MANIFESTO FOR THE ELECTIONS TO THE TAMILNADU LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY(5)

27/02/2016

DISASTER PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT

A separate Ministry of Disaster Prevention and Management will be established to reduce damages to life and property on account of floods, drought, fires,  strong winds etc.

ACCIDENTS

The driver’s careless, drunken, rash driving or driving while talking on phone or with passengers is one of the reasons for accidents. To minimize these,  cameras on the roads throughout the state

The bad condition of the vhicles, particularly the brakes and the tyres as well as lights contribute to the accidents. Vehicle Fitness certificates will be issued with greater care. However, there will be no harassment of the vehicle owners.

Our government will remove the dismally poor condition of the roads-(having deep potholes, slippery particularly during rainy season, being very narrow).

There will be string walls along  Ponds, lakes, wells on the roadside

Government  will impose fines for people, cattle, dogs, cats etc .using or coming on to the middle of the road

By these measures accidents will be bought down drastically.

CRIME

The Police Department will be augmented with posting of locally recruited security officers at each village and street/streets in towns at the rate of 4 security officials for population of 1000 people. Honorarium of Rs.1000/- per month will be given to them. Police Constables will be selected from among these Security Officers, by promotion as will as by limited departmental screening.

Each Police Station will be provided with a Dog Squad and visiting forensic experts.

Adequate sophisticated equipment and transport would be provided to the stations

The Police Force would be proactive. Finance companies cheating their depositors is a frequent news item for the last several years. While it is mainly the greed which makes people believe in promises of unbelievable returns on deposits, a dedicated Police Wing would follow advertisements in the media, posters etc and seek explanation from the companies as to how they would fulfill their promises. Action would be initiated wherever necessary.

Another frequent news item is the cheating by recruitment agencies, promising to get lucrative jobs in foreign countries. The Police would ask for the relevant documents from such agencies and get them verified from concerned Embassies/High Commissions.

The Police would have records of all the people – their names, addresses, jobs, approximate income, the people living outside the locality, their whereabouts, work, remittances to home etc. and the lifestyle of the people and make use of these records. Thus crime could be reduced to a large extent.

Focus will be on prevention of murders, violence, robberies, violence on women. There will be research on what makes a person violent and on how to change him /her into a good person.

Every station will keep upto date record of all the residents under its jurisdiction and those of the people of jurisdiction’s origin

TAMIL DEVELOPMENT

On the lines of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Vada(north) India Tamil Parappum kazhagam will be established.

English translation of Thirukural will be distributed to all new graduates during the graduation ceremonies all over the country and to all major hotels in India for the benefit of visitors.

Our government will assist in developing North Dravidian languages like Kurukh, Gondi,Bhil etc. in developing own script(now they do not have), publishing books in these languages, producing feature films in these languages.

Will establish and strengthen interaction between Tamil and these languages,publishing Tamil-kurukh etc dictionaries languages and by publishing books on the history of these languages and the people speaking these languages,

Tamil chairs will be established in universities in other states/foreign countries

Encourage research on relations between Tamil and other Indian/foreign languages.

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World Classical Tamil Conference 2010

21/06/2010

On the occasion of the World Classical Tamil Conference, Coimbatore 2010, Government of Tamilnadu could consider the following:

i.setting up of North India Tamil Propagation Society, on the lines of Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha

ii establishing centre for publishing research works  on links between Tamil language and the Dravidian Languages of Central, North and East India like Gondi, Kishtwari, Kurukh, Bharia etc

 iii. centre for research on links between Tamil and foreign languages like Senegales, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Finnish etc.

iv.Institute for translation of major Tamil works starting from pre-sangam literature into the other Indian languages

v.distribution of Thirukural in local languages to fresh graduates outside Tamilnadu.

 vi.arranging distribution of Thirukural among major hotels throughout India for placing in guest rooms for reading by hotel guests,as is being done for Bible in some countries.


Amendments to the Constitution of India

28/02/2010

During the leadership of the former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, the constitution was amended to describe India as a “… Socialist, Secular …” country. The word “socialist” remains in the constitution, though the country has not followed socialism for at least the last 20 years. Thus there is no need to retain this word in the constitution.

Amendments to the constitution become frequent, even if not necessary, when the ruling party has two-thirds majority in parliament. This is one of the reasons as to why the central government should preferably be a coalition of many parties. Big majority for a single party could lead to dictatorial tendencies on the part of its party leader.

Of course, the constitution is not sacrosanct and in fact, it needs to be amended for purposes such as the following:

  1. To divide states into smaller ones for administrative efficiencies
  2. To include languages such as Gond, Kurukh and Bhil in the 8th schedule with a view to preserve and promote these languages spoken by substantial numbers of people
  3. To transfer some subjects from the central and concurrent lists to the state list
  4. To prescribe the number of times one can hold the high offices of the President, Vice-President, Prime Minister and Chief Minister
  5. To restrict the government from putting money in cash or in kind directly into the pockets of individuals, by way of  imposing a ceiling or some other way, in order that the ruling party does not resort to such welfare schemes with a view to win future elections
  6. Opening branch courts of Supreme Court and High Courts to minimize the inconvenience to litigants
  7. Making regional languages as High Court languages
  8. Raising the age for voting to 25 as at the age of 18, one is not in a position to to decide on the merits of different ideologies, or the suitability of different contestants  (the original age was 21)