||Name of the Event
|| FGD on Justice Delivery Mechanism in Bengal Excise Act: Present Position and Scope for Improvement
|| CRSGPP in association with the Training Cell, Directorate of Excise (Finance Department), Government of West Bengal organised an FGD on “Justice Delivery Mechanism in Bengal Excise Act: Present Position and Scope for Improvement” on 19th March, 2017. The purpose of the programme was to deliberate and discuss on various issues plaguing prosecution under the preventive provisions of the Bengal Excise Act. Yet another purpose was to revisit through a comparative analysis similar and related provisions in other states’ Excise laws—both substantive and procedural—designed to curb similar offences. Officers of the Excise Commission, West Bengal, Assistant Public Prosecutors, researchers of CRSGPP and a Judicial Magistrate.
||FGD on Need for Policy on Superstitious Beliefs and Witch-hunting for the State of West Bengal
||CRSGPP conducted a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on “Need for Policy on Superstitious Beliefs and Witch-hunting for the State of West Bengal” on 18th March 2017. It was a comprehensive discussion with the group comprising members from various fields- journalism, psychoanalysis, sociology, social sciences and law, and members from the civil society. The topic was framed on the concept that the adjoining states of the state of West Bengal have special laws to deal with the social menace of superstitious beliefs and witch-hunting whereas the state is still being guided by a judicial decision and borrowed principles on the topic despite there being reported instances of the acts which eventually lead to commission of offences laid down in IPC.
|| Two-day National Workshop on Research Methodology in Public Policy and Law
||CRSGPP organised a two-day National Workshop on “Research Methodology in Public Policy and Law” between 17th February and 18th February, 2017. The purpose of the Workshop was to extend training and guidance to academicians and research scholars on how to employ proper research methodology and research tools in studies relating to law and public policy. Yet another purpose of the Workshop is to provide a platform for the budding research scholars from the field of social sciences and law to discuss and deliberate on critical issues relating to research designs. Noted academicians and research scholars participated in the event. Some of the research scholars also presented papers on the methodology they adopted in their respective research work.
||Two-day National Seminar on Disability and Education: A Socio-legal Approach
||CRSGPP organised a two-day National Seminar on “Disability and Education: Socio-legal Approach” on 29th and 30th November, 2016. The main objective of holding such a National Seminar was to know the penetration of education among the disabled. Another objective was to promote exchange of knowledge and ideas on disability and education as prevailing in the Indian sociolegal context. The Seminar was categorised under four major sub-themes, viz.,
(1) Access and delivery of education for the disabled
(2) Disability and discrimination
(3) Education and its socio-economic impact on disability
(4) Role of law and policy in Disability and Education
The Seminar was attended by legal luminaries, stakeholders and students, many of whom presented papers in the course of the Seminar. Some of the papers were published in Volume 1 Issue 3 of “NUJS Journal of Regulatory Studies.”
||One-day RTI Training Programme
||CRSGPP organised a One-day Training Programme on “Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005” on 27th September, 2016. The aim of the Training Programme was to extend guidance and support to people who deal with RTI applications in higher academic institutions, especially universities.
|| One-day National Seminar on Social Security in India: Issues and Challenges
|| CRSGPP organised a One-day National Seminar on “Social Security in India: Issues and Challenges” on 22nd March, 2016. The primary intention of the National Seminar was to provide a platform to academicians, researchers and decision makers to discuss the utility of social security legislative instruments in India with special reference to the state of West Bengal. Experts in the field and law students from various law schools/universities attended the event. Some of the papers presented by the students during the Seminar were published in Volume 1 Issue 2 of the CRSGPP’s online journal “NUJS Journal of Regulatory Studies” (ISSN No. 2456-4605).
|| One-day Workshop on the Changing Roles of Executive Magistrates
||CRSGPP organised a One-day Workshop on the “Changing Roles of Executive Magistrates” on 12th February, 2016. The purpose of the Workshop was to know how the Executive Magistrates’ Courts have been maintaining law and order and have been promoting development administration by invoking legal provisions, especially that of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
|| One-day RTI Workshop
|| The Centre for Regulatory Studies, Governance and Public Policy (CRSGPP) organised a one-day workshop on “Right to Information (RTI)” on 23rd February, 2016. The objective of the Workshop was to create awareness and knowledge on the effectiveness of the RTI Act both as a tool of public policy and as a progressive legislative experiment.