Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Mysore Municipal Corporation - Reforms in Elections

Dr P V Sesha Sai Aswamedhayaaji
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12th September 2007
Excellent idea – Conducting of Eligibility test for Local Elections – Mysore Municipality

News has come in the Channels that the Mysore Municipal Corporation has conducted eligibility test for participation in the elections of local bodies. It appears the test is a written test and those who are interested to contest in the elections, should qualify themselves in the written test. It is said the persons participating in the elections are expected to know their role responsibility and their area of operation and the test papers appears to have designed on different subjects relating to the Public Utilities and related services.

This is surely first of its kind and a very noble idea. The thumb impression rules appear to have been disappearing from the political scenario of the country, paving a way to new hope that corrective steps in the political field are still possible.

Each of us should appreciate the methodology adopted by Mysore Municipal Corporation authorities. Their boldness is worthy of its kind. They stand as a model for the entire country that political reforms are possible and quality based persons can still be chosen. Thumb impression politics and polluted dynasty rule may now have to disappear from the country paving a way to quality based New Generation. Perhaps this step may help the country to come out of the clutches of dynasty rule, if a law is passed at the centre respecting the methods adopted by Mysore Municipal Corporation. Of course, the political parties should have guts at Centre and State level to accept this formula and to what degree the present thumb impressions allow such rules to be passed is worth watching.

Interestingly, Karnataka Government just a few minutes ago passed a rule that no child below 12 year should use a Cell Phone. Even sale of Cell Phones to such children is prohibited by law. Small children are driving two wheelers and four wheelers without possessing a driving license and while driving they use Cell Phones as a fancy. The rule is a welcome rule to protect children from road accidents. This rule is also expected to keep children away from undesirable contacts.

Let us welcome new Hopes.
Yours truly,

1 comment:

praghav said...

Mysore muncipal corp should be appreciated for such a wonderful idea. It should be implemented through out India certainly in states like Bihar and UP.

Lot of people die using cell phones while driving especially teens.