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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Jeevika Law Competition on Barriers to Livelihood.

Centre for Civil Society (CCS) has announced the Jeevika Law Competition on Barriers to Livelihood.
The competition aims to document the existing barriers to livelihood in informal sector in India.
This Law Competition is in the form of an essay competition and is meant for law students/researchers/teachers below 35 years of age.
Participants can choose any one or more of the given occupations (maximum of two entries from each individual or group*) from the informal sector.
Suggestive list of occupations to be explored in essay:
  1. Street vending
  2. Domestic help
  3. Household industries
  4. Artisanship
  5. Waste picking
  6. Construction work
  7. Cycle Rickshaw pulling
  8. Auto Rickshaw driving
The list given above is suggestive and not exhaustive.
Detailed structure of the essay: (Suggestive)
a) Summary of the work: 250-300 words (Mandatory)
b) Main text:
  • Introduction: 250-500 words, historical perspectives of the problem, empirical data or other such;
  • Interviews of 3 persons (minimum) making a living out of that profession. (Mandatory)
  • Identification of laws, regulations as well as social, religious and cultural practices applicable to the profession;
  • Analysis of the economic, social and cultural status of the profession and of the workers in the profession concerned;
  • Creative analysis of the issue with innovative comments;
  • Necessary suggestions for legal, regulatory as well as social and cultural reforms;
  • Conclusion with expert comments. (200 words-300 words)
Proper acknowledgement with citation of source is mandatory for any reference. The same may be given either as footnote or endnote.
Use of pictures, maps, graphs and tables is encouraged.
Mode of submission:
All submissions may be emailed to or sent in hard copy to the following postal address:
Jeevika Law Competition
Centre for Civil Society
A-69, Hauz Khas
New Delhi – 110016
  • Submissions can be made in English or in Hindi.
  • The essay may not be longer than 10 pages and 5,000 words.
  • Essays are accepted in the following formats: .doc or .docx
Important dates
Registration of Topic: January 31 2012
Last date of submission of Essays: March 31 2012
1st prize: Rs. 25,000
2nd prize: Rs. 15,000
3rd prize: Rs. 10,000
Two consolation prizes of rupees 3,000 each.

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