December 29, 2012

India: Out of Control

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Inorganic Growth
There is a huge divide. Cultural. Economic. All the development is happening in A and B cities. Rest of the India remains poor and undeveloped. All the metro cities are already overloaded with capacity that their fragile infrastructure cannot handle. Why not just put a full stop and develop new cities. Would this not spread the development? Why choke these cities then?

Migration
A heterogeneous development also means mass migration. Such as from the  BIMARU states to cities like Mumbai and Delhi. What do you expect when a person who has been living in totally dark ages all of a sudden comes to live in the most advanced place (in the country). What kind of cultural shock is he supposed to get? Do you expect him/her to gel with the society?

Income Disparity
What is the minimum wage by law in India? I don't know. If there is any, I'm sure it's meager. A private security guard (usually seen everywhere, now-a-days) is paid arond Rs. 6k every month. In contrast, the lowest paying engineer will be paid Rs. 20k. The 20k+ population drives the cost of living up for everyone in the city. Rents go up. School Fee goes up. How would the 6k population ever afford it? There is no chance their quality of life would improve with such prevailing income disparity.

Lack of Recreation
How many cities of India have developed recreational avenues for its population. All we see are concrete jungles. For a healthy development of the society, it's important the people get opportunities to engage is constructive and recreational activities - such as cultural and sports. This would not only create employment but also allow people to do something other than twiddling their thumbs. There is a need to channel the latent energy which is present in every individual, in the right direction.

Job Guarantee
Why is the Govt Sector job synonymous with Job Security? Can anyone disagree that a very high percentage of Govt Officers flout the rules or just turn a blind eye to their violation. And this happens because there is no fear that they might lose their jobs.

Discretionary Privileges
Why should there be any discretionary privilege be given to any individual? Why can't every thing run by the rules. Equality before Law - wasn't that the Idea? It's the discretionary powers that breed corruption.

Slow motion Judiciary
Appoint more judges, all cases should be fast-tracked. Especially those related to Public Servants and Crime. It's not the punishment, it's a working justice system that acts as a deterrent.

Post of the President.
This post is a loss to the exchequer. Why the hell do we need a ceremonial head of state? Either turn to Presidential System or abolish it altogether. It's a huge waste of money.

Whips in the House
Why can't a representative cast a vote against the party line? If they have to follow the party line, we only need one representative from each party, not 543.