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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