Every 5 yrs, leaders float new ideas. Once elected, there is no engagement with citizens 2 carry forward ideas into execution.
Say NO to ONCE in FIVE YEAR POLITICS of @milinddeora @dmda #dmda
! Who is fooling whom? pic.twitter.com/oQAoXuQ2ki
Lok Satta questions Milind Deora about his idea of directly elected BMC Mayor afternoondc.in/city-news/lok-…
5years after #26/11, Intelligence services still crippled by staff shortage thne.ws/1aOHNeE @milinddeora @SurendraLSP #mumbaikhichdi
Open letter by @SurendraLSP
on protecting interest of Mumbaikars! loksatta.org/mh/index.php?o…
It is our responsibility to ensure that women have respect & dignity in our colleges,factories,public transport, offices, streets & politics
In every home and every school, we must fundamentally change the way our men treat women, our boys treat girls. #stopVAW
All of us should understand that if women don't have freedom, men won't have freedom. #stopVAW
Those that commit violence against women are not imported, they are our kids,from our families,educated in our schools #stopVAW
Today, November 25th is @UN
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women #stopVAW
India has a lot to gain from stability and peace in West Asia. We need to promote our energy security through diplomacy.
In brokering Iran deal and the Syrian deal on chemical weapons, the US acted with foresight & wisdom. The World cannot afford a war now
Iran nuclear deal is a triumph of restraint, diplomacy and commonsense. Congrats to Kerry, Zarif & other key players.
Lok Satta 7th Anniversary today in Hyderabad. Congratulations and best wishes to all party members and supporters. #LOKSATTA7
Rajya Sabha approved the Constitutional Amendment and Bill. Let us hope Lok Sabha will approve it in the next session and make it law.
Justices Venkatachaliah, Krishna Iyer & Late JS Verma have done a great service to the country. There is now bipartisan consensus on JAC.
JAC has CJ, two other judges, Law Minister & two eminent persons chosen by PM, Leader of Opposition & CJ. Its recommendations are binding.
At Lok Satta’s urging, three eminent jurists joined hands & proposed a model for NJC. This is the basis for JAC Bill now
Judiciary did a bad job in appointments. There is no transparency; unsuitable persons were chosen & 30% of seats in HCs remain vacant.
In all democratic societies the executive appoints judges, with inputs from legislature and judiciary. India is the sole exception.
LokSatta has been pursuing JAC for long. The SC verdicts in 1993 & 98 usurping power of judicial appointments are unconstitutional & wrong
Nine of us from Lok Satta had a great meeting on Nov 13 with the Parliamentary Committee on Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) Bill.
But we cannot allow police to run amock. There should be strong safeguards & accountability. Rogue police is worse than govt control.
Investigation & prosecution should be autonomous, but accountable to a strong, credible body. Or else police will be Govt’s private force.
But PM is wrong in saying investigation & prosecution should be under executive. Rule of law should apply to all equally.
CBI should be about bribery, fraud & malafide. CBI has no role to supervise govt or review policy. That is Parliament’s prerogative.
Some of CBI’s actions – FIR vs Parakh – exceed their brief and smack of recklessness. Criminalizing bonafide actions is plain wrong.
PM is right and wrong in his remarks on CBI. CBI cannot second-guess policy. But CBI cannot be govt’s poodle either.
We may or may not agree with AAP’s methods or policies. But we all should stand up and oppose this harassment.
Congress lost all sense of nation and democracy. Is politics about status quo or change for the better? Time to introspect.
Traditional parties spend unaccounted billions for vote-buying. Harassing a movement for clean politics is absurd & will deter reformers.
Selective investigation against AAP funds is bizarre and lacks credibility. Fight fairly; don’t use police for political battles.
Economically weeker but merrited and who wish to study higher education shall be supported by govt scholarship.India can then be Jagadguru
Final mission of india: quality&free school education within 2/3 KMs 2 every child. Quality higher education OR skill development thereafter
It shall be state govts responsibility 2 ensure that higher study & Skill development intitutions r adequatly located in every district
Other children shall go to skill development programs. Society also need good carpentars, plumbers, drivers, shoemakers, welders etc,,,
Additionaly v need community participation in school managment incl parents. State shall be responsible only 4 syllabus & teachers training.
3 F's (function, funds & functioneris) appointed, paid, supervised & appraised at local level will improve the management part of edu
India needs free quality education 4 all up to 12years. Local govts like panchayats and municipalties shall be empowered for this with 3 F's
The size of indian population can become a huge advantage if Indians r quality educated and skilled.....
Teachers are poorly paid, not appropriatly trained, now more than 40 % on contract, no benifits like PF etc.
With pathetic education reach, infra & poor quality sylabus how India will fullfill its dream of becoming Jagadguru??
Let us savour this moment & rejoice.And let us set right what is wrong,not indulge in self-flagellation. WE CAN TRANSFORM INDIA. #Mangalyaan
Tasks & teams, not hierarchies, are key to success. We have talent, technology & resources. We need focus, passion & integrity. #Mangalyaan
If ability determines mobility, not pedigree, region, caste or creed, we can climb the mountain top. Pettiness, envy & divisions should end.
We can send space ship to Mars. Why can't we give decent education in schools & hassle-free services in govt offices, or water and power?
Hats off to ISRO scientists. This success is a triumph of talent, team work & unity of purpose. They have done us proud #Mangalyaan
Way forward: specialisation, removal of IAS monopoly, real competition for key placements, tenure, empowerment & accountability.