Agenda for the CBPS Seminar: ‘Public Expenditure on Children in Karnataka’

Date: 24th January 2014

Venue: Hotel Capitol, Rajbhavan Road, Bangalore

Proposed Agenda

09:30  am 10:00 am Registration


10:00  am


10:00 am



10:10 am










11:00 am


10:10 am



10:30 am



10:50 am

Inaugural session


Welcome and introduction to the seminar

Dr. Jyotsna Jha, Director, CBPS


Inaugural address by Ms. Umashree, Minister of Women and Child Welfare, Karnataka


Keynote address by Dr. Shobha Raghuram, Independent Researcher, Development Studies and Philosophy, Social Justice and Public Policy

Brief Discussion

11:00 am 11:15 am Tea / coffee break


11:15 am – 11:45 am

Presentation: Public Expenditure on Children (0-18 years) in Karnataka (2001-02 to 2013-14) by Divya Krishnaswamy, CBPS

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Discussant 1: Ms. Mamta Shankar, Director, Women and Child Welfare, Planning Commission, New Delhi
Discussant 2: Dr. Chiranjib Sen, Professor, Azim Premji University,
Bangalore, formerly at Centre for Public Policy, IIMB

Open Discussion

Chair: Prof. Vinod Vyasulu, Advisor, CBPS, Bangalore
Respondents: Divya Krishnaswamy and Dr. Jyotsna Jha, CBPS

12:45 pm 01:15 pm Closing Remarks: The Way Forward


Ms. Gurneet Tej, Director, Department for Women Child and Development; Government of Karnataka

Mr. Deepak Dey, UNICEF Hyderabad Field Office


01:15 pm 01:30 pm Vote of Thanks
01:30 pm 02:30 pm Lunch


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