Today was one of the Historic day for Indian people, not because Mr. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi received a grand welcome in America, but because he rejuvenated the dreams of achieving greatness of Indian heritage & re-affirmed his vision of ‘United’ India. But that’s not this post about, there would be many who will pen down their thoughts on that, both optimistic & pessimistically.
During his speech Mr. Prime Minister touched upon a point that was going around in my thoughts for quite a while. He said, an high level executive committee is formed to scrap out Indian laws that are almost irrelevant in today’s world. Indeed an very very positive step towards bringing ‘Good Governance’. However, I would not like him to stop just as removing those laws, I want him to make necessary changes to law making process, so as to ensure we don’t need similar exercise in future. Here is what I think of & obviously, the well educated can take it forward to see the light of day in most appropriate manner.
Should LAW have an expiry date?
- All LAWS (it includes, ACT passed by Parliament of India or otherwise notified Rules) should have an expiry date attached with it ensuring that LAW dies natural death at some point of time in future. Why’s that’s required because we as society are evolving & if there is no expiry, very few people will take pain to re-visit the law at frequent duration.
- No LAW should have more than 10 years of life span. It doesn’t mean similar law cannot be enacted after 10 years, but it means that particular LAW should be revisited, debated and with appropriate modification should be re-notified for being in effect. This will ensure ongoing LAW are more relevant to society that belongs at that point of time.
- I do agree that 10 years is at times too impractical to review all enforced LAWs, and thus there should be provision to extend any LAW by period of another 10 years simply by cabinet resolution and President of India acceptance. This ordinance route should be exercised only once during the entire life span of the LAW, thus ensuring at every 20 years LAW would need Parliament approval route to be in existence.
- Each LAW that includes some monetary penalties for non-adherence to LAW should have ‘percentage’ values rather than ‘absolute’ values of penalties. Absolute value loose the deterrence after few years due to depreciation of currency & Inflation. For e.g., if I am traveling with a friend on train from Mumbai to Delhi, say AC 3-tier coach, the cost of ticket is approximately INR 2000, however if my friend is running 5-10 minutes late, I can stop the train by pulling the chain. The penalty I pay is mere INR 1000 (which I am anyways gonna loose as cancellation charges if my friend is gonna miss the train). Does this penalty sounds deterrence to inconvenience thousands of other travelers? Ideally I should be charged, say 500% of the train fare applicable, i.e., INR 10,000, ensuring I say to my friend please hurry up or take the next train.
- LAW should have ‘TRAIL’ period to understand the complete applicability and also use that opportunity to create awareness among law-abides about the implication. Yes, this should not be applicable on all LAW but definitely the one’s which are based on ‘Societal Behavior’. Say for terrorism related law, this is obviously not possible, but for say, law stopping ‘dumping garbage on public places’, TRAIL period is good option. In ‘TRAIL’ period, you don’t impose penalties of citizens, but you give them chance to improve on their mistakes, mostly driven by their habit or behavior. Again, citizens get aware of such law and also get fair chance to change themselves for better rather then being punished. During the TRAIL period, even government can identified scenarios which may create loopholes in the LAW and amend them accordingly.
These are mere few thoughts that came to my mind and I believe will bring lot of relevance to Individual’s life, if they are being implemented after a healthy debate & discussion. May not all can go along right at the start, but there is a plan, plan to expire LAW so that more relevant practices can take its place to keep pace with ever evolving society & more importantly an Individual.
If you agree with even a single point mentioned above, share it on Facebook, Tweeter, your Blog or any other place, but spread the word around, ‘BE THE CHANGE’.
LOK SABHA ELECTION DATES (LEAKED):
16 April-124 seats
23 April -141 seats
30 April-107 seats
7 May-85 seats
13 May-86 seats
Result 16 May 2014.
– WhatsApp forward, so understandable that authenticity is not confirmed (In short, this might not be true).
P.S. – Election dates are expected to be declared anytime this week (analysis based on quick back to back cabinet sessions to clear some populist moves ahead of code of conduct implementation).
With Satya Nadella being elevated to Microsoft CEO, social & mobile media flooded with messages congratulating we as Indians. Unlike others we as nation are always happy to take pride of achievements of PIO’s even though they have never endorsed us as part of their life.
When on some of the channels I asked the tough questions, I was not seen with good eye, in fact one of the person went to extent of labeling me of ‘jealousy’ for Satya & being unpatriotic. Guys give it a break, neither I was anywhere near as competition to Satya to Jealous of him and if asking tough questions related to country’s ‘Poor’ system, I am happy to be ‘unpatriotic’.
Today came across one fine article from firstpost.com on this subject and can’t resist to share it with all… Though some of the metaphors are not fully subscribing to my thoughts, it would really an eye-opener for one who doesn’t see the world with blind-eye.
Nadella as Microsoft CEO: A slap in the face for Indian system
Is the appointment of Satya Nadella a feather in India’s cap or a slap in the face for the Indian system?
While Indian newspapers were over the moon about Nadella’s elevation, with some justification, there is another side to the story we need to consider: why is it that India’s tech and other geniuses flower only in the US or Silicon Valley?
Why is it that every India-origin person to win a Nobel after independence in the sciences is not an Indian citizen any more? Hargobind Khurana won the prize for medicine in 1968, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar for physics in 1983 and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan for chemistry in 2009. All of them flowered only because they left India, and not because they were Indians per se. They left India behind.
NaMo in Manmohan
NaMo (Narendra Modi, PM candidate of principal opposition party) is also there in name of Manmohan (Dr. Manmohan Singh, current PM of India).
The image represents names of this two distinguished leaders in Hindi, Official language of India.
– Image Courtesy : friends on WhatsApp.
Cry has 3 letters
so does Joy.
Hate has 4 letters
so does Love.
Lying has 5
so does Truth.
Under has 5
so does Above.
Angry has 5 letters
so does Happy.
Wrong has 5 letters
so does Right.
Enemies has 7 letters
so does Friends.
Negative has 8 letters
so does Positive.
Are they by Coincidences?
It means Life is like a Double edged Sword,
We should choose the BETTER SIDE OF LIFE!
By the way,
Manmohan (Manmohan Singh) has 8 letters &
and so does Narendra (Narendra Modi).
– a WhatsApp creativity, I loved & thought of sharing.
Note: The post is intended to share & cherish the humor across general public and is not intended to cause any derogatory remarks/ statements to any institution or individual. I am not the author or publisher of the original content.
There is lot of chatter in social media about 2014 general elections, specially after Narendra Modi‘s speech in Hyderabad. People have bombarded social media with status relating to 2014 general elections, like waiting for 2014…
However, looking at attacks by neighbors, polarization (mostly driven by up-holders of so-called secularism), worst state of economy & deteriorating, it looks to me that a stage is all set for history to repeat, yes you guess it right, Emergency of 1976.
This is want prompted me to pen down this statement or should I say unanswered question, is there going to be 2014?
A fourth-grade teacher asked the children what their fathers did for living?
All the typical answers came up – doctor, engineer, stock market, mechanic, businessman, salesman… and so forth.
However, little Kapil was being uncharacteristically quiet, so when the teacher prodded him about his father, he replied,
‘My fathers an exotic dancer in a gay cabaret and takes off all his clothes to music in front of other men and they put money in his purse. Sometimes, if the offer is really good, he will go home with some guy and stay with him all night for money.’
The teacher, obviously shaken by this statement, hurriedly set the other children to work on some exercises and took little Kapil aside.
‘Is that really true about your father?’
‘No,’ the boy said,
‘He works for the Congress Committee and is helping to get Rahul Gandhi and Congress elected in 2014 elections, but it’s too embarrassing to say that in front of the other kids.
– a Whatsapp creativity, I loved & thought of sharing.
Note: The post is intended to share & cherish the humor across general public and is not intended to cause any derogatory remarks/ statements to any institute or individual. I am not the author or publisher of the original content.