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Common Cause and Lokniti Programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), launched India’s first Status of Policing in India Report (SPIR 2018) at the India Habitat Centre on May 9. The release was followed by a panel discussion on “People-Centric Policing and the Rule of Law.” The participants of the...Read More+
The appointment of Justice (Retd) Pinaki Chandra Ghose as India’s first Lokpal is a direct result of a Common Cause writ petition in the Supreme Court, followed by a contempt of court case and an intervention application filed by our counsel Mr Prashant Bhushan between 2014 and 2017. While we welcome the appointment, we feel the process could have been more inclusive, impartial and transparent. Although many big leaders and thousands of people have played a role in India’s anti-corruption movement and raising theRead More+
In response to a Common Cause petition, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has appointed a seven-member committee to monitor violation of road construction rules and to address environmental concerns in the Chardhaam Project. The four-judge Bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel also held that while no development project is acceptable at the cost of endangering human health and public safety, it is important to allow plans that are executed by respecting safeguards, for...Read More+
‘Humara School, Humari Rakhwali, an information booklet in Hindi, was launched by Common Cause in July, 2018. It is aimed at empowering the members of the School Management Committees (SMCs) to improve community participation in the running of schools, particularly in slums and urban villages.
This exercise was undertaken to make SMCs equal partners in school development and to strengthen the hands of those NGOs who are working towardsRead More+