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Law and Public Policy Credit Course

Event Date: 13 Apr To 29 Apr 2017; Time: -
Venue: NLSIU, Bangalore
Law and Public Policy, our flagship seminar course on the intersection of legal practice, economic principles and policy making, is a unique 40-hours learning module designed specifically for students pursuing legal studies. Highlighting discourses on public policy within the core disciplines of law and economics, the module equips students with theoretical and practical tools to identify and resolve pertinent social issues. Public Policy—an emerging field of critical engagement in India—is deeply interlinked to legal thought and practice. Our interdisciplinary course provides a unique vantage point from which issues that directly affect the lives of millions of citizens can be examined in context of accompanying legal frameworks. Law and Public Policy allows students to utilize their core knowledge in legal studies and apply them in varied fields of governance. Inculcating a problem-solving approach, this elective course equips students with the analytical tools to innovate effective and sustainable policy solutions to some of the greatest issues plaguing our society. Public policy spans a range of issues, from identifying solutions to challenges of distribution, to designing just institutional mechanisms. Multiple institutional mechanisms exist for resolving any policy issues. Regulatory policy, for instance, can exercise degrees of control, from procedures as simple as registration to complex systems of certification, and further, licensing. Identifying and creating legal frameworks that emulate best practices and models of development is a key challenge of policy-making, and this course designed to bridge the skills developed under legal studies with their successful application in resolving policy concerns.

Launch of Street Vendors Act Compliance (SVAC) Index 2017

Event Date: 12 Apr 2017; Time: 3 pm - 5 pm
Venue: Constitution Club of India, New Delhi

Street vendors act  compliance index 2017Due to a lack of clarity in the judicial decisions, in 2009, the Street Vendors Policy 2004 was revised as the ‘National Policy on Urban Street Vendors 2009’. The revised policy was not legally binding and made little progress on the matter of street vendors. In 2010, the Supreme Court directed the government to enact a law regulating street vending and thus, the Street Vendors Bill 2012 was drafted. The Bill was passed in both houses by February 2014 and became the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014. This Act was drafted with the legislative intent of protecting the livelihood rights of street vendors as well as regulating street vending through demarcation of vending zones, conditions for and restrictions on street vending. The Act now governs over all matters in regards to the rights and duties of the street vendors in India. It also provides for confiscation of goods that are being sold by street vendors to be cataloged properly.

It is in this context that Centre for Civil Society – a Delhi-based think tank decided to take up a study of the implementation of 2014 Act across India and come up with a matrix and an index to rank states. We filed applications under the Right to Information Act, 2005 across India, made more than 250 phone calls to expedite the RTI reply process, compiled court judgments and referred to other secondary sources such as news stories.

 

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For more information, contact Nitesh at +91-88003 44700 | nitesh@ccs.in

ipolicy for Young Leaders, TFI - Ahmedabad (January 2017)

Event Date: 13 Jan To 15 Jan 2017; Time: 9:30am-6:00pm
Venue: TFI - Ahmedabad

ìpolicy for Young Leaders aims to reach out to undergraduates, graduates, post graduates and recent graduates who have just started working. CCS believes that such individuals hold the power to change the future, and because they are currently in a space where their belief and knowledge could be channelized and strengthened through exposure to ideas of a free society.

Eligibility: The course is exclusive to Teach for India Fellows. Participants will be selected on a rolling basis.

Please Note: Selected participants are required to attend all the sessions held during the course upon which they will receive a certificate of participation.

  • The ipolicy fee is Rs 800, which shall cover food and course materials for the entire duration of the program.
  • The fee is payable upon selection, and can be made online, via cheque or DD, details of which will be communicated later.
  • Application deadline: 30 December 2016
  • Selected participants will be notified: 2 January 2017

ìpolicy for Young Leaders, New Delhi, January 2017

Event Date: 06 Jan To 08 Jan 2017; Time: 9:30am-6:00pm
Venue: CCS Office, New Delhi

ìpolicy for Young Leaders aims to reach out to undergraduates, graduates, post graduates and recent graduates who have just started working. CCS believes that such individuals hold the power to change the future, and because they are currently in a space where their belief and knowledge could be channelized and strengthened through exposure to ideas of a free society.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To create a fun, open, and respectful environment where everyone is encouraged to think critically about social, economic, and political issues.
  • To evoke in participants a passionate inquiry into their own values and role in creating a good society.
  • To equip participants with fundamental concepts of political economy and sound public policy to enable them understand the root cause of current challenges and effectively advocate for policy solutions through their current work and future professions.
  • To plug participants into a global network of opportunities to propel their intellectual growth, make personal connections and access resources to help them advance their vision of a free society.

Eligibility: The course is open to all students, recent graduates as well as post graduates. Participants will be selected based on their application merit.

Please Note: Selected participants are required to attend all the sessions held during the course upon which they will receive a certificate of participation.

Course Fee: The ìpolicy fee is Rs 3000, which shall cover food and course materials for the entire duration of the program. The fee is payable upon selection, and can be made online, via cheque or DD, details of which will be communicated later. The participants are requested to make their own travel arrangements. Selected participants will be notified on a rolling basis.

Application Deadline: 27 December 2016

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ìpolicy for Journalists, Dec 2016

Event Date: 16 Dec To 18 Dec 2016; Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Venue: Tiger Heaven, Sariska

Certificate Course in Public Policy

ipolicy for journalists, 2016

To secure freedom, prosperity, and good governance, a democratic society requires a high level of ethical and informed reporting. Azadi.me in association with Centre for Civil Society and Atlas Network offers ìpolicy, a three day residential course for journalists to equip them with tools to better understand and evaluate the effects of public policies in our day to day functioning. This award winning course focuses on issues in the key areas of education, livelihoods and good governance.

CCS is India’s leading liberal think tank, ranked 54 worldwide by the annual study conducted by the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To equip participants with analytical tools to better understand and evaluate the effects of public policies so as to better distinguish between objective facts and merely subjective opinions and intentions of policies from their actual results.
  • To offer unconventional angles and story ideas, information sources, and expert perspectives.

ELIGIBILITY: This course is targeted towards media professionals with some experience including senior correspondents, feature writers, beat reporters, assistant/sub-editors, producers, and anchors. Freelance journalists who have a dedicated column in reputed publication or web portal can also apply for this workshop. Up to 25 participants are chosen through a competitive evaluation process.

REGISTRATION FEE: The fee for the ìpolicy is Rs. 2,500, which includes all meals, accommodation and transportation from Delhi to the venue and back. This fee is payable upon selection and payment can be made through cheques only. Rs. 2,000 will be returned after completion of the workshop.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 08 December 2016

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