UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is back at the helm of affairs of the National Advisory Council (NAC). Earlier she had to resign from the post because of the office-of-profit controversy. She took over the reigns of NAC again after the Supreme Court gave its assent to the Centre’s new law on the offices that MPs can hold.
The renewed NAC is expected to give a strong fillip to the UPA government’s social sector agenda that is at the heart of the party’s political strategy to consolidate its ‘aam admi’ base.
The NAC is expected to propose laws and make interventions to strengthen the string of entitlements UPA has crafted—from NREGA to the proposed food security bill.