Corruption- elimination of

24/06/2015

Corruption at official level can be eliminated if office procedure is modified. If applicants are asked to send applications by post(also by email, fax etc.) and the officials seek additional information etc by correspondence and applicants also supply information etc. by post chances for corruption will be removed. There should be no personal contact between officials and applicants.
If a matter requires “No objection certificates” from other offices, the approval issuing officials should get the same from other offices and the applicants should not be asked to approach different offices. If it is felt that government should not take additional work and appoint additional staff, the services can be charged/charged extra and the additional expenditure can be met from the charges/additional charges for the services.

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India’s membership in regional groupings and UN Security Council

20/06/2015

Excerpts from”Simple Alternative Development Strategy”

“IN REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES. In this context, it would be relevant to state that with a huge market, India does not need to think of economic groupings and plead for membership in other economic(and also political and military) groupings, On the other hand, on India becoming economically strong, countries of other groupings would plead with India to become  member or associate member in their groupings, Most of the economic groupings in the world like the European Economic Community, NAFTA  in North America, ASEAN in South East Asia, MERCOSUR in South America are smaller in size(market) compared to India as one country. The size of Indian market, if the economy is strong is larger than each of the entire groups. It is more beneficial to these groups to seek Indian market.

India need not take any action to mobilise international support to become a member of the United Nations Security Council, but the UN  members would feel it a necessity to have India as a permanent member of the Security Council if India were to become economically and militarily strong. UN Security  Council would be a weak organisaion, without the economically, politically and militarily strong India in it. So, the country should spend the time and energy on economic development without outside help, rather than pleading for membership in other groupings and international bodies


Strong economy’s impact on culture of other countries

20/06/2015

Excerpts from “Simple Alternative Development Strategy”

”  IMPACT ON CULTURE ETC. With political, economic and military strength, India’s ways of life, habits, attitudes and in general, India’s culture will find acceptance by the people all over the world, in the same way as the Western culture is being accepted all over the world now, as universal culture. Thus India can become a superpower in all fields. (First January is the new year in the Christian calendar, Most of the people in economically strong Western countries being Christians, an increasing number of  Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains etc. are celebrating 1st January as the new year day. Similarly, celebrating the birthdays with cutting cakes is not the culture of Hindus, Sikhs etc, but the cultural influence of economically strong Western countries is so strong that even in villages cutting cakes on birthdays is becoming a sign of advancement and fashion. In facrt, cake is not an Indian item at all.. The dress men, women and children wear has already become or is becoming, Western, all over the world. If India becomes economically powerful, it could resist the attack of Western culture and its own culture would come to be accepted automatically all over the world. It does not need to make efforts for this. There is no point or use in accusig Western countries of cultural imperialism.

(While there are so many good things- manners, work ethics and other habits, customs etc- to learn from Western countries, Indians- particularly the “educated and the elite”- seem to have preference to learn inconsequential things like using different types of forks, knives, spoons, glassware etc. while at meals, ways of greeting people, expressing love, affection, grief, solidarity, celebrating the birthdays, wedding days etc.)