Launch of Delhi Citizens' Handbook 2017: Government to Citizen Services

Event Date: 29 Aug 2017; Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
Venue: NCUI, New Delhi

DCH 2016Centre for Civil Society and FNF South Asia are pleased to invite you to:

The launch of the Delhi Citizens' Handbook 2017 and a panel discussion on “Good Governance and Development: Strategic Performance and Reforms”.

29 August, 2017
NCUI, New Delhi | 4:00-6:00 PM

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The Delhi Citizens' Handbook features research papers assessing the impact and relevance of policies that shape the lives of ordinary citizens in the national capital on eight core areas of urban governance: Administration, Education, Public Healthcare, Water and Sewage, Labour and Employment, Food and Civil Supplies, Public Transport and Women's Safety, and Housing Infrastructure. The Handbook has been prepared with the aim of functioning as a critical resource for productive public intervention and for ensuring an informed discussion on achieving effective and accountable governance.

The panel discussion will be centered on exploring the idea of governance and development, taking from the policy shortcomings addressed in every chapter of the Handbook. It will also address the critical questions of how governance and developmental reforms, for instance the recent e-governance initiative, can take place in a country like ours, and what the expected role of governmental and non-governmental institutions will be in this process.


4:00-4:30pm - High tea and Research paper presentation
4:30-4:50pm - Introduction by Centre for Civil Society
Welcome remarks by Friedrich Naumann Foundation
4:50-5:00pm - Launch of the Handbook and keynote address by Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
5:00-5:45pm - Panel discussion: Good Governance and Development
Panellist: Atishi Marlena, AAP
Anjali Srivastava, Praja
Vikramjit Banerjee, Advocate, Supreme Court
5:45-5:50pm - Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks

The Delhi Citizen's Handbook 2017 focuses on:

  • Administration: The implementation and outreach of the e-District Delhi Project under the National e-Governance Plan.
  • Education: The accessibility, inclusivity and efficiencyof provisions under Section 12(1)(c) of the Right to Education Act.
  • Public Healthcare: The quality and accessibility of public healthcare facilities like government hospitals and mohalla clinics.
  • Water and Sewage: The effectiveness of pollution control and wastewater management systems.
  • Labour and Employment: The implementation and effectiveness of the Minimum Wages Act.
  • Food and Civil Supplies: The effectiveness of the Public Distribution System and efficacy of Fair Price Shops.
  • Public Transport and Women's Safety: The challenges faced by women service providers in the transport industry.
  • Housing Infrastructure: The extent to which affordable housing is made available to the urban poor in Delhi by the government.

Speakers and Panelists

Anjali Srivastava, Asst. Manager, Praja Foundation Atishi Marleena, Advisor to the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia, Deputy CM
Anjali Srivastava
Asst. Manager, Praja Foundation
Atishi Marleena
Advisor to the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi

Manish Sisodia
Deputy CM

Parth J Shah, President, Centre for Civil Society Ronald Meinardus, Regional Director, Head of Regional Office South Asia, Friedrich Naumann Foundation Vikramjit Banerjee, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and legal affairs with BJP
Parth J Shah
President, Centre for Civil Society
Ronald Meinardus
Regional Director, Head of Regional Office South Asia, Friedrich Naumann Foundation
Vikramjit Banerjee
Advocate, Supreme Court of India and legal affairs with BJP
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Looking forward to your participation!

For more information, contact: Sadaf Hussain| | +91 99531 33868

Centre for Civil Society FNF South Asia

ìpolicy for Journalists, Aug 2017

Event Date: 25 Aug To 27 Aug 2017; Time: 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
Venue: Asia Health Resort, Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

To secure freedom, prosperity, and good governance, a democratic society requires a high level of ethical and informed reporting. in association with Centre for Civil Society and Edelgive Foundation offers ìpolicy, 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 54 worldwide by the annual study conducted by the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program at the University of Pennsylvania. is India's first and only liberal web portal in Hindi.


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.


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. Priority* will be given to journalists who cover education beat and are based in Haryana and Chandigarh. Up to 26 participants are chosen through a competitive evaluation process. Transportation may be arranged from Delhi too (not guaranteed), depending on receipt of sufficient no. of competitive applications.  


The fee for the ìpolicy is Rs. 1,000 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. 


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Note: *'Priority will be given to journalists who cover education beat and are based in Haryana and Chandigarh', doesn't restrict eligible participants from other states to apply and participate.

Colloquium : Liberalism in India

Event Date: 19 Aug To 20 Aug 2017; Time: TBD
Venue: Hyatt Regency, Manesar

CCS Colloquium is a two-day (three nights) residential program and forum for in-depth discussion centred on a chosen theme. The Colloquium provides participants an opportunity to disentangle themselves from the distractions of everyday life to reflect on issues of fundamental and enduring importance. Our hope is that participants will go on to share their advanced understandings and to develop innovative ideas and approaches for the advancement of liberalism today.

Law and Public Policy Credit Course at National Law School of India University, Bangalore

Event Date: 18 Aug To 05 Sep 2017; Time: 10:00am-06:00pm
Venue: NLS Bangalore

Overview: Academy is currently offering 60-hour semester-wide elective course on Law and Public Policy for students enrolled in V Year B.A. LLB (Hons). at NLSIU, Bangalore. The course introduces students to the foundation of institutional economics, interlinkages between economics and law, as well as sectoral analysis on Urban Development, Technology, Public Health, Education, Property Rights, Financial Reform, Competition and Innovation in the Indian context. Offers an applied analysis of institutions involved in policy frameworks such as governments at various levels, regulatory bodies, and civil society. For more information on the Law and Public Policy module and how it could be offered at your institution, please contact

Objective: To make students understand the intersection of legal practice, economic principles and policy making.

CCS Alumni Meet- Mumbai

Event Date: 30 Jul 2017; Time: TBD
Venue: Starbucks, Taj Palace Mumbai

Connecting with old friends and new ideas! Having launched it's first student seminar on public policy in 1998 (Liberty and Society Seminar), CCS Academy has completed 20th year of engaging with the young minds on liberal approach to public policy. To mark this two-decade long engagement, we are inviting all the Alumni based in Mumbai to come for a fun evening of chats and coffee.