Launch of Delhi Citizens' Handbook 2017: Government to Citizen Services

Event Date: 29 Aug 2017; Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
Venue: NCUI, New Delhi

DCH 2016Centre for Civil Society and FNF South Asia are pleased to invite you to:

The launch of the Delhi Citizens' Handbook 2017 and a panel discussion on “Good Governance and Development: Strategic Performance and Reforms”.

29 August, 2017
NCUI, New Delhi | 4:00-6:00 PM

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The Delhi Citizens' Handbook features research papers assessing the impact and relevance of policies that shape the lives of ordinary citizens in the national capital on eight core areas of urban governance: Administration, Education, Public Healthcare, Water and Sewage, Labour and Employment, Food and Civil Supplies, Public Transport and Women's Safety, and Housing Infrastructure. The Handbook has been prepared with the aim of functioning as a critical resource for productive public intervention and for ensuring an informed discussion on achieving effective and accountable governance.

The panel discussion will be centered on exploring the idea of governance and development, taking from the policy shortcomings addressed in every chapter of the Handbook. It will also address the critical questions of how governance and developmental reforms, for instance the recent e-governance initiative, can take place in a country like ours, and what the expected role of governmental and non-governmental institutions will be in this process.


4:00-4:30pm - High tea and Research paper presentation
4:30-4:50pm - Introduction by Centre for Civil Society
Welcome remarks by Friedrich Naumann Foundation
4:50-5:00pm - Launch of the Handbook and keynote address by Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
5:00-5:45pm - Panel discussion: Good Governance and Development
Panellist: Atishi Marlena, AAP
Anjali Srivastava, Praja
Vikramjit Banerjee, Advocate, Supreme Court
5:45-5:50pm - Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks

The Delhi Citizen's Handbook 2017 focuses on:

  • Administration: The implementation and outreach of the e-District Delhi Project under the National e-Governance Plan.
  • Education: The accessibility, inclusivity and efficiencyof provisions under Section 12(1)(c) of the Right to Education Act.
  • Public Healthcare: The quality and accessibility of public healthcare facilities like government hospitals and mohalla clinics.
  • Water and Sewage: The effectiveness of pollution control and wastewater management systems.
  • Labour and Employment: The implementation and effectiveness of the Minimum Wages Act.
  • Food and Civil Supplies: The effectiveness of the Public Distribution System and efficacy of Fair Price Shops.
  • Public Transport and Women's Safety: The challenges faced by women service providers in the transport industry.
  • Housing Infrastructure: The extent to which affordable housing is made available to the urban poor in Delhi by the government.

Speakers and Panelists

Anjali Srivastava, Asst. Manager, Praja Foundation Atishi Marleena, Advisor to the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia, Deputy CM
Anjali Srivastava
Asst. Manager, Praja Foundation
Atishi Marleena
Advisor to the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi

Manish Sisodia
Deputy CM

Parth J Shah, President, Centre for Civil Society Ronald Meinardus, Regional Director, Head of Regional Office South Asia, Friedrich Naumann Foundation Vikramjit Banerjee, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and legal affairs with BJP
Parth J Shah
President, Centre for Civil Society
Ronald Meinardus
Regional Director, Head of Regional Office South Asia, Friedrich Naumann Foundation
Vikramjit Banerjee
Advocate, Supreme Court of India and legal affairs with BJP
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Looking forward to your participation!

For more information, contact: Sadaf Hussain| sadaf@ccs.in | +91 99531 33868

Centre for Civil Society FNF South Asia

Colloquium : Liberalism in India

Event Date: 19 Aug To 20 Aug 2017; Time: TBD
Venue: Hyatt Regency, Manesar

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CCS Alumni Meet- Mumbai

Event Date: 30 Jul 2017; Time: TBD
Venue: Starbucks, Taj Palace Mumbai

Connecting with old friends and new ideas! Having launched it's first student seminar on public policy in 1998 (Liberty and Society Seminar), CCS Academy has completed 20th year of engaging with the young minds on liberal approach to public policy. To mark this two-decade long engagement, we are inviting all the Alumni based in Mumbai to come for a fun evening of chats and coffee.

Liberty Connect : Alumni Picnic in Cubbon Park, Bangalore!

Event Date: 30 Apr 2017; Time: 4 - 6:30 pm
Venue: Cubbon Park, Bangalore, India

Enjoy a fun Sunday evening connecting with the CCS alumni network at a picnic in Cubbon Park!

Whether it's through Liberty and Society Seminars, ISPP, ipolicy or internships, what we value most about our journey over the past two decades is the continued support of our alumni. We'd love to hear what you've been up to, your favourite memory from a CCS program, and what you'd like to see more of from us at CCS.

We're excited to invite you to a Sunday Picnic at Cubbon Park, for CCS ALUMNI on 30 April at 4pm. What better way to spend an evening than catching up on old times, meeting friends, walking down the memory lane, discussing ideas and munching on some great food! Please spread the word among your fellow batchmates who were a part of your group at CCS Academy programs and mark your calendars. Feel free to bring a friend along.


Invite fellow CCS alumni on the Facebook event page

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Event Date: 22 Apr 2017; Time: 10 am - 6 pm
Venue: Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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Liberalism in India: Past, Present and Future

and Panel Discussion: Crisis of Liberalism in India
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