Call For Associate Editor – Phase II – Constitutional and Civic Citizenship Project





The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is a non-profit organization based in Bangalore established to promote law and public policy research, public interest litigation and interventions in legal education. We have embarked on an initiative titled – Constitutional and Civic Citizenship – where we aim to foster greater public awareness of India’s constitutional history and an understanding of how this history has shaped and informed the most challenging legal, governance and public policy issues that we encounter today.

In the first phase of the project we aimed to make the rich debates and discourse that accompanied the framing of the Constitution of India readily accessible to lawyers, judges, academics, historians and the public at large. The Constitution of India that was adopted on January 26, 1950 was the product of detailed discussions and debates of the Indian Constituent Assembly that had 165 sittings over a period of 2 years and 11 months. While transcripts of the Constituent Assembly Debates (CAD) have been preserved and are available as online sources, they have, to date, not been organised in an easily accessible and searchable format. We have made the  ‘rights’ portion of the CAD available on a website that will be searchable based on a variety of criteria including thematically, speaker names, specific articles of the constitution etc. The website, CADIndia ( was successfully launched on Republic Day 2016 and has been received enthusiastically by the legal community and the public at large.

 In the second phase of the project we aim to curate, code and tag about 80% of the CAD , conduct workshops around Indian constitutional history and the CADIndia website, curate code and tag important historical documents that are part of the genealogy of Indian constitutional thinking and other related activities.

We are looking for an Associate Editor to join the CAD project for a period of 10 months at the offices of the Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore during which s/he will help us complete the entire set of CADs. The primary responsibilities of the Associate Editor will be to supervise the work of CAD coders who are engaged in the coding and tagging of the transcripts of the CAD. The Associate Editor will also work on all other aspects of the project and other related engagements as mentioned above.

We require candidates for the position to be well versed in Indian constitutional law and history, and preferably have a Master’s degree in Law, History or Political Science. Interested candidates should write to the undersigned with their Resume along with a brief note on why they would be a good fit for the position.

Vineeth Krishna E

Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore

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