Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Constitutional Coalition Aftershocks !

This has reference to my yesterday's blog : Constitutional  Coalition  Government :

{  http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/10/a-constitutional-coalition-government.html  },

where I suggested ,

#   Expand Union Government cabinet to 100 Ministerial positions ( 20% of Lok Sabha membership )

#   Allot Ministerial positions to ALL parties in proportion to their number of seats in Lok Sabha

As my friend Gurudatta had earlier pointed out, this arrangement will do away with the concept of OPPOSITION

Since this suggestion is bound to send shocks through the Political Fabric of India , here are some aftershocks :

#  Without any danger of a " Vote of No Confidence " , every government will last its full 5 year tenure

#  Government will not need to " reach out " to opposition members. Being part of Collective Responsibility , each
    Minister will go out and " sell " a Cabinet decision to other MPs belonging to his party

#  Budget provisions will be easy to get approved

#  Bills will cease to be controversial and get passed quickly

#  Debates in Lok Sabha will get much shorter, to the point - and much more polite ( no name calling ) !

#  There will be fewer Zero Hour questions and fewer " Points of Order " needing ruling by the Speaker

#  Lok Sabha attendance - and consequent productivity - will improve vastly

 Along with this suggestion , we must also introduce mobile app ," ROMP : Recall Our Member of Parliament "

{   http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2015/08/romp-panacea.html  }

If a MP fails to come up to the expectations of the Voters of his constituency , he will get " Re-called " and lose his seat in the Lok Sabha !

Horror of horror !

If that happens , his party's share ( percentage ) in Lok Sabha will come down , with consequential loss of a Minister-ship  !

Would not that be a strong incentive for every party to insist / demand , the highest standard of " Performance " of its elected MPs ?  I think , each party will set up an internal process to evaluate performance of its members

Now couple this with my earlier suggestion whereby every candidate must sign ( e-Signature ) and accept to implement , a voters' " Charter of Demand " , uploaded on the web site of the Election Commission , making it easy for the voters of his constituency to judge / evaluate / rate , his performance

{  http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/09/filtering-candidate-information.html  }

This will be one Earth-Quake which will change the factors in our Governance Equation !


03  Oct  2016

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