Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti invites you

Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti cordially invites you participate in a two-day consultation on PESA (Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas Act) on March 2 and 3, 2011 at Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat New Delhi.  We would be greatly   honoured if you accept it.
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The core objectives of this consultation are to build understanding about PESA among activists, groups and organisations working in adivasi areas and to integrate demand for implementation of PESA into campaigns and networks on other issues such as FRA. We intend to support these processes across various fora at regional and local levels and to contribute towards building a momentum among various groups for its proper implementation.
We believe that addressing issues and resolving problems related with governance in adivasi areas hold key to solving problems of exploitation, alienation, underdevelopment and extremism. Effective implementation of PESA is an important step in that direction. 
There would be around 40 participants ranging from experts on PESA to activists/groups working on adivasi issues from various states.  A copy of the schedule of the programme is enclosed.
We do hope you will accept our invitation as we all hope to learn a lot from you.Programme is as under :
             National Consultation on PESA Act and its Implementation
(Organised by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi and National Centre for Advocacy Studies, Pune)
Date: March 2-3, 2011

Venue: Tagore Hall, Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat, New Delhi
Programme Schedule
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.       Inaugural Session              
10.00 a.m.-10.45 a.m.  :           Welcome Address            Dr.Manimala, Director, GSDS
                                                                                                Ms.Sehjo Singh, ED, NCAS
10.45 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.:         Inauguration and                Shri B.D.Sharma
                                                    Keynote Address                    

11.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon          Tea Break

12.00 noon – 2.00 p.m.             Session I
                                                Meaning and Importance of PESA, Current Scenario

                                                Chair                                     Shri B.D.Sharma
12.00 a.m. to 12.15 a.m.:    Framework of Discussion   Shri Sandeep Patnayak, NCAS

12.15 p.m.-10.00 p.m.                                                         Shri Anil Garg             

12.45 p.m.-1.15 p.m.                                                         Open Discussion

1.15 p.m.-1.30 p.m.                 Remarks:          Smt.Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, VC,GSDS                                 
1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.                      Lunch Break

2.30 p.m.- 5.30 p.m.                            Session II
                                                            Implementation of PESA – Problems and Prospects
                                                           Chair          Sehjo Singh, ED NCAS
2.30 p.m.-2.45 p.m.                             Mehdi Lal, Chhatisgarh
2.45 pm -3.00 p.m                               Shri Kumar Chandra Mardi, Jharkhand
3.00pm – 3.15 p.m                              Shri Sheerath, BIRSA, Jharkhand

3.15 p.m.-3.30 p.m.                             Shri Akshya Pani, Adivasi Kranti Sanghtan, Odisha

3.30 p.m.-3.45 p.m.                             Shri Trinadh Rao, Laya, Andhra Pradesh

3.45 p.m.-4.00 p.m.                             Tea Break

4.00 p.m.-4.15 p.m.                             Shri Maagan Kalej, KMCS, Ms. Rajakali, EP  MP
4.15 p.m.-4.30 p.m.                             Ms. Roma, Mahila Mazdoor Kisan   , UP                                                              

4.30 p.m.-5.00 p.m.                             Discussion                     

5.00 p.m.-5.30 p.m.                             Tea Break

Thursday, March 3, 2011

9.30 a.m.-10.00 a.m.                           Tea

10.00 a.m.-12.00 noon                        Session III
                                                            Implementation of PESA in the true spirit of the Act
10.00 a.m. -10.30 a.m.             Shri K B Saxena 

10.30 a.m.-10.45 a.m.                          Shri Bhanwar Singh, Astha, Rajasthan              

10.45 a.m. -11.00 a.m.             Ms.Richa, Jan Chetna, Rajasthan
11.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.                        Session IV
                                                            Status and Implementation of Forest Rights Act 2006

            Chair                                       Shri Ashok Chowdhury,NFFPW
11.00 a.m.-11.15 a.m.                          Shri Vijay Panda, CSD, Delhi

11.15 a.m.-11.30 a.m.                          Lata P.M, NCAS        

11.30 a.m.-12.00 noon             Remarks from the Chair - Shri Ashok Chowdhury

12.00 noon – 12.15 p.m.                     Tea Break

12.15 p.m.-2.00 p.m.                           Session V
                                                            Making PESA a people’s agenda
                                                            Chair    Ms. Mari Marcel Thekaekara
12.15 p.m.-12.30 p.m.                         Learning from Van Panchayat, Mallika virdi

12.30 p.m.-12.45 p.m.                         Learning from Nepal Shri Bhola Bhattrai
12.45 pm -1.30 p.m                             Open discussion 
1.15 p.m.-1.45 p.m.                             Summing up and Conclusions: Shri Satyendra Ranjan,  

1.45 p.m.-2.00 p.m.                             Vote of Thanks, Dr.Sita Ojha
2.00 p.m. -3.00 p.m.                            Lunch

Departure3.00 p.m. (after lunch as per convenience) 

For more details you may contact 

Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti,
Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat,
New Delhi 
Ph: 23392710; 9868261159