FORTHCOMING EVENTS- February, 2006

Workshop on Amendment to Competition Act 2002
New Delhi, India, February 25, 2006

CUTS will organise a half-day seminar at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India, to share its assessment of the proposed Amendment to the Competition Act 2002, with a representative group of multiple stakeholders. It is expected that the ensuing debate on the various amendments proposed to the Competition Act 2002, would help in evolving a common understanding among the participants on the best way forward for an effective competition legislation in the country.

CUTS has done a research project, ‘competition regimes in the country’ that recommended the need for a comprehensive National Competition Policy for India to the government. In order to make both the competition law and the policy effective, CUTS has been engaged in extensive public consultations on this all-important issue. Academicians, practitioner, regulatory authority officials, civil society organisations (CSOs) and media representatives would be drawn to this seminar.

Please find the agenda and a discussion note for the seminar

For further information please contact:
Manish Agarwal: +91 98292 85925
Vijay Singh: +91 98182 50102

Parliamentarians Forum on Economic Policy Issues (PARFORE) Meeting on ‘Amendment to the Competition Act 2002’
New Delhi, India, February 22, 2006

The Parliamentarians Forum on Economic Policy Issues (PAFORE), formed at the behest of five Members of Parliament with CUTS International as the host, will meet at the India International Centre, New Delhi, India, on February 22, 2006 to discuss pertinent aspects related to the proposed Amendment to the Competition Act 2002.

This three-hour meeting would evaluate the pros and cons of the proposed amendments to the Competition Act 2002, coincided with the ‘budget session’ of the Parliament (when the amendment to the Competition Act 2002 is expected to be tabled and debated). To facilitate the discussions, CUTS researchers would make a presentation on the vital issues related proposed amendments as well as distribute an Issue Note on the ‘Amendment to the Competition Act 2002’ among the members of the PARFORE.

For further information please contact:
Manish Agarwal: +91 98292 85925
Vijay Singh: +91 98182 50102

Securities Market Awareness Campaign (SMAC)
Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India, February 11, 2006

CUTS Centre for Consumer Action, Research & Training (CUTS-CART) is actively involved in the Securities Market Awareness Campaign (SMAC) with the support of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) since May 2004. Under the first and second rounds of the campaign, 10 workshops were conducted in various remote areas of Rajasthan. The third round of the campaign started in August 2005 and will continue till April 8, 2006.

The eighth workshop in the series will be organised at Bhilwara, Rajasthan on February 11, 2006. The aim of this workshop, like the previous ones, is to acclimatise the investors with the functioning of the securities market, such as the basic fundamentals of investment and risk management and their rights and responsibilities.

Capacity Building Workshop under Farmers’ Rights Programme (Phase-II)
Meghalaya, Shillong, February 8, 2006

CUTS Calcutta Resource Centre (CUTS-CRC) will organise a capacity building workshop under the Farmers’ Rights Programme (Phase-II), in Meghalaya, Shillong on February 08, 2006.

The proposed workshop aims to sensitise the grassroots stakeholders on the issues relating to Benefit Sharing and Prior Informed Consent on Traditional Knowledge. The participants are expected to come from various academic and research institutions, including farmers’ organisations in the Khasi region of Meghalaya.

Contact Person: Debottam Chakraborty
Email: calcutta@cuts.org, cutscrc@vsnl.com

‘Orientation of Surveyors’ under PETS Mid-day Meal Scheme
Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India, February 2, 2006

CUTS Centre for Human Development (CUTS-CHD), in collaboration with South Asia Social Accountability Network (SASANet) of the Word Bank (WB), has taken up a new project, ‘Participatory Expenditure Tracking and Survey (PETS) on Mid-day meal Scheme’ in Chittorgarh district. The orientation of surveyors will be organised at Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, on February 2, 2006.

Circle-level Orientation of CUTS-FES Power Sector Reforms
(Sawai Madhopur) – Phase II

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, June 18, 2005 to May 20, 2006

As part of commencing the activities of the Phase II of CUTS-Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Project on 'Involvement of Consumers in Power Sector Reforms’, daylong orientation workshops will be organised in 12 identified circles of Rajasthan, India, from June 18, 2005 to May 20, 2006. The second workshop, in the series, will be organised in Sawai Madhopur on June 18, 2005.

The major objective of the programme is to facilitate an active involvement of consumers in the power sector reforms.

Activity

Scheduled date

Barmer February 10, 2006

Chittorgarh

March 21, 2006

Ajmer

April 07, 2006

Udaipur

May 12, 2006

Evaluation Workshop at Jaipur

June 09-10, 2006


For further information, please contact:
Deepak Saxena
CUTS Centre for Consumer Action, Research & Training (CUTS-CART)
Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS)
D-222, Bhaskar Marg, Bani Park
Jaipur 302016, India
Ph: 91.141.5133259, 2282 823/2282482
Fax: 91.141.5104258
Email: cart@cuts.org

Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS)
D-217, Bhaskar Marg, Bani Park
Jaipur 302016, Rajasthan, India
Email: cuts@cuts.org
Phone: 91.141.228 2821
Fax: 91.141.228 2485

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D–217, Bhaskar Marg, Bani Park, Jaipur 302 016, Rajasthan, India
Ph: 91.141.2282821, Fax: 91.141.2282485

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