Policy Review Projects


2016:
“Analysis of Govt. of India's Start-up India Action Plan”

Initiated:
April, 2016

Status:
Concluded in August, 2016

Research Coordinator:
Praneeth Rao

Research Assistants:
Vaibhav Goyal, Agrima Singh, Simrat Singh

Description:
On 16th January 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Action Plan to facilitate Start-ups in India, announcing a string of concessions and programs to encourage fledgling enterprises. This move was much anticipated, and needed. Start-ups and entrepreneurship are critical to India’s efforts to restart private investment into the economy as well as to generate employment, in the face of risk aversion, stalled or slow investments from corporate India. However, the policy, despite being a good start but doesn’t go the full length it intended to. Several bottlenecks still persist which need to be addressed by a comprehensive policy. This Project seeks to address these sectors.
This project was completed with the publication of a series of five articles analysing five different issues related to the policy. Click here to read the articles.

2014:
“Sectoral Review and Analysis of Make in India Policy”

Initiated:
November, 2014

Status:
Concluded in August, 2015

Research Coordinator:
Vivek Garg

Research Assistants:
Himanshu Gupta, Sukhman Singh, Praneeth Rao

Description:
The new political dispensation in India led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken upon itself the task of establishing India as the new manufacturing hub. It has announced an ambitious policy of ‘Make in India’. The experts and commentators have given mixed response to this policy statement of the government for the main reason that it has not translated into actual investments and industrial growth happening in India in the past one year. This project reviews this policy in a few specific sectors of the industry to review the shortcomings and the future prospects.

2013:
“Are Juvenile Care/Observation Homes in India Effective in Their Reformatory Objective?”

Initiated:
April, 2013

Status:
Concluded

Research Coordinator:
Manpreet Kaur

Research Assistants:
Rajat Sharma, Harshit Manaktala, Shubham Goyal

Description:
A major topic of discussion for policy analysts and law makers in India ever since the infamous Delhi Gang Rape in which one of the convicts is a juvenile, Juvenile Justice System in India has seen changes in the recent times. But there are critical questions which need to be asked regarding the efficacy of these reforms. Under this project, IPAN researchers collected primary data by surveying and interviewing the inmates of three juvenile correctional homes in Delhi. The objective was to review socially sensitive perspectives like child psychology, framework/approach towards reformation in care homes, engagement with civil society and factors leading to juvenile delinquency. The aim was not to delve again into the aspects which have already been researched and written upon intensively but to bring out new dimensions with the help of empirical studies, interviews, surveys, and case studies.

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2013:
“Legal and Empirical Review of Unique Identification Review Scheme (Aadhar)”

Initiated:
January, 2013

Status:
Concluded in November, 2013

Research Coordinator:
Rohith Jyotish

Research Assistants:
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Description:
This project reviewed the controversial aspects of Aadhar scheme (An identification project by the Govt. of India where each resident can get a unique biometric-based identification number).