Events

Appeal for Repeal Laws Day 2018

Event Date: 26 Nov 2018; Time: 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Venue: Speaker Hall, Constitution Club of India, New Delhi
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Repeal of Laws:

India, one of the largest democracies in the world with an ever-rising population, has had, several statutes that with the advent of time have become obsolete, redundant or repetitive. In addition to this, there is the matter of inconsistent language and dissemination- making it difficult for an ordinary citizen to access and comprehend the plethora of legal information with ease. This increased transaction cost coupled with glaring redundancy further breeds fertile grounds for corruption, discouraging engagement of individuals and firms with the society/ economy at large.

Centre of Civil Society (CCS) initiated the 'Repeal of 100 Laws' Project in 2014 with the aim to identify laws that could be repealed on account of three reasons

  • Redundancy
  • Obsolescence in the face of new laws
  • Hindrance to development, governance and freedom.

 

For the 2018 edition of the Repeal of Laws initiative the following state compendiums have been prepared:

 

APPEAL FOR REPEAL LAW DAY

Centre for Civil Society, in an effort to institutionalize the repealing of laws as a constitutional practice for the Republic of India, would like to bring together like-minded organizations, scholars, academicians and lawyers to acknowledge 26 November as the Appeal for Repeal Law Day. Its objectives are:

  • To celebrate the diversity of our legal system and have a constructive dialogue around the process of repealing of laws
  • To launch the compendiums constituting the recommended laws for repeal in the aforementioned 6 States

 

The target is to bring together 70-80 dedicated individuals under one roof and to engage in constructive dialogue around the potential processes required for the institutionalization of the repeal of laws. The idea is to deliberate over the existing structures and processes for repealing laws in India, and envisaging practices which can be adopted moving forward.

Baithak : Conversations in Policy

Event Date: 03 Nov 2018; Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Venue: Centre for Civil Society, A-69, Haus Khas, New Delhi

Following the success of previous Baithaks with Gurcharan Das and Nikhil Pahwa in August and September respectively, CCS and FNF have invited Laveesh Bhandari to participate and moderate the forthcoming Baithak: Conversations in Policy. Laveesh is an economist, an author, a columnist and an entrepreneur. He has undertaken various projects in industrial and economic reforms in India in addition to government advisory roles on policy and measurement issues in the environment. He is currently the Director of Indicus Foundation and also founded Indicus Analytics. The discussion will explore the intersection of ethics, environment and economics.

Baithak: Conversations in Policy is CCS Academy's initiative for fostering continued learning and development of CCS and FNF graduates through open group discussions in an informal group setting.

The idea of Baithak is to give a platform to all CCS and FNF graduates to come together for a discussion on contemporary socio-cultural and economic issues. Its objective is to create a knowledge ecosystem, impacting the policy space in India at large.

Its objective is to create a knowledge ecosystem, impacting the policy space in India at large.

Date : November 3rd, 2018

Time : 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Venue : Centre for Civil Society, A-69, Haus Khas, New Delhi

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For details contact:
Shivang Raina (shivang@ccs.in)

Baithak : Conversations in Policy

Event Date: 29 Sep 2018; Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Venue: Centre for Civil Society, A-69, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

Baithak: Conversations in Policy is CCS Academy’s new initiative for fostering continued learning and development of CCS and FNF graduates through open group discussions in an informal group setting and in the presence of prominent voices from the liberal movement in India.

Following the success of the first Baithak, CCS and FNF have invited Nikhil Pahwa to participate in and moderate the second Baithak. Nikhil co-founded Savetheinternet.in campaign (now the Internet Freedom Foundation) for Net Neutrality in India. He is a journalist, an entrepreneur, an activist and a TED fellow who is also the founder and editor at MediaNama.

Nikhil is currently a part of an initiative to fix Aadhaar in addition to other initiatives geared towards tech policy.

The discussion will be centered around digital rights and freedom of expression where Nikhil will draw upon his experiences in online media advocacy and movement building. In addition, other topics such as net neutrality and data protection will be explored.

About: Centre for Civil Society along with Friedrich Naumann Foundation is organizing the forthcoming ‘Baithak: Conversations in Policy’ on the 29th of September from 4 – 6 p.m. at A-69, Haus Khas, New Delhi. If you have been associated with CCS or FNF in the past and have attended any of their programs, this is the platform for you to come together in a more informal setting for a discussion on contemporary socio-cultural and economic issues.

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For details contact:
Shivang Raina (shivang@ccs.in)

Advanced ipolicy for Journalists (September 2018)

Event Date: 28 Sep To 30 Sep 2018; Time: 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
Venue: Sitabani Jungle Resort, Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand
Advanced ipolicy for Journalists (September 2018)

To secure freedom, prosperity, and good governance, a democratic society requires a high level of ethical and informed reporting. Azadi.me in association with Centre for Civil Society and Edelgive Foundation offers ìpolicy for Journalists, a three day residential course for journalists to equip them with tools to better understand and evaluate the effects of public policies in our day to day functioning. This award winning course focuses on issues in the key areas of education, livelihoods and good governance.

CCS is India's leading liberal think tank, ranked 81 worldwide by the annual study conducted by the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Azadi.me is India's first and only liberal webportal in Hindi.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To equip participants with analytical tools to better understand and evaluate the effects of public policies so as to better distinguish between objective facts and merely subjective opinions and intentions of policies from their actual results.
  • To offer unconventional angles and story ideas, information sources, and expert perspectives.

ELIGIBILITY
This course is targeted towards media professionals with some experience including senior correspondents, feature writers, beat reporters, assistant/sub-editors, producers, and anchors. Freelance journalists who have a dedicated column in reputed publication or web portal can also apply for this workshop. Up to 26 participants are chosen through a competitive evaluation process.

REGISTRATION FEE
The fee for the ìpolicy is Rs. 2,000 only which includes all meals, accommodation, and transportation to the venue and back. This fee is payable upon selection and payment can be made through online only. Fee paid once will not be returned.

APPLICATION DEADLINE – 16 September 2018

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Baithak :Conversations in Policy

Event Date: 25 Aug 2018; Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Venue: Centre for Civil Society, A-69, Haus Khas, New Delhi

Baithak: Conversations in Policy is CCS Academy’s new initiative for fostering continued learning and development of CCS graduates through open group discussions in an informal group setting and in the presence of a trained CCS facilitator/faculty.

The idea is to give a platform to all the CCS graduates (from ipolicy, credit courses, RR internship and so on) to come together for a discussion on contemporary socio-cultural and economic issues in the presence and guidance of a CCS faculty/facilitator.

Program objective: Alumni engage with each other by creating a knowledge ecosystem, impacting the policy space in India at large.

About: Centre for Civil Society is organizing the first ever ‘Baithak: Conversations in Policy’ on the 25th of August at A-69, Haus Khas, New Delhi. If you have been associated with CCS in the past and have attended any of its programs – LSS, ISPP, ipolicy, Freedom Caravan, Colloquium, Researching Reality Internship, etc., this is the platform for you to come together in a more informal setting for a discussion on contemporary socio-cultural and economic issues in the presence and guidance of a CCS facilitator.

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For details contact:
Shivang Raina (shivang@ccs.in)