CBPS Annual Seminar – Agenda

SEMINAR THEME: ‘Making public services work for the poor – A Karnataka experience’

DATE: 29th October 2013

VENUE: Hotel Capitol, Rajbhavan Road, Bangalore


09:30  am

10:00 am


10:00  am

10:45 am

Inaugural session

Welcome and introduction to the seminar

Jyotsna Jha, Director, CBPS

Inaugural address

Former Chief Justice of India Padma Vibhushan Shri. M. N.  Venkatachaliah


10:45 am

11:15 am

Tea/ coffee break

11:15 am

12:30 pm

Session 1

MGNREGS and its role in enhancing financial inclusion and land development – Divya Krishnaswamy, B V Madhusudhan and A. Srinivas Kumar

Discussant: Prof. K. Hanumantha Rao, Former Head, Centre for Wage Employment and Poverty Alleviation , National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad

Chair: Prof. R. S. Deshpande, Former Director, ISEC, Bangalore

12:30  pm

01:30  pm

Session 2

Case studies in local governance – Shobha Veigas and A. Srinivas Kumar

Discussant: Mr. T.M. Vijay Bhaskar, Principal Secretary, GOK, RDPR,

Chair: Prof. Vinod Vyasulu, Adviser, CBPS, Bangalore

01:30 pm

02:30  pm


02:30 pm

03:30 pm

Session 3

Right to Education: Challenges of Implementation – Sandhya Chandrasekharan and Neha Ghatak

Discussant: Prof. Vimala Ramachandran, RGF Chair Professor, NUEPA, New Delhi

Chair: Dr. Rajneesh Goel, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, & School Education, Government of Karnataka

03:30 pm

03:45 pm

Tea/ coffee break

03:45 pm

04:45 pm

Session 4

Rationalisation of health insurance schemes in Karnataka – Varun Sharma

Discussant: Prof. Imrana Qadeer, Former Professor, JNU, New Delhi

Chair: Dr. Shreelata Rao Sheshadri, Prof. Azim Premji University, Bangalore

04:45 pm

05:15 pm

Closing Session

Main messages – Prof. Vimala Ramachandran

05:15 pm

05:30 pm

Vote of thanks


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