New India’s ‘Development’ Divide: A Modern-day Apartheid?

M.G. Devasahayam Context—The Budget Trailer At the fag end of their tenure, the ruling class in Delhi have made these startling discoveries: there is a huge middle-class in the country who need crumbs from the government; there are 30-40 crore workers employed in unorganised sector who are poor and need to be empowered; there are…

3M (Machine, Money, Media) challenges to India’s Electoral Democracy | Press Release

4/142, Venugopal Swamy Nagar 2nd Street, Parvathipuram, Nagercoil 629 003 Phone: 04652-259806; email: reclaimtherepublic@gmail.com M G Devasahayam IAS (Retd)                                                      D. Thomas Franco    Chairman                                                                                        Convenor [9940174446]                                                                                [9445000806] PRESS RELEASE [Jointly issued with Constitutional Conduct Group (CCG) of former Civil Servants] 3M (Machine, Money, Media) challenges to India’s Electoral Democracy Bengaluru, 2…

Coal and Power crisis in the country | Press Release

In order to bring out the actual reasons for the colossal failure of the Coal and Power system management and enable corrective action, an independent enquiry should be constituted into the coal crisis that occurred once during 2021, has enveloped the country during the summer of 2022 and is likely to extend into the monsoon.

Compliance of EVM voting with basic and essential requirements of ‘Democracy Principles’ and integrity and credibility of electronic voting and counting in Electoral Democracy-Posers

To, Sh. Sushil Chandra, Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commission of India, Nirvachan Sadan, New Delhi. Sh. Rajiv Kumar Election Commissioner Sh. Anup Chandra Pandey   Election Commissioner Subject: Compliance of EVM voting with basic and essential requirements of ‘Democracy Principles’ and integrity and credibility of electronic voting and counting in Electoral Democracy-Posers thereof Dear Sirs, …

PEOPLES’ COMMISSION ON PUBLIC SECTOR AND PUBLIC SERVICES STATEMENT ON LIC IPO

Please refer to our earlier statement on LIC here. Based on the further developments, we are issuing another statement because of the National Importance. First, We wish to reproduce below the prophetic words of Shri C D Deshmukh, the eminent Finance Minister who had the vision to create the LIC in 1956:  “The concept of…

Statement on LIC IPO

January 21, 2022 Peoples Commission on Public Sector and Public Services Statement on LIC IPO The Finance Minister in her budget speech in 2021 announced disinvestment of government stake in the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). According to news reports, the LIC IPO Prospectus is likely to be issued in early February 2022. It…

Demand to Reverse the SBI-Adani Capital Deal

Reserve Bank of India should reverse its policy with regard to allowing Non-Banking Financial Companies (like the Adani Capital) to have tie-ups with Public Sector banks (like the State Bank of India) for co-lending to the farmers and other small borrowers. The undersigned demand an immediate reversal of this arrangement as it will have serious…

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