44% of India's MLAs have criminal cases against them + a fellowship for women building careers in public finance by Janaagraha!
Policy Post #120
Editor’s Note ✍️
In one of our PGs this week, we cover how nearly half of India’s elected lawmakers have criminal charges against them. While that is of course a worrying trend for voters to take note of, the counter argument to these statistics often presented by political parties is that most of these charges are politically motivated and filed by the government machinery against parties in opposition as a tool for intimidation and to evade accountability. Speaking of accountability in a democracy, this week we bring to you multiple, unique opportunities to work with institutions like the CAG’s office as well as citizen collectives on some of these areas!
This week we bring you:
🔹 An insight into the sharp uptick in the number of MLAs with criminal records in India
🔹An op-ed on how intimate partner violence has been affected by the alcohol ban in Bihar
🔹Our weekly database with 100’s of fresh Jobs and Internships from the broader world of Public Policy and Social Impact in India that one can apply to
🔹A Two-Year opportunity to work with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India
🔹Exciting fellowship opportunities with Janaagraha and YLAC
🔹Our weekly curation of some of the best essays, podcasts, career resources etc. from the world of Policy in the week gone by
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With that, we bring to you: Policy Post #120!
- Yash, and Team PPI
This Week’s Policy Focus 🔎
There is concerning new data from ADR & NEW's analysis of 4000+ sitting MLAs in India. Almost half the country's lawmakers boast of active criminal complaints against their names!
Policy Charcha 💬
The best Podcasts, Videos, Essays and Fellowships from the world of Policy and Governance for this past week!
🎥 Video: How ‘poor’ Bengal has beaten ‘rich’ Gujarat: Niti Aayog report and grasping what’s counterintuitive
📚 Fellowship: Artivist Fellowship by YLAC: Young Artists for Change
📷 The latest on The Policy Gram: Need, Prospects and Future of Semiconductor Industry in India
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Young Professionals Program (YPP)
👉🏽A Two-Year opportunity to work on initiatives under the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Office and the Indian Audit & Accounts Department.
Who is eligible?
Graduates/ Post Graduates/ Research Scholars from any discipline, with exceptional analytical and leadership abilities and stellar academic record from recognised and reputed institutions + should have shown high‐level leadership potential through extra‐curricular activities.
Women’s Fellowship in Public Finance for Cities
👉🏽A Two-Year, paid fellowship by Janaagraha, with a chance to work on State Government-run reform projects at the local level.
Through this fellowship, you will work on Field Immersion Projects with senior state government officers to design and implement reforms in public finance. To set you up for long-term success, the Programme Team will support you throughout the Fellowship with a three-pronged framework comprising of Training, Mentoring, and Programme Support.
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