Archive for July, 2011

LOKPAL BILL : A CHEQUERED HISTORY

July 4, 2011
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In the annals of the Indian Parliament, no Bill has had a more chequered history than the Lokpal Bill.   The term Lokpal is the Indian version of Ombudsman, which is a Swedish term meaning “the grievance man.” Ombudsman is thus an official appointed to investigate complaints against the administration.   In 1966 the then Rastrapati Dr. Radhakrishnan set up the Administrative Reforms Commission headed by Morarji Bhai Desai it was this A.R.C. that recommended enacting a law for the establishment of a Lokpal.   Today’s Lok Sabha is the Fifteenth Lok Sabha. The first time a Bill of this genre was introduced was 43 years back, in the Fourth Lok Sabha. It was then described as the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 1968.   The Bill was referred to a Joint Committee of the two houses and on the basis of the Committee’s report the Bill was passed by the … Continue reading LOKPAL BILL : A CHEQUERED HISTORY

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प्रधानमंत्री के लिए बुध्दिमत्तापूर्ण सलाह

July 2, 2011
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बी. रमन एक अच्छे गुप्तचर अधिकारी रहे हैं, सेवानिवृत्ति के बाद भी जिनका काफी सम्मान से नाम लिया जाता है।   28 जून को प्रेस में यह घोषित हुआ कि प्रधानमंत्री अगले दिन अपना मौन व्रत तोड़क़र मीडिया से मिलेंगे, इसी संदर्भ में रिडिफ डॉट कॉम (rediff.com) ने अपनी वेबसाइट पर बी. रमन का यह लेख प्रकाशित किया है जिसे वेबसाइट ने लेखक की प्रधानमंत्री डा0 मनमोहन सिंह को बुध्दिमतापूर्ण सलाह के रूप में वर्णित किया है:   इस लेख के अनेक अनुच्छेद यहां उदृत करने योग्य हैं।   यह कहने का समय: मैं यहां हूं मैं यहीं रहूंगा। भारत का प्रधानमंत्री।   भारत के लोगों को कहने का समय: मुझे आपका संदेश मिल गया है। भारत की स्थिति पर मैं आपके आक्रोश को समझ सकता हूं। भ्रष्टाचार पर आपकी चिंताओं में मैं भी शामिल हूं। मैं मानता हूं कि यह एकमात्र अकेला विषय है जो राष्ट्र की चिंतन प्रक्रिया … Continue reading प्रधानमंत्री के लिए बुध्दिमत्तापूर्ण सलाह

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SAGE COUNSEL FOR P.M.

July 1, 2011
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B. RAMAN has been a bright intelligence officer who even after retirement is held in high esteem in IB circles.   On June 28, the day it was announced in the press that the P.M. would the next day break his maun vrat and meet the media, Rediff.com carried an article by B. Raman which the website described as the author’s sage counsel for Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.   Several excerpts of this article merit reproduction:   The time to say: Here I am. Here I will be. The prime minister of India.   The time to tell the people of India: I have received your message. I understand your anguish over the state of India. I share your concerns over corruption. I realise that it has become the single dominating issue governing the thought process of the nation.   Of what use eight-plus growth rate, of what use … Continue reading SAGE COUNSEL FOR P.M.

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