Varsha Joshi, will be at the CCS Office to talk about ‘How to Look at Education Data in India’ on Friday, 23 May, 4-5.30pm. Varsha is an IAS Officer of the 1995 batch. She worked in the Delhi, Chandigarh and Arunachal Pradesh offices before her current assignment as Director with the office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. She conducted the Census of India for Delhi in 2011. She is particularly interested in data for development, gender and education.
Seats are limited, so please RSVP via email at the earliest to Manasi Bose (firstname.lastname@example.org | +91 98107 72964).
This Panel on India’s 65th day of independence, on Milton Friendman’s centennial year intends to re-introduce the economic policy reform dialogue of the 50’s and 60s that still bear relevance today to modern India and current policymaking by recognising Friedman’s commentary on Indian economic policy. Panelists include Swaminathan Aiyer, Consulting Editor for The Economics Times and a research scholar at The Cato Institute, Jaithirth Rao, Founder of Mphasis, and Parth J Shah, President of Centre for Civil Society.
A lecture by Economics Professor Christopher Lingle who is visiting from the Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala. The discussion will be centered on understanding what India conceives as democratic, just and necessary for individual success, freedom and economic growth for all. The talk is intended to understand how liberal economic principles can bring clarity and ownership to the mistake made in the past, and help identify the necessary principles we need to adopt to address poverty, illiteracy and livelihood limitations.