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Fortnightly update of events at Centre for Civil Society10 March 2016

Upcoming Events

18-20 March 2016
ipolicy for Young Leaders, PDPU, Gandhinagar

1-3 April 2016
ipolicy for Young Leaders, Delhi

4 April 2016
VIKALP: Launch of Dissemination Tool Kit

4 June-25 July 2016
Researching Reality Internship 2016

Aadhaar – A transparent tool for all
by Luis Miranda, Chairman, Centre for Civil Society

License-Permit Raj to Competition Era

Vijay Kumar Singh

Geeta Gouri

Anna Lamut

ViewPoint 14: Denationalisation of Banking in India

This 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).


Apply for Researching Reality Internship!
Researching Reality Internship

A great opportunity to get your ideas published in ‘Delhi Citizen's Handbook’ as policy recommendations on how to improve government functioning in YOUR chosen domain. To apply Click here.

We invite applications for "CCS Fellowship | India Before 1991 | What's your License Raj story?"
CCS Fellowship - India Before 1991

To apply click here.

Ìpolicy for Development Leaders at CCS Office

ipolicy for development leaders

A three day learning experience from 1 April- 3 April 2016. Offering a dynamic and empowering learning experience for civil society professionals to equips them with tools that will make them more effective at their work. Apply now!

Deadline for application: 15 March 2016

To know more details click here.

BLOCK your calendar Date- 4 April 2016, VIKALP: Launch of Implementation Tool Kit

In order to provide technical assistance and knowledge partnership to the agencies interested in replicating the skill voucher model, a workshop will be held in New Delhi on 4 April 2016. This workshop will have panel discussions on “Different models of skill financing” and “Impediments to the growth of skill development”.

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#ccstalks TweetChat
Public sector banks have been the largest owner of the NPA’s, why?

16 March 2016, 4-5pm

“Twenty-nine state-owned banks wrote off a total of Rs 1.14 lakh crore of bad debts between financial years 2013 and 2015, much more than they had done in the preceding nine years,” according to a newspaper report. Can private sector banks help the poor or do we need public sector banks? If Public sector banks exist, should we not ponder upon the policies that govern them presently?

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