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Centre for Civil Society: The Jeevika Fellowship To Protect The Rights Of Street Vendors In Delhi [ Apply By 31 March 2022]

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16 March 2022 9:45 AM GMT
Centre for Civil Society: The Jeevika Fellowship To Protect The Rights Of Street Vendors In Delhi [ Apply By 31 March 2022]
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Livelihood needs liberty. Liberty needs you! Join the Jeevika Fellowship to protect the rights of street vendors in Delhi Samjad—a fruit-vendor in the Yusuf Sarai market—was arbitrarily penalised INR 2000-3000 for accumulation of rubbish and causing nuisance under the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957. But the penalty under this Act is only INR 50. Centre for Civil Society...

Livelihood needs liberty. Liberty needs you!

Join the Jeevika Fellowship to protect the rights of street vendors in Delhi

Samjad—a fruit-vendor in the Yusuf Sarai market—was arbitrarily penalised INR 2000-3000 for accumulation of rubbish and causing nuisance under the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957. But the penalty under this Act is only INR 50. Centre for Civil Society (CCS) helped him to contest the fine before the Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ), Saket Court. ASJ observed that the penalty cannot exceed INR 50 and remanded the case to the Municipal Magistrate who quashed the penalty.

Hundreds of street vendors across Delhi face harassment like Samjad on a daily basis. They need you!

About the Jeevika Fellowship

Centre for Civil Society is offering the Jeevika Fellowship to law students from April 2022 to March 2023 to provide legal aid and spread awareness on the rights of street vendors in Delhi. We seek to engage 10-15 law students, across colleges, passionate about assisting street vendors in Delhi. Our team will train all fellows on filing complaints, collecting grievance data, and spreading awareness on the legal rights of street vendors.

What's in it for the fellow?

  • Apply legal training to real-world problems and assist street vendors in enforcing their rights
  • Interact with senior team members at CCS and understand research in the Indian policy landscape
  • Receive training on research and writing
  • Get an opportunity to publish in CCS blogs such as Azadi.me and Spontaneous Order
  • Gain grassroots experience and engage with the National Hawkers Federation
  • Access CCS alumni network and programs (workshops on rule of law, markets, individual freedom and more) worth Rs. 10,000 in a year

Requirements:

  • Based in Delhi-NCR and willing to travel locally (local commuting costs will be covered)
  • Fluent in Hindi
  • Students in their II/III year of a 5-year LL.B. or I/II year of a 3-year LL.B. programme
  • Prior experience in field work, legal aid, volunteering, and leadership roles (desirable)
  • Students will be expected to commit 10-12 hours per week
  • Available for work both online and offline (COVID-19 protocols will be followed)

Interested candidates can apply here by 31 March 2022.

Read more about the Jeevika Fellowship here.

For any further queries, please feel free to write to [email protected].

"Working with CCS in the past two years was an ever rewarding experience. The working environment was welcoming, thought-provoking and accommodating. The people I worked and interacted with were all very approachable and helpful. Working at CCS never felt like work. It always led to learning something new and widening my horizons. Lastly, CCS provided me with a real sense of purpose as the policy work CCS does is substantive and tangible, unlike theoretical research." - Sriram Prasad, CCS Alumnus

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