Events

Launch of Street Vendors Act Compliance (SVAC) Index 2017

Event Date: 12 Apr 2017; Time: 3 pm - 5 pm
Venue: Constitution Club of India, New Delhi

Street vendors act  compliance index 2017Due to a lack of clarity in the judicial decisions, in 2009, the Street Vendors Policy 2004 was revised as the ‘National Policy on Urban Street Vendors 2009’. The revised policy was not legally binding and made little progress on the matter of street vendors. In 2010, the Supreme Court directed the government to enact a law regulating street vending and thus, the Street Vendors Bill 2012 was drafted. The Bill was passed in both houses by February 2014 and became the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014. This Act was drafted with the legislative intent of protecting the livelihood rights of street vendors as well as regulating street vending through demarcation of vending zones, conditions for and restrictions on street vending. The Act now governs over all matters in regards to the rights and duties of the street vendors in India. It also provides for confiscation of goods that are being sold by street vendors to be cataloged properly.

It is in this context that Centre for Civil Society – a Delhi-based think tank decided to take up a study of the implementation of 2014 Act across India and come up with a matrix and an index to rank states. We filed applications under the Right to Information Act, 2005 across India, made more than 250 phone calls to expedite the RTI reply process, compiled court judgments and referred to other secondary sources such as news stories.

 

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For more information, contact Nitesh at +91-88003 44700 | nitesh@ccs.in

ipolicy for Young Leaders, 17-19 March, 2017

Event Date: 17 Mar To 19 Mar 2017; Time: TBD
Venue: Nirma University

ìpolicy for Young Leaders aims to reach out to undergraduates, graduates, post graduates and recent graduates who have just started working. CCS believes that such individuals hold the power to change the future, and because they are currently in a space where their belief and knowledge could be channelized and strengthened through exposure to ideas of a free society.

Eligibility: The course is exclusive to Nirma University students. Participants will be selected on a rolling basis.

ipolicy for Young Leaders, 4-6 March, 2017

Event Date: 04 Mar To 06 Mar 2017; Time: TBD
Venue: NMIMS, Mumbai

ìpolicy for Young Leaders aims to reach out to undergraduates, graduates, post graduates and recent graduates who have just started working. CCS believes that such individuals hold the power to change the future, and because they are currently in a space where their belief and knowledge could be channelized and strengthened through exposure to ideas of a free society.

Eligibility: The course is exclusive to NMIMS students. Participants will be selected on a rolling basis.

ipolicy for Young Leaders, 3-5 Feb 2017

Event Date: 03 Feb To 05 Feb 2017; Time: TBD
Venue: NIPFP, Delhi

ìpolicy for Young Leaders aims to reach out to undergraduates, graduates, post graduates and recent graduates who have just started working. CCS believes that such individuals hold the power to change the future, and because they are currently in a space where their belief and knowledge could be channelized and strengthened through exposure to ideas of a free society.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To create a fun, open, and respectful environment where everyone is encouraged to think critically about social, economic, and political issues.
  • To evoke in participants a passionate inquiry into their own values and role in creating a good society.
  • To equip participants with fundamental concepts of political economy and sound public policy to enable them understand the root cause of current challenges and effectively advocate for policy solutions through their current work and future professions.
  • To plug participants into a global network of opportunities to propel their intellectual growth, make personal connections and access resources to help them advance their vision of a free society.

Eligibility: The course is open to all students, recent graduates as well as post graduates. Participants will be selected based on their application merit.

Please Note: Selected participants are required to attend all the sessions held during the course upon which they will receive a certificate of participation.

Course Fee: The ìpolicy fee is Rs 3000, which shall cover food and course materials for the entire duration of the program. The fee is payable upon selection, and can be made online, via cheque or DD, details of which will be communicated later. The participants are requested to make their own travel arrangements. Selected participants will be notified on a rolling basis.

ipolicy for Young Leaders, TFI - Ahmedabad (January 2017)

Event Date: 13 Jan To 15 Jan 2017; Time: 9:30am-6:00pm
Venue: TFI - Ahmedabad

ìpolicy for Young Leaders aims to reach out to undergraduates, graduates, post graduates and recent graduates who have just started working. CCS believes that such individuals hold the power to change the future, and because they are currently in a space where their belief and knowledge could be channelized and strengthened through exposure to ideas of a free society.

Eligibility: The course is exclusive to Teach for India Fellows. Participants will be selected on a rolling basis.

Please Note: Selected participants are required to attend all the sessions held during the course upon which they will receive a certificate of participation.

  • The ipolicy fee is Rs 800, which shall cover food and course materials for the entire duration of the program.
  • The fee is payable upon selection, and can be made online, via cheque or DD, details of which will be communicated later.
  • Application deadline: 30 December 2016
  • Selected participants will be notified: 2 January 2017