Program

SEMINAR ON TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN GOVERNANCE: INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN INDIAN CONTEXT

Schedule Day I – April 1, 2011:

Inaugural Session:

Venue: VIF Auditorium

0800– 0900 hrs           –         Registration/tea

0900– 0920 hrs           –        Invocation/Introduction

0920– 1015 hrs           –         Inaugural Address by Former Chief Justice of India

Shri M N Venkatachaliah

Session – I: ………………………………………………………………………………….

Venue: VIF Auditorium

10.15 to 10.45 Key Note address by Dr. Subramanian Swamy, President – Janata Party

10.45 to 11.45: Panel Discussion

Topic: Corruption, National Security and Existential threat

Chairperson: Mr. Subash Kashyap, Eminent expert in Constitutional law and Parliamentary affairs

Panel Members:

·        Mr. Arun Kumar, Professor JNU & author of ‘The Black Economy in India’

·        Mr. M.D.Nalapat, Eminent Journalist and Academician

·        Mr. Satish Chandra, Former Dy. National Security Advisor & Distinguished fellow VIF

11.45 to 12.45: Open Discussion

12.45 to 1300: Chairperson Conclusion and Remarks

13-14 hrs Lunch

Session – II: ………………………………………………………………………………….

Venue: VIF Auditorium

1400 to 1430: Key Note address by Mr. Ram Jethmalani, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and Eminent Supreme Court lawyer

1430 to 1530: Panel Discussion

Topic: Illicit Funds – Origin, Movement and Parking

Chairperson: Prof R. Vaidyanathan, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Panel Members:

·        Mr. Joginder Singh, Former Director CBI

·        Ms Nuria Molina, Director, European Network on Debt and Development

·        Mr. Bhure Lal, Former Chairman of the Pollution Control Board

1530 to 1630: Open Discussion

1630 to 1645: Chairperson Conclusion and Remarks

Schedule Day II – April 2, 2011:

Inaugural Session:

Venue: VIF Auditorium

0800– 0900 hrs           –       Registration/tea

0900– 0920 hrs           –       Invocation/Introduction

0920– 1015 hrs –       Key Note Address by Shri N. Gopalaswamy, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India

Session – III: ………………………………………………………………………………….

Venue: VIF Auditorium

10.15 to 10.45 Key Note address by Justice JS Verma, Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India

10.45 to 11.45: Panel Discussion

Topic: Recovering Stolen Assets: Learning from World Experience

Chairperson: Mr. Prashant Bhushan, Eminent Supreme Court Lawyer

Panel Members:

·        Mr. Roland Lomme, former Advisor to Executive Director for France, World Bank

·        Mr. David Spencer, Tax Justice Network,New York

·        Mr. BR Lall, former joint director of CBI

11.45 to 12.45: Open Discussion

12.45 to 1300: Chairperson Conclusion and Remarks

13-14 hrs Lunch

Session – IV: ………………………………………………………………………………….

Venue: VIF Auditorium

1400 to 1430: Key Note address by Shri. S. Gurumurthy, Noted thinker & Columnist

1430 to 1530: Panel Discussion

Topic: Governance, Transparency and Role of Media

Chairperson: Shri. T S R Subramanium, Former Cabinet Secretary, Government of India

Panel Members:

·        Mr. Jai Prakash Narayan, Founder President, Lok Satta Party

·        Mr Ram Bahadur Rai, Eminent Senior Journalist,

·        Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, RTI Activist and Magsaysay Award winner

1530 to 1630: Open Discussion

1630 to 1645: Chairperson Conclusion and Remarks

1645 to 1730: Address by Shri. K.N .Govindacharya, Political Ideologue and Eminent Social activist:: Introducing NITi, Way Forward, Resolution

18-00 to 20.00 Hrs – Valedictory Address:  Swami Ramdevj ji