Ajay Dua

Students leave an examination centre

Making secondary school and higher education more autonomous

We need to remain cognizant that no countrywide silver bullet to our higher education problems exists given the great diversity...

New Delhi:Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia interacts with students during his visit to the Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in Delhi’s West Vinod Nagar area to witness a happiness class, on Feb 22, 2020. The happiness class is conducted in all the Delhi Government schools. A 45-minute happiness class aims at teaching children to be emotionally strong, boosting their confidence and increasing their happiness. (Photo: IANS)

Getting primary education right

With NEP20 suggesting five years of formalised foundational education for all the 73 mn children, plus 10 years of regular...

Pushing the pedal on universal health care in India

Pushing the pedal on universal health care in India

A rare silver lining of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is the attention it has forced to addressing the public health...

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Universal health care: A chimera or a reality?

Perhaps most worrisome is India’s gross inability to spend more on health, the starting point for any change.   Policymakers...

Ajay Dua

Policy changes and actions needed for employment-creation

While the role of private enterprise will be paramount, the State must act unhesitatingly as an active enabler for the...

Recognise employment as essential for development

Recognise employment as essential for development

We need to reframe ‘development’ away from aggregate measures of growth towards a sharper, more telling focus on the advancement...

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Needed, surgical strike against Chinese economy

While the Chinese economy may be four and a half times India’s, it is still a developing nation, and similar...

Amritsar: Migrant workers from Chhattisgarh queue up outside the Amritsar Railway Station as they arrive to board Shramik Special trains to return to their home state, during the fifth phase of the nationwide lockdown imposed to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, on June 2, 2020. (Photo: IANS)

Public policy must be more people-centric

The overarching design of policies must start with the bottom of the pyramid.   New Delhi: For far too long,...