Authors’ of “Salus Populi Est Suprema Lex: Welfare System Is a Supreme Law”

Tell us about yourself ?

I am Divya Praveen Kumar Jain, I am pursuing BBA, LLB from Vellore Institute of Technology- Chennai. I am ambitious and driven, I thrive on challenge and constantly set goals in achieving them. I am passionate about the things I do; this helps me to do better and improvise myself by learning new skills in the field of Law and every other aspect. I am a natural leader, I like to help people, I was a part of a student council members in my high school. My hobbies are dancing, reading books, I like to indulge myself in craft activities and I am a self-determined person

I am S. Shaalini currently pursuing my BBA, LLB at VIT-School of law (Chennai). I am keen on enriching my knowledge in the field of Law and my zest for learning helped me pursue my law internships from one of the ace law firms of Chennai and also cleared the CS foundation exam. I love playing carrom and badminton in my leisure time and I am a self-motivated team player.

Your Research Manuscript’s title is “Salus Populi Est Suprema Lex:Welfare System As a Supreme Law” What made you two to incline towards that theme ? 

The research manuscript’s title is “Salus Populi Est Suprema Lex” inclined us towards this theme, was because in India the challenges, differences, effects, disputes faced by the people in both rural and urban area has led to a major crisis in the society. As we are all aware that India is a welfare state despite of that it still lacks to promote social security, education, livelihood opportunities, infrastructure, employment opportunities, etc. in the rural area which are most of the times left underrepresented.

What is a welfare system ? Can you give us examples of the same?

A welfare system is a fundamental structure that provides people a social wellbeing by the support of the government in terms of health, safety, social security, education, communication, transportation and to ensure the basic needs are provided like food, clothing and shelter. The people in India have been considered as the supreme authority in our country. The administration has to take up responsibilities for the welfare that serves the common good to the public. A good system of regulation is a fundamental rule to the successful welfare of an individual, For example, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a bank account for every household under the scheme of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana(PMJDY) under a push to end financial untouchability that could revolutionise how the states aid poor people.

Could you both tell us if our country follows the welfare system principle? 

Yes, India is immeasurably implementing welfare measures and it is very evident from the annual budget that substantial money is parked under welfare expenditures. The State government is also playing a major role in implementing the centre’s policies in the areas of family welfare, women and child development, health, and education.

Is it the welfare system that led to the rural-urban divide in our country?

Yes. As highlighted in our article the welfare measures played a major role in the urban-rural divide. The standard of living, employment opportunities, health, infrastructure that are available in urban areas, these attract the rural migrants to move towards the urban area. The Government is trying to stop this rural shift by trying to improve the facilities in rural areas.


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