Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Skills Versus Degree: What Would You Prefer?

Indian government has taken a very significant step in the direction of making skills development an essential part of the educational and training initiatives. The government has not only allowed private training and educational institutions to operate with full autonomy and liberty but it has also ensured that they provide qualitative and productive training and education.

The skills development in India has got a budgetary boost.  The budgetary allocation mentions that any institution or body can offer training and skills development courses in India. However, once such training and skill development courses are over, the candidate have to clear a test conducted by authorised certification bodies. Upon successfully passing the test, the candidate will be given a certificate as well as a monetary reward of an average of Rs 10,000 per candidate.

Perry4Law Organisation and Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) welcome this effort of Indian government. At the same time we would like to emphasise that all monetary and non monetary benefits and incentives that can accrue to potential job seekers and self employed professional are possible only if they have undertaken adequate and proper skills development training and education.

If a candidate fails to clear the test as conducted by an authorised certification body, he would neither receive any monetary incentive nor would he be entitled to the certificate issued by such body.

We believe that candidates must concentrate more upon skills than degrees and diplomas that are merely academic in nature and devoid of any skills oriented trainings and courses.

After all if a person does not possess any degree or diploma but she is well skilled she may still be able to manage her own business or self employment venture. But in the absence of such crucial skills even the degree or diploma would fail to provide any employment cushion to her.

At Perry4Law and PTLB we are providing the exclusive techno legal skills development in India and abroad. We cover areas like cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, e-discovery, techno legal e-learning, etc. You may be interested in reading about our Virtual Campus, Lifelong Learning Centre, Perry4Law’s Techno Legal ICT Training Centre (PTLITC), etc.

Interested students and organisations may contact us for enrollment and partnership respectively. We are also open for MOUs, Empanelment, Franchise and other business opportunities. Students must go through the application form and FAQs before enrolling.

Skills Development In India Got Budgetary Boost

Skills development in India is on government’s priority list. After making it a part of the governmental policy, now a budget allocation of Rs 1,000 crore has been made in favour of skills development in India. The allocation includes a scheme that would grant monetary rewards to students that would pass the tests conducted by authorised certification bodies.

Perry4Law Organisation and Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) welcome this move of Indian government. We believe that this would help in strengthening the skills development initiatives of both governmental and private institutions.

In furtherance of this laudable objective of Indian government, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has been asked to set the curriculum and standards for training in different skills.

The best part is that any institution or body can offer training and skills development courses. Once such training and skill development courses are over, the candidate have to clear a test conducted by authorised certification bodies. Upon successfully passing the test, the candidate will be given a certificate as well as a monetary reward of an average of Rs 10,000 per candidate.

At Perry4Law and PTLB we believe that this is the most crucial requirement as many private training institutions are providing sub standard training and education. Such training and education is counter productive and the requirement to clear the test at the end of the training would allow only the qualitative educational and training institutions to flourish.

The techno legal skills developments in India are of particular importance these days. Areas like cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, e-discovery, techno legal e-learning, etc require special attention.

Further, Indian government must also suitably amend the Apprenticeship Act and similar educational and skills development related legislations and regulations. The community colleges are also required to be encouraged to help build quality in skill development and making individuals employable.

At PTLB, Perry4Law’s Techno Legal ICT Training Centre (PTLITC) and Lifelong Learning Centre Of Perry4Law we provide world class techno legal education, training, skills development courses for Indian and international students. The best part is that we are providing these courses, trainings and education through distance learning and e-learning mode. Thus, students from around the world can enroll for our courses.

Interested students and organisations may contact us for enrollment and partnership respectively. We are also open for MOUs, Empanelment, Franchise and other business opportunities. Students must go through the application form and FAQs before enrolling.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Right To Education Act Of India: Success Or Failure

In this Guest Post, Praveen Dalal, managing partner of law firm Perry4Law and a Supreme Court Lawyer, is discussing about the implications of the Right to Education Act in India.

In Unni Krishnan v. State of Andhra Pradesh (1993) the Supreme Court of India held that Right to education is a Fundamental Right. Reacting to this judgment and similar judgements of Supreme Court of India, Article 21A of the Constitution, through Constitution (Eighty-Sixth Amendment) Act, 2002, was inserted into the Constitution of India.

Article 21 A provides that the State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of six to fourteen years in such manner as the State may, by law, determine. Article 45 of the Constitution of India has also been reframed and substituted and it provides that the State shall endeavour to provide early childhood care and education for all children until they complete the age of six years.

In Article 51A of the Constitution, after clause (k) has been added that mandates that a parent or guardian has to provide opportunities for education to his child or, as the case may be, ward between the age of six and fourteen years.

The Right to Education Bill, 2005 was introduced to give effect to the Constitution (Eighty-Sixth) Amendment Act. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 finally came into force on 1st April 2010.

The Constitution validity of the Act was challenged before the Supreme Court that upheld its Validity and dismissed a Review Petition. From here starts the real problem as the Act has now become Constitutionally Valid and subject to Constitutional Attack only when a Constitution Bench of Supreme Court hears the case again.

In my personal opinion, the Right to Education Act was drafted in haste and without many deliberations. The Act has also “Diluted” the “Protections” available under the Constitution of India.

For instance, the original Article 45 of the constitution provided that the State shall endeavour to provide, within a period of ten years from the commencement of this Constitution, for free and compulsory education for all children until they complete the age of fourteen years.

The Directive is very clear. There is no age slab of 6 to 14 years rather the Directive covers all Children even before 6 years. The Right to Education Act has unnecessarily diluted this Principle and has artificially created an age slab of 6 to 14 years.

Of course, the State is under an obligation to provide early childhood care and education for all children until they complete the age of six years under the reframed Article 45.  This would again create a conflict between The Right to Act, Article 21A, Article 45 and Article 51A (k).  

The best example of this conflict is the Pre School Admissions Procedure that starts at the age of 4 in New Delhi. Various schools have framed their own “Point Criteria” that is going against the mandates of Article 21A, 45 and 51A (k).

If the State is under an Obligation, to provide early childhood care and education for all children until they complete the age of six years, the Pre School/Nursery admissions are clearly its obligation. Till now the State has failed to fulfill this obligation.

Further, by introducing the age slab of 6 to 14, all Inconsistencies, Violations and Corrupt Practices happening at the Pre School/Nursery Admission stage have also been “Ignored” by the State. This is encouraging the Schools to openly ask for “Donations” during Pre School/Nursery Admission Stage.

The Act is also discouraging filing cases and taking legal actions against Schools/Individuals that violate all the basic norms of Education and indulge in “Corrupt Practices”.

It seems the net result of the Right to Education Act is to give “Full Leverage” to Schools, imposing “Obligations” upon the Parents and “Abdicating” the Constitutional Duties on the part of the State.

Fortunately, the Delhi High Court is presently considering many of these aspects and I hope it would come up with some good “Solution” in this regard that was expected from the Supreme Court and Central Government and State Governments.

Meanwhile we have to ask ourselves a simple question. Do we really need such an Onerous, Biased and Burdensome Right to Education Act in India? Let the Readers and Delhi High Court decide.

Source: Cjnews India.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Cyber Security Initiatives In India By PTLB

In this annual report 2012 we are summarising the techno legal initiatives and projects that have been freshly undertaken and continued by us. These include awareness projects, research and development projects, trainings and education projects and initiatives, skills development initiatives and projects, etc.

Let us start with some background information before we go into the details of our cyber security projects and initiatives and other techno legal initiatives for the year 2102. Perry4Law is the exclusive techno legal ICT, IP and corporate law firm of India and one of the few in the world. Perry4Law is the umbrella organisation and other techno legal segments are supporting it.

Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) is the leading techno legal segment of Perry4Law and Perry4Law’s Techno Legal ICT Training Centre (PTLITC) is the highly specialised and domain specific techno legal training provider of Perry4Law.

Both PTLB and PTLITC are managing the techno legal lifelong learning centre of India established by Perry4Law. PTLB is also managing the exclusive portal for techno legal e-learning in India and virtual legal education campus in India and techno legal e-learning centre of India.

Besides education and trainings, PTLB is also engaged in techno legal skills development in India and world wide, online dispute resolution (ODR) in India, e-courts research and consultancy in India, etc. PTLB is managing the techno legal and cyber security aspects of skills development, ODR, e-courts, etc as well.

We at Perry4Law, PTLB and PTLITC have been spreading techno legal cyber security awareness in India for long. We are managing the exclusive techno legal national cyber security database of India (NCSDI). We are also managing the exclusive techno legal cyber security research and development centre of India (CSRDCI). To supplement these cyber security initiatives in India, we are also managing cyber forensics research and development centre of India and exclusive techno legal cyber crimes investigation centre of India (CCICI).


Our cyber security initiatives and projects in general and techno legal initiatives in particular are moving towards global level. If you think that your organisation or you in your individual capacity can be a valuable addition to our projects and initiatives, you may find the segment of MOU and tie up with PTLB useful. Send us your professional proposals and we may revert back to you for a suitable business collaboration opportunity.

Cyber Security Training In India Is Needed

Cyber security in India is crucial for national defence and none can doubt about it. This realisation has come at a time when there are many glaring cyber security problems of India.  Cyber security challenges of India have become so vexing that even the highest level of Indian government has starting talking about it.

However, mere talking is not enough as it is high time for India to act. While acting India must not commit the conventional and classic blunder of procuring hardware and software and assume that its cyber security requirements have been duly met.

There is an urgent need to protect the critical infrastructure of India that is increasingly dependent upon information and communication technology (ICT) these days. Cyber security issues in India like cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, cyber espionage, critical infrastructure protection, etc cannot be ignored by us any more.  

The cyber security reflections of India in the year 2012 showed a poor state of affairs in India. We have no dedicated cyber security laws in India as on date. Indian critical infrastructures are vulnerable to cyber attacks and we must ensure sufficient cyber security for the same. We at Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) are managing some very effective techno legal cyber security in initiatives in India.


In the present interconnected world, cyber security capabilities of India must be urgently developed. In fact, Indian critical infrastructure and cyber security challenges and issues have assumed so much significance that Indian government declared the establishment of National Critical Information Protection Centre (NCIPC) of India. It intends to ensure critical infrastructure protection and critical ICT infrastructure protection in India. 

In these circumstances, nothing is more important than having offensive and defensive cyber security capabilities of India.  The same cannot be acquired till we have techno legal expertise and skills development in India in this regard. At PTLB we are managing the exclusive techno legal cyber security skills development, training and education institution and centre of India. We are also providing lifelong cyber security training and education in India and world wide.

We hope our techno legal skills development, education and training courses would be beneficial for all the stakeholders. If you are interested in the techno legal courses of PTLB, you can fill the application form that can be downloaded from here. Additional information in this regard can be found here.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Online Cyber Security Courses

Cyber security has become an indispensable necessity for governments around the world. With the growing number of cyber attacks upon critical infrastructures and governmental systems it has now become imperative to develop cyber security capabilities.

India is increasingly facing the threats of cyber warfare due to absence of cyber security capabilities in India. Cyber security in India cannot be improved till we strengthen the cyber security scenario in India. We need to develop a cyber security policy of India and strictly follow the same for better results.

Another related area where India must pay attention is the cyber security skills development. Cyber security skills development in India is still not up to the mark. There are very few educational institutions in India that are providing cyber security courses in India. Even few are those institutions that provide online cyber security courses in India.

Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) is providing online and distance learning cyber security courses in India and abroad. PTLB is also providing distance learning courses for cyber forensics in India and abroad.

The basic level courses of Perry4Law are provided by PTLB through the PTLB e-learning platform whereas highly specialised and domain specific courses and trainings are provided by Perry4Law Techno Legal ICT Training Centre (PTLITC).

PTLB is also providing online and distance learning courses on cyber law for international students. PTLB is also managing the exclusive continuing cyber law education in India for lifelong learning purposes.

If you are interested in the techno legal courses of PTLB, you can fill the application form that can be downloaded from here. Additional information in this regard can be found here.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

National Skill Development Authority Of India

Indian education system has failed to deliver what is needed in the present dynamic and highly competitive environment. With the national boundaries opening to world at large, adequate skills are required to meet the global demands.

Naturally India is facing many difficulties to cope up with the requirements to manage various tasks that require domain specific expertise. This is so because our educational system has failed to keep pace with the present times.

Skills development in India is urgently needed to manage these issues. A special emphasis must be given techno legal skills development in India that is presently missing. Till our educational systems are able to cope up with these qualitative demands, we must stress upon use of distance learning for skills development in India.

Further, virtual campuses in India can also fill the skill gaps that we are currently facing. PTLB e-learning platform is providing techno legal courses and trainings in India that aims at inculcating skills among the masses.

Meanwhile, the Indian government is planning to overhaul the National Skill Development Council (NSDC) and planning to convert it into a National Skill Development Authority (NSDA).

The key advantage of this arrangement would be that NSDA would have the power to draw funds from the government and spend it with the states and other partner agencies, which is not possible presently. This scheme would maintain the three-tier structure that also includes the National Skill Development Corporation.

The Indian government is planning to provide around Rs 40,000 crore in over five years to provide skill to around 3 crore people during the period. The government will also partner with private sector to implement the ambitious scheme.

This is a good step in the right direction and Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) welcome this move of Indian government.