In a big win for bamboo-based livelihoods in India and for us at CCS, President Ram Nath Kovind has cleared an ordinance amending the Indian Forest Act 1927. With the amendment, non-forest bamboo is now classified as ‘grass’ and can be freely produced and transported.
CCS is the proud winner of Atlas Network's LIFE Award for its three-year Leveraging Indices for Free Enterprise Policy Reform (LIFE) program. The award recognises our efforts for sustainable free market solutions, and for policy reforms that foster freer, and more inclusive markets in India.
This December, we completed our 60-hour elective course on ‘Business and Public Policy’ being conducted as a part of the Vedica Scholars Programme for Women. The closing session of the course was conducted by Dr Geeta Gouri, former member of the Competition Commission of India, on Competition in Electricity Sector.
Spontaneous Order, our digital publication featuring liberal commentaries, launched the first edition of ‘Spontaneous Dialogue’.
On 10 December, we hosted the Student Legislative Council from IIT Madras for a policy dialogue on the ideological traditions that predominate the political and policy landscape in India.
We conducted iPolicy – our flagship certificate course in public policy, engaging Teach for India fellow in a dialogue on the concerns of education policy in India. With 33 participants, the interactive program grounded the elaborate field-experience of the young fellows in the extant education policy discourse in India.
On 15 August 2017, we complete two decades of our remarkable journey. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary year, we reaffirm our commitment to building a freer India—where each individual leads a life of choice, and every institution is accountable.
On 15 August 2016 CCS completes 19 Years of Promoting Choice. On this occasion we are sharing this video which suggests major reforms in the New Education Policy 2016 ranging from mechanisms for teacher accountability, setting learning goals, and moving to a new per-child funding model among others.
This is an initiative by Centre for Civil Society to create conversation and debates around the NEP. We hope to bring together educators, edupreneurs, think-tanks, academicians, and all concerned to a single platform and eventually, feed back the ideas generated from this platform to the government.