Saturday, 10 October 2015

Mr. Modi - a Dream Seller

Dream Selling Magician
Yes, No-doubt, every politician sells dreams to the hapless common voters.  The catch young voters with tender brains, more aspiring, impatient and dynamic with kinetic energy are the easy preys for the mature politicians. Mr. Modi had also tried to sell the 'dreams' during the elections held in India for the Lower House (Lok Sabha) during the year, 2014.  The young voters in the age group of 20-30 years of age are carried away and become more emotional on account of some of the factors, as below:

a)  Nationalism
b)  Secularism with individual and personal religion-ism
c)  Job creation and reduction of  unemployment
d)  Development of Industry, Commerce and Trade
e)  Good Governance on internal security, no terrorism-extremism-naxalism, peace and security
f)   Active and Innovative Government using Hi-Tech Methods thereby reducing corruption

The lower middle class and the middle class both in the rural and urban areas in age bracket of 30-40 years are relatively less carried away than the youngsters. Besides, the above youngsters' emotional factors, the middle-age group  also carry some traits which are described, as under:-

a)  Religion
b)  Caste/Sub-Castes and Reservation Policy in Employment and Education
c)  Regionalism and Language
d)  Inflation, Taxation, Subsidies, Good Governance, Peace and Development
e)  Opportunities for further development of individuals and families.

       Mr. Narendra Damodardas. Modi being a skilful politician and an orator attracted the youngsters and the middle-aged substantially by promising the near impossibles during the pre-election and post election announcements (Chai pe Charcha), Foreign jaunts and State Elections.  Some of his tall promises and fulfilments are given in a nut-shell:

a)  Bring back black-money into India wherein he had promised that every Indian will get Rs. 15              Lakh of Rupees in his bank account.  Lambi Phek (a litle high promise),
b)  Economic, Financial and Industrial Reforms on Fast Track basis.  These have not come.  Only in         tits-and-bits.  The Goods Services Tax and Land Bill are yet to see the light of the day.
c)   Good Governance (Achche Din Aanewale Hain-Good Days are definitely going to come).                   Minimum Government with Maximum Governance.  Except the Power, Defence and of-course           the Railway and Road Transport Ministries, all others are mediocre.  Inflation has stabilised but           on the other way, there are no rise in incomes and money earning opportunities created by the             present Government, markets are down, exports have come down and manufacturing is low,               stock exchanges have not given good returns, job opportunities have become feeble (even MBA         and Bachelor Technology degree holders are applying for the post of a peon/chowkidar), jobs in         the Government/Public and Private Sector are not to be seen.  Revenues of the Government are           sustained by NRI Remittances, Indirect Taxes - Excise, Customs and Service Tax.  Where are the       Achche Din for a common-man?
d)   Swach Bharat.  Technically and morally a good programme.  Still the golden Bharat remains               ugly and filthy.  Government has failed to carry along the public/NGOs/Public and Private                   Limited Companies including the Press and the Media.  It should have been a people's movement.
      The centralised governance has failed.
e)   The Development of India as a 'Super Power', as a Developed and Industrialised Nation at par
      with Japan and China.  Foreign travels and tourism of Hon'ble PM is yet to yield results.  They           may come but it will take some baking time.  Most of the Cabinet Ministers do not go on foreign         visits - have they left that job to the Principal Cabinet Minister?

Mr Narendrabhai Modi should now pay attention to make his dreams are fulfill.  Make 'governance and administration' on Fast-Track basis.  Re-shuffle his Council of Ministers by discarding the laggards.  Induct private professionals and experts into the Government (should recall that what the Government have failed to deliver, has been shown by experts like MS Swaminathan, Kurien, Shreedharan, APJ Abdul Kalam and Nandan Nilekani, etc).  Centralised Governance may not be feasible for a continental nation like India - should allow more freedom to his Council of Ministers to perform and show the results.  Allow the Secretaries to the Government to perform and deliver and give them protection from fear and exploitation.

Not last but the least - request your mentors, the RSS (Rashtriya Secular Samaj) to control the lumpen and 'Show-Shaw' leaders in the party and their attached organisations to not to break the nationalism/secular fabric of the country.  Carry along your slogan 'Subka Saath-Sabka Vikas'.  All Indians, do want your dreams to be fulfilled.  The key to reforms lies near you.  Discard your bureaucratic Advisers or else replace them with professionals and experts.  Listen to the Press and the Public, a little more.   Accommodate the views of the Opposition wherever possible.  De-centralise the power structure in the Union Government.

Wish you good Mr Prime Minister.

Friday, 12 June 2015

What is Good Governance?


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United Nations Definition of Governance
  Good Governance is an art, science and management.  No single faculty or criteria can define it. It is a Passion.  A painful and a joyous 'Passion'.  The Governor rules over its subjects.  The Governor can be a one man head who controls over a number of subjects as it used to be during the pre-historic/historic periods of Chuief Tribesmen and Chiefs-tans. The History details about the evolution of leadership.  Briefly, they have evolved as positive and negative leaders/administrators as tribal chiefs, gangsters, ministers, governors, kings, maharajas, nawabs, shahenshahs, etc. The French Revolution has brought democratisation of governance with its three pillars of  liberty, equality and fraternity.  Thus, the hierarchical nominations of kings/queens have been replaced by a democratically elected representatives to rule over the subjects as administrators/governors/prime ministers/presidents, etc.

Best Formula of Good Governance

The Good Governance means the following assessments/evaluations of the performance of the Government :- 
  • The Government right from the Prime Minister to all the Ministers heading every Ministry/Department should deliver.  Perform 365/24/7 basis and on 360 degrees.  
  • Press/Opposition parties/judiciary and the 'Public' should evaluate the Ministers performance and the laggards should be removed by the Prime Minister, periodically.
  • The basic needs of the public like 'roti, kapda aur makan' (bread n butter, apparels and housing) should be fulfilled without much short supplies, price-rise and on affordable basis.
  • Comprehensive and Progressive Plan of Action should be drawn in 'Timelines' and implemented in a 'time-bound' manner.  
  • Important sectors of the economy like foreign affairs, defence, home and internal affairs, finance including revenue and expenditure, education and welfare should be handled with utmost efficiency.  THE SPEED OF PERFORMANCE  should be on 'FAST TRACK' basis.  
  • The Index of Happiness should be high.  The GDP growth to be double digits.  Inflation under control. The demand and supply should be +ve. The promises made during the pre-poll election propaganda should be delivered.
     The take-off of the present NDA (National Democratic Alliance) Government in India #Modi has been very positive.After about 13 months of governance, a number of deficiencies of performance are seen, which are required to be taken note. Except for six-to-eight Ministers, the performance rating of substantial number of Union/StateMinisters has been pathetically very low. There needs to be urgent priorityfor re-shuffling the Union Cabinet thereby dropping the laggards. Re-align and re-organise as otherwise, the Government has to carry the burden of inefficient or under-efficient Ministers.  To refurbish the performance and image of the Government, the Prime Minister may consider the following 'prescriptions':

  • Induct professional and efficient administrators, scientists, bankers, experts into the Government.  The process should be on merit basis and transparent.
  • On the pattern of Central Bureau of Investigation, establish a 'Central Anti-Corruption Bureau' to deal with corruption right from the top-to-the-bottom.  Change the law on the pattern of Japan and Singapore, where both the giver-and-the-taker of bribe are punished and penalised.
  • Reform and re-organise the 'tax structure' both direct and indirect taxes.  Of-course, the GST is good for the economy but it is also seen that only a few are taxed in India (salaried and fixed income group) but a large number go scot free thereby avoiding taxes.  There are big loop-wholes in the tax applicability and collection in India.
  • Review Performance of atleast 2-3 Ministries every alternate day, you can easily monitor them. Delegate more authority to your Council of Ministers.  Involve and take cooperation of opposition for the cause of 'national development and national integration' wherever possible.
  • Make your 'national schemes' truely pan-Indian, carry along each every citizen of India, no caste or creed basis.  The only 'community is Indian'.  Control your party big-mouths who at times are shattering your good deeds.  The game of 'communal and caste' riots is out-dated British hang-over which has caused a loss of 'trillions of rupees - and made India backward by atleast 2 decades.        
       If this Government truly attempts,  can carry along, all the Indians in the cause of 'national development'.  Discard the divisive formula of 'majority versus minority' or north-Indian versus south-India, east versus west Indian.  Make it Pan-Indian.  No discrimination, please.  Make it truly secular.  Then, see you would be the political scenario of India between 2020-2025.  No big or small Indians. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Kutch to Kamakya, make the Indians secular and one Indians.

Wish the Government well.  The political parties in India may have to fight a hard-battle if they
want to achieve, retain and sustain power.  The younger Indians have gown smarter.  
Governments are made to work or perish.  No options, please.


Wednesday, 20 May 2015


L E A D E R 

Leader is one who leads. +Narendra Modi  The person should lead from the front.  He should not follow the mob.  He should neither be too ahead of the Group or too far behind.  Guess yourself in India.  He should guide, lead and control the Group/Community.  Incidentally or co-incidentally, we in India have a Jugal-bandi - a Captain of the Team leading the Government and the Vice-Captain leading the Party, Mr. Amit Shah.  Relatively, Indians are far luckier than Luxembourgians who are led by unorthodox jugal-bandi.  By the way, Bhishma Pitamah of Mahabharata an Epic (a character of manliness, masculinity, character, strength and skills) would have given up Astra, Shastra and even Rashtra if he were living in Luxembourg as he had done while facing the character 'Arjuna' as Shikandi in the battle field of Mahabharata. Indians are lucky to have one leader with 56 inches Chest and the other definitely, more than 56 inches.  May be 60 inches though he had never declared publicly.
      Basically, we are discussing that a Leader should possess the following traits: 
  • He should be a good ORGANIZER.  Capable of organizing on demand, good public rallies, meetings, congregations, strikes and bandhs.
  • He should be a good ORATOR.  He should possess an attractive soprano sound and speech, tactical, one or two liners for political speeches, couplets or poems, mesmerising and inter-active public speaking skills.
  • He should be a good ACTOR.  Good appearance, dress, colourful attire if not only a hat, saafa or shamla, pagdi (head-gear).  Should have in-built theatrics and mono-acting skills. An appealing appearance.
  • He should be a good ADMINISTRATOR.  He should be tough, tactful and flexible Manager as well as an Administrator.  He should be a trend-setter, CEO of the Nation and innovative adapter of public interest policies/schemes.  A decision maker.  Should take the team along.  No selphie, please.  An adaptor or copier of other good deeds, tacts and trends.  Flexible and not brittle, person.
  • Not Last but the least, he should be a STATESMAN.  He should have 'vision, a long vision of the forthcoming trends and patterns.  A futuristic view of the next 100 years.  A 360 degrees telescopic view of the things and events.
          For the past 25 years, I am playfully, analysing all the leaders of the world including the great ones like Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, Mr. John F Kennedy, Mr. Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Mr. Nelson Mandela, even negative personalities like Mr. Hitler and Idi Amin, etc.  Give 10 marks each for every trait.  5 - traits = 50 marks total.  Then, start giving marks against any leader (Mr. x) current or past (posthumous), you can yourself analyse what qualities and marks that a Leader possesses.  Its very easy and simple method of comparison of a political leader, whether it is Mr. Obama of USA or Narendra Modi of India or Mr. Shinzo Abe of  You will see that rarely leaders possesses all the 5-traits and even the marks they score out of 50 are abysmally low.  Thus, the low quality leaders are weeded out.  Only, the strong, high will powered and long crawlers can fit into the exam with some success.  I find that World Statesmen like Mr. Winston Churchill of United Kingdom stands out taller including Mrs. Indira Gandhi of India, of course.

        Let us just enjoy scanning and x-raying the local leaders from ward level municipality.  They are just pea-nuts until you find one exceptionally brilliant.  May be a future bright prospect.  Let us move a little more higher analysing political leaders at the level of State Legislative Assemblies.  The score again is very abysmally low.  The above method of testing a leader is a basic tool.  You can add further traits as per your liking and calculations like black, brown or white, religious, non-believer, graduate or post-graduate, amenable or rude, accessible or inaccessible, likewise further and further,  Thereby increasing the total traits versus total marks.  Its quite an enjoying political puzzle game of time pass.

        Further up, you can now easily scan and x-ray a politician abilities and capabilities at the level of a Senate or Parliament (Lok Sabha).  After scanning a couple of dozens, you can filter out top level leaders who are just able, capable and worth leading a Nation.  Leading a Nation is a King Size Jackpot.  Let us imagine, leading USA amounts to how many billions, likewise China and India.  You cannot calculate in realistic terms the cost of the post of a President or a Prime Minister of a Nation. Your small mistakes may cost the Nation, dearly.  A bad leader will spoil the precious time of the country for four or five years.  Hence, we must be careful while selecting our leaders. 

         Be careful, while voting and choosing a leader.  Film actors, celebrities, bhands and badwas were never to be elected or selected as Leaders as they were found to be not 'good leaders' or at least 'good administrators'.  What to talk of Good Statesmen.  Choosing and voting is a skilful art and should not be taken as a routine exercise.  Now-a-days, people watch the game of democracy of all over the world, including USA, UK, Germany,Japan and India and even a provincial State like Bihar in India.  

            If you have time and patience, scan and x-ray your leaders and enjoy their traits.  Be serious in analysing.  Its not a child's play.  All the best. 

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Forum for Development of India : plus the universe

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Friday, 8 May 2015

Role of Languages in National Development and Integration



       India is a bouquet (gulistan) of different languages and dialects.  We have had evidence of great civilizations Harappan, Mauryan to Moghul and the British.  If we x-ray the Indian culture, you will find glimpses of Greek (Unani), Persian, Harappan, Arabic, Mangolian, Pre-Vedic, Aryan to Dravidian and to the latest British. India has always welcomed new cultures and customs thereby enriching itself bountifully with a glue of different shades and colours. 
      Languages do not belong to any religion and luckily they are not patented, yet, by the commercial geeks.  Good, great God.  On the other hand, the Dialect has limitations of community, caste and geographicals regions.  But, both are interrelated by means of bonding area-wise and community-wise.  The Indian languages and dialects have played an important role in the socio-economic development and integration of the country which has resulted in the literary and cultural development as also in the field of  arts and handicrafts (like kashmiri and bhadohi carpets, bidriware, moradabadi crafts, etc).
       Languages and Dialects have been used positively as also negatively both by the earlier rajas and nawabs and to the present political leaders with a sectarian appeal. The formation of different States in India has resulted in bonding in some states but has also led to exclusion of other communities, languages speaking people and people from different regions of India (for e.g. case of Maharashtra).  Of-course, the name of Maharashtra refers to amalgamation of different rashtra, communities, cultures and customs.  Alas, what a political churning and malida.  The positive usage of the language is reflected in the case of Telugu Pride by the N.T. Rama Rao and Gujrati Pride by Narendra Modi.  The Dravidians have used the Anti-Hindi Movement to block the dominance/spread of Hindi to the non-hindi speaking areas/regions. If language has been the cause of bonding on linguistic basis, it has also been cause of breaking-up and tensions as in the case of Punjab (broke to yield, a hindi speaking State of Haryana), the Belgaum where a clash exists between Marathis and Kannandigas, like-wise you hae tensions between dogri and kashmiri, etc.etc.
      The Dialects like (mythili, tulu, deccani urdu, haryanvi and telangana telugu, gorkhali in west-bengal, etc.) are powerful source of bonding of different castes and communities.  The Political Leaders in India have on different times suitable to them have used the dialects negtively for creating a political movement, seperate state, autonomous region, seperate entity.  The communal and caste riots (comcast riots) in the north-eastern states  are a good example of exploitation by the political leaders on the grounds of race, ethnicity, language and dialects.

       India is on trajectory to become a Super Power, very soon.  It cannot be a silent spectator to the deeds of a few, who exploit  on the basis of language and dialects for political gains.  Of-course, there are some genuine people's movements for justice and socio-economic enrichment of a particular region or community which should be handled by the Goverment at the State/Central level.  
      Some constructive suggestions are given, here-under, for being considered for implementation/usage:

 (i)TheElectionCommission should ban the usage of language and dialects for negative political gains by creating divisions in different religions, communities, castes, races, ethnicity, colour and creed.  A strong Code of Conduct should be evolved and implementated forthwith without any laxity.  This will save billions of rupees on account of losses to the Nation.

ii)     The National Commission for Linguistic Minorities should be re-vamped and more financial, administrative as well as  judicial powers be given. Ordinary Indians, do not even know about this Commission.  Hence, calls for urgent up gradation and revamping.

iii)    The Home Ministry, Ministry of Minority Affairs as well as Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment have failed in preventing, controlling and in post-rehabilitation of the COMCAST RIOTS (Communal and Caste Riots) in different parts of India.

iv)     An appropriate column should be created in the Annual Appraisal Records of Gazetted Officers from the rank of Station House Officer to the Director General of Police as well from that of Tehsildar to the Collector/District Magistrate on to the Chief Secretary of a State for the purposes of promotion and postings. Good officers should be incentivised and confidential information of secular and good officers should be maintained by the Intelligence Bureau for good purposes and shall be made available to the Chief Ministers for the sake of promotions/postings, etc.

v)      Accountability should be fixed from the level of Station House Officer (Circle Inspector) to the Director General of Police as well as from the Tehsildar to the District Magistrate/Collector for the Comcast and Linguistic Riots.

vi)     Judical Commissions should be made Time-Bound say the least for 3-4 months.  Action Taken Reports should again be time-bound and be placed on the Table of the House of the Assembly or Parliament.

vii)     Above all, a separate National Commission for Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation of Comcast and Linguistic Riots be created directly under the supervision of the Prime Minister and the Supreme Court.

             There is no end to the suggestions like above.  Can be added on and on.  But the crux lies in implementation and monitoring by the highest political and judicial authorities of the country.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Mr Modi or " Mr Moody" - Versus Future of India

Traits and Personality

        Mr. Narendrabhai Damodarbhai Modi is an extremely ambitious person right from his childhood.  Born in a Ghanchi family of average lower middle class from the State of Gujarat. Struggled through a large family and dedicated himself with a long vision.  As a small child joined the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, an organisation with headquarters at Nagpur, Maharashtra as an ordinary helper (Bal-Sevak). A dedicated, painstakingly long crawler, creeped upwards through luck and hard work.  Even as a child had taken tough decisions. Stayed away from family when other children clings to their parental family which means sacrificing immediate gains of childhood for a better and fruitful gains in the invisible future.  This decision of Mr. Modi as a child was not a mere coincidence but had traits/flashes of  leadership, vision and long beam attitude of a Trend-Setter.  Historically it is seen that persons who are meek, mild and submissive are generally not trend-setters, pioneers and leaders.  These traits were there in Mr. Modi, even as a child. 

              Besides this, another tough decision of Mr. Modi was that he had left behind his childhood married wife ( childhood marriages were generally solemnised in India in those days) for the sake of  serving the community and the people in general.  Believe me, it is a tough decision at the age of a teenager or adolescent.  Something of a solid trait in this person.  An extra-ordinary feature.  Generally in India, it is a rare phenomena to live without a companion at the young age.  If you compare the adolescence period of Mahatma Gandhi in which he intoxicantly addicted to  the married life.  May be it is yoga and bramhacharya (celibacy) which might have inspired him.

          After serving in the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak about two decades, got matured from a balswayamsevak to full pracharak..  Learnt about the religion, castes and communities, languages and dialects in India and participated in missionary works in different parts of the world.  This gave him a strong ground grooming for a future leader of India.  A man from the grass-root level with vibgyor colours and vision.  His political climb-up has been phenomenal.  Had an opportunity to be nominated and elected as a Chief Minister of Gujarat in the year October, 2001 with the blessings of his mentor, Mr. L.K. Advani, a very senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party.  He got this opportunity to lead as a Captain or Chief Minister of Gujarat.  There is no looking back like a one day cricket batsman, hard-hitter, fours and sixes, used the high-tech social-media, blitzkrieg during the elections and also in the propaganda, advertisement, achievements, on occasions of inauguration and foundation laying ceremonies, etc.

          The Godhra Riots of Gujarat during the year - 2002 have been the sore point in his career.  These communal riots have reflected on the personality of Mr. Modi from the point of view as a 'pracharak', politician, a man with a RSS background, as an 'Administrator - whether partial or impartial, fully matured or myopic leader.  There have been many political ups and downs.  Sometimes, he was found politically isolated, grouped and tagged.  Came over the political and judicial entanglements with a long patience, attainability and with a mix of strategies.  He has caught nerve of public as a good orator, crowd puller, organiser, manipulator and mesmeriser.  His stint in the theatrics while in the school had helped him in this endeavour.  Basically, he has branded himself as a "go-getter" and 'out-of-the-box thinker and more or less as a deliverer.  His development oriented politics have over-shadowed  his involvement or otherwise, directly or indirectly in the Godhra Riots. He was able to woo the youngsters for a better future compared to the lackadaisical and slow moving, the then Prime Minister of India, Dr. Man Mohan Singh of the Congress Party.  Its all history now that as to how he was able to convincingly lead the Bharatiya Janata Party to power during the Parliamentary Elections held in May, 2014.

          Now, when we compare his election hypes, rising the  expectations of younger generation, who are fast moving, want instant solutions, progressive, positive and development oriented with the type of  traits and personality of Mr. Modi, as has been referred to in the above paras of the Blog, the outcome looks to be rather uncertain.  A Prime Minister cannot be a 'selfie', a one-man army.  The style of governance in India is pyramidal.  He can best be a Captain of the Team.  He should be more accommodative, conciliatory and tactical in taking along the opposition for the cause of national development.  His big ticket programmes like "Make in India, GST system of taxation including the retrospective taxation of foreign institutional investors, Land Acquisition Bill, Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, Jan Dhan Scheme linking with Aadhar Cards (a subsidy linkage with bank accounts for the poor), removal of corruption, curtailment and bringing back of black money, etc. calls for framing the Agenda in Timelines.  He should form a core-team for fulfilment of this massive Agenda of Development and Good Governance in the Prime Ministers' Office.  Involve all the experts, bankers, industrialists, economists and opposition leaders wherever necessary for fulfilment of his goals.  The hard-core attitude of some of his Council of Ministers with regard to pronouncements/announcement on  negative, non-developmental matters calls for his instant and immediate intervention so that the public should not get a sectarian, negative and unwanted feeling.  The party may have a political agenda but that should not over-shadow the positives of the Government.  Autonomy should be upheld of the Constitutional Institutions.  

            The Prime Minister should spare a few moments on the burning, attention calling and immediate needs of the farmers, workers and also the business entrepreneurs.  People expect India to be a "Super-Power" which means all round development of  Indians (including all castes, sub-castes, colours and creeds, tribes and sub-tribes, have and have nots, all regions, etc).  Seclusion and non-inclusion of communities may fetch you votes but not "super power status".  The mantra of India should be  "development, development & development of all and not of a few".  History is witness that the sectarian and myopic attitudes do not lead to prosperity and progress of the nations.  Hence, involve every citizen of India in the national building and reconstruction.  Votes will come automatically if we are positive and accommodative.  Make the Dalits (the down-trodden) and Minorities feel proud in the progress of the Nation.  A year of Governance of the National Democratic Union will pass by and the 2nd year will follow, so on and so forth. 

               People wants results my dear Hon'ble Prime Minister.  God bless the Nation.  Jai Hind.

Saturday, 25 April 2015



        It is almost an year for the National Democratic Alliance's Government at the helm of affairs.  The pace of performance and output is wanting compared to the hype and promises made to the electorate.  People's expectations were and are very high, because of the pre-electoral and post-electoral promises by Mr. Modi and his Team. The younger generation especially between the  age group of 20-35 years are more demanding and want quick and immediate resolution of their grievances.
         Luckily, a number of factors have helped the Union Government till now:-

(a)  During the year 2015, the international prices of crude,  metals and minerals have drastically fallen giving substantial benefits by way of total value of imports, thereby, resulting in saving of precious foreign exchange,
(b)  With the change in Government at the Centre, the naxal and other internal disturbances  in the country are under control,
(c)   Even the external disturbances on the western, eastern and northern front of the country are again under relative control as the neighbours are under passive state and reassessing their strategies.  A year before, even small island nations like Sri Lanka and Maldives have behaved inappropriately, if we recall,
(d)  The US Fed is yet to revise their Treasury Policy on interest rate which has resulted in more flow of FII funds into the Indian stock market and last but not the least, 
(e)   The overall economic performance of the BRIC nations including China is not very encouraging due to global and internal problems of those countries.

         The present Government led by Mr. Modi has taken some extra-ordinary looking good actions during the past one year.  To mention a few of them, are:-
(a)   The e-Auction of coal blocks which has fetched the Union and State Governments about 2 lac crores, till now and more is expected from the remaining e-auctions from the cancelled coal blocks. 
(b)   It is seen that about one lac crore rupees were committed for spectrum auctions of the Ministry of Telecommunications.
(c)    About 12.50 crore Jan Dhan Yojana accounts have been opened as on 31.01.2015 yielding an account balance  of Rs. 10500 crores from both urban and rural areas,
(d)    A trillion watts of energy has been produced in India, as per the latest reports of the Ministry of Energy, which is a record performance. 
(e)    The over-all performance of the Ministry of External Affairs is relatively praise-worthy compared to the past performance on many fronts during the past one year.

         It is clearly seen that out of 60-65 Ministries in the Government of India, except for the performance output of 6-8 Ministries, the rest are lagging behind and more or less on par with the past performance of the earlier Governments.  Below par performance relatively.  A lot needs to be done.  But for the performance of the Hon'ble Supreme Court, Reserve Bank of India, SEBI, ISRO, etc., the whatever shine of the Government would get diluted.   Here lies a very good opportunity for India to take some concrete actions on top priority basis.  The Government should think out-of-the-box and should take some drastic steps.  
Induct Professional Experts
         It has been seen during the past two-three decades that the output performance of 'Professional Experts' inducted into the Government like S/Shri  Dr. Verghese Kurien, Dr. E. Sreedharan, T.N. Seshan and Nandan Nilekani to name a few and others had been laudable.  The age old and decadent Indian bureaucracy is not up to the mark with the challenges facing the Nation vis-a-vis the expectations of the young, vibrant and expectorant population of India.  It is high time that the Hon'ble Prime Minister himself with the assistance of the Minister of Personnel and Administrative Reforms should chalk-out a Panel of "Professional Experts" to be inducted into various Ministries and Organisations of the Government with suitable status, pay and perks, with utmost autonomy, clear cut objectives and time lines to be given assigned for period not less than 3-5 years.  It is seen that the old coterie of bureaucracy puts in lot of spokes whenever "professional experts" are appointed in their places.  Prime Minister himself should review this aspect.  

        If we want to take the Nation forward, this is one of the prescriptions, which was not carried out by weak governments earlier.  Likewise, the State and Union Territory Governments should follow the pattern.  I hope, Mr. Kejrival of Delhi and Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu of Andhra Pradesh should take a lead which should ignite and encourage KCR Government of Telangana to out-show his competitive rivals.  The objective is that appropriate measures and means should yield better results for the common man.  

       Let us hope the Governments act on the+ Right Track.#


Friday, 24 April 2015

Caste and Communal Riots in India

 Caste and Communal Riots in India - How to tackle 

      It is a common knowledge that prior to independence, the British have practically used the existence of different castes and communities in Indian Sub-Continent to their advantage by creating friction between these groups.  These frictions have later grown as caste clashes and communal riots.  To prolong their rule over the natives, the British has along been using this dirty weapon quite often.  You can glance through the post independence scenario of the common wealth countries, like India, the Middle East, the Palestinian, the Iran-Iraq, the African continent, etc. etc, which endorses the British Policy of Divide and Rule, the Natives.  This has cost the World Community dearly.  The cancer has spread all over the world and the poor post independence Governments of the Common Wealth are still struggling to deal with it.  Sooner to over come this menace, the better it will be, for the common good of the humanity. www,
Communal and Caste Riots

        After the Independence, post  mega communal riots of partition, the then Government of India took an excellent action to integrate different princely states numbering about thousand five hundred headed mini & mega nawabs, rajas and maharajas into the Union of India.  On different occasions, the Government had to take various army actions, police actions in Hyderabad, Kashmir and Goa, etc. Eventually, all these actions have resulted in the present form of the Indian State.  Well done, the GoI.

       Surprisingly, during the past 65 years of the post independence era, India has witnessed, tens of thousands of communal and caste riots, spread over across India - be it from UP to AP or from Kashmir to Kerala.  More or less, every Indian is aware of the innumerable reasons on which communal and caste  (comcaste) riots occur, flare up and extinguish, leaving thereby deep scars which take long time to heal.  Many a times, it is also seen that the Government both at the Union and the State level has failed to prevent, control or rehabilitate the affected post riots.

        The Ministry of Home Affairs both at the Central and State levels have failed, time and again, despite the availability of the services of specialised intelligence gathering agencies, the CRPF, the Rapid Action Force, the State Armed Police Battalions, the general Law and Order Police Forces in controlling these comcaste riots.  May be, the MHA is too vast a Ministry to handle issues from Disaster Management to Official Language.  Even, at the level of the State Governments, the Chief Ministers or the State Home Ministers including their Chief Secretaries and the DGPs have failed to tackle these comcaste riots.

Therefore, it is time to ponder.  We should take strong measures, some of which are suggested below to handle this recurrent problem; if India has to become a Super Power in the near future:-

a)  Immediately, create a separate Ministry for National Integration and Communal Harmony.  The least, can be to create a Separate Department under the MHA, directly under the charge of a junior MoS who should either report to Home Minister or the Prime Minister.  It is necessary to mention here, the concept of National Integration Council, etc. (ad-hoc and limited measures have failed, till now).

b)   Like, the National Disaster Response Force, a separate National Communal Harmony Force should be created by integrating some battalions from the CRPF and RAF, etc.
c)   The political parties/organisations should be given a Code of Conduct by the Election Commission to desist from patronising the comcaste elements/organisations
d)  Special Fast Track Courts be established for Comcaste Riots.
e)  Aadhar Cards should be used for post-riot Rehabilitation Packages and Schemes for the affected persons
f)   The Commissions of  Enquiry/Judicial Commissions should given a time-bound reports, say, within 90 days and not later than 100 days of the occurrence of the incident.  The follow-up Action Taken Report should invariably put up on the Table of the Legislative Assembly or Parliament, as the case may be, within a time bound period of say-60 days.
g)   The Unit Level Action/Monitoring is of prime importance in the case of comcaste riots.  The Station House Officer (SHO) and the S.P. along with the District Magistrate/District Collection should be made responsible and accountable.  If good work done, these officers should be incentivised and honoured.
h)   Least but not the last, the Hon.ble Prime Minister and the Chief Minister should review the situation every month devoting at least an Hour on the date of the Review. Suggestions have been deliberately limited to avoid a lengthy Blog.

       The above are some of the suggestions to handle the comcaste riots.  India can save billions of rupees of  losses, per annum.  It can surely rise to be the Super Power in the first half of the 21st Century.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015


      The Great Nature is Supreme.  Its involves the principles of multiplication/division and subtraction/addition which the Nature is rendering for billions of years with perfection.  This involves lots of data gathering, processing, analysis and applications based on mathematical, geometrical and geological, etc. calculations.  The evolution of the Nature has resulted in multiple gifts of the nature  for the sake of humanity, on account of various colours, fruits, vegetables, hills, lakes, fountains, rivers and so on.  Thanks Almighty I love it, cherish and enjoy.
       The Humans have been one of the best creations of the Almighty and as per Islam - they are called "Ashraful Makhlook", the best of the living organisms, the God has created. From the dawn of civilisations, the humans have also started following and practicing the Great Nature and its principles of multiplication/division and subtraction/addition resulting  in better creations/products.  The evolution process had resulted into groups, tribes, villages, towns, cities, countries and continents and as well from chieftains, gang-leaders, cult leaders, kings yielding place to authoritarian dictatorships, democratic republics and so on and so forth.  It has also resulted into a side-effect resulting into 'Division of the Society' on account of:-
(a)  religion
(b)  genetic features like negro (africanese), mongoloid, european, aryan, dravidian,etc
(c)  colour and creed - white, black and brown
(d)  castes, sub-castes, dalits and maha-dalits...
(e)  languages and dialects
(f)   continents, sub-continents, group of regions (latin,north n south americas,etc), countries and in the country - north/south, east/west and middle.....
(g)  And one more on Food Habits (vegetarian, non-vegetarian and everytarian) etc.

            The concept of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" - the world is a one family has been broken into pieces.  May be you need one more UN organ to handle this disease of the Nations.  Let us examine and diagnose some top five points of all these Food Habit believers:
i)       should eat only vegetables and plants
ii)      unhuman to kill the animals/birds for their flesh/bones/blood etc
iii)     vegetables are good for health
iv)     drink and eat milk, natural fruits and juices
v)      killing is animalistic, cruel and inhuman
i)       God and Supreme Nature has provided the animals/birds/sea-food for the survival of the human beings along with other species of the earth
ii)       Plants and vegetables are also living beings.  Veggies should not kill them to eat
iii)      The Veggies should not drink the milk of cow, goat, camel, donkey (given to infants as good for fighting diseases in the rural parts of Telangana, Andhra and Uttara Karnataka)  instead should drink 'Soya Milk, Maize Milk, Jowar Milk, etc)
iv)      Veggies are also killing billions of good bacteria, uni-n-multi cellular organisms while eating their food,
v)       Animal/bird/seafood has many nutrients/minerals/proteins for the sustenance of the humans - a Gift of God.

  • theirs is wholesome food  
  • no division-no sectarianism
  • nature followers
  • no religion/caste or cult beliefs
  • follow whatever they like            
          Now that we have diagnosed the problem.  It is seen that various State Governments are fast-tracking legislations banning the slaughter of cows and calfs, buffaloes, bulls, etc.  Mere possession, eating, storage, etc is a crime with a heavy punishment.  Tomorrow, the muslims may ask for banning the 'pork', jains may ask banning mulberry cocoons, buddhists may ask total ban on plant and animal life.  There is no end to it.  Its OK to ban the slaughter of cow and calf, as a matter of respect to the "Astha" of the Hindus.  Not the "Astha of the Vedics" as they used to cherish the animal all by-products.  Hereagain, there is no end to protect the Asthas but as a matter of respect-there is no harm to agree to the non-slaughter of the cow-and-the-calf. Even the Holy Quran prescribes restrictions on the slaughter of milk yielding animals and their calves. The Hindu Pantheon loves lot of animals, monkeys, rats, bulls, horses - fruits and other vegetables.  How about banning them.  There is no end to it.  Somewhere the commas and full stops have to be applied.  
          A number of elements, circumstances and factors are required to be taken before bringing out a Bill for Legislation for Passing by the stake-holders like legislators, political parties, Government including the Hon'ble President of India before according his assent for introduction and implementation of the Bills of such nature.  A large number of socio-economic, national, international, religious, caste and belief issues are involved.  The present bills passed by the Government of Maharashtra and Haryana have substantially affected the following communities:
a)  Dalits, Backwards, Scheduled Tribes involved in the field of tanning, leather and footwear industry (mochis, etc), minorities (kasabs and qureshis), christians, north-east India
b)  Effect on the trade and industry, exports and imports, storage, whole-sale and retail, transport and tourism including the hotel industry of the economy 
c)   Socio-economic costs to the Nation
d)  Alternate provisions for the caring of banned animals in their old age, gowshalas and pashushalas, final burials and cremations have to be properly taken care of.
e)  Last but not the least -  the misuse of the Law by the police and unwanted and undesirable entanglement of the innocents.  
          Ponder a little.  Think positively and in the overall interest of the Nation.  Revise provisions of the Legislations passed except the Ban on Cow and Calf Slaughter.  This is the Prescription.  Mera Desh Mahan - it is a Gul and Gulisthan of various sects, castes, tribes, beliefs, asthas, a conglomerate of people on the pattern of  Supreme Nature.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

11-Month Performance of Modi Sarkar (Diagnosis and Prescriptions)

   As a Doctor you examine and diagnose the performance of the Modi Sarkar.  The take-off was excellant and the air-journey is little better than Air India.  India's common janta was assured repeatedly in almost every election rally by Mr. Modi that the Indians are going to take off in a 'Rocket' journey once the NDA is voted to power.  The cruise will be swift, speedy and enjoying. The social media has nick named this gentleman in a slang as a big 'pheku'.  A friend of mine jokingly describes about 'phekus' that "itna bada bhi na pheko jo rafu na kar sake" means we should not promise something big which is not feasible for implementation. Even after the LS elections, the big promises were repeated in the State Assembly elections, too.

     Mr. Modi is not a 'Selfie'.  He is not a single-man Army but is a Captain of a Ship, called India. His crew comprises of Union Council of Ministers, bureaucrats, partymen and dedicated stealth force of RSS.  The promises made are big and the expectations of the public are still bigger.  Almost, it will be one year of performance of the present Government and the promises fulfilled are not even in double digit (jhan dhan, insurance, defence, etc).  We know you have some compulsions of majority in the Rajya Sabha but that does not mean that there is no scope of 'parliamentary conciliations/management' which is lacking in your present set up.  Except for five or six Ministries( Finance, Defence, Power, External Affairs, etc) the deliverance of performance of other forty odd Ministries is quite deplorable.  Captain there is something wrong with either your selection of the Ministers or else there lies of fault of performance monitoring.  Just meeting with Secretaries to the GOI over a cup of tea is no serious review of performance.  This meeting should include the Minister in-charge  as well as the Secretary  with a proper Agenda for the particular Ministry.

      As the time-tested Five Year Plans have been discarded but still the Niti Ayog is yet to take-off.  The Niti Ayog has lot to do and it seems it not yet ready to take the  baby steps.  Time-lines and proper objectives should be defined for the Niti Ayog.  It is a very important organ and a tool of the governance - the nation cannot watch and wait for months and years.

       The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has almost failed in its objective.  Monitoring and Implementation is key to success.  The process of evaluation and monitoring has just became routine and even the Monthly Note to the Cabinet Secretary has become cyclical and routine. These routine performance appraisal of  the Ministry of Statistics and Prog. Implementation, Ministry of Finance, Planning Commission (Niti Ayog) and the monthly report for Cab. Secretary have become redundant.  Hence, calls for something Urgent and out of the box treatment.Therefore, the Prime Minister should head a Panel for Evaluation and Performance Appraisal of the different Ministries where the Vice Chairman, Niti Ayog and the Cabinet Secretary should be associated as per assignment.

       This PEPA (Panel for Evaluation & Performance Appraisal) under the PMO should plan a Real Time Agenda for the development of India, as a whole.  Sub-Plans should be earmarked for each Ministry, Niti Ayog, UPSC and other constitutional bodies.  Expert Bodies (chambers of commerce, eminent economists, institutions of repute) may also be associated, if need be and as per requirement. The PEPA should meet every month either on the last Saturday or Sunday of the Month.  The Minutes of the Meeting should be displayed on the website of the PMO and NITI AYOG except the agenda items that are sensitive and top confidential pertaining to defence, external affairs and internal security.  

        The Nation has a right to know about the visible gains and measure losses owing to improper implementation of the schemes/plans under the GoI.  The quantification of presumable losses caused due to time-lags, delays and non-coordinated actions of various department resulting non-achievement of physical infrastructure, financial and revenue losses, non-generation of employment, etc.  These losses are not visible.  Therefore the MoM of the PEPA Meetings should be displayed on the Website of the Niti Ayog and the PMO.  Mr. Prime Minister, some senior bureaucrats may not agree with this prescription but get this suggestion evaluated by some competent professionals.  All the best to the Prime Minister in the days to come-by for fulfilling his promises.