Capacity Building Workshop and State Partners meeting in Bhopal

NSW has organised a workshop in collaboration with the SAMARTHAN at Walmi, Bhopal on 19-20 March. NSW also organised a state partner’s meeting in collaboration with the SAMARTHAN at Walmi, Bhopal on 21st March.

On 19th the workshop enunciated by Dr. Yogesh Kumar the Executive Director of SAMARTAM with his introductory speech. He raised the issues regarding development aspect and he raised the issue of development and growth in India from GDP to increase in per capita income. He mentioned that these growth and development is not representing real image of India. Further he motioned about the birth of social watch in Copenhagen Submit 1995, with the demand growth with inclusion. He also mentioned about the effective role of CBOs.

Yogesh raised the issue of 4 units of governance i.e. the legislature, executive, judiciary and the local government. He stressed the need of communication between state and national partners. He stressed the need of state level advocacy. Lastly he said convert issues into challenge not limited into the just implementing schemes. Further he raised the issue of development with the social equity, the distribution of benefits, just distribution and redistribution of resources.

Session 2

Dr. D C Shah made his presentation on ‘Quantitative Social Science Process’. He mentioned that there are two major method of research quantitative and qualitative. He discussed about the tools and techniques to conduct qualitative research. He linked the research with the publish a report and paper. He described how to use tools and methods in quantitative research.

Hanif presented on decentralised district planning in India. He started his presentation with the question what is planning and the components of planning. He mentioned about the management, work, result/goal, gathering data, setting priorities within the budget, setting monitory target. Further he mentioned the funding to the district planning committee. He mentioned the different ways of funding to the DPC. Overall he mentioned that it’s a very complicated the nature of funding to the DPC.

Session -3

Tapan Mohanty presented on ‘Judiciary’, he mentioned there are people with the development and people without part of development. He mentioned the problem of uneven development, and need to understand the problem. He stressed on the equity, judiciary and social exclusion need research and advocacy. Further he emphasized on the equity and justice, not equal but equitable distribution to all, right and clean environment.  He mentioned some important social action litigations such as Nargis Minja Vs airport authority of India, D K Basu Vs Union of India etc. He also mentioned some cases in which advocacy and research has changed the decision for example Tukuram and Another Vs State of Maharastra etc.

Rakesh Munshi made his presentation on HMIS data. He started with, what’s important with the planning? How objectives should made to achieve the goal? He took the help of example of IMR, MMR and TFR effects on the population growth and control. To correlate the variables he mentioned the need to make plan for MMR, establish indicators, situational analysis and logical sequence series. Further he stressed on the micro analysis, problem needs to be find out at the micro level, priorities the problem to which it can be solve and need to be focused. He suggested that it’s important conduct a research to study the strength and weakness, financial planning, sustainability and realistic according to situation.

Second day

Session 1

The day first session moderated by the Dr. Bhaskara Rao to share the experience by the NSW state’s partner. The Karnataka Social Watch Representative Mr. Satish has shared the experience t\of Karnataka state assembly. He mentioned that the question raised during Question hour had no linkage with party election manifesto. He mentioned that the out of 224 members only 19 members were made presence 95%. He mentioned that the highest questions were raised on PWD department related. He mentioned that he would like to track the money spend on MLA and the wastage of money by each MLA. He mentioned that its due to there work the Daraswamy mentioned in media that ‘some research organization is watch precious institution of democracy’.

Himachal Social Watch representative Mr. Joshi mentioned about the development they made. He mentioned that they mobilised the landless people and established a committee on it. On 14th April Himachal landless people will make protest on land distribution. He raised the issue of Forest Act of Himachal Pradesh to which people not finding suitable. Further more he raised the issue that in assemble during question hour most of the questions raised on health and road not on the livelihood issue.

Mrs. Mamta Tripathi represented Odisha Social watch, mentioned that they are going to publish OSW 2013. In this report she has analysed the budgetary transaction of assembly. In his her work she is trying to analyzing the performance of MLA in the state. She has mentioned that while conducting this work she faced major problem of collecting data of assembly which is not available on state government website. Further more she raised the issue of weak networking in the state, Odiya language; state partners are frightened to say against the government for funding.

Session 2

In this session Davinder K Uppal has made presentation on Communication in Research and Advocacy. She has mentioned that in communication it is important to know the what information has to given at a specific time period in the context of situation. She explained this with some example of washing advertisement in India and Arab countries. She has made light on the changing nature of media and communication, she mentioned about the every media want to take prepared news item. So if anyone want to publish some news its important to have prepare press release, and prepare short report itself and send it to media. She also discussed on the model of Encoder and decoder how communication works. She also suggested the best way to write news so that it can compel the reader to read the whole news and media to publish your news. She talked about that in every news there are three parts background, evaluation and conclusion. She mentioned that in intro must be in question format, teas or freak.

Session 3

Mr. Raju kumar presented the ‘Data Analysis of Process in Vidhan Sabha: Case study of Madhya Pradesh’. He mentioned the different ways through which he collected the data of Madhya Pradesh assembly and analysed them. He disclosed the some hidden facts about the assembly like the number and percent of question raised by ruling party members and opposition party members. He also analysed the role of women in Madhya Pradesh assembly.

Dr. D C Sah made presentation on ‘SPSS and Data Analysis’. He made detail explanation on how to use Excel rather than the SPSS. He discussed the use of PIVOT table i. e MQPA (modified Qualitative Performance Analysis). He made several example to correlate and evaluate the data through this process in excel.

Session 4

Dr. Bhaskara Rao made the concluding remark and observation. He mentioned the need to gear up the NSWC. He mentioned that in this financial year they are going to publish 6 reports, 6 internal reports and 4 communication reports. He mentioned the issues raised by the NSWC state partners through TNA form i. e  Data – no data on executive and no data on judiciary.  He further mentioned the how to write a report. He mentioned in every report there are four parts outline, Introduction, body of report and conclusion.

Third Day

The third day session initiated by the Dr Bhaskara Rao, he discussed about the objectives of the NSW i. e research, advocacy and networking. He elaborated the research done by NSW in past few months ex MPCPI analysis, annual session report, citizens report, perspective paper, monthly bulletin etc. he mentioned that NSW has networking with 15 state and international collaboration and they are eager to expand more state partners. He also mentioned about the state partners report such as release of National citizens report, participation in other networks etc. on advocacy front NSW has organized workshop and attended workshop and publish in journals and small papers, NSW bulletin etc.

Dr. Yogesh Kumar mentioned that it is important that in report must reflect the grassroot reality and real image. He suggested that there is always consultation with state partners, talk, discussion, and their perspective. He mentioned there are many grey area’s need to explored such as ST, SC commissions study and situational analysis, regulatory body check. Ramchanra Naidu replied on his suggestion that in Andhra Pradesh there are SC and ST bills brought but till now not implemented.

Session 2

This session chaired by Dr Bhaskara Rao, in this session the NSW state partners discussed there achievements and the challenges. Mr. Ramchandra Naidu from Andhra Pradesh Social Watch mentioned about the agriculture crisis and increasing farmer’s suicide in the state he stressed that there is need to study on agricultural practices in AP. Further he mentioned that there is need conduct market analysis on FDI, cooperative and MNC. He mentioned that we should appreciate good practices. He mentioned about the advocacy and information process dilemma. He also mentioned the problem of management between the formal and informal work.

Mr. Dhruv from Bihar Social Watch, mentioned that he intend to do work on panchayat and local self governance in Bihar, he want to prepare year wise assessment. Further he wanted to prepare a report on how far the recent year development in Bihar is true and false. Mr. Mahadev Mandal another partner from BSW mentioned that he would like to conduct study on ST and SC people in Bihar, he was interested to analyse the government policy regarding ST in Bihar.

Jharkhand Social Watch partner from NBJK has raised several issue of panchayat. He was keen to conduct government policy analysis towards the panchayat and planning and development of panchayat.

Mr. Vishnu from Uttar Pradesh Social Watch has said till now UPWAN has produced the 2010 report and now he is keen to produce the state report. He wanted to condust work on Tribal problem with special regard to water problem and government plan in Sonebadhra Distt.

Mr. Amit Bandhopadhyay from West Bengal Social Watch has mentioned that they are engaged with MLA and with in few days they are going to release the report. He wanted to conduct work on current status of SEZ in WB, land acquisition act -1984 in WB, RTE in WB.

Himachal Social Watch Partner Mr. Joshi has mentioned that they like to study the ST and SC involvement in political economic perspective. Further he wanted to study on land acquisition and LSG in HP.

Rajasthan Social Watch partner Mr. Rajesh has mentioned that it’s important to study the state ST and SC commissions study. He also said there is need to study the implementation of ..

Odisha Social Watch partner Mrs. Mamta Tripathi has said they are going to release state watch report. In near future they are study on impact of 50% women in panchayat, women commissions’ role in state.

Karnataka Social Watch Partner Mr. Satish has mentioned that he would like study the impact of recent years published report from NSWC rather than concentration on another report. He said it’s important to study the last year mistakes in report and refine work rather than just publish report.

Maharastra Social Watch partner Mr. Narendra has said they like to sole the problem of networking and technical information in state. He mentioned the major area they like to work on farmer’s suicide, urban poverty, and dalit budget in state.

Chhattisgarh Social Watch Partner Mrs. Sobha has raised the issue such as water problem to the farmers, women in ST and SC commission, education to ST and SC scholarship available to the and FDI impact on environmental structure.

Ajay Ranjan form NSW made vote of thanks to the different distinguished participants and organizers.


  • Parliament
  • NSW monitors the health of Indian Parliament by examining and establishing some worrying trends in the way in which the Parliament functions and conducts its business. Read more
  • Judiciary
  • NSW study the specific cases to understand the mind of the Judiciary. Under this section NSW analyzes issues and proposals on judicial accountability and reforms. Read more
  • Executive
  • NSW analyses the structural challenges in the Executive such as the conflict of interest between the Parliament and the Executive and within the Executive and related issues. Read more