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RE: The IT Bill



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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).

KNOW, SAY & CONVEY WHAT YOU MEAN.

>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
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>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
>great
>if all the ministries follow your example.
>
>The IT Bill, presented in legalese, is incomprehensible to citizens,
>except
>with the help of  a lawyer. Unless you want the citizens to continue
>interacting with the govt only through lawyers or corruption-agents,
the
>
>Ministry of IT must strive to do something different. A beginning can
be
>
>made by presenting a gist of the Bill in plain English in space of,
say,
>
>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
>to
>react or contribute to this Bill, above suggested is the minimum and
>first
>friendly step you must take immediately.
>
>- a well wisher.



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