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Re: accountability




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Postings not related to the writing of the Manifesto or policy chapters
are likely to be summarily rejected. Thanks for your understanding. IPI
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I agree 100%.

Sanjeev Sabhlok wrote:
>
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> Postings not related to the writing of the Manifesto or policy
chapters
> are likely to be summarily rejected. Thanks for your understanding.
IPI
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> revised proposal:
>
> a)      Accountability: Both the elected and non-elected officials of
> India are paid by the taxpayer and are accountable to the Indian
people
> for their deeds being in abidance by the laws laid down by the People.

>
> Except for state secrets relating to critical matters of defence of
the
> country, and those relating very clearly to the internal security of
> India, nothing else shall be considered to be an Official Secret.
> Bureaucrats in free India will be Citizen bureaucrats. They will have
> rights to speak out as citizens, both on general issues of governance
as
> well as on the private secrets of political leaders, which are not
> covered under the Official Secrets Act. They will not merely watch as
> helpless spectators of the decadence they observe around themselves.
To
> allow a corrupt Minister to linger on in power through negligence to
> build a proper case, is a crime and would be treated as such. Speaking

> out on general matters of governance would be completely permitted.
>
> In order to protect discipline, though, the bureaucrats would have to
> report instances of misdemeanour by elected representatives to the Lok

> Pal with full details who would be bound to release all details on the

> internet and cause necessary investigations publicly and in full view
of
> the media.
>
> On Sat, 6 Feb 1999, Umesh Tiwari wrote:
>
> > (The only thing that ought to be permanent, and supreme, are the
liberty
> > and freedom of the people. There should not be a statutory guarantee
of
> > permanence on a bureaucratic staff. Also important is discipline.
Power
> > of
> > the elected representatives ought to be supreme. Allowing a
bureaucratic
> >
> > staff to go directly to public has the inherent danger that he/she
may
> > misinterpret his perception of an individual fact for someone's
> > misconduct,
> > or outside forces with nefarious designs may act to malign the image
of
> > an honest public servant. To avoid such potential exploitation a
much
> > better
> > approach would be allowing judiciary to act as intermediary to
decide on
> >
> > such matters and within a strict time limit, the judiciary must
grant or
> >
> > deny a request of such a bureaucrat to make the individual concerns
> > public).



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