Socio-economic Rights

CSJ works on realising entitlements for the marginalised community. Ensuring socio-economic rights is CSJ’s primary focus when it comes to service delivery. In addition to the service delivery centres which work towards implementing various schemes of the government aimed at socio-economic justice for the vulnerable, the centre has also contributed in research and advocacy efforts and determinedly worked towards ensuring food security and right to health for all.

Research And Knowledge Creation

Study on Access to Justice and Socio-Economic Rights

From 2010 to 2012, a team of academic and civil society researchers from Centre for Social Justice, National Centre for Advocacy Studies, Jagori Grameen and Indiana University Maurer School of Law conducted extensive ethnographies of litigants, judges, lawyers, and courtroom personnel within multiple districts in three states: Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Himachal Pradesh.

Right To Services Handbook on PSGA

CSJ prepared a compilation on Public Services Guarantee Acts in various states to give an overview of the status quo of socio economic rights.

Resource:Handbook on PSGA


Right to Food

Due to CSJ’s effort, the Gujarat High Court took suo moto action on the petitions filed by 70 villages of Dang, Navsari, Amreli, Bharuch, Sabarkantha and Banaskantha districts highlighting poor implementation of the Supreme Court guidelines on Right to Food.

Impact of suo moto action by the High Court

  • Flour entitlements increased from 16 kg to 19 kg per family.
  • Food entitlement for all families below the poverty line increased to 35kg.
  • Maternity entitlements extended for all women from BPL families.

Right to Health

CSJ filed a PIL in High Court on Right to Health highlighting the ever increasing gaps in health services across all levels vis-a-vis availability of infrastructure and personnel.