Dr. Ambedkar Chair in Social Justice
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India
About the Chair
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Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Chair in Social Justice was set up at the Indian Institute of Public Administration in 2004 by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Foundation, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. Since its inception, it has been the consistent endeavor of the Chair to work on the given theme i.e. ‘Social Justice’ focusing on the issues concerning exclusion, inclusion, marginalization, disadvantaged sections etc. As per the mandate of the Chair, number of quality publications, value adding workshops, memorial lectures’ national seminars, dialogue/ discussion, awareness and extension programmes, inter-chair collaborating programmes are organized regularly. The events center around Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s work and philosophy, issues relating to socio- economic and cultural life of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, minorities, backward classes and other weaker sections of the society. This chair has a special significance being at an Institute - a premier National Institute of Public Governance, which has key role in providing inputs for policy formulation and governance besides sensitizing the Administration.