Monday, December 14, 2009

WHO IS ACCOUNTABLE?

We have a peculiar democracy and bureaucrats , a combo parting gift from the British.

A party is voted to power and historically it makes them or shall we say law makes them unaccountable to those who voted them to power. (It is a match played once in 5 years)

Bureaucrats are trained so as to help ruling party to Govern .Conveniently; they make such complicated laws which make them and the politicians unaccountable to the people.

As in colonial days, all that is expected of us is to pay taxes-follow the rules framed by them-ask no questions.

WHERE IS GOVERNANCE?

WHO IN THE GOVT IS ACCOUNTABLE FOR SOME OF THE FOLLOWING LAPSES/MESS/CARELESSNESS??

Chinese scream /shout from across the border and we stop construction of roads on our side in Ladakh. Chinese even justify the act and we remain silent spectators.

Delhi Municipal Corp allegedly has 22830 fake employees. Their salary of Rs 204 crores is being debited annually.There is no comment from either the opposition or the ruling party.

There is no water and electricity—only for the common man –even after 62 years.

Madu Koda siphons off Rs 4000 croes. Is it possible without connivance of those in power?

Alleged Rs 60000 crores telecom scam –Is it possible without connivance of those in power?

Manu Sharma gets parole during Haryana Elections when his father is active congress member whereas thousands of under trials are awaiting trial .

Lok Sabha gets adjourned during question hour as the ministers go missing.

Of 225 Rajya Sabha members, only 25 are present to discuss price rise/inflation.

Afzal Guru is still not hanged.

Even after one year, FIR is not filed on loss of Hemant Karkare’s bullet proof jacket.?

Headly comes to India 9 times inspecting prospective terror potential sites and goes back.

Headly’s “c” form goes missing from CID office. Intelligence failure?

Liberahan commission report gets leaked. Home minister and Liberahan both confirm it didn’t leak from their office.

Pradhan committee report has not been tabled but is leaked to the press.

Ranganath report though is ready for the last two years but is not placed in parliament.

(Ex) VIPs refuse to vacate the bungalows which were allotted to them.

An amount running into Rs crores is due from VIPs on account of telephone and electricity bills.

CBI to investigate alleged illegal mining by Karnataka ministers. Illegal mining—can it start without connivance?

Police reforms are not being implemented despite intervention of the Supreme Court.

As and when the Govt faces an embarrassing situation---one hears some of these oft repeated sentences-excuses-exit routes. They do succeed in fooling us.

WE WILL APPOINT ENQUIRY COMMISSION-----WE WILL LOOK INTO THE MATTER----WE ARE APPOINTING HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE------JOINT PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE WILL BE FORMED TO INVESTIGATE---IT IS STATE’S RESPONSIBILITY----IT IS CENTER’S RESPONSIBILITY---WE GAVE INTELLIGENCE INPUT TO THE STATE-----WE NEVER RECEIVED ANY INPUT FROM THE CENTRE---CBI WILL HANDLE THE ENQUIRY-----CID IS COMPETENT TO HANDLE---LAW AND ORDER IS STATE SUBJECT---THIS IS NOT A LAW AND ORDER PROBLEM---STANDING COMMITTEE WILL SUBMIT REPORT—LAW WILL TAKES OWN COURSE—WE DON’T FOLLOW MINORITY APPEASEMENT POLICY---

How often have we heard such statements? Have we ever seen or read or heard the result ever of the problem?

At the end of it all what do we get? An inconclusive report which took 17 years----Rs 8 crores(direct cost)---without much of help except it created some humour in the Parliament.

WHO IS ACCOUNTABLE?

THOSE WHO ARE , ARE PROTECTED.


let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW.

posted 14/12/09 b k chowla