Vichaar – Policy Drafting Competition
In the dynamic landscape of governance, policy formulation plays a pivotal role in shaping the socio-economic and political fabric of a nation. Recognizing the significance of fostering innovative thinking and encouraging informed policy-making, the Centre for Law, Public Policy and Governance (CLPPG), National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA), in collaboration with the, The Indian School of Public Policy, presents “Vichaar” – a prestigious Policy Drafting Competition. VICHAAR – POLICY DRAFTING COMPETITION The primary objective of Vichaar is to provide a platform for young minds to delve into the intricate realm of policy formulation.
The competition aims to nurture a culture of critical thinking, research, and creativity among participants, fostering a deeper understanding of the complexities involved in crafting effective and sustainable public policies, and to encourage participants from diverse academic backgrounds, including law, public policy, economics, and social sciences, to collaborate and bring forth comprehensive policy solutions. The competition focuses on contemporary issues, providing participants with the opportunity to address pressing challenges faced by society. This ensures the practical applicability of the proposed policies. Participants will have access to mentorship from experts in law, public policy, and governance throughout the competition, enhancing the quality and depth of their policy proposals.
Theme For Policy
“India’s goal to a $10 trillion economy”
Participants can prepare a policy draft on one or more of the following sub-themes. The sub-themes are not exhaustive:
Urbanization for Economic Growth:
Devise policy frameworks for smart urbanization to catalyse economic growth. Explore solutions for sustainable urban development, efficient infrastructure, and inclusive planning that can contribute to the overall economic expansion.
Healthcare Innovation for Economic Productivity:
Propose policies that leverage healthcare innovation to enhance economic productivity. Focus on preventive healthcare measures, technology adoption in healthcare delivery, and strategies to build a healthier and more productive workforce.
Harnessing the Demographic Dividend:
Design policies to optimize the demographic dividend through targeted skill development programs and employment initiatives. Address challenges related to education, vocational training, and job creation for the youth population.
Gender Inequality in Economic Participation:
Develop strategies to eradicate gender-based occupational segregation. Introduce policies that promote equal representation of women in leadership roles, eliminate wage gaps, and create a supportive environment for work-life balance to enhance overall workforce productivity.
Global Semiconductor Supply Chain in India
1a) Formulate policies to strengthen India’s position in the global semiconductor supply chain. Address challenges related to research and development, infrastructure, and international collaborations to boost India’s competitiveness in semiconductor manufacturing.
1b) Devise policies to create semiconductor manufacturing hubs in India by offering targeted incentives, streamlining regulatory processes, and facilitating international partnerships. Enhance the research and development ecosystem to position India as a global leader in semiconductor production.
2) Formulate policies that establish a roadmap for a hybrid energy ecosystem, combining electric and hydrogen technologies based on specific sector needs. Consider economic viability, environmental impact, and technological advancements for a sustainable and adaptive energy strategy.
Revitalizing MSMEs for Inclusive Growth:
Craft policies that leverage digital technologies to empower MSMEs, focusing on e-commerce integration, digital marketing, and access to online financing. Strengthen the digital infrastructure to enable MSMEs to compete in the global market.
Boosting Exports for Economic Expansion:
Develop a policy framework to diversify export markets for Indian goods and services. Identify emerging markets, address trade barriers, and promote cultural diplomacy to increase India’s global export footprint.
- The winner and the runner-up will be awarded with Access to Manupatra for 3 months (worth Rs. 50,000). The top 10 participants will receive free course from Manupatra (worth Rs. 40,000).
- All the participants who will make it through the finals will be awarded certificates of appreciation.
- All Participants will be provided e-certificates of participation.
- Subject to quality requirements, the best and the second best policy papers will get a chance to be published under NLUJAA publication.
- On the day of the declaration of results, a webinar will be organized which will include government officials and several eminent personalities who will share their experiences and provide their valuable advice to the participants.