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CCLG is an interdisciplinary centre, established with a vision to contribute to the study, research and understanding of constitutional law and governance. Pursuant to the objects of the university contained in S. 4 of The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, 2006, the university has a commitment ‘to disseminate legal knowledge and legal processes and their role in national development by organising lectures, seminars, symposia, workshops and conferences’. The Centre facilitates the students to participate in these events and engages them in free and meaningful debates in the field of constitutional law and governance.

Keeping in mind the need for new perspectives, the Centre adopts contemporary, critical and comparative methods in the study, research and understanding of constitutional law and governance. The Centre intends to publish a journal and a newsletter on constitutional issues as well as undertake independent non-partisan research to draft working documents for policymakers on governance and public policy issues. The aim of the Centre is to emerge as an influential think tank for national and international issues in the field of constitutional law and governance and promote constitutional values.

Events and Achievements

●  Online Lecture by Prof. B.K. Kuthiyala, Chairperson, Haryana Higher Education Council and Former Vice-Chancellor, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal on “Role of Journalism in Indian National Movement” on 12 May 2021.

●  Online Lecture by Mr. Rajat Dixit, Assistant Professor of Law, RGNUL on “Writ Jurisprudence and Contemporary Developments” on 8 May 2021.

●  Online Lecture by Mr. Pankaj Jamtani, Advocate, Supreme Court of India on “Constitutional Journey of Article 370” on 5 May 2021.

●  1st CCLG Contemporary Constitutionalism Paper Presentation Competition on 30 April 2021.

●  Online Special Lecture by Dr. Abhinav Prakash, Assistant Professor of Economics, Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), University of Delhi and Mr. Siddhartha Fuller, Assistant Professor of Law, RGNUL, Punjab on “Noble Ideals of India’s Freedom Struggle” to mark 75 Years of India’s Independence – Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav on 4 April 2021.

●  Online Lecture in collaboration with Think India, Punjab by Mr. Namit Saxena, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India on “Law of Contempt of Courts in India” on 6 March 2021.

●  Online Lecture by Prof. Yogesh Pratap Singh, Vice-Chancellor, National Law University, Odisha on “Dissenting Opinions of Supreme Court of India” on 4 March 2021.

●  Online Lecture by Mr. Vikramjit Banerjee, Additional Solicitor General of India on “Decoding Essential Practices Test” on 23 January 2021.

●  Online Lecture by Mr. Samrat Basu, Expert Member, Justice Srikrishna Committee on “Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018” on 26 December 2020.

●  Online Lecture by Dr. Manoj Sharma, Assistant Professor of Law, RGNUL on “GST and Constitution (One Hundred and First) Amendment Act, 2016” on 23 October 2020.

●  Online Lecture by Prof. Vijender Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur on “S.6, Hindu Succession Act, 1956” on 16 October 2020.

●  Online Lecture by Prof. Kamala Sankaran, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi on “Concept of Egalitarian Equality under Indian Constitution” on 1 October 2020.

●  Lecture through Video Conferencing on “Granting of Permanent Commission for Women in Indian Army” by Sr. Advocate Aishwarya Bhati on 3 March 2020 at RGNUL.

●  Webinar Course (via Google Meet) on The American Founding and Constitution by Professor Robert E. Shapiro, Adjunct Professor, St. Xavier University, Chicago and Partner, Barack Ferrazzano, Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP from 23 April to 3 May 2020.

●  Lecture on “Validity of S. 6A of the Citizenship Act, 1955” by Mr. Saurav Sarmah, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Mr. Siddhartha Fuller, Assistant Professor of Law, RGNUL on 14 March 2019 at RGNUL.

●  Guest lecture on “Doctrine of Precedent” by Dr. Ajay Ranga, Assistant Professor of Law, Panjab University, Chandigarh on 12 March 2019 at RGNUL.

●  Special lecture delivered by Hon. Justice Dr. Mohan Peiris, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and Attorney General of Sri Lanka on 23 February 2019 at RGNUL.

●  CCLG Roundtable Discussion on India-China Rapprochement after the Doklam Standoff and two guest lectures on “Chinese Political System: Ancient Chinese Thought and Modern Rising Strategy” and “Chinese Foreign Policy: China's Rise Dilemma and Strategic Choice” by Dr. Xie Chao, Assistant Research Fellow, Institute for International and Area Studies, Tsinghua University, Beijing on 22-23 February 2019 at RGNUL.

●  Nani Palkhiwala Birth Centenary Celebrations Quiz on Constitutional Law won by RGNUL students Mr. Prateek Naval Virk and Mr. Abhishek Kansal, who were mentored by Mr. Siddhartha Fuller, Assistant Professor of Law, RGNUL on 3 February 2019 at Hotel Taj Vivanta, New Delhi.

●  Guest lecture on “Indian Judicial Services: Problems and Prospects” by Dr. Varun Chhachhar, Assistant Professor of Law, Lucknow University on 16 November 2018 at RGNUL.

●  CCLG Debate on the motion This House believes that restricting Aadhaar’s use only for welfare schemes defeats the very purpose of Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 for RGNUL students on 17 October 2018 at RGNUL.

The Charter – CCLG Blog

The Charter is the online blog of the Centre of Constitutional Law and Governance (CCLG), Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab. We accept submissions from students, academicians and law practitioners on the issues of constitutional law, governance and policy. Through the blog, we encourage pieces written with an interdisciplinary approach encompassing law, human rights, political science, economics, sociology, psychology, life sciences, etc. We intend to provide an accessible forum for timely, relevant and well-researched articles. We accept submissions through a contributor-based model.

Faculty Committee
Dr. Kamaljit Kaur
Mr. Siddhartha Fuller
Dr. Lakhwinder Singh
Dr. Ishita Sharma

Student Committee
Convenor: Shubham Shukla
Deputy Convenor: Divyank Tikkha
Kartikey Varshney
Mridull Thaplu
Jasmine Singh
Monalisa Nanda
Tushita Maheshwari
Shreyansh Rathi
Akanksha Trivedi
Yuvraj Mathur
Kartikey Singh
Divya Tiwari
Chhavi Sardana
Pranit Singh

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