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Seeking justice for the Street Vendor
When you eat an apple today, think of Samjad: an aam aadmi who earns Rs 300 a day by selling fresh fruit at Gautam Nagar, Delhi. Today, two cops came with a warrant for his arrest, all because he refused to pay a bogus challan of Rs 1,000. The police made up false charges, the magistrate refuses to listen or even acknowledge the arguments of Samjad's lawyers.
His crime? Earning an honest day's living on the street. 73 years since India became free, yet her street vendors are not free to earn their living.
Watch his story and share with all you know. Perhaps Samjad's petition will be heard, perhaps we can help him get justice.
Calling all Alumni:
Attend the upcoming Baithak with Shruti Rajagopalan
Last year at CCS Academy, we curated a platform for CCS alumni, young students and professionals to engage in themes and discussions around public policy; now popularly called Baithak: Conversations in Policy. Baithaks follow an open group discussion format where the speaker is also the moderator of the debate, the principal guide and the facilitator of free flow of information among all the participants.
About the speaker
Shruti Rajagopalan is Associate Professor of Economics at the State University of New York, Purchase College and a Fellow at the Classical Liberal Institute at NYU School of Law. Her research interests specifically include law and economics, public choice theory, and constitutional economics. Besides writing opinion editorials on Indian political economy in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Mint, The Hindu BusinessLine, and The Indian Express, Dr. Rajagopalan also writes on various policy aspects for the fortnightly column called The Impartial Spectator in Mint.
Topic: India's State Capacity
Date: 31 August 2019 Time: 4 - 6 PM Venue: A-69, Hauz Khas, New Delhi (CCS Office)
SO Basically Episode 06: Paani ki Problem Hai Kya?
On one hand, NITI Aayog has announced that 21 Indian cities will run out of groundwater by the year 2020, on the other, multiple states and cities are currently facing dangerous floods. Clearly, India has a water management problem.
In the latest episode of SO Basically, we try to analyse this water crisis and suggest policy ideas to manage our water resources better.
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‘ipolicy for young leaders’ coming to Delhi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru!
ipolicy involves a variety of interactive learning methods including dynamic games, talks, dialogues, and documentaries, designed to provide participants with opportunities to explore and share ideas about policy-based solutions to social problems from a liberal perspective.
Meet and network with fun, like-minded individuals, eminent speakers and access resources that will help you advance your vision of a free society.