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Lok pal bill is a waste

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remasunil

Allow me the luxury to be against the tide and the euphoria behind lok pal bill.To my mind, Loka Pal bill"s very contention is that all sarkari babus are corrupt, and they have to be scared into being straight and narrow!Any top flight business leader will tell you how wrong that theory can be.The GOI is an organisation, and has clearly set objectives and goals.This organisation impacts each and every one of us, and all of us are hence interested stake holders.

The key to success is to HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE, not a law that prohibits people from taking decisions.As in any organisation some decisions will be right and some will be wrong.No business organisation became successful by being safe.It became successful because of brave decisions.

So,all of us, lets try to work out a way to get the right people at the right places, and not waste time about a bill that will make babus retreat behind paperwork, AND NOT ENCOURAGE DECISION MAKING.Believe me, thats the last thing we all want.

I have my own ideas on this, and wait for my next blog

In the meanwhile if any one of you have comments, please let me know.

THE KNOWLEDGE OF ONE IS LESS THAT THE WISDOM OF MANY,thats my mantra

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syedshah1983

Caesar's wife must be above suspicion

 

All Government Servant should be above suspicion.

 

General public never gets upset, when they see Politician/bureaucrats who have made a wrong decision (and even if he stands by it). It’s the freedom of choice that they are entitled to make on their own with the powers vested in them, applying their logical mind and law.

 

General Pubic are upset when they see politicians/bureaucrats who have stolen the public money and still smiling in front of all. Lokpal is meant for them.

 

A strong punishment is a must for those who loot the public money, and there should be no doubt.

 

Once a Secretary of a state asked me “Who is not Corrupt in this world?"

It is the attitude of Indian bureaucrats

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remasunil

Dear Syed

Thanks for your valuable comments.I did not mean to say that corrupt people should not be punished.But for doing that,there are enough and more laws already!!!Another law is going to add to the confusion.

We can never proceed further if we do not have honest competent people in positions of responsibility, and that should be the main objective of right minded citizens.How to create a system that fulfils this objective.

Let me give you an example.If you are sick and go to a Dr.Is it of any help if you imprison the Dr after wrong treatment??Is it not better to have the right Dr who is properly qualified to treat you??

In fact this brings me to the next point that I wanted to introduce.Ministers should not have any file signing authority.They should give policy directions, and leave actual implementation to qualified technocrats, who can be given financial autonoimy and take responsibility for success or failure.The politician will enunciate the will of the people, and the technocrat will implement the same efficiently!!

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Dear Syed

Thanks for your valuable comments.I did not mean to say that corrupt people should not be punished.But for doing that,there are enough and more laws already!!!Another law is going to add to the confusion.

We can never proceed further if we do not have honest competent people in positions of responsibility, and that should be the main objective of right minded citizens.How to create a system that fulfils this objective.

Let me give you an example.If you are sick and go to a Dr.Is it of any help if you imprison the Dr after wrong treatment??Is it not better to have the right Dr who is properly qualified to treat you??

In fact this brings me to the next point that I wanted to introduce.Ministers should not have any file signing authority.They should give policy directions, and leave actual implementation to qualified technocrats, who can be given financial autonoimy and take responsibility for success or failure.The politician will enunciate the will of the people, and the technocrat will implement the same efficiently!!

 

CBI was created for the same purpose as Lokpal now, but it is directly controlled by the ruling party.

 

CBI is one of the best investigating agencies, and it has one of best minds in India, but, they are not independent. Ministers decide on what to investigate and what not to investigate.

 

If any of the CBI officer finds a significant findings about a Minister or a Top Bureaucrats, before investigating any further they have to get the permission.

 

Even the Prevention of Corruption Act says so.

 

“ Under Section 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, it is necessary for the prosecuting authority to have the previous sanction of the appropriate administrative authority for launching prosecution against a public servant. “

 

Article 197 of Cr P C, also sounds the same.

 

 

Lokpal is aimed at creating a Independent Investigating Agency, that could curb the Corruption at its root. This is the main reason why all politicians including opp parties oppose this.

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