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RE: The IT Bill

Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
Amen to what mr chopra has said.

my prayer to the mandarins in the ministry of finance: read the book
"The Complete Plain Words" by Sir Ernest Gowers (Penguin Books, London).


>Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 22:19:20 -0800 (PST)
>From: "Guru Chopra" <gchopra@satyam.net.in>
>To: debate@indiapolicy.org
>Subject: The IT Bill
>Reply-To: debate@indiapolicy.org
>Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
>Gentlemen of the IT Ministry,
>Congratulations on putting on the Internet a lot of material about your

>ministry, which is easily accessible to ordinary citizens. It will be
>if all the ministries follow your example.
>The IT Bill, presented in legalese, is incomprehensible to citizens,
>with the help of  a lawyer. Unless you want the citizens to continue
>interacting with the govt only through lawyers or corruption-agents,
>Ministry of IT must strive to do something different. A beginning can
>made by presenting a gist of the Bill in plain English in space of,
>two-three pages. You will be immensly surprised how much such a step
>will be
>welcomed by those who can, and are, immensly contributing to the IT
>revolution taking place all around us in our country. If you want them
>react or contribute to this Bill, above suggested is the minimum and
>friendly step you must take immediately.
>- a well wisher.

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