The Hindu Centre will host on a rotational basis short-term scholars to work on projects for a period of 12 to 16 weeks that will examine issues of more immediacy on the national agenda. Public policy practitioners and bureaucrats would be strong candidates for such scholarships.
Upon completion of the projects, the Public Policy Scholars are expected to produce Papers/Reports containing conclusions or findings based on original explorations of current political or policy issues. The Centre places a premium on studies that will offer fresh perspectives on long-standing challenges or explore new and hitherto unexplored issues on the public agenda, reflecting the changing contours of the wider Indian public discourse.
The conclusions of such explorations should add up to original policy approaches to the issues under study. The Scholars will be paid remuneration for the duration of their studies and will be provided with work stations at the Centre's office in Chennai.
Splendid work by The Hindu. It shows how serious the organization is about making change in all areas of importance. By starting the Hindu Centre, a think tank in the public policy field, it will help in formulating a more pragmatic framework for development in India. Congrats for such a wonderful initiative.- Khurram Sajjad
The New Ray of Hope
I am very delighted that The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy has been inaugurated by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. Really it was the need of hour to establish such a common platform to discuss the serious challenges facing the country.
I hope this Centre will play a crucial role for the Union and State Governments to show visionary path on democratic lines. Last year, before leaving India to New Zealand (a least corrupt country) I was fed up with the corrupt system of India. But now, The Hindu group has shown the new ray of hope. I hope the initiative taken by the Hindu Group; will mend the tarnished image of India by serious debates. I also hope this Centre will also be proved as a unique intellectual body at International level too.
The Hindu has done it again and well - The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy - with the mission of conducting research on politics and policies at a time the whole world of politics is critisised for myopia, thuggery, running away from people, money power and absolute corruption. Policies are formulated not for public interest but to meet the short-term gain of vested interest. Elected legal luminaries in Parliament keep holes in legislative notes so the unending litigations, rather than objectives, are met. "We may see the face of the poorest of the poor, to enable formulation of laws lightening ,comforting and bringing a ray of hope to him to live", so said Gandghiji.
In a high technology savy enviornment with new aspirations and hopes of new India, changes in policy and subsequent policy are a must. International law- maritime and land - needs to be understood in a world of treatise and memorandums. Readers of The Hindu will be educated on emerging policy frame works to chalk his way.