Ranjeet Rane, alumnus of the second batch of Takshashila’s Graduate Certificate in Public Policy programme, has won the CPPR-Atlas Public Policy Challenge 2015, conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Research in the month of August 2015. The challenge was to write a policy brief of relevance to India today.
Ranjeet competed against 68 other participants from across India. 10 top participants were shortlisted for a training workshop in Kochi, Kerala. Ranjeet’s winning policy brief ‘Store in India’ proposes a National Data Infrastructure Policy (N-DIP) to address structural flaws in the data infrastructure in India. The policy brief lists down the lacunae in the various models that are presently sustaining this infrastructure and analyses how these can be overcome. It further highlights the overlapping nature of the policy objectives of multiple agencies, while arguing that a holistic approach is necessary, and preferrable to the prevailing problem-solving approach.
Ranjeet Rane is an Information Security and research professional. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy from the Takshashila Institution and a PG diploma in Cyber law. He writes extensively on issues related to cyber security, online privacy and open internet policies which can be read in Hindustan times and Policy Wonks.