Rahul Mehta: Tanaji, What legislations do you propose to reduce the problems?
Marut: Mods, This is a humble request to rein in Rahul Mehta from barging into every thread and talking about legislations. The talk about legislations doesn't serve to further the discussion and many posters stop discussing once he is in with his 'legislations & right of commons' tripe. I understand that he wants to improve things in India and has contested Parliamentary election to that effect. But to wield it as though this action has bestowed upon him the unquestionable right to tell us how to fix things smacks of arrogance. I believe that the 'Indian Neta-Babu-Judiciary' thread has been allowed to be the crucible for his ideas and theories about commons and legislations. I request that he be asked to confine his legislative ideas and thoughts to that thread. His participation in the other threads will need to go with the flow of ideas and thoughts being discussed with none of the rhetorical 'What legislation do you propose?'.
The allegation that I barge into "every" thread is horribly wrong. Pls look at Mil Forum threads and many Strat Forum threads, and I have practically zero posts in most of those threads. I ask postors to provide legislations ONLY when they are cursing GoI wrt a problem.
And IMO, that is 100% logical, for GoI runs on drafts of legislations, Govt Orders etc. And that is how GoI must run. If anyone is complaining about GoI, it is implied that he wants some changes in GoI behavior and a change in GoI behavior can come only after some legislation or GO is passed. Even if problem is lack of implementation, then also solution is only some other GO would bring the implementation.
And when do I stop people from posting what they want? I ask them a question, and they are free to answer or ignore the question. I dont ask same question to same postor on same issue again. My posts are not abusive. My posts are not defamatory. And yet they cause so much Takleeeeef to postors !! And if a post like "what legislation do you propose" cause Takleeef , I shouldnt be faulted for this.
I am amazed with your persistence in peddling the legislation tripe when you should know by now that the major problem in India is the enforcement of the said legislation.
Thats YO. IMO, problem is bad legislation drafts, which is why implementation becomes impossible despite the fact that 99% citizens of India are as honest as those in US.
Hari Seldon : Many a cloud has a silver lining, seems like. E.g., in edu - the comprehensive failure of the state or gubmint to cater to minimum citizen needs has allowed an entire pvt edu industry to rise and shine in our urban areas - at different price points for different tastes. Same in healthcare too - every gully has a clinic, nursing homes flourish even in semi-urban areas, the number of doctors, nurses and other med professionals churned out by the system scales in the 1000s, hajaar bottom-up jugaad and innovation all around, a vibrant low-cost pharma industry that even global biggies grudgingly respect for capabilities and delivery, and so on and so forth. Cleanliness and all - seems citizen initiatives are all the rage for local garbage collection and disposal in Kolkata of all places. Nainital residents banded together and cleaned up their naini lake themselves.
Marut: The above post illustrates the need to remove the govt from being the prime mover for most of the areas. The private sector with its competition will provide the range of services that will cater to the needs of the market. The govt only needs to mandate the minima and/or maxima of the requirements and then stay on the sidelines ensuring these are fulfilled.
So how do you propose we apply this "remove the Govt as prime mover" solution for some REAL problems like corruption in police, corruption in courts, nepotism in courts , weakening of Indian Military etc?