Success Stories

CCS Impact from 1997 - 2015



  • Punjab and Haryana HC quashes blanket school closure order (2015) issued by Haryana authorities against private schools
  • Common admission schedule in private recognised schools of Delhi through ASAR (2009)
  • Delhi Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely removes cap on licenses to open schools (2006)


  • Passing of Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act 2014
  • Rajasthan High Court’s Jaipur Bench orders stay on eviction of street vendors and confiscation of their property.


  • The Right to Information Act incorporates Duty to Publish (2005)



  • School Vouchers: Piloted India’s first School Voucher pilot through the Delhi Voucher Project in 2007, and School Voucher for Girls Project in 2009 with 400 students each
  • Skill Vouchers: Vikalp Skill Voucher model adapted by NSDC's STAR Scheme, and Modi government's recent launch of skill card scheme.


  • Bamboo is not a tree: Bamboo acknowledged as grass not tree by then Union Minister for the Environment, Jairam Ramesh (2012)



  • 27,38,605 signatures from poor parents across India demand School Choice (2007-8)
  • Budget Private Schools: Creating a national alliance, NISA, representing 36,000 schools from 21 states

Policy Training:

  • 8,000 graduates of our training programs, 75 of whom have gone on to study or work in public policy, 10 of whom have started policy organizations with a further 20 returning to work at the Centre


  • Templeton Freedom Award - Student Outreach (2003)
  • Templeton Freedom Award - Free Market Solutions to Poverty (2005)
  • Templeton Freedom Award for initiative in Public Relations (2011)
  • CCS  ranked 50th among top think tanks in the world (2013)
  • Head, school education taskforce of the Delhi Dialogue Commission, member of education taskforce of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission (2015), member of steering committee of CIC (2006)