Did you ever raise an eyebrow over the fact that India with its strong federal structure is not a federation? For a sovereign nation to be called a federation, the legislative powers between the Centre and the States need to be divided in an independent manner such that they remain within their sphere. Unlike the American Federation, India was called a Union of States as its formation was not the result of an agreement by the States and no State can secede from it. According to BR Ambedkar and the Drafting Committee of 1947, the indestructibility of our federal nation made it a Union. (more…)
Organised on: 29th November, 2020
We, at LexQuest Foundation (LQF), organized the second edition of the Symposium on Public Policy, with the theme Climate Change Mitigation Policies, on the 29th of November 2020. Considering the pandemic and the limitations it has put on our mobility, the Symposium was held on a virtual platform. It aimed to reflect on aspects that are affected by climate change or have been an outcome of it. The Symposium comprised four sessions that facilitated the exchange of ideas and experiences of different speakers with the participants. The event was moderated by our Co-Founder & Executive Director, Tanya Chandra. (more…)
We are organizing an online policy awareness and deliberation session on the subject of Lessons in Climate Change Mitigation for India.
Date: 5th December, 2020
Timings: 7:00 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. (IST)
Event Portal: Zoom (more…)
About the Event:
We are organizing our flagship public policy symposium online this year, on the theme of Climate Change Mitigation.
The Symposium aims to reflect on specific aspects of climate change that are either an outcome of or are deeply affected by it. The event agenda aims to highlight the potential of the success of climate change mitigation policies that will determine the economic, political and psycho-social policies of our societies, countries and the world as we know it. The sessions will focus on the need to better the present legislative framework and to fill the prevalent policy gaps at a municipal as well as global level in line with the demands of the ideal mitigation policies for climate change. (more…)
Media as Quintessence of Democracy
Labeled as the “fourth estate” in democratic societies, the media possesses a distinctive capability to influence and shape government policies. Normatively ascribed the role of a “watchdog” with a capacity to contribute to institutional change, the media holds the political elite accountable, reflects the needs of the audience, and exposes transgressions of the power holders within the democratic system. Its role thus in influencing matters related to legislation and government policies is crucial and should not be overlooked. (more…)
In our endeavor to unravel the complexity of Public Policy and expand the scope of public awareness and education in policymaking, we are organizing the online edition of ‘Civic Architects’.
For this workshop, we follow an interactive model, wherein varied intensive expert sessions, spread out in one day, help you to understand the intricacies of public policy in India.
We are organizing an online policy awareness and deliberation session on the subject of Need for Access and Quality in India’s Education Policies. Date: 21st August 2020 Timings: 7:00 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. Event Portal: Zoom The National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 has been hailed for its reformative approach to Read more…
We are organizing a virtual policy awareness and deliberation session on the subject of Social Policies for Migrant Labour in India. Date: 30th May 2020. Timings: 5:00 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. Event Portal: Zoom As a fall out of the recent pandemic, the life of migrant laborers has become a Read more…
We are organising a virtual policy awareness and deliberation session on the subject of Animal Agriculture and Food Policies in India. Date: 9th May, 2020. Timings: 3:00 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. Event Portal: Zoom Given the massive impact of the current pandemic and the role of zoonotic viruses that are Read more…
Bride trafficking is the illegal industry of purchasing brides as a property for due consideration. Organized traffickers sell girls and women as brides who are conned into a life of abuse, exploitation and slavery. Be it Haryana, Assam or Rajasthan, the Indian “Bride Bazaar” predominantly flourishes in parts of the country where the sex ratio is abysmally low and poverty stricken families are reluctant to spend on the dowry and marriage of their daughters. Unfortunately, there are no significant laws and policies to wrestle bride trafficking and its accompanying human rights violations in India. (more…)