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Fortnightly update of events at Centre for Civil Society10 February 2016

Upcoming Events

15-18 February 2016
Think Tank Start Up Training, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

17 February 2016
#ccstalks TweetChat on 'Is India ready to do away with subsidies?'

18-20 February 2016
Asia Liberty Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

24 February 2016
Dharna at Jantar Mantar by NISA & State Associations of Budget Private School (BPS)

Indian Constitution:
A Product of Learned Labour, Not of Native Wisdom
by R Nanjappa

Liberty & Society Series 9
New Public Management

This monograph explores how principles of business management can be applied to the field of public administration, thereby increasing accountability, transparency and efficiency in government functioning. The core principles of NPM are explored, which when well-applied, help create a system where the public sector functions more efficiently and is accountable to the people.

#ccstalks TweetChat
Is India ready to do away
with subsidies?'

17 February 2016, 4-5pm

As we move into the budget session, we are asking: Are we as a country
ready to give up subsidies? Are there more efficient ways to provide
economic support to the poor? Or are subsidies a necessity for them
to lead a quality life?

Join us for #ccstalks tweetchat
on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 from 4 - 5 pm!
Log in to or Twitter and follow #ccstalks.

We look forward to speaking with you!
For more information, contact Snigdha Verma (

Asia Liberty Forum

18-20 February 2016

ONE WEEK TO GO for Asia Liberty Forum 2016 in Malaysia!

Hear and learn from distinguished speakers including:

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, who has also held various ministerial portfolios including the Ministry of Home Affairs, Trade and Industry, Primary Industries and Education. Vice President of National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) which is associated with more than 39,000 private schools. IDEAS Chair in Political Economy and Governance and Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

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Dharna by NISA & State Associations
of Budget Private Schools,
at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

24 February 2016

Opposing school closure by the government on infrastructural grounds and demanding autonomy for Budget Private Schools, ease of opening schools, learning outcome-based regulation and recognition of schools, the National Independent Schools Alliance is organizing a dharna at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday, 24 February 2016.

Join us, to show your support and demand Right to Education of Choice!

Share YOUR story of Life under
License Raj!

In order to crowd source human interest stories about Life under the License Raj from people of different walks of life, CCS launched
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