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Home Ministers dictate to states, bold step in police reforms. Ruchika case helps…..

December 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Home Minister P Chidambaram, may prove to be the man with direction to make the police force better.

Ruchi ka case helps to initiate a step in the direction of clensing the system, yet there is very long way to go.  This will be considered as a major first major step forward in bring the police reoforms.

Keen to avoid another Ruchika Girhotra – like case, the government has decided to make immediate registration of FIRs mandatory for all cognisable offences so that investigations can begin quickly.

To ensure the new system works, an accountability clause is being weaved into a proposed amendment to the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) that will hold station house officers (SHOs) responsible if this is not done.

The home ministry has decided to send a circular to police chiefs of all states and union territories, informing them of the proposed amendment on compulsory registration of FIRs.

Under this, any complaint made to a police station regarding a cognisable offence – under which an arrest can be made without a warrant – will automatically be treated as an FIR. Sources said the reason behind the move is to ensure quick action. The Ruchika case had exposed the flaws in the system. It had taken nine years and directions from the court for an FIR to be registered, by which time the budding tennis player had committed suicide.

According to home minister P. Chidambaram, “All complaints must be registered as FIRs and investigated. If a complaint is found to be false, the FIR should be ruthlessly cancelled. But it must be made a point to register all complaints as FIRs promptly as this would increase the confidence of the public for the police. We are totally against non-registration of FIRs and I, in fact, even favour online complaints from the public to be registered as FIRs.” A senior home ministry official said that after going through the Ruchika case files, the minister decided to issue the circular to all states and union territories.

“Even though it is already a law that all cognisable offences should be registered as FIRs, the police blatantly disregard this and resort to conducting checks and enquiries to determine if a complaint is genuine. The home ministry wants state police forces to do away with these checks before lodging FIRs,” the official said.

Former police chiefs have responded to the proposed amendment by saying that the changes will put enormous pressure on the system, but that the government appeared to be finally paying heed to a much-needed demand for police reform.

Referring to the Ruchika case as an instance of all that could go wrong with a probe, a senior home ministry official said, “The fact remains that it (the assault on Ruchika) being a cognizable offence, the SHO of Panchkula police station should have immediately lodged an FIR and begun the probe. But this was not done for nine years. Hence, no probe could begin for a decade.” The official pointed out that the SHO, DGP R. R. Singh or even the state home secretary did not need anyone’s permission to lodge an FIR in the Ruchika case and begin the probe into the cognisable offence.

Another official said that several citizens, during their interactions with Chidambaram, had said that the police did not register cases to keep the crime figures down in areas within their jurisdiction.

“Mandatory and immediate registration of all complaints as FIRs is hence being recommended,” he said.

Former Delhi Police commissioner and ex-chief of the National Security Guard (NSG), Ved Marwah, said the home ministry was responding to a long-felt need for change.

“I can only hope that the home ministry circular has the desired impact on the state police forces. The reasons for non-registration of cases is mainly due to orders by political bosses to keep crime figures down as it would create a bad image for the government and make things difficult during elections. But now, as a politician in the form of Chidambaram is himself advocating the changes, I am hopeful that it will have the right impact,” said Marwah.

Former police officer Kiran Bedi said, “The country has finally woken up to the need to ensure that all crimes are registered.

This has been one of the major reasons for corruption and loss of trust and faith in Indian policing. For the first time the country will get to know how much crime did not get reported. But then we have to prepare the courts too to receive more of the work load.” Former DGP of Uttar Pradesh and exchief of the Border Security Force (BSF), Prakash Singh, said the home ministry’s idea may not practical.

“There will be a huge pressure on the system if all complaints are registered as FIRs without the basic enquiries. I am not sure how the society would react as such a step would lead to tremendous escalation in crime figures. We should instead try and change the work culture of the police force,” he said.

However, home ministry officials said that compulsory registration of FIRs was crucial to the success of the ambitious Crime and Criminal Tracking System (CCTNS) project being implemented by the home ministry, which aims to link all police stations in the country.

An official, however, admitted that a key challenge for implementing the compulsory FIR plan was to have the requisite number of policemen in the ranks as investigating officers.

According to the ministry, all the states and union territories together have a sanctioned strength of 17,46,215 policemen as on January 1, 2008. But, there were nearly 3,00,000 vacancies in these ranks. Home ministry estimates say that states would recruit over 4,00,000 constables by the end of 2011 to fill this gap.

There is need also to find a mechnism which will deter the fake and false compalints, this angle is imprtant or else there will be huge confussion and over load of work and in the process the real and genuine coplainants will be again put to sufferings and many innocent people may be effected and another type of problem may cropup.

“Cat on the Wall” Politicians Punished, in Telangana. Statement of PC added fuel to fire in AP.

December 24, 2009 Leave a comment

For a change the Politician at the receiving end. Law is on a holiday in Andhra Pradesh, and TRS chief says Andhra Pradesh is non-existent.

The Cat on the Wall Position of various Political Parties, and the Politicians for several years in the Sate of  Andhra Pradesh over the Issue of formation of state of Telangana entered an absolutely intolerable stage in the recent times.

Since the 9th Dec Statement by the Home Minister P Chidambaram which was clear and in favour of formation of a state for Telangana Region, In his statement Mr. P C said the govt will like to start the process of carving a separate state of Telangana looking in the aspirations and concerns of the demands by the people of the Telangana region.

The Political parties couple of days prior to the central govt statement in favour of Telnagana State formation witnessed willingness and a clear stand in favour of Telangana by the Political Parties leaders like TDP Chadrababu Naidu and PRP Chiranjeevi supporting the formation of a state and to move a resolution to this effect in the state assembly.

The sentiments both Telangana and in Andhra Regions are so widely raised among the Political Parties that the Political Party heads found it almost reduced them to non performing heads of the parties with no control what so ever on any of the MLS’s and MP’s and the cadre, in such situation seeing the turmoil the same leaders who supported for the formation of a separate state backed out and started blaming the govt and the Home Minister for untimely and midnight drama and a hasty  by the Centre, in favour of Telangana with our takeing in to account the parties concerned.

This was seen as a major set back in the translate on the latest statement given on the eve of Christmas from the Congress High Command thru Home Minister Chidambaram where in he indicated almost as putting the Issue of Telangana on Back burner due to a  fortnight of intense campaign by leaders of coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions against bifurcation of the state which was countered by pro-Telangana groups, Home Minister P Chidambaram made a brief statement saying “a large number of political parties are divided on the issue”.

“There is a need to hold wide-ranging consultations with all political parties and groups in the state. Government of India will take steps to involve all concerned in the process,” he said at a hurriedly called press conference. He read out a four para statement but took no questions.

Justifying the December 9 statement made by him on initiating the process for forming Telangana state, Chidambaram said “however, after the statement the situation has altered.

Chidambaram’s announcement drew immediate condemnation from TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao who met leaders of various parties from the region and called it a “betrayal”.  This erupted wide range of violence and arson in the State Capital  Hyderabad of Andhra Pradesh. The students of Osmania University  greeted the TDP leaders Nagam Janardhan Reddy and likes with Chappell and damaged their vehicles, in protest to their action of playing politics of Cat on the Wall by keeping the issue of  Telangana on Hanger and allowing to dry.

Political Clarity and truthful political culture is missing, in all the political parties of the Nation, each is working to promote and strengthen its base with no concern or value for what the people want we are a democracy but with a difference how different are we democratic to make it easy for the political system to make us mere spectators.

Gandhi a Brand For West – Mont Blanc Pen Tribute to Mahatma. Is it Disrespect, to Father of Indian Nation ?

September 30, 2009 1 comment
Mont Blanc Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi to Salute his Stand on Non Voilence, Peace and Cultural Ethos.

Mont Blanc Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi to Salute his Stand on Non Voilence, Peace and Cultural Ethos.

Mont Blanc on Tuesday launched a set of premium pens costing Rs 11.3 lakh under its limited-edition series commemorating 241 miles travelled byMahatma Gandhi during the Salt March.

West Projects Brand Gandhi to Promote Pen Just in Time for Gandhi Jayanti. Oct 2 .Gandhiji Stood for Truth, Peace, and Non Voilence. and workd to enchace the Cultures

Gandhiji Was a Simple Man with High Values, His dress code and his personality can not be very attractive to the west, once they made joke of his Dress Code today the times have changed they salute his values and principles.

He took the brunt of the British, Brutal abuse and hurt on his body and soul with a smile and stood for peace and non voilence.

The Irony is India and Indians are failing today to inculcate the principles and values he stood for.

Our political system, our Corportate System, Our Unions, Our Media, Our Services, Our Aam Admi is no way near to the values set by Gandhiji. Baring few none can claim to be near to Gandhiji”s Value System.

We are happy putting his poster in our Govt Buildings, and using his name only on our currency notes with very little respect to him.

“The System India” is Under Threat of Moral Drain. Unfortunate.

We should be proud we are Indians Because Gandhi is ours and he lived and died for the unity of Faith, unity of Nation,stived to enhace Indian Culture.

He fought against the Enemies of India the British, and stood as a Iron Wall against the attrocities of British. Always voiced that we Indians are superior in our souls to the West and West is not a culture to be admired and followed.

The Irony is The West is respecting his values and principles today and we are keeping him in shelve only to open with a message on Oct 2. 

It is good the west is appreciateing the values he stood FOR,  in most respected manner by associateing him with a pen, to promote non voilence and peace in the world. At a time when voilence is order of the times, and love for peace has lost its fragrance.

We know pen is mightier than the sword. Pen also symbolic to truth and non voilance.

Some may differ by saying the west is using his name for material gains, I don’t agree with this kind of arugment.

We have not done enough to promote Brand Gandhi we have no right to suspect otherers when they try to teach a lesson or two of Gandhi to the World.

In a time where in we slipped to levels where Shoe was Mightier than the pen, for a Jounalist who hit P Chidambarram with a shoe, when he failed to get answers to his questions. And Advami, Manmohan, Bush recived the shoe for some reason or the other.

World needed to prove that Pen is still mightier than the sword and shoe, for all times.

It is good that a westerner thought of giving respect to Gandhiji By using him as an Icon for pormoting peace and non-voilence.

Today world is suffering from both.

After 60 plus years after Gandhi who was killed irronically in  a violent act by Nathuram Godse a  fellow Indian.

 Babu was put to rest by an act he stood to earse all his life.

He wanted Volence in us to Die. But the tragedy was a Voilent Indian Godse Killed Babu, the Mahatma.  

On the other hand it sounds that the Ashram of Gandhiji is straved with funds for its development and living up to the values Gandhiji Stood for.

Why we Indian can’t do more on promoting Gandhi Ideology why are we content by just saying he is Father of the Nation. Why ?

The donation by Mont Balnc is going for building a block for the distitute children by the Ashram authority headed by his Grand Son Tushar Gandhi.

When we fail some one will rise and do our job unfinished by Gandhiji.