist Aruna Roy on Saturday said that political parties should come under RTI in order to maintain transparency in their financial matters and termed as "unfortunate" any attempt to nullify the CIC order in this regard. "What the political parties do financially should be known to people, hence they...
  • Aruna Roy denies remarks about differences between PM, Sonia 02-06-2013 09:45 PM

    Patna: Social activist and former National Advisory Council (NAC) member Aruna Roy on Sunday denied having spoken anything about the differences between the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and blamed a section of media for twisting her remarks. "I had not spoken anything like that...
  • Social policy has become less important under UPA II: Aruna Roy 30-05-2013 11:36 PM

    Aruna Roy - one of the most prominent and forceful voices within the NAC - has decided to opt out of Sonia's advisory council in its last crucial year. In NAC I, Roy played a critical role in framing and pushing through key legislations like the MNREGA and the RTI....
  • How effective will NAC's voice remain in the critical election year? 30-05-2013 11:31 PM

    Social activist Aruna Roy has quit the National Advisory Council, accusing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of overruling Sonia Gandhi on issues like paying minimum wages under the NREGA. ...
  • Govt focussing on growth at the cost of people: Aruna Roy 30-05-2013 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: Social activist Aruna Roy, who has decided to dissociate herself from Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council, on Thursday hit out at government saying it was focussing on economic reforms and growth at the cost of poor people. Roy, who has attacked the Prime Minister for rejecting a proposal...
  • It's weird that PMO appealed against minimum wages: Aruna Roy 30-05-2013 12:51 PM

    Activist Aruna Roy has opted out of the Sonia Gandhi-headed National Advisory Council and she has blamed the Prime Minister for blocking minimum wages under the MNREGA. ...
  • Activist Aruna Roy opts out of NAC 30-05-2013 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Social activist Aruna Roy has opted out of the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi-led NAC after her term expired on Friday. She has blamed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for blocking minimum wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA). "I do believe that it is extremely...
  • Aruna Roy opts out of Sonia Gandhi-led NAC 28-05-2013 09:26 PM

    New Delhi: The notification issued by the Prime Minister's Office on May 27 to extend the terms of members of Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council has one prominent name missing from the list - that of Aruna Roy. The terms of the ten other members has been extended for a...
  • Time to pension off the professional agitators

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    The right to information, the right to work, the right to education, the right to food and now the right to pension. Watching Sagarika Ghose's...

  • Govt's Lokpal not appropriate: Aruna Roy 27-12-2011 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: Aruna Roy-led NCPRI on Tuesday attacked the Lokpal Bill for its "lack of appropriateness", saying it does not provide for adequate independence for the ombudsman or power to investigate cases. In its critique of the Bill, the National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI) said the appropriateness...
  • No delay on Lokpal bill: Abhishek Manu Singhvi 07-12-2011 04:41 AM

    New Delhi: There would be no delay, except for a "couple of days", in submitting the report on the anti-graft Lokpal bill in parliament, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, head of a panel studying the draft legislation, said on Tuesday while National Advisory Council member Aruna Roy demanded that the bill be...
  • Poverty Line: Debate the mechanisms not just the 'line'

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The poverty debate in the country reached a fever pitch ever since the Planning Commission accepted Prof Tendulkar's report which kept the poverty line at...

  • Rahul forces rethink on Rs 32 poverty line 01-10-2011 07:09 AM

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi, tipped by many in the Congress to become the Prime Minister, has sought a fresh look on the Rs 32 yardstick for poverty. Sources said the Planning Commission is now likely to do a rethink on the below poverty line (BPL) yardstick. Sources said the Congress...
  • The claim that sparked a row

    Rupashree's space |  Rupashree Nanda
    The Planning Commission's affidavit in the Supreme Court claiming that Rs 32 in urban areas, and Rs 25 in rural areas is adequate to meet...

  • Live on Rs 32 a day: Aruna Roy to Montek 30-09-2011 10:42 AM

    New Delhi: An open letter from the Right to food Campaigners to Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairperson of the Planning Commission. September 29th, 2011 Dear Mr Ahluwalia, While you were abroad deliberating on global matters, the Planning Commission filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court claiming that the "poverty line...
  • Lokpal must not be overburdened, says Aruna Roy 20-09-2011 12:51 AM

    Hyderabad: Social activist Aruna Roy and Lok Satta Party President Jayaprakash Narayan on Monday said no single institution should be made responsible for making public servants accountable. Taking part in a conference on 'Impact of Corruption on Development', they said vesting all encompassing power and responsibility in one institution like...
  • Lokpal must not be overburdened: Aruna Roy 19-09-2011 11:53 PM

    Hyderabad: Addressing a conference on 'Impact of Corruption on Development' in Hyderabad on Monday, social activist Aruna Roy said no single institution should be made responsible for making public servants accountable. "Vesting all encompassing power and responsibility in one institution like the Lokpal will burden it and make it difficult...
  • People cannot make laws: Aruna Roy 08-09-2011 05:54 PM

    Chennai: In an apparent criticism of social activist Anna Hazare and his protest for passage of Jan Lokpal bill, National Advisory Committee member Aruna Roy on Thursday said "people cannot make a law" and it had to be done by a drafting committee. "Law has to be looked at in...
  • Notice given to LS Speaker for Lokpal debate 26-08-2011 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: On Day 11 of Anna Hazare's fast a notice has been given for debate on the Lokpal issue in Parliament which will discuss four versions of the anti-corruption bill. The notice has been given to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar by three Congress MP's Sanjay Nirupam, Anu Tandon...
  • Aruna Roy meets Anna, concerned over his health 24-08-2011 12:47 PM

    New Delhi: National Advisory Council member Aruna Roy, who had criticised Anna Hazare's protest on Lokpal Bill, on Wednesday met him at Ramlila Maidan where he is on an indefinite fast. Roy and her associates met Hazare at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Wednesday morning, a day after Team...
  • Full text of PM's letter to Anna Hazare on Lokpal 23-08-2011 06:03 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in an effort to resolve the Lokpal logjam, has written a letter to Anna Hazare. Full text of the Prime Minister's letter to Anna Hazare follows: Over the last few days, I have watched with increasing concern the state of your health. Despite the...
  • NCPRI'S alternate approach to the Lokpal Bill 22-08-2011 02:56 PM

    Aruna Roy and National Campaign for Peoples' Right to Information's (NCPRI) suggestions for a series of anti-corruption and grievance redress measures. ...
  • Didn't say Anna was ill advised: Aruna Roy 21-08-2011 05:55 PM

    New Delhi: Social activist Aruna Roy, a member of the National Action Council (NAC) and the National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI), on Sunday denied having said that Anna Hazare was being ill advised. She said that a newspaper report had twisted her words. "I did not say...
  • On day 6 of his fast, Anna remains defiant 21-08-2011 12:19 PM

    New Delhi: A defiant Anna Hazare setting the tone on day six of his protest fast said that they are going to set an example for non-violence protest against corruption in the country. The anti-corruption crusader also said, "This support is a ray of hope for me. It's time for...
  • Anna Hazare ill advised, says Aruna Roy 21-08-2011 07:07 AM

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's fast is in its sixth day as he demands that Parliament pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in this session of Parliament. On the other hand, social activist Aruna Roy, a member of the National Action Council (NAC) and the National Campaign for People's Right...
  • Anna ill-advised, says NAC member Aruna Roy 20-08-2011 10:02 PM

    New Delhi: Arguing that Anna Hazare should not deride democratic institutions, National Advisory Council member Aruna Roy on Saturday said the Gandhian was "ill-advised" as there was still scope for the civil society group to change the government's version of the Lokpal Bill. Referring to the Anna camp's assertion that...
  • Aruna Roy to present 3rd version of Lokpal Bill 20-08-2011 07:06 PM

    Roy, a member of Sonia Gandhi-led NAC, said that the government draft is weak, but she is not in favour of Anna's fast. ...