The Centre for Regulatory Studies, Governance and Public Policy (CRSGPP) at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata was created in July 2015 with the vision of becoming a Centre of Excellence in the field of law, public policy and governance. Since its inception, CRSGPP has been thriving under the aegis of the Government of West Bengal and as an initiative of the Department of Higher Education (University Branch) to promote interdisciplinary research to explore, build and advance critical perspectives on the role of the state, para-statal organisations and civil society in designing regulatory institutions and in evaluating policies for reducing pervasive socio-economic deprivation and entrenched vulnerabilities of Scheduled Castes , Scheduled Tribes, women and minorities. The Centre encourages original interdisciplinary research on the dynamics of law and society, indulges in public debates and academic discussions in social sciences and law and intends to assist law and policy makers in the preparation and critical evaluation of legislation and policies pertaining to communities and groups, including the socially excluded ones.
VISION OF CENTRE FOR REGULATORY STUDIES, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY
Centre for Regulatory Studies, Governance and Public Policy works as a facilitator and foresights a broad vision of making a social change and to create a magnitude of impact through policy planning, research, analysis, training and advocacy in regulatory studies, governance and public policy.
MISSION OF CENTRE FOR REGULATORY STUDIES, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY
To assist law and policy makers in the preparation and critical evaluation of legislation and policies that have direct bearing on people of the society and have effect on effective governance and administration.
To engage in research work on subjects which are at the intersection of law and public policy and to work through empirical or non-empirical methodologies or through a combination of both.
To undertake research works on functioning of the constitutional and statutory mechanisms for safeguarding and help enhancing the dimension of social welfare.
OBJECTIVES OF CENTRE FOR REGULATORY STUDIES, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY
To encourage inter-disciplinary research on law and public policy.
To contribute to public debates and academic discussions on social sciences and law.
To assist law and policy makers in the preparations and analytical legislations and policies pertaining to the socially excluded communities.
To provide training, research and advisory services to the government, non-government organisations and other agencies, both national and international, in policy formulation and implementation.
To organise workshops, training programmes, seminars and conferences that provide a forum for legislatives, bureaucrats, and judges to interact with scholars, activists, journalists, and other members of the civil society so as to reflect collectively on issues related to law, society and governance.
To publish journals, books, research papers and reports on issues pertaining to regulatory studies.
To build a database of print, digital and visual texts on issues pertaining to law and public policy.
To assist the State government in the system of progress and in helping in the creation of a better perception about the government among the populace of the State.
To ensure an effective implementation of policies and schemes through a rigorous analysis by policy experts and trained researchers.
To monitor and regulate the activities of the government, analyses whether the objectives of legal instruments are being met properly and assesses whether the executive wing of the government faces problems in the implementation of these legal instruments. Consequently, the Centre devises solutions to critical issues, and finds out ways in which identified loopholes can be addressed.
ROLE OF CENTRE FOR REGULATORY STUDIES, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY
The centre works towards undertaking interdisciplinary research in the field of social sciences and law. It further aims to undertake research into the working of the constitutional and statutory safeguards for caste based minorities, tribal communities, religious minorities and other marginalised sections of the society and suggest means for their effective implementation.
Centre for Regulatory Studies, Governance and Public Policy plays the role of a facilitator to create a social change and impact in public policies through research and analysis. CRSGPP is striving to achieve transparency through the means of preparing intelligible and comprehensible reports of the research carried out.
It also plays the role of a creator and regulator in building a database of print, digital and visual texts on issues pertaining to law, society and governance exclusion, especially as it relates to the realms of law and state policy.
CRSGPP is an engager and manager of various activities such as publishing journals, books, research papers and reports on issues pertaining to law society and governance and strengthen critical public discourses in India.
Finally CRSGPP acts as a mediator in building ties with social movements, organizations and agencies committed to strengthening democratic ideals and building an inclusive and just society.
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