Deployment of judicial services: The Tribune India
With regard to “court appointments”, there is virtually no chronology in the history of our country after independence, when all sanctioned positions of judges in the high courts and the Supreme remained filled. The Collegium system is a colonial legacy and must be abolished. The nation celebrates 75 years of Azadi. Since independence, many institutions of governance have undergone sweeping changes in accordance with the principles and ethics enshrined in our Constitution. Therefore, judicial services should be set up, in line with public functions. It will democratize opportunities to become a judge through an open competition. Excessive delays in dealing with cases and petitions are a violation of people’s rights.
Ravi Bhushan, Kurukshetra
Research the source of funds
Refer to ‘RS Ticket Racket’; corruption breeds from above. Isn’t it corruption to favor the corporate world, to cancel loans, extend tax breaks, award contracts by central and state governments instead of chanda? Where do political parties get the millions they spend lavishly on propaganda and building party offices and so on? ? To eradicate corruption, we must adopt a policy of transparency of the funds received by the parties and their expenditure. If the CBI or the ED is given the job of digging up the financial transactions of political parties, the nation will benefit.
ROOP SINGH NEGI, Solan
Multi Crore Racket
It is shocking to learn of a multi-state racket where the posts of governor and member of Rajya Sabha are offered for Rs 100 crore (“RS bill racket”). A fair investigation will reveal the people and agency involved in such money bag swapping transactions, but the common man feels cheated. Corruption is deeply rooted in the system. Searches are underway and large sums of cash and other valuables are seized, but surprisingly there have been no raids on politicians belonging to the ruling party, despite the allegations. The media should help enlighten the public, ignoring ill-informed and agenda-driven debates.
GS MANN, NAYA NANGAL
The suspension of deputies
Suspending Members of Parliament during the current session for unruly conduct is not a new phenomenon, but is becoming commonplace. The BJP can tolerate neither criticism outside the Parliament nor issues raised by the opposition inside the House. The raw majority has made the BJP arrogant and stubborn. It either resorts to rushing bills or ordinances. Debates and discussions are now left to party spokespersons in television studios. The country is witnessing a decline in the quality of legislators; a majority have a criminal history. The new Parliament building is a white elephant.
Deepak Singhal, Noida
Reconsider live streaming
“Heckle over inflation, record 19 RS MPs suspended” reflects a sad state of affairs in the conduct of the House. When the issue of unparliamentary words made headlines, it was said that our representatives were not “kids” who needed to be supervised in the choice of words. But if their behavior does not match their august status, the live broadcast should be redesigned.
DV Sharma, Mukerien
what is the truth?
Refer to “No Pandit Quit After Targeted Killings: Government” and “2000 Quit Their Jobs, Says KP Association”; which report should we believe? Hard for readers to decide. The plight of Kashmiri pundits and their plight has become a matter of concern for the masses who will be confused by this conflicting information. Maybe a believable film or documentary can help people form an opinion.
Hira Sharma, by mail
According to official information released by the Punjab government, more than 50% of inmates in various prisons are drug addicts. Likewise, gangsters fearlessly conduct their business of extortion and murder from the prison premises. If the government cannot control the drugs and crimes of those in its direct custody, how can it claim to eradicate these social evils from Punjab? This says a lot about the connection between prison authorities and criminals in custody. The prison administration needs a major overhaul.
Lieutenant Colonel Harbinder Dullat (retired), Patiala
Safety in the air
I am a retired pilot. Recently, an article appeared in The Tribune about many commercial flights having to make an emergency landing. I want to point out that what the pilots, without giving their names, said is not entirely correct. It is normal to fly with minimal equipment from time to time, but if done frequently it can lead to safety issues. Unseen problems can arise in the air.
Aman Kumar, Noida
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