June 04, 2011

End Corruption - Make Governance Simple , Transparent And Pro People

Corruption in India stems from the way India has been administered after Independence . It is because of corruption that we lag behind China. If we end corruption in India , we can add nearly two percentage points to our GDP growth,

The elaborate governing structure evolved by the colonial rulers which was inherited was allowed to continue more or less in the same form.. Only the nationality of the administrators changed  The names of Lutyens New Delhi Roads were changed from historically British to historically  Indian . But a new set took over the 8 kanal + colonial bungalows of Lodhi Estate etc.  Similarly , old colonial mansions continued with the  Post independent DMs . So much so , that even post Independence , the names displayed on Honours Board in the offices of many  Class One officers continued under the Colonial predecessors !!!.

All laws should be reviewed and put to the test whether they are relevant with regard to present day India.. Procedures should be made simple , uncomplicated and transparent.  The powers that are in India should be facilitators and not speed breakers.

To show that the old colonial Anglo Saxon and exploitative rulers really left India in 1947 political leaders and Babus should work for the people and not for each other.  They should take pride in being with " Aam " Indians and not above them . The cult of VIP ism ( as indicated by Red Beacon of official cars ) should end  . There should not be any Vote Bank politics . Let unite India not divide it .

 " Malaidaar " Postings and Departments should be identified and suitably treated.

( Example ; If an Indian wants to start a passenger bus service why should there be prohibitive and multitude barriers like permissions and permits . These only help the existing operators. Why should the traffic police on Highways , treat our hard working  Truck drivers as if they are criminals  ??)

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