Monday, June 27, 2011

We Want to Solve Our Problems

* Conditions Apply (We have 1000 unnecessary conditions which may obstruct in solving the problems)

I have seen few rallies by students asking the APSRTC to increase the no.of buses. They conducted the rallies/protests with many students with catchy slogans on the banners. They say, they are working for the society by doing these kind of protests/rallies etc.

When the government has passed ordinance to take the private buses, employees of APSRTC protested saying that, it is a part of privatizing the APSRTC, and the government withdrew the ordinance. When the government tried to allow unemployed people to ply small buses, the same kind of protests started, and the government withdrew it again. Neither the APSRTC nor the government has money to buy new buses. In this situation, the government did not have any option other than keeping quiet and not solving the issue.

Cannot the students travel by the private buses? Do they need only APSRTC buses? If they can travel by private buses also, then when the government withdrew the ordinance, why did not these people protest against that? Did they think that, it is the issue only with the government and APSRTC and not anybody else? Did they think that, if they protest in that case, there would be clashes between the APSRTC employees and the students, which they did not want?

If you want to solve the problem, and if you are not going to help the government in solving the problem, your problem will never be solved.

There is one (and only one) political party in Andhra Pradesh, which talks about non-cooperation to the government. But, they are non-cooperative even to the people. If we really want to improve the society, the non-cooperation should be to the government and cooperation should be to the public.

The Government does not give permissions to the private people in transportation, and the government does not increase the no.of buses. If anybody wants to do non-cooperation movement in this case, just run your own private buses/vehicles without any permissions. Help the people by providing transport to them, and take whatever profits that you can get out of it. I consider only this type of movement as real non-cooperation movement, where non-cooperation is to the government, and cooperation is to the public.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Statement of the Last Century

Had the audience of that day [in the High Court] been constituted into a jury and entrusted with the task of deciding Godse's appeal, they would have brought in a verdict of 'not guilty'.

- Justice G.D.Khosla on 21st June 1949.
(During the trail of Nathuram Godse)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lokpal Bill - I may be against to it

There is a big discussion going on on whether the Prime Minister should be included in the jurisdiction of Lokpal or not. Dr.JP and Lok Satta are of opinion that, Prime Minister should not be included in the jurisdiction of Lokpal. The explanation can be read from here.

After this article is published, I got response from a person criticizing Lok Satta saying that, Lok Satta does not support Lokpal, and Congress and Lok Satta give same support to Lokpal. After reading his entire criticism, I started thinking about the entire Lokpal and felt like, this may be misused completely and lead india to undeveloped country from developing country.

If we take any successful entrepreneur, in their organization, there would be atleast 1% wastage of their money. The entrepreneur knows that, the money is getting wasted. But, instead of concentrating on reducing the wastage, he/she would spend his/her energy in improving the business by 100%. And, that is the correct option for the business. Some times, The head of the business also takes few decisions based on their strong gut feeling to improve the business, and they may not be able to give the reasons for that.

If the same thing happens in the government, the wastage of money is considered as corruption, and the strong gut feeling can be considered as favoring their relatives/friends etc. If a minister tries to get 100% more revenue instead of reducing the 1% wastage, that would give more value to the country. Since, it is government, that 1% wastage can be considered as corruption, and he may be prosecuted for that. If he does something by his gut feeling, that can be considered as favoring their friends/relatives etc., and he may be prosecuted for that as well.

From the way the "so called supporters" of jan lokpal bill are talking, they want all the people who are involved in any kind of corruption should be prosecuted and punished. If that happens, then all the ministers who are really working for the country would be prosecuted and punished.

We need to understand that, the country and it's sovereignty is the top most priority. If India is captured by another country, there is nothing more destructive than that. That's why, the Prime Minister has to be excluded from the Lokpal. Indira Gandhi has given the extra ordinary powers to the Prime Minister (herself) during the Emergency period. Eventhough, the next government (Morarji Desai) had revoked most of her policies brought during Emergency, still, they have not revoked the powers given to the Prime Minister with the reason that, for the national security and integrity, it is important that, the Prime Minister should have those powers.

After the country's sovereignty, next most important thing is the development of the people and the country. If people do not even have basic necessities, that cannot be considered as developed country. If the ministers are working for the development of the country, and these "so called" social workers are going to stop their work, because, there is some corruption in that, then India will never develop. It will become undeveloped country from developing country.

For those who follow the news regularly, few years back, few MPs were prosecuted and expelled, because, they had taken a bribe of around Rs.50,000. If an MP is going to be expelled for taking bribe of Rs.50,000, does not it mean that, somebody can spend Rs.5 crore, and get arrested half of the parliamentarians? Can anybody understand the state of the country, if that happens? India would be captured by another country. As simple as that. The "so called" social workers do not understand that, eventhough they are corrupted, still they are doing something for the country, if not for progressing, atleast for not falling down significantly? They do not understand the situation of the country, when the government does not work, or there is nobody to govern.

If we change the system, then we don't need to do anything for reducing the corruption. We should fight for changing the system, so that corruption cannot exist, and not by artificial means. The supporters of jan lokpal bill have completely forgotten that, they themselves elected those leaders. They neither have plans to elect good leaders nor contesting themselves in the elections to make corruption-less government. They elect corrupted leaders, and want to change them. Probably, they can do this thing better in movies rather than the real world.

If I were to support the Lokpal bill, I need a clause that, the corruption should be more than 5% of the total revenue for the project/deal. I don't think any of the present activists or supporters of jan lokpal would agree to that.

Related Links:
Jan Lokpal Bill - My Perspective
Anna Hazare - Other Perspective

Friday, June 10, 2011

[Humour] Airlines

A man at the airline counter tells the representative, “I’d like this bag to go to Berlin, this one to California, and this one to London.

The representative says, “I’m sorry sir. We can’t do that.”

The man replied, "Nonsense. That is what you did last time I flew with you."

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Jan Lokpal Bill - My Perspective

If you can read the post Reality Check India - Jan Lok Pal - Caveat Emptor, then you don't need to read this post. The following is my version of what it said.

I do not want to live in a dictatorship country. I want to live in a democratic country. I would like to elect the person who can rule the country for five years.

In the name of curbing corruption, we cannot introduce dictatorship. We need to maintain the democracy, and that is the foremost priority. If Jan Lokpal bill undermines democracy or tries to bring dictatorship, then that must be stopped. If there is no democracy, then there is no value for the Independence.

At the end, I want to give the power to the person whom I elected, and not to anyone else. I should be able to control everything, provided I can convince more than 50% of the people. If I cannot do that, then that is not democracy.

In the present Jan Lokpal Bill, the following things are very worried and many people raised this issue. But, they were given a stamp that, they are against reducing corruption.

1. Bringing Prime Minister under Lokpal.
At any point of time, the country must have a leader. Otherwise, there would be many issues.

2. Supreme Court and High Court Justices.
Supreme Court and High Courts are very important for the country, and they have given complete independence, so that, they can act better. In case of any problems with that, then the parliament cannot take action with 2/3rd majority, and not 50% majority. So, the parliament can take action only if opposition also agrees. If there is any other institution on top of supreme court and high court, or on top of the justices, that would lead to many issues.

3. Bringing the MPs behavior under Lokpal including talking and voting in Parliament.
4. Controlling and removing Civil Servants in the state and union governments.
5. Having the powers of courts, and giving the powers of courts to other members.

All these, simply means, creating a dictatorship in our democracy in the name of reducing corruption. The dictatorship works best, when the dictator is good. The country would collapse, if he/she is bad. I want democracy, so that, I can elect a dictator (for 5 years) who is good.

I don't like Jan Lokpal Bill in it's present form, and I don't have any respect for any of the proposers of that bill as well.