Category Reports

Local Governance and Public Policy

With a specific focus on social, legal and policy issues, a Two Month Online Immersive Legal Awareness & Action Research Certificate Training Course and Internship Program, the LPPYF (Law and Public Policy Youth Fellowship) was conducted by IMPRI, Impact and Policy Research Institute from June 12 to August 11, 2023. Covering numerous issues ranging from international provisions, constitutional laws, SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) to gender justice and international human rights, it sought to equip fellows with both the theoretical insights and the technical capabilities required to implement the former with a field research project to enhance their learnings.   On the 18th day, the third and final discussion was first contextualized by Dr. Vibhuti Patel who introduced the theme and the speaker, namely ‘Local Governance and Public Policy’  taken up by Shri Tikender Singh Pawar, Senior Fellow, IMPRI and Former Deputy mayor Shimla.

Police System, Laws & Public Policy

On the 18th day, the second discussion was preceded by opening remarks by Dr. Vibhuti Patel. Professor Vibhuti Patel began the session by providing a brief historical context. She mentioned the introduction of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the social movements of the 1970s that called for police reforms. These movements demanded greater accountability from the criminal justice system. Professor Patel highlighted some of the challenges facing the police force, including a high workload, lack of sophisticated technical resources and defense mechanisms like those in the armed forces, and unaddressed needs in areas such as wages, housing, and children's education. Corruption and rent-seeking behavior within the police force were also identified as significant issues. Dr. Vibhuti Patel then introduced the theme and the speaker, namely ‘Housing Laws and Policies in India’ taken up by Shri Rajiv Rajan Singh (Retired I.P.S. Officer

Housing Laws and Policies In India

On the 18th day, the first discussion began with opening remarks by Dr. Vibhuti Patel. Professor Vibhuti Patel began the discussion by referencing earlier sessions and presentations that covered a range of topics including social security, Right to Information (RTI), Right to Education (RTE), income support during crises, the challenges faced by women survivors of violence, Goa's Children's Act, Uniform Civil Code (UCC), the Juvenile Justice Act, and the roles of administrators, specifically Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, in providing support. These discussions provided a holistic backdrop for addressing housing laws and policies in India. Dr. Vibhuti Patel then introduced the theme and the speaker, namely Housing

Peace, Conflict & Social Work

The second session of the eighth day of the LPPYF program, organized by IMPRI, Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, on 28 th June, 2023, was a thought-provoking discussion on the intricate relationship between peace, conflict, and social work. Prof Vibhuti Patel, Visiting Distinguished Professor, IMPRI, presided over the session, with Dr. Gladstone Xavier, a distinguished faculty member and former head of the Social Work Department at Loyola College, Chennai, as the esteemed speaker. Nikita Bhardwaj, a research intern at IMPRI, had the honor of introducing Dr. Gladstone Xavier.

Inaugural Special Remarks

The inaugural session of the Law and Public Policy Youth Fellowship Program by IMPRI marked a significant milestone in empowering young minds to contribute meaningfully to law and public policy. The event brought together a diverse range of speakers and an enthusiastic audience of aspiring youth passionate about creating positive societal change. It set the stage for an intellectually stimulating and thought-provoking journey to shape the participants' understanding of the complexities of law and public policy.
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REPORT: Eye Care and Sustainable Development

Simi Mehta, Anshula Mehta, Arjun Kumar, and Kuldeep Singh Abstract Vision is not only critical to an individual’s growth and development but also has direct implications for national and global development. It holds the potential to boost the global economy…