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26 August 2015
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CCS Dashboard#ccstalks TweetChat: ‘Ease of Doing Business: Are we there yet?’, 31 August 2015, 7-8 pm

Law and Liberty Conference

The DIPP is releasing a report on the ease of doing business ranking of states on 31 August. We are therefore moving up our tweetchat to Monday to discuss the report!

The report will provide a good picture of how our states fare on the parameters of setting up a business, allotment of land and obtaining construction permit, complying with environmental procedures, complying with labour regulations, obtaining infrastructure-related utilities, registering and complying with tax procedures, carrying out inspections and enforcing contracts. It will also provide a foundation for advocating reform that will improve the ranking, thereby improving our standing on the global scale!

Join us for #ccstalks on Monday, 31 August 2015 from 7-8pm! Log in to or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you.

For more information, contact Manasi Bose (

CCS DashboardLaw and Liberty: A Two-Day International Conference, 18-19 September 2015

Law and Liberty conference 2015Join us for a two-day conference at O P Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana on Law and Liberty, aimed at creating a platform for libertarian thought and introducing a fresh perspective focused on the rule of law and individual liberty. The agenda of the conference is available here and you can register here. Save your seat NOW for a chance to meet leading legal scholars and individuals from the policy space!

For more information, contact Prashant Narang ( | +91 98113 22297).

CCS DashboardJeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival, 30 October-1 November 2015

Jeevika Asia Livelihood Documentary FestivalFilmmakers, you have till 15 September to send in your documentaries! The informal sector constitutes over 93% of our workforce, yet they remain the most burdened by complex and unnecessary regulations and barriers. Jeevika aims to bring these issues to the fore, so that the enterprising poor can pursue livelihood of choice. Inspire change, spark a movement! Send in your entry TODAY. Winners get awards worth INR 140,000 and a trip to Malaysia to attend the Asia Liberty Forum.

Contact Manoj Mathew ( | +91 98993 07456) for more information.

CCS DashboardEssay Competition: What does it mean to be a liberal in India?

David FriedmanWhat does it mean to YOU to be a liberal in India? Put it down in words and you could win BIG! We’re seeking original texts in English. Authors of the 20 best essays will receive cash prizes and their essays will be published in a book! The winner of the best essay will also be invited to join an education activity hosted by FNF in Germany. For guidelines, eligibility and more information, click here. The deadline for submission is 15 September 2015.

CCS DashboardFreedom Caravan 2015: Why is India Poor?

Freedom CaravanThe Caravan has made its way to Delhi! We kick off the program this week with visits to two colleges. Come join us as we dispel myths surrounding the reasons for India’s poverty; take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz and find out where you stand, politically; interact with our renowned faculty and don’t miss out on the opportunity of learning together! We can't wait to meet you. For more information, contact Daphne Vallado ( | +91 99106 67576).


Name of College


28 August 2015

Delhi Technological University

3.00 pm

01 September 2015

Lady Shri Ram College

12.45 pm

CCS DashboardÌpolicy for Young Leaders, Delhi School of Economics, 31 October-1 November and 7-8 November

Freedom Caravan“The ìpolicy is a balanced course which not only provides you with an introduction to public policy and how it differs from conventional civic education, but is also an all encompassing idea that regularly involves you in activities which gives one an overall enriching experience. I attended the one for LAMP Fellows in the year 2014 and it gave me insights into the rationale behind global free trade economics and policies that deter the idea.”

Jai Venaik
Graduate, ìpolicy for Young Leaders

APPLY NOW for a chance to engage in ideas of what makes a good society, and how we can work toward this goal using the instrument of public policy. The deadline for application to the program at Delhi School of Economics is 4 October. Don’t miss out! For more information, contact Sadaf Hussain ( | +91 99531 33868).

CCS Events Calendar
Upcoming Events

31 August 2015, 7-8 pm - #ccstalks TweetChat on ‘Ease of Doing Business: Are wethere yet?’

4-6 September 2015 - ìpolicy for Journalists, Aloha by The Ganges, Rishikesh

18-19 September 2015 - Law and Liberty: Two Day International Conference, Sonipat

30 October -01 November 2015 - Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival

31 Ocotber - 01 November & 07-08 November 2015 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi

Spontaneous Order
On the occasion of CCS turning 18, Gurcharan Das offers his views on India.

ipolicy: Certificate Course in Public Policy
iPolicy: Certificate Course in Public Policy
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Liberty & Society Series 8: Education in India: Voice, Choice & Incentives

Liberty & Society Series 8: Education in India: Voice, Choice & IncentivesWho has what degree of voice and choice in our current education system? Independent learning achievement surveys such as the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2014 or Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) show that learning outcomes are very low in India, especially when compared with global standards. This monograph takes a close look at the system and concludes that it is breathing heavy in a distorted environment where the consumers—the children and parents—have a weak voice and the producers—teachers, governments and schools—have a strong voice, and none of the stakeholders involved in the system seem to have the right incentive to engage with one another. Download here.

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

Centre for Civil Society  
A-69, Hauz Khas  
New Delhi - 110 016, India  
Ph: +91 11 26537456, 26521882  
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