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April 07, 2011 (Thrusday) : Dynamics of ombudsman bill

There is a bit of surprise there as to why people are so eagerly latching on Anna Hazare. More than Lok-Pal (ombudsman) bill, the frustration with rampant corruption appears to be the underlying concern which has been driving people to identify with him. The Lok-Pal bill is aimed to bring the public servants under the scanner of probity. Besides, the bill seeks to bring vigilance apparatus of the Government like Chief Vigilance Commission, CVC, and other such establishments within its ambit. An expanded understanding beyond Lok-Pal bill is that Ann Hazare has initiated a campaign which aims to cleanse the system plagued by corruption and mismanagement.

At the highest level, genesis of corruption lies in the process of election itself fueled by the tendency of politicians to subvert democratic institutions and practices in various unconceivable manners. In India, the legal funding of election is miniscule in comparison to the actual cost involved. Some independent estimate puts the figure as high as 20 crores i.e. 4 million dollars per Lok-Sabha (Indian parliament) seat. Clearly, each of the political parties needs to have enormous unaccounted money to be in the fray. This brings in the money provider (donor) who provides money in anticipation of favor, fund manager who controls the fund and finally money keeper who keeps the fund till it is required.

Both fund provider and keeper influence Government business processes by way of getting contracts or favors or by seeking lucrative appointments. As far as fund keepers are concerned, they are double sword. It can be best understood in terms of a saying “when you owe 100 dollar, then Bank owns you, but when you owe 100 million dollars then you own the Bank.” For this reason, some of the very influential fund keepers, being custodian of party funds, are ominously potent and owns the party to a great extent. In addition to a say in the business process, they influence appointment of ministers, nominations to Rajya Sabha (upper house), assemblies etc besides having a say in the appointments of bureaucrats and public sector executives. People, in the know, call it the political cost of democracy that people are bound to pay for the governance they enjoy (?).

In the recent past, matter worsened exponentially due to additional reasons. The verdict of people in two general elections had been fragmented. This necessitated the need of a coalition Government with the Congress party as the largest party within the formation. Election fund being the primary requirement of participating parties, a proportionate sharing of various ministries (departments) were agreed upon with a very candid understanding of relative values of each of these departments and ministries. After a great deal of bickering which was well documented by newspapers and media, final arrangements were agreed among the political parties forming the Government. In a way, corruption had the express and direct sanction of political participants and indirect sanction of electorates as they are essentially partisan in their mindset and incapable to send a national verdict based on performance. For this reason, when A. Raja resigned in the aftermath of 2G scam, Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) party insisted that new incumbent would be decided by Karunanidhi, the DMK boss and not by the Prime Minister. It was against the well established constitutional arrangement where selection of council of ministers is essentially a prerogative of Prime Minister.

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what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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