MANIFESTO FOR ELECTIONS TO TAMILNADU LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY(8) 2016

29/02/2016

INTEGRATING OLD SYSTEM WITH MODERN GOVERNMENT MACHINERY

The services of village elders will be utilized in the matter of administration of the village. These services will be integrated with village administrative system by appointing honorary village munsifs(village administrative officers) and kanakkapillais who used to do the surveying work. The local people would be used extensively in maintaining law and order. Home Guards and Honorary Police officials would form part of the local Police. Village elders would also be involved in maintaining water bodies, augmenting supplies by  draining rainwater into the water bodies like lakes and rivers, and releasing water for irrigation. People would be actively associated with new projects like production and supply of biogas on cooperative basis, generation of electricity from wastes etc. In short village people and elders would be associated/involved with the activities of the government right from the planning stage. Partly, this will mean more and wider powers for the village panchayats.

RESERVATIONS IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND IN EMPLOYMENT

To bring about social justice, the admission in technical, medical and other scientific institutions of brilliant students belonging to “forward” communities is restricted, so as to provide admission for “backward” community students. This leads to curtailing opportunities for brilliant forward community students to contribute to the scientific and technological development of the state and this in turn leads to slower economic growth. As both social justice and technological/scientific/economic development are important, the intake in the prestigious institutes would be increased so as to ensure that brilliant forward community students  are not denied admission.

As everyone will be provided jobs, there will not be much demand for reservation in government jobs. Government jobs will also be made only as attractive as private sector job,

For jobs which do not require special skill and for jobs with low salary, 100% reservation will be provided to local people which include all people residing in the locality even for short periods,

POPULATION OF TAMILNADU

Population of Tamilnadu in 2011 of 72.1 million accounts for about 5.9% of India’s population of 1210 million. Tamilnadu is the 7th largest state in the country. However, the population of children of Tamilnadu of 0-6 years, is only 6.89 million which works out to only 4.3% of the total child population of 158.7 million. It ranks 9th largest in the country. In the normal course, Tamilnadu’s population would also in future come to around 4.4% of India’s population. But this level of population will not be able to maintain the fairly large industry, agriculture and service sector in the state. There will naturally be migration from densely populated states like Bihar, UP, West Bengal and low income states like Orissa. To sustain the industry, agriculture and service sector development, our government would devise ways and means to permanently absorb the population from other states by creating necessary conditions like extending education in mother tongue to the migrant children, providing all facilities and concessions to them as are being given to local population like free rations, clothing, house sites, houses etc. Additionally, people will also be encouraged to have more children

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Domestic issue of a foreign country

16/06/2009

In a foreign country, if Indian citizens are robbed not because they are Indians, but because they have money and any other nationals may also be robbed if opportunities are there, then it is a domestic issue of law and order of the foreign country. If, however, Indian citizens in a foreign country are attacked or even discriminated, because of their Indian origin, this cannot be considered a domestic issue. Even if persons of Indian origin holding foreign passports are discriminated in the foreign country because of their Indian origin, then also, it cannot be a domestic issue. It should be treated as a bilateral issue and the Goverment of India has to take up the issue with the foreign country. In the case of local people also, if a foreign country denies them the basic human rights, the international community has to consider ways like economic sactions for restoring the human rights.

This needs to debated in India to arrive at a conclusion and may not be left to the government alone to take decisions and act accordingly.