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'The Art of Statecraft: Legislative and Bureaucratic Action - the much needed connect'

Wednesday 24 October 2012, 4.15PM

Speaker(s): Mr Ravindra Garimella, Private Secretary to the Minister of Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj (Local Governance) in the Government of India

His talk will focus on his involvement in the implementation of the Forest Rights Act, including drafting rules in relation to the rights of forest dwellers and indigenous communities, and engaging with forest rights campaign activists. As someone with extensive experience of working in the legislature but recently deputed to the executive (see brief bio below), he will reflect on his experience of working in both the legislative and executive branches of the Government of India and the key challenges his recent deputation has highlighted in relation to the implementation of government legislation in India.

The talk will be followed by Q&A and discussion.


Brief bio:

Mr Ravindra Garimella has more than 15 years experience working as a table officer in the Parliament of India with substantial interaction with members of parliament and knowledge of parliamentary procedures, norms and practices. Beyond his role as table officer, as a parliamentary official he regularly provides advice and guidance to Members of Parliament in legislative matters as well as acting as secretary to parliamentary committees. He is currently on deputation as Private Secretary to the Minister of Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj (Local Government) in the Government of India in New Delhi. He is currently visiting the UK and will be in York on the 24th and 25th October.

Location: D/104 Derwent College