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  • Federal vs. quasi federal
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  • RFGI citizenship & democracy

    1. 1. Research Foundation for Governance in India An Awareness Initiative on Governance: Citizenship & Democracy ( Introduction to Bala Janaagraha: Me & My City ) कार्यम सर्व हिताय www.rfgindia.org
    2. 2. Material Credits: Me & My City by Janaagraha Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Handbook Special Thanks to – Team Bala Janaagraha, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy Capt. Dilip Mahajan – Dpty. Commissioner, AMC Mr. Prashant Pandya – Director, Solid Waste Management © Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    3. 3. "All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the power of their youth." - Aristotle © Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    4. 4. Activity - 1 <ul><li>Life of people on the island of Dweep </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think is the major problem on the island of Dweep? </li></ul><ul><li>What could be done to solve the problem? </li></ul><ul><li>How might a Government make life better in Dweep? </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    5. 5. Your Views <ul><li>What is politics? </li></ul><ul><li>What is democracy? </li></ul><ul><li>Who chose our political system? </li></ul><ul><li>How are you a part of it? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we change our political system? </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    6. 6. Our Constitution <ul><li>What is constitution? Who decided it? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we change our constitution? </li></ul><ul><li>Do all the countries require a constitution? </li></ul><ul><li>What if there is no constitution? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we have any law above the constitution? </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    7. 7. Local State Union Our Political System © Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    8. 8. Three branches & Three tiers © Research Foundation for Governance in India Rule of Law Constitution Legislature (Parliament) Executive (Cabinet) Judiciary (Courts) © Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    9. 9. Other Countries © Research Foundation for Governance in India <ul><li>Netherlands? </li></ul><ul><li>Canada? </li></ul><ul><li>Malaysia? </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    10. 10. Political Parties <ul><li>Where do ministers come from? </li></ul><ul><li>What do politicians do? </li></ul><ul><li>How does the politics across the world work? </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    11. 11. Political Ideologies <ul><li>Left </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A lot of interference by the government in the economy. One can think of socialism or communism. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Right </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Little interference by the government in the economy. This is also called capitalism. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conservative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Holding on to tradition and traditional values. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Progressive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for change. </li></ul></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    12. 12. Political Ideologies around the world <ul><li>Conservatism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for tradition and traditional values. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Socialism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocate the creation of a society in which wealth and power are distributed more evenly based. Tax-funded welfare programs and regulation of markets. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Liberalism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual liberty and equality of opportunity the most important political goals. Freedom of thought and speech, limitations on the power of governments, an individual's right to private property and a transparent system of government. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Greens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Green politics places a high importance on ecological and environmental goals. Green politics is also concerned with civil liberties, social justice and non violence. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Christian democracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often conservative on cultural, social and moral issues and progressive on fiscal and economic issues. It seeks to apply Christian principles. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communism and variations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Left to far left ideologies </li></ul></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    13. 13. Christen Democrats/ Conservatives Liberals Socialists Greens Political Ideologies PROGRESSIVE     LEFT RIGHT CONSERVATIVE © Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    14. 14. Political Ideologies in India <ul><li>Can you prepare a report on Indian political parties and their ideologies? </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    15. 15. Indian Judiciary System <ul><li>Types of courts </li></ul><ul><li>What do judges do? </li></ul><ul><li>Who select/elect the judges? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is the court located in Ahmedabad? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of different type of judiciary systems </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    16. 16. Other Countries © Research Foundation for Governance in India <ul><li>Netherlands? </li></ul><ul><li>Canada? </li></ul><ul><li>Malaysia? </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    17. 17. Fundamental Rights <ul><li>Right to Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Right to Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Right against Exploitation </li></ul><ul><li>Right to Religion and Belief </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural and Educational Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Right to Remedies </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    18. 18. Fundamental Duties <ul><li>Respect the National Flag, Anthem and Constitution  </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the ideals of the Independence movement   </li></ul><ul><li>Support the Unity of India and defend India </li></ul><ul><li>Promote harmony </li></ul><ul><li>Preserve our heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Protect our environment </li></ul><ul><li>Develop scientific temper and respect for all life </li></ul><ul><li>Protect public property and abjure violence </li></ul><ul><li>Develop India to its highest potential </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    19. 19. Voting: Right or Duty? © Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    20. 20. Some Questions <ul><li>Should voting be mandatory? </li></ul><ul><li>Merits & Demerits of Democracy </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    21. 21. Research Foundation for Governance in India An Awareness Initiative on Governance: Citizenship & Democracy Part - II कार्यम सर्व हिताय www.rfgindia.org
    22. 22. Local State Union Our Political System © Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    23. 23. Union Govt. <ul><li>Why do we require a govt in Delhi? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we elect a government? </li></ul><ul><li>Who decides who would be the Prime Minister of India? </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament vs. Cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>Upper House vs. Lower House: Similarities & Differences </li></ul><ul><li>How does a bill becomes a law? </li></ul><ul><li>Prime Minister vs. President – India & USA </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    24. 24. State Govt. <ul><li>Same three branches? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we require a government in Gandhinagar? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the role of the State govt? MLA? </li></ul><ul><li>Governor vs. Chief Minister </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    25. 25. Union vs. State govt. <ul><li>What if there is a clash between the union and the state govt? </li></ul><ul><li>Differences: MP & MLA </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    26. 26. Local Government <ul><li>AMC (Ahmedabad Municipal Corp.) – 464.16 sq. km. </li></ul><ul><li>AUDA (Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority) - 1294.65 sq. km. </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Electricity </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Solid Waste Management </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Police </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    27. 27. Ahmedabad Municipal Corp. © Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    28. 28. Activity: Union, State, or Local? Issue Installation of traffic lights at an intersection. Paving a street in one part of the city. One state requesting another for a resource such as water or electricity. Permission to build an extension to your house. Fixing street lights in a village. Widening and repavement of Kolkatta - Chennai national highway. Registering the birth of a new baby. Collection and disposal of garbage from a new housing development in Ahmedabad. Working out details regarding export of rice between India and America Decision regarding the development of a slum in the city. Ensuring that all public buildings should be accessible to people who have disabilities. © Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    29. 29. Do you know Ahmedabad? <ul><li>Population: 45,05,539 (2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Roads: 1256.5 Kms/68.6 Kms </li></ul><ul><li>AMTS route covers 2247 Kms </li></ul><ul><li>AMC annual budget: Rs. 2300 Cr. </li></ul><ul><li>Water supply: 79.85 Cr. Ltr. </li></ul><ul><li>Water Pipeline: 3326 Km </li></ul><ul><li>Avg. Waste collected: 2300 Metric ton/day </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    30. 30. Some Questions <ul><li>President – redundant? </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralisation : required? </li></ul>© Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय
    31. 31. Thank you! © Research Foundation for Governance in India कार्यम सर्व हिताय

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