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SO Basically Episode 12: Pandemic और School Fee Waiver की समस्या

SO Basically Episode 12: Pandemic और School Fee Waiver की समस्या

Among the activities hardest hit by COVID-19 is the schooling system. In India, all schools were shut down by March 19 with little clarity on how they would function and in the absence of a well laid down roadmap ahead.

In this episode of SO Basically, we’ll discuss the ticklish issue of school fee waivers.

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eBaithak on | Poverty & Freedom with Matt Warner, President, Atlas Network | Apply Now!

eBaithak on | Poverty & Freedom with Matt Warner, President, Atlas Network

Poverty & Freedom, the new book edited by Matt Warner, President of the Atlas Network, showcases thirteen case-studies of the inspiring work of local think tanks that are committed to expanding freedom for vulnerable populations by fighting government abuse, making legal markets more inclusive, and removing other barriers to opportunity all over the world.

In this eBaithak, on Friday, 28th August, join us for a discussion with Matt, where we explore how making the world more prosperous starts with supporting locally-led initiatives that remove institutional barriers to freedom and give people greater choices over their own future.

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Join us for the Panel Discussion on | Implementation of Street Vendors Act: West Bengal

Join us for the Panel Discussion on Implementation of Street Vendors Act: West Bengal

Following the successful release of our Progress Report 2020, Centre for Civil Society recently hosted an online panel discussion on “Street Vendors Act: Implementation in West Bengal”.

How many cities in West Bengal have conducted vendor surveys and constituted town vending committees? What does it take to be a vendor in West Bengal? What are the challenges vendors face during COVID? What do vendors in West Bengal think about the SVAnidhi credit scheme?

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SO Musings: The Myth Of Free Education | Spontaneous Order

SO Musings: The Myth Of Free Education

Provision of education to its citizens has been considered an important responsibility of the Government right from the early days of independence in India. Accordingly, States and Centre have been providing highly subsidized education through various schools and colleges. The Right to Education Act, 2009 mandated the provision of ‘free and compulsory’ education to each child upto the age of 14 years. This provision has been extended upto Secondary education in the recently unveiled NEP 2020.

In this article published in the magazine Indian Libertarian on January 1, 1959 Prof. Om Prakash Kahol criticizes the rhetoric of ‘free education’. He strongly emphasizes that there is no such thing as ‘free’ education and suggests that for the provision of quality education to all Indians, the Government must change its prohibitive attitude towards private educational institutions.

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Food Controls in India: Vestiges of Second World War

Food Controls in India: Vestiges of Second World War

India attained freedom from British rule on 15 August 1947 but hardly from British rules and regulations. Many restrictions, imposed during world war 2, by the British government continue to govern independent and war-free India. The fear of scarcity and runaway inflation dictate many aspects of policy, most notably in the case of food commodities.

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