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Bureaucracy: Thou Shall Not Speak

Bureaucracy: Thou Shall Not Speak

Bureaucracy, specifically All India Services, is in the news again.  It is being flogged for all the unjust and unfair reasons.  A young lady IAS officer of two years seniority was suspended in a northern state without proper inquiry only to be reinstated when baseless charges came in the public domain.  Fortunately, media took up [...]

Outlaw unnecessary adjournments for speedy justice

Outlaw unnecessary adjournments for speedy justice

In a news item in the national daily, Times of India, on the 24th of January 2013, it was reported that Hon’ble Justice of Supreme Court of India had observed that delay in dispensation of justice could well be attributed to the judiciary’s almost institutionalized generosity in granting adjournment of hearings and called for its [...]

“NOTA” should count for election result

“NOTA” should count for election result

The excitement created by the landmark judgment of September 23, 2013 by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on the petition filed by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) was short lived.   The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India directed the Election Commission of India to introduce a button providing for “None of the Above” (NOTA) [...]

Digitalizing India’s Procedural Democracy: Drawing a New Tangent

Digitalizing India’s Procedural Democracy: Drawing a New Tangent

As the country continues to struggle under the grip of swelling fractious and fractured polity, the institutional machineries of India are being pushed to their peripheries to explore means to ensure the survival of democratic values and principles. The niche of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in recent months as a juggernaut in guarding the constitutional [...]

A Doable Vision for the Sixteenth Lok Sabha

A Doable Vision for the Sixteenth Lok Sabha

The learned debates and decorum of the Constituent Assembly and of the first three Lok Sabhas convinced the world of the success in the adaptation of the western liberal model of democracy into a diverse sub-continent with the then largely unlettered population.  The success of the first three Lok Sabhas was due to accommodative politics [...]

Supreme Court Judgement Turned Burlesque

Supreme Court Judgement Turned Burlesque

The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India’s reaffirmation of its judgement of 10 July 2013 on striking down of section 8(4) of the Representation of People Act, 1951 in response to a review petition served as a remarkable feat to the public proclivity evincing standards of ethics and probity along with propriety to the office of [...]

Happy Hour for Telecom Sector

Happy Hour for Telecom Sector

The great fall in telecom sector by strange coincidence was also the beginning of the growing economic crisis in the country.  All the ills of telecom sector have in some manner reflected in the manufacturing and other key sectors except agriculture.  Telecom sector suffered from unviable debt levels, sharp decline in profitability as a result [...]

Political apathy on Lokpal is shameful

Political apathy on Lokpal is shameful

Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare has once again threatened to take to the streets for the cause of a Lokpal. In view of continued inaction with regard to promises made and the midnight resolution of Parliament, what grounds do the parliamentarians have to claim that their authority to work on their own accord is being undermined [...]

A Guarantee without Accountability Right to Public Services

A Guarantee without Accountability Right to Public Services

As if involuntarily acting on account of pressures from civil society and various other counters, the Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services Bill, 2011 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 20, 2011.  It was referred to the Parliamentary Committee in January, 2012.The Committee sent its report in August, [...]

Campaign against criminals in Indian polity is not over yet

Campaign against criminals in Indian polity is not over yet

The recent judgments of the Hon’ble Supreme Court (SC) and the pronouncement of the Central Information Commission (CIC) welcomed by civil society organizations and common people. The declension in the moral propriety of India’s parliamentary democracy has been a visible concern that is being discussed and deliberated in the public realm. The projection of a [...]