Round Table on Judicial Accountability and Transparency

FDR in collaboration with Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) organized a Round Table on “Judicial Accountability and Transparency” on 11thSeptember, 2016 at ASCI, Hyderabad. The round table focused on the need to ensure transparency and accountability in the judiciary.

Eminent persons from judiciary, administration, academia and media participated in this event chaired by Shri K.Padmanabhaiah, ASCI Chairman.  The event was moderated by Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan and prominent participants at the event were  Shri P.S.Ram Mohan Rao, former Governor  of Tamil Nadu; Shri Mashava Rao Kaki, former Chief Secretary, AP and former State Election Commissioner; Shri A.Lakshman Rao, former Chief Justice, Allahabad High Court; Shri Kalanidhi Satyanarayana, former Law Secretary, AP; Dr. Kamal Kumar, former Director, National Police Academy and others who gave their opinion and suggestions on the issue.

Venue & Date ASCI, Hyderabad,11th September 2016

National Roundtable on Universal Healthcare @ IIC

FDR and Loksatta in association with Public Health Foundation of India have organized a national level roundtable on universal healthcare. This one-day event engaged eminent policy makers, health professionals and economists. The event started with a brief presentation of the proposed healthcare model followed up with specific issue-related sessions. The feedback from the Roundtable was taken in and a modified presentation was made to the NITI Aayog on 25th April, 2016.

Three central features of our proposals include:

  1. At the primary care level, a family physician for everyone as the first point of contact, with choice and competition.
  2. At the secondary level, integration and expansion of RSSY by contracting small pvt. Nursing homes with complete choice and competition.
  3. Tertiary level, district and teaching hospitals where treatment is provided on referral basis.
Presentation for the Roundtable. Click here.
Presentation for NITI Aayog. Click here. 
Venue & Date: India International Center (IIC), New Delhi, 23rd April 2016

Kalam’s Vision : Political and Administrative Reforms

FDR – Loksatta has organized a  Round Table on the theme ‘Kalam’s Vision Political and Administrative Reforms’ on 3 August 2015  FTAPCCI, Hyderabad. Eminent citizens and public opinion makers have participated in this event which was chaired by DrJayaprakash Narayan. The Round Table focused on Local government empowerment, service guarantee law, Strong Lokayukta and Confiscation Law, Local CourtsProcedural Reforms and Police Reforms for Speedy Justice, Local CourtsProcedural Reforms and Police Reforms for Speedy Justice, Comprehensive Civil Service Reforms

Venue & Date  FTAPCCI, Hyderabad, 3 August 2015

Round Table on Citizens Services Guarantee Act

Context: Foundation for Democratic Reforms has been advocating the cause of Citizen’s Services Guarantee Act since 2001. The Roundtable on Citizen’s Services Guarantee Act was an advocacy effort of Lok Satta/Foundation for Democracy Reforms to examine and improve the scope of the long-pending legislation on Right to Services.

Description: This Round table has engaged eminent law makers and bureaucrats and opinion makers in the debate on widening the scope of this legislation, examine the content in the bill for improvement on rewards, penalties, grievance and convergence issues.

Venue & Date  : CESS, Hyderabad,9th December 2014

Venue & Date : Visakhapatnam, 12th December 2014