Discussion on: Stakeholder Views on 'The Pandemic and Public Administration: a survey of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers'

Discussion on: Stakeholder Views on 'The Pandemic and Public Administration: a survey of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers'
Anjali Bhardwaj, K Raju, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Shekhar Gupta, Mekhala Krishnamurthy, Yamini Aiyar, Deepak Sanan
Thursday, 25 March 2021 Add to Calendar 2021-03-25 18:30:00 2021-03-25 20:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Discussion on: Stakeholder Views on 'The Pandemic and Public Administration: a survey of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers' The State Capacity Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) invites you to a discussion on: Stakeholder Views on 'The Pandemic and Public Administration: a survey of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers' Report authored by: Mekhala Krishnamurthy, Deepak Sanan, Karnamadakala Rahul Sharma, Aditya Unnikrishnan Agenda Introduction to the IAS survey and the State Capacity Initiative at CPR Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive, CPR Mekhala Krishnamurthy, Senior Fellow and Director, State Capacity Initiative, CPR Panel Discussion Anjali Bhardwaj, Founder, Satark Nagrik Sangathan K Raju, IAS (retd) and Member, All India Congress Committee Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon Limited Shekhar Gupta, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, ThePrint Moderator Mekhala Krishnamurthy, Senior Fellow and Director, State Capacity Initiative, CPR Closing Remarks Deepak Sanan, Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR The session will be online via Zoom, please register here. The session will also be live-streamed on the CPR Facebook page In case of any issues and for any queries, please email at communication@cprindia.org About the Session The State Capacity Initiative at CPR recently released a new report on a survey of over 500 serving and former IAS officers conducted between August and September 2020, 7-8 months into the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey sought to engage members of the IAS in reflecting on the critical challenges, decisions, and trade-offs that confronted public administrators charged with managing the state response at different levels. In doing so, it revealed both widely shared and sharply contested views on a range of subjects, including the role of the civil servant, executive and bureaucratic functioning in a crisis, and perceptions of and relations between the state, the public, and other important actors and institutions. The authors of the report will present key findings and locate the survey within the larger body of ongoing and future work at the State Capacity Initiative at CPR. Following the introduction, distinguished panellists from t... Online via Zoom
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The State Capacity Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) invites you to a discussion on: Stakeholder Views on 'The Pandemic and Public Administration: a survey of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers'

Report authored by: Mekhala Krishnamurthy, Deepak Sanan, Karnamadakala Rahul Sharma, Aditya Unnikrishnan

Agenda
Introduction to the IAS survey and the State Capacity Initiative at CPR

  • Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive, CPR
  • Mekhala Krishnamurthy, Senior Fellow and Director, State Capacity Initiative, CPR

Panel Discussion

  • Anjali Bhardwaj, Founder, Satark Nagrik Sangathan
  • K Raju, IAS (retd) and Member, All India Congress Committee
  • Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon Limited
  • Shekhar Gupta, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, ThePrint

Moderator

  • Mekhala Krishnamurthy, Senior Fellow and Director, State Capacity Initiative, CPR

Closing Remarks

  • Deepak Sanan, Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR

The session will be online via Zoom, please register here. The session will also be live-streamed on the CPR Facebook page

In case of any issues and for any queries, please email at communication@cprindia.org

About the Session

The State Capacity Initiative at CPR recently released a new report on a survey of over 500 serving and former IAS officers conducted between August and September 2020, 7-8 months into the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey sought to engage members of the IAS in reflecting on the critical challenges, decisions, and trade-offs that confronted public administrators charged with managing the state response at different levels. In doing so, it revealed both widely shared and sharply contested views on a range of subjects, including the role of the civil servant, executive and bureaucratic functioning in a crisis, and perceptions of and relations between the state, the public, and other important actors and institutions.

The authors of the report will present key findings and locate the survey within the larger body of ongoing and future work at the State Capacity Initiative at CPR. Following the introduction, distinguished panellists from the government, media, civil society and private sector will share their views on the key findings of the survey and discuss ways in which the new knowledge generated from this study can contribute to both our understanding of the bureaucracy's functioning, and the potential for reform. 

About the State Capacity Initiative at CPR

The State Capacity Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research is an interdisciplinary research and practice programme focused on addressing the challenges of the 21st-century Indian state. The purpose of this initiative is to place the critical challenges of building state capacity at the heart of the field of policy research in India, where it has always belonged but remains surprisingly marginalised. We therefore start with first principles and ground ourselves in existing realities to deepen and expand the understanding of the challenges and possibilities of building state capacity in a democratic and federal India. Our programme of work focuses on the changing roles of the Indian state: institutional design, implementation and administrative capacity; the challenges of regulatory and fiscal capacity; and the complex and changing relations between society, politics and state capacity in India.