In the year that ended in March 2015, CCS made significant progress in advancing its mission, made possible by a talented, dynamic and committed team. We had five policy wins; convened eight state governments to work towards a liberal Bamboo Policy for tribals and bamboo entrepreneurs; received acceptance by the Law Commission of 80 laws out of 100 we suggested for wholesale repeal; trained 56 government officials in Bihar on the implementation of the Street Vendors Act; conducted two credit courses on law and public policy at National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and we are now on the Education Taskforce for the Delhi Dialogue Commission working towards an ambitious School Education Transformation Plan for the nation’s capital.
Both new governments in Delhi—the state and the Union—are committed to reforming the ease of doing business, the quality of public services including education, and overall transparency and accountability in governance. This environment provides us with an important opportunity to influence the next generation of reforms that we believe will set India on a new trajectory of sustained growth. The CCS team and the Board are fully determined to make the most of this golden opportunity and we solicit your support to promote choice and competition across private and public sectors.
The Annual Report linked below details our work during the year across our focus areas. More importantly, you will see below the numbers that chart our growth. We hope you are as proud of our achievements as we are—they have been made possible only with your generous contribution.
As we review the past year, we are really excited to continue with our approach of short-term policy change and long-term mindset change. Our sincere gratitude and thanks for putting your confidence in CCS to advance social change through public policy.
Parth J Shah