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17 December 2014
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CCS DashboardSchool Choice National Conference, 19 December 2014

SCNC 2014

We are TWO days away from our annual School Choice National Conference. Our flagship event is not a day you want to miss! Here’s why:

  • Keynote by Parthsarathy Sen Sharma, Secretary to Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh
  • Insights into the Indian perspective on Freedom in Education from Madhav Chavan, Co-Founder & CEO of Pratham and a global perspective from Swaminathan Aiyar, Consulting Editor to the Economics Times and a Research Scholar at the Cato Institute
  • Models of Freedom in Education, including home schooling and alternative education with Erica Taraporevala, Story Teller, using technology in education with Namita Dalmiya, Associate Director at Central Square Foundation and open schooling with Prema Rangachary Director, Vidya Vanam
  • An exploration of the regulatory framework and policies that could expand Freedom in Education with K Satyanarayan, Founder & Director, New Horizon Media, Dr Manisha Priyam, Associate Professor, NUEPA and J P Narayan, President, Lok Satta Party
  • Chance to network with over 150 individuals from government, civil society organisations, educationists and academics, working in the education sector!

Register NOW. Contact Rohan Joshi ( | +91-96501 27755) for more information.

CCS DashboardAsia Liberty Forum, 8-10 January 2015

Asia Liberty ForumAsia has many freedom heroes who have dedicated their lives to promoting liberty in the region. Hear from Casey Lartigue of the Freedom Factory in South Korea, Zohrab Ismayil, PAAFE, Azerbaijan, Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Institute for Democracy & Economic Affairs, Malaysia, Ali Salman, Policy Research Institute of Market Economy, Pakistan   Luthfi Assyakanie, Freedom Institute, Indonesia and MANY others as they celebrate successes, discuss challenges and ideate on ways to strengthen the spread of liberty and markets in this part of the world. Check out what we’ve got planned for you, here and see who will be at the conference here. Last year’s conference was a huge success, with over 200 attendees from 40 countries. Let’s make this year’s gathering the biggest yet! Register NOW! Contact Srijan Bandyopadhyay ( | +91-99536 72130) for more information.

CCS Dashboard#ccstalks Tweetchat on ‘Should we do away with income tax?’, 24 December 2014, 7-8pm

TweetChatWe changed our programming last week to discuss whether companies are liable for the criminal acts of their employees. This Wednesday, we will go back to our original discussion on income tax—can we abolish tax? What is the alternative for funding government activities and servces? Are there less distortionary ways of raising revenue?

Join us on Wednesday 24 December at 7pm! Log in to or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Manasi Bose (

CCS DashboardThink Tank Start Up Training, 5-8 January 2015

Think Tank Start Up TrainingWe have an exciting group of trainers from across the world who will be at the Think Tank Start Up Training this January! Key takeaways for participants include:

  • A clearer idea of what you want to achieve through your organisation or project.
  • A strategic approach to your work with a better assessment of your environment and strategic objectives for your organisation
  • An understanding of how to better pitch your organisation or project to donors
  • New friends and mentors from all over the world!
  • 2 credits for Atlas Leadership Academy

Don’t miss it. Apply NOW. Contact Srijan Bandyopadhyay ( | +91-99536 72130) for more information.

CCS DashboardAmritsar Policy Group Photo Competition

Amritsar Policy GroupGood with a camera? Send in original photos capturing the spirit of ‘Economic Freedom’ to the Amritsar Policy Group Photo Competition. Deadline to submit entries has been extended to 31 December 2014. You could win prizes worth INR 30,000! For more information, visit their Facebook page, or contact Rishi Kochhar (

CCS Events Calendar
Upcoming Events

19 December 2014 - 6th Annual School Choice National Conference, New Delhi

24 December 2014, 7-8 pm - #ccstalks TweetChat on ‘Should we do away with income tax?’

05-08 January 2015 - Think Tank Start Up Training 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal

08-10 January 2015 - 3rd Annual Asia Liberty Forum, Kathmandu, Nepal

27-29 January 2015 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar

Spontaneous Order
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ViewPoint 14: Denationalisation of Banking in India

ViewPoint 14: Denationalisation of Banking in IndiaThis paper is an attempt to demonstrate both the obvious and implicit costs to the economy, of India’s government-owned banking model. Using research findings of other scholars, the paper also demonstrates that the so-called social or national objectives have not been achieved even after more than 40 years of India’s experiment with nationalisation of the sector, despite the huge amount of money paid by Indian taxpayers all this time. The paper concludes by calling for an immediate denationalisation of Public Sector Banks in India (PSBs). Download here.

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For more information contact  
Sadaf Hussain  
M: +91 99531-33868  

Centre for Civil Society  
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New Delhi - 110 016, India  
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