Saturday, January 18, 2014

"Right To Recall" a hostile idea in its present form

Many of you might have heard about this right to recall movement and how it is said to be the cure for all the countries problems. Below is a crash course


However more than solving it seems to create more problems or amplify them. Here the responsibility of keeping a govt. official from the bottom to the top level including the elected personnel is put on the shoulders of the voter himself which will definitely lead to populism. Currently most of the political parties bend their knees in front of the minority groups mainly muslims for their votebank since their vote is decided by the mosque in majority of the places where an entire muslim community will vote for someone based on the sermon that they receive in the mosque. There are many areas where muslims are in majority like kashmir and minority have no rights over there. If tomorrow someone has to come and introduce this new concept of right to recall then all muslims will recall anyone except those who will not hesitate to help them to ethnically cleanse the minority in the Kashmir valley. Sometimes a doctor has to give an injection the patient or perform a painful surgery even though the patient might not like it. In similar manner many a times popular ideas may not be in the nation's best interest. If this right to recall comes then these radical elements will be the happiest since they have been the masters of entering an area in small numbers then with just mere rapid breeding they will create a votebank in that area to make sure that the politicians submit to their will and demands. If tomorrow if this right to recall law is passed then any action which is against someone from their community will be stopped by just recalling the honest officer who is in charge. If the local MLA, MP is not ready to give them unfair reservation and resources then they will simply blackmail that elected person with a recall. This will lead to further appeasement in a place where our country is already suffering with too much of minority appeasement.

The motto behind this right to recall is genuinely good but the results will be disastrous. If only we could employ an altered version of it where the voter will not have to bare the burden of being responsible of monitoring every government official in this country including the pune, clerk, labor officer, IT officer, inspector, sub inspector, commissioner, MLA, MP, corporates etc., he will only have to rate his satisfaction every month which will be counted against the constituency where he voted and such a voting will be a rating of the total administration in that area.
A resident of an area gets to rate the electricity, water, roads and other public and basic commodities in his area once a month and the collective rating of that area will be the rating of the corporate and such collective rating of the corpoates will be the rating of the MLA and such collective rating of the MLA's will be the rating of the State govt and so on. The future funds will only be allocated based on the rating and such ratings should be publicly available and the highest rated should be given special funds.
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Whenever the resident of an area raises a complaint and after the resolution of the complaint he has to rate his satisfaction level for the resolution provided and such collective ratings per month of an area will be the rating of the corporates and such collecting rating of of the corporates will be the rating of the MLA and such collective rating of the MLA's will be the rating of the State govt and so on. The future funds will only be allocated based on the rating and such ratings should be publicly available and the highest rated should be given special funds.
motto: This will substantially help people to judge their elected officials and such a rating system will surely keep the elected officials on their toe
If someone performs consistently low in these ratings quarter after quarter then they should be recalled. Some crooks may try to have many sim cards and try to vote with that using the voter IDs of those who are illiterate about it but this won't happen since the phone from which they can rate their monthly satisfaction should have been engaged in call for atleast 5 hours in a month which means its an actively used phone connection.