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Posted: August 5, 2012 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bottom to top, democracy, election, Jan lokpal, Manifesto, reforms
Advantages of bottom to top organization:
The proposal is for consideration of IAC to achieve total revolution and establish true democratic principles in place and motivate people to vote. Let them decide what they want!
All big things are made of conglomeration of small things (integrated unit of small things; for example all buildings are made of sand; cement; bricks; wood; electrical items; labor etc.). To have desired results we should take care of small things (better control at lower levels); failure to do so will result in undesirable outcomes.
The difficulties lie; in the ability; to take care of small things/lower levels.
By following bottom to top organization IAC has to concentrate on much fewer members; less than 15 million people of total electorate; instead of 370 million. An organized set up to coordinate election process and has to spend less on electioneering expenditure.
The proposal is for consideration of IAC to achieve total revolution and establish true democratic principles in place. A 4-tire level of selection process is proposed to finalize; candidates; election manifesto and common minimum agenda to be followed after elections.
The primary groups should be made of local community of not more than 50 members each (may or may not belong to any party). Number of groups of each community depends on community size.
Every group of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd level contains less than 50 people and represented by 2 selected people & FINAL SELECTION OF THE CANDIDATE TO CONTEST THE ELECTION IS FINALISED BY DEBATE BETWEEN TWO CANDIDATES at 4th level ON MERITS.
Basic principles of democracy (conscience, debate and voting, consensus decision)
Basic issues to be handled by people in pursuit of problems they are facing to find a solution.
Stage 1 Conscience (the inner sense of what is right or wrong).
Stage 1 Conscience (the inner sense of what is right or wrong).
Category 1: a. Food & water b. Health and c. employment
Category 2: a. Education b. Safety and c. environment
Category 3: a. Infrastructure and b. Shelter
Stage 2 Debate (a formal contest in which the affirmative & negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers) and Voting (a formal expression of opinion or choice, either positive or negative, made by an individual or body of individuals)
All three categories should be debated by group of 50 people of the select/community group and voted.
Stage 3 Consensus (general agreement or concord; harmony)
The three; fundamental (being primary source) concepts (an idea of something formed by mentally combining all its characteristics or particulars) of democracy
What each group has to do: Finalize the recommendations and send them along with the names of 2 elected representatives for next higher level for follow on action.
1 st 2nd and 3rd levels will have groups of 50 people each and each group will consist of not more than 50 members and represented by 2 chosen people. The qualification of each representative will be; ability to understand and present the needs of the community/group.
Procedure to be followed: Select 2 people to represent the group of 50. Discusses and finalize the requirements of the group. The selected people will be active members to ensure implementation of 73rd and 74th amendments of the constitution after elections (this active role after elections should be the motivating force). They will be supervisory force of development activities. To know the benefits Read: Expected achievements by implementing 73rd & 74th amendments. Panchayati Raj Institutions; can compete with metros! https://sofjustice.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/expected-achievements-by-implementing-73rd-74th-amendments/
Modus-operandi of each group:
- Conscience, selection of solution for the problem at hand
- Debate and voting, on requirements. Three groups (for; against and mixed) of not more than 17 people each and one moderator (Listen to the people who disagree with you to improve upon the proposals made by you). Every group should have two opportunities to present their proposals (original and revised) and voted.
- Consensuses; finalize the requirements.
Send the proposal to next higher forum with names of 2 elected representatives who will represent them at next higher level. One of the representatives will be attending local meetings and the other represents them at higher level in alteration. Frequency of meeting every Sunday
Same process will be repeated at 2nd and 3rd levels and at 4th level a debate will be held between possible two candidates; to find out their commitment to cause; ability to carry on with common minimum program; the winner’s name will be cleared to contest parliamentary elections.
Frequency of meetings: 1st level meeting will be once in a week on Sundays.
2nd level meeting will be once in 4 weeks on Sundays.
3rd level once in 6 weeks on Sundays
4th level before elections for finalization of candidates.
No of selected representatives at each level: 1st level will have 14.8 million selected representatives. 2nd level will have 0.6 million selected representatives. 3rd level will have 2400 selected representatives. 4th level will have 1000 people to choose from.
IAC responsibilities: A. find out the credentials of 2400 people; accept or reject and ask for a new recommendation from level 3. B. Arrange debate and finalize the candidate (from group 4) for elections.
Process: Collect all the recommendations; process and categories them; constituency wise to prepare election manifestos. Print and distribute to selected members of all groups to coordinate voting and to enable them to exercise their right to recall the elected members in case they fail to defend their cause properly in the parliament.
Arrange a debates among the selected candidates; to finalize election manifesto and common minimum program to be implemented after elections. The manifesto should stress on job opportunities than freebies. Read: Salable Skills: http://righteducation.org/id30.htm
Content of the manifesto: In addition to common minimum program; the manifesto will also contain the commitments to bring bills/implement
- Jan lokpal
- Judicial reforms (fasting of courts) Read: FAST TRACK COURTS compress 10 yrs to 7 days? https://sofjustice.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/fast-track-courts-compress-10-yrs-to-7-days/
- Police reforms and
- Administrative reforms
- Electoral reforms Read: Open letter to all political parties- issues and solutions: https://sofjustice.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/open-letter-to-all-political-parties-issues-and-solutions/
- Recovery of black-money from the corrupt and plough it back into development programs by creating national development fund.
- Making finance commission responsible for planning and accountable for balanced development of all states.
In first session of parliament after election 73rd and 74th amendments of constitution will be implemented before funds are released for development. Accountability will be fixed to ensure proper implementation of proposals and proper auditing mechanism put in place before releasing further funds. Any misappropriation should be dealt with confiscation of properties and suitable punishments. 2nd level representatives (village/municipality/town/city) are empowered to report any misappropriation and or improper implementation or tardy progress of the proposal/scheme. This empowerment and recognition will act as motivation force.
Jan lokpal bill will be passed during first session based on own strength or with the help of coalition partners.
Electioneering: Copies of manifesto related to each constituency will be given to the representatives selected by the groups to enable them to keep in touch with their group members and motivate them to participate in the election process. Empowerment and recognition will be the motivation force.
Any one who wants to become a primary member has to pay one time member ship fee of Rs. 25 only (the aim is to stop unnecessary interference from undesirable elements).
Elected members can be authorized to raise election funds from people who believe in IAC efforts and can afford to contribute to IAC to meet election expenditure. All contributions more that Rs 100; in the form of cheques/credit card payments/direct deposits into IAC account only. All collections to be deposited in IAC account; at least; twice in a week.
Proper grievance redressal mechanism; by involving next higher level people should be evolved; and settled in following meeting.
Involvement and accountability at all levies is the essence of true democracy.
“Don’t look back—forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience—then alone can great deeds be accomplished” – Swami Vivekananda