Dear honorable members of IAC List,
As responsible citizens, we raise national issues on this forum which must be allowed to be published. No individual bashing must be allowed under any circumstances. Individual bashing if at all needed, must be done one-on-one only and never through the list.
Some time, it is possible to even suggest a solution based upon how other countries have successfully done it or even as an original innovation by us Indians, and India can also do the same with suitable customization. Take for example, Nirbhaya case, many other criminals committing crimes, most recent Uttarakhand tragedy, if the nation had a "Mobile National Family Locator and People Monitoring (NFLMP) integrated with 100 Police Service for Safe India" in place and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had carefully got the telecom services restoration policy in place involving all service providers including helilifting some self contained BTSs to become operational in 4 to 6 hours of the disaster, we might have got the real time, live accurate location of people trapped and rescue efforts even involving the parents, relatives, kith and kin and friends of the pilgrims (who through the mobiles also would have got the accurate location of their own people stuck in floods) jointly with central and local police organizations, were possible and who knows some people still gasping for breath would have been saved. Incidentally, even lodging a fool proof instant phone police FIR is also possible through the NFLPM.
Another example is Food Security Bill (FSB). While the intent behind 125,000 Cr (FSB) is indeed very good but 100 % past experience shows that every such scheme of the government is a scam in the making. Political Parties (PPs) have already crippled 750 million EWS people since independence by such schemes. Instead, if at least one job per family is created through massive round the year work on national and state infrastructure projects, both the growth and development happens at pace never seen earlier as also families earn their livelihood and buy food subsidized by the infrastructure developing companies and eat the same. Instead, the PPs have made the EWS much weaker by such scam ridden schemes and shamefully, such crippling of EWS continues unabated.
Which media has highlighted such things for the people of India to know that these are possible and Ministry of ICT, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), high profile NDMA and the office of honorable PM needs to be made more accountable and that Planning Commission needs to ensure that jobs get created through national and state infra projects allotted to bona fide bidders from a National E Tendering and Procurement System (NETPS). Instead, our media would highlight IPL spot fixing tirelessly, giving lime light to incompetent police who come on TV and start claiming credit for the superficial stuff but when it comes to hard core National Security and Public Safety (NSPS), crime against women and children etc, these same policemen and babus are no where to be seen on the media.
All of us have seen day in and day out that increasingly media has become suspect in the matter of neutral political coverage in the absence of appropriate self enforced regulations which need to be monitored by an eminent non government national organization which must be funded automatically from the national budget and constitutionally empowered to suspend the license of that media house which violates the code of conduct more than three times in a year.
In the light of the above, IAC quickly needs to expand its membership and reach so that it becomes a very powerful voice and brings out the truth to the people.
IAC list is a real opportunity to quickly expand as we find that some very eye opening analysis is done by some eminent members. We need to keep such things going with clear operating principles that the moderators follow the code of conduct.
Col Mahesh Khera