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FDR Activity Review - 2016

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REVIEW OF

Education

Rule of Law

Judicial Reforms

Healthcare

Electoral Reforms

Anti-Corruption Reforms

ISSUES THAT MATTERED

Focus areas in Education

Suggestions on Draft NEP

Research and study of State Education issues

Establishment of World Class Institutions

Measures to improve learning outcomes

Consolidation of schools

Medium of instruction

Public-private partnership

Community Ownership, Accountability and Governance

Tamil Nadu

Andhra Pradesh

Telangana

Karnataka

Other issues

Reform of Medical Education

Suggestions to MHRD on Draft NEP

Suggestions on National Medical Commission Bill to NITI AAYOG

Engagement at Youth  Parliament platforms on education issues

Representations/Presentations

Suggestions on Feasibility of holding Simultaneous Elections

Key Suggestions

Constructive no-confidence motion Fixed term parliament act similar to the UK through direct elections at the state level sought along with strict separation of powers between states and center. Clear Separation of powers and election of head of government for a fixed tenure

Advocacy on Judicial Accountability and Transparency

Improvements to Memorandum of Procedure for Judicial Appointments

To establish an accountability mechanism and a commission to assess the performance of the judges

Other Judicial Reforms - Indian Judicial Service, Judicial Standards and Accountability and expanding the scope of the Gram Nyayalayas Act

Engagement through Round tables in Hyderabad and Chennai in September & October

Advocacy on

Rejuvenation of Healthcare System

Central Features of the Model

At the primary care level, a family physician for everyone as the first point of contact, with choice and competition.

Primary care services – payment on capitation basis

At the secondary level, integration and expansion of RSSY by contracting small pvt. Nursing homes with complete choice and competition.

Secondary care – payment on the basis of service rendered

Tertiary level, district and teaching hospitals where treatment is provided on referral basis.

Tertiary Care : Privately Funded Initiatives- Build, equip, maintain and lease it to the government

Highlighting the flaws in PCA Amendment 2016 Bill

Removal of omnibus protection to all public servants, in respect of all kind of allegations and providing selective protection in matters relating to policy recommendations and decisions at the Government level Drawing clear distinction in the definitions part for collusive and coercive corruption Incorporating fair provisions to give immunity to bribe givers who are victims of extortion and prosecute corrupt officials

1) 2) 3)

Calling attention to the deeply offensive provisions of severe punishment to ordinary citizens who are forced to pay a bribe for services they are entitled to, and protection from investigation of bribe takers of all ranks in the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill 2013 and recommending the following changes in the bill:

Building Accountability :

Statutorily Guaranteed Citizen’s Charters for all Public Services

Effective and Instant Grievance Redressal Mechanism

Lean process of appeal

Penalty and compensation mechanism

Burden of Proof

Features of Draft RTPS Bill

Making the governance and bureaucracy accessible, transparent and accountable.

Offering the draft Right to Public Service Legislation to the Telangana government

Showing the practical, rational, effective steps that will radically transform the way citizens look at tax laws, the public servants behave, and government acts  

Representations/Submissions made before ministries/committees/organisations

Feasibility of holding simultaneous elections

Mygov.in

Rejuvenation of Health care system Medical Education and Healthcare in the country Medical Reforms in the country

NITI Aayog

Committee on Estimates, Lok Sabha

Committee on Petitions, Lok Sabha

Suggestions on draft National Education policy Suggestions on Establishment of world class Institutions Presentation on school education for Tamil Nadu Suggestions on Draft National Medical Commission Bill 2016

Ministry of HRD

Ministry of HRD

NITI AAYOG

Tamil Nadu Education Minister

Letter to Prime Minster and Members of Parliament

Letter to The Chief Minister, Telangana State

Topic

Submitted at

Note on implications of the Proposed Section 17A & Section 8 in Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 Draft Right to Public Service Legislation

Electoral Reforms

Health

Education

Instruments of Transparency and Accountability

More than

200

students participated in the

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME of FDR

(2012-2016)

Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram,Odisha, Rajashthan,Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh,West Bengal

Interns came from 19 States

Inspiring the youth on public policy issues

... across various platforms and forums

Thoughts for 2017

Service delivery and accountability

Empower local governments

Rule of Law

The outcomes in education and healthcare

Electoral system and enhance Citizen’ participation and leadership development

Continuing the pursuit for improving  ....

"GIVE ME A LEVER LONG ENOUGH AND A FULCRUM ON WHICH TO PLACE IT, AND I SHALL MOVE THE WORLD"

-ARCHIMEDES