Common Cause works to make a difference through litigations, advocacy and events. It uses democratic instruments available to citizens to try and address civic, environmental and developmental challenges arising out of lack of transparency and accountability in the system. For over a decade it has taken several initiatives in areas of governance, environment and human development. Its work on police, administrative and judicial reforms is acknowledged by experts and administrators alike. The new thrust of initiatives for the Common Cause team is in areas of education, health and dignity of work.
1. Petition on electrocution by live wires A petition under article 226 was filed in the Delhi High Court on the issue of recurring deaths due to live wire electrocution, especially during monsoon. Common Cause had earlier made representations to the executive authorities concerned for taking corrective steps well in time and fixing responsibility fo...
PAST ADVOCACY INITIATIVES Inputs for Draft National Education Policy, 2016 Concerned about the deteriorating quality of education and the abysmal learning outcomes, especially in the government school system, Common Cause has been engaging with a large number of like-minded partners to make the RTE Act a reality. It has submitted its comment...
From time to time Common Cause organises events like policy dialogues, seminars and conferences to discuss, understand and thrash out issues of public interest. Not only have its events been successful in the past but they have also resulted in policy papers and publications. For more details on past and ongoing events read on.