18th Thinkers & Writers Forum

18th Thinkers & Writers Forum

Practices for Smart Governance
3rd-4th September 2013

We are organising the 33rd Skoch Summit with the underlying theme of “Practices for Smart Governance” on 3rd-4thSeptember 2013 at New Delhi.

18th Thinkers & Writers Forum

We are organising the 33rd Skoch Summit with the underlying theme of “Practices for Smart Governance” on 3rd-4thSeptember 2013 at New Delhi.

The key contents of the summit are as follows:

  • Framework for SMART governance
  • SMART governance approach to decision making
  • Is India missing the sustainability bus?
  • Social media and governance
  • Infrastructure and governance
  • A level governance framework for SMEs
  • State of governance in states
  • State of governance at the center
  • Best practices in governance
  • Role of technology in SMART governance:
    • Government cloud
    • Big data information management
    • Government applications store
    • Real-time cybersecurity
    • Business intelligence for performance management
    • Mobile devices and services delivery
    • Transition to IPv6
    • Smart city, safe city

Given the Summit framework, Skoch Development Foundation calls for papers from domain experts, practitioners, and academicians* for the 17th Thinkers & Writers Forum scheduled on 4th September 2013 at New Delhi that will provide an opportunity to the authors to present their papers to an elite gathering of delegates. The authors of the selected final papers will get a complimentary invitation for attending the 33rd Skoch Summit. Select high-quality papers from the Forum may be considered for publication in “Inclusion”, a quarterly publication of Skoch Media or any other publication as deemed fit by the editorial team.

Authors who will present papers in the Forum can avail grant-in-aid with the following options:

  • INR 5,000 with accommodation**
  • INR 10,000 without accommodation
  • INR 5,000 without accommodation for authors from Delhi NCR region

We invite you to engage in interactive discussions, participate in additional sessions, and, most of all, cultivate partnerships for development. An evaluation and takeaway sheet would be given to all the authors who are also invited to attend a specific conclave as an observer, which they are required to submit to the organizers at the end of each session.

Paper Submission Details: The Abstract should be within 500-600 words including the title of the paper and the author’s full name, address, e-mail and phone number. Authors are also requested to enclose a recent photo (300 dpi image) and a brief bio of not exceeding 200 words. Incomplete papers will not be accepted. The accuracy of all material supplied is the responsibility of the author. Figures, tables and images should follow the references. References are to be added as Endnotes only (given at the end of the paper).

  • Abstract Submission: 29th June 2013
  • Notification of Acceptance of Abstract: 1st July 2013
  • Full Paper Submission: 31st July 2013 (3000-3500 words, to be submitted only after notification of the acceptance of abstract)
  • Notification of Acceptance of Final Paper: 6th August 2013

Submit your abstracts/papers to knowledge@skoch.in


  • File format- Word Document
  • Font style – Arial in single-column format
  • Font size – 12 for paper
  • Font size -14 for the title and authors
  • Line spacing -1.5 lines

Please note that only original papers that have not been published previously or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. The authors of selected papers must accept to grant the copyright of the papers to the Summit organizers for the use of papers or parts thereof in any of Skoch publications. The authors of selected final papers must confirm their presence through the 33rd Skoch Summit and present their paper at the 17th Thinkers and Writers Forum. At least one author of each accepted paper (in case of joint paper) must be registered for the 33rd Skoch Summit to be eligible for presentation at the Forum.***

Apart from a review by a distinguished jury, the paper(s) will also go through a peer review during the Forum. The author(s) may be asked to update the paper(s) and re-submit if required. This would be followed by the final selection of papers to be published in the Compendium volume.

  • *Students are not allowed.
  • ** Accommodation will be provided on a twin-sharing basis after confirmed participation by the author/presenter.
  • *** This is a pre-requisite to present the paper during the Thinkers & Writers Forum and for being eligible for the Grant-in-Aid.

Applicable for Resident Indian Nationals Only

Papers Submitted

  1. Sustainable Development through MGNREGS in Chhattisgarh: Role of Gram Panchayat: view paper Archana Sinha, Fellow and Head, Department of Rural & Urban Studies,Indian Social Institute, Lodhi Road, New Delhi view profile 
Sustainable Development through MGNREGS in Chhattisgarh : Role of Gram Panchayatview paper 
Archana Sinha, Fellow and Head, Department of Rural & Urban Studies,Indian Social Institute, Lodhi Road, New Delhi view profile 
Cyber Security – Ignorance is not Bliss view paper
Manish Advani, Head Marketing & Public Relations, Mahindra Special Services Group, Mumbai view profile
The Role of NGOs in Establishing Best Practices in Governance view paper
Anu George Canjanathoppil, Director, Google Intervention ProjectInternational Justice Mission view profile 
Hannah DeMartini, Fellow, Google Intervention Project, International Justice Missionview profile
State-level Replicable Successful and Unsuccessful Practices – An Insight into Indian States view paper
Tanushree Bhatnagar, Executive Assistant to the Secretary General, CUTS International view profile
Social Media, Transparency and Improved Governance through ICTs in India view paper
Shrey Goyal, Grameen Creative Lab (India) 
Saahil Parekh, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
A Level Governance Framework for SMEs view paper
Ms Jot Prakash Kaur,Research Associate, West Bengal view profile
MGNREGA in Uttar Pradesh : Challenges for Guaranteeing Good Governance view paper
Balram Rao, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee
Mobile Banking: A Smart Channel for Financial Services Delivery view paper

Dr. B. K. Swain, ProfessorNational Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad view profile 9
Good Practices and Local Governance: Focus on their relation and sustainability view paper
Govinda Chandra Rath, G.B. Pant Social science institute

Good Governance and Sustainable Human Development: Some Relfections view paper
Prof. S. Gurusamy, Senior Professor, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu view profile

Education Loans as a Means of Financing Higher Education in India: Addressing Equity through Better Governance view paper
P. Geetha Rani, Associate Professor, National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi

Achieving SMART Governance in Land Administration in India view paper
Dr. Hari Charan Behera, Faculty, Centre for Rural Studies, NIAR

Building Capacities of MSMEs through Innovation view paper
Jatinder Singh, Secretary, Innovation, CSR, Education & Skill Development, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry view profile

Report Card for National Programme on Rural sanitation view paper
Manoj Kumar Mishra, Economic Officer, Programme Evaluation Organisation (PEO) Planning Commission

Challenges on adaptive system in agriculture and prospects especially of small- scale farmers in India – An analysis. view paper
Dr. S.M.Dason, Senior Officer, Caritas India view profile

Best Practices in Governance – chhattisgarh view paper
Dr. P. K.Bandgar, Professor,Oriental Institute of Management, Vashi, Navi Mumbaiview profile

Best Practices in Goverenace in Andra Pradesh and Devlivery of Services: An Exploratory Study view paper
Dr T Prabhakara Reddy, Research Officer , Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies,Osmania University, Hyderabad
N Sumalatha, Head Mistress, ZPHS LMD Colony view profile

Is India Missing the Sustainablilty Bus? view paper
Priya Padmanabhan

Can you tell me the last stop: 7 point Result Based Management solution for sustainable governance of development view paper
Rex Mehta, Sr. Development Consultant, GPR Strategies and Solutions Pvt. Ltd view profile

Smart Governance in States view paper
Shruti Chavarkar, Assistant Professor, S.K.Somaiya College,Vidhavihar,Mumbai-400077 view profile

A case for Unified Mobile Service Delivery Platform for launching Mobile Governance Services view paper
Suresh Anantpurkar, Mobile Services consultant, Government of Karnataka view profile

Best practices in smart governance for Project Management in BHEL BHOPALIRPMSview paper
S.N. Shrivastava Sr.Manager(IT) Informatics Centre BHEL Bhopal

Performance assessment in service delivery of Municipal solid waste management in metropolitan cities: A case of Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad view paper
Sajith Shaikh, Urban Planner, Hyderabad

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