India's war on corruption, The 1st battle of Lokpal

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India's war on corruption has taken a decisive turn with people coming out against their own elected Government. Though the UPA is confident in winning the 1st battle of Lokpal due to its majority in the parliament it is likely to lose the war as the masses look determined to root out corruption.

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India's war on corruption, The 1st battle of Lokpal

  1. 1. The 1st Battle of Lokpal<br />7 stakeholders and 1 prize<br />India's war on corruption <br />
  2. 2. It is the mother of all wars<br />Between transparency and corruption <br />
  3. 3. A fight between<br />Change versus Status Quo<br />
  4. 4. It is a war for control of India, its people and its wealth<br />
  5. 5. The Lokpal Bill is only the <br />1st battle against corruption. <br />It is the beginning of a long war <br />
  6. 6. 7 Stakeholders and one invaluable prize<br />A war for Our Future<br />
  7. 7. Stake holder 1 : The UPA Government<br />
  8. 8. The Sonia- Manmohan Duo<br />Stake holder 1 The UPA Govt. <br />Don’t Rock The Boat !<br />
  9. 9. Stake holder 1 The UPA Govt.<br />Change at a slow pace<br />For the UPA top duo coalition stability is more important than change.<br />
  10. 10. Rahul –Digvijay duo<br />Stake holder 1 The UPA Govt.<br />We are the best !<br />
  11. 11. Stake holder 1 The UPA Govt.<br />This UPA duo believes they are wise and dynamic, like Sarkozy or Putin !<br />
  12. 12. Stake holder 1 The UPA Govt.<br />Opposition ruled states like U.P. and Jharkhand is their Libya or Chechnya.<br />
  13. 13. Stake holder 1 The UPA Govt.<br /> The duo love to play both the devil and messiah !<br />Winning at any cost is the goal !<br />
  14. 14. Stake holder 1 The UPA Govt.<br />Pawar – Karunanidhi - Dixit<br />Stop Change ! We are the elected money managers!<br />
  15. 15. Stake holder 1 The UPA Govt.<br />This troika are trusted franchisees . They source the fund flow, and donate to the party <br />They say “ corruption talk is all crap<br />…. besides we all wear white” <br />
  16. 16. Stake holder 1 The UPA Govt.<br />They control the last mile of the delivery chain at Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai<br />They generate the maximum political funds for the UPA !<br />
  17. 17. Stake holder 1 The UPA Govt.<br />They say “Let us be as we are !”<br />If we are down the UPA power house will crumble !<br />
  18. 18. Stake holder 1 The UPA Govt.<br />The Antony-Mani Shankar duo !<br />It is time for change<br />Nobody can stop it ! <br />
  19. 19. Stake holder 2 : The Opposition <br />They need change …. not us !<br />
  20. 20. Stake holder 2 : The Opposition <br />The NDA have no alternative model of transparent shadow Govt.<br />Though they have relatively clean and transparent state Governments in both Gujarat and Bihar.<br />
  21. 21. Stake holder 2 : The Opposition <br />Lack of change commitment ! <br />Delayed and dithered in ushering transparent change in Karnataka for clean Govt.<br />
  22. 22. Stake holder 3 : The Opposition <br />The Communist Parties<br />We are different !<br />We have our politburo!<br />And our ideology!<br />
  23. 23. Stake holder 3 : The Opposition <br />The Karat Doctrine !<br />Even after the electoral drubbing we are sure we don’t need change !! ….<br />After all we remain losers with both UPA or BJP in power, so why bother !<br />
  24. 24. Stake holder 2 : The Opposition <br />The People are confused !<br />
  25. 25. Stake holder 2 : The Opposition <br />Will NDA be better than the UPA ?<br />Will they be committed<br /> to root out corruption ! <br />
  26. 26. Stake holder 3 : The Judiciary <br />We will uphold the constitution and probity in public life !<br />..…even if we are accused of judicial activism !<br />
  27. 27. Stake holder 3 : The Judiciary <br />Justice is for the greater good of people even if it touches adhocism<br />Raises concern amongst people !<br />Is both political & judicial power corrupting ? <br />
  28. 28. Stake holder 4 : <br /> The Administrative Machinery <br />. <br />Bureaucrats, Police, CBI, ED, IT, ST, Excise, rural and urban administrative services<br />
  29. 29. Stake holder 4 : The Administrative Machinery <br />Bureaucracy says “We are the king makers !”<br />Whosoever governs the nation the power to suck the spoils lies with us<br />
  30. 30. Stake holder 4 : The Administrative Machinery <br />We source the rivulets of corruption funds due to the license permit raj. <br />When this forms the rivers the politicians dam and divert the same for their use.<br />
  31. 31. Stake holder 4 : Administrative Machinery<br />Transparency curtails bureaucracy<br />Curtails power !<br />Reduces corruption ! <br />Improves efficiency !<br />Causes workforce rationalization !<br />
  32. 32. Stake holder 4 : Administrative Machinery<br />So we Government employees always love status quo<br />Because our power grows as politicians fight the people. They will use us to control and<br />suppress social unrest and bypass checks and balances. <br />
  33. 33. Stake holder 4 : The Administrative Machinery <br />But there are exceptions to the rule<br />More and more whistle blowers are emerging from the administrative machinery every day !<br />
  34. 34. Stake holder 5 : <br />The Civil Society And The Media <br />Media and Civil Society are the drivers of change ! <br />
  35. 35. Stake holder 5 : Civil Society and the Media <br />Few are impatient and want utopia !<br />Baba Ramdev, Swami Agnivesh, Greenpeace and few others would spoil for a fight against the system!<br />
  36. 36. Stake holder 5 : The Civil Society And The Media <br />Other’s like Anna Hazare are relentless negotiators <br />They will take the battle out of New Delhi where the police can beat them into submission, to the remote towns and villages of the nation.<br />
  37. 37. Stake holder 5 : The Civil Society And The Media <br />For it is the rural masses who are hit by corruption most <br />So they will be first told of how and why they are missing out !<br />
  38. 38. Stake holder 5 : The Civil Society And The Media <br />Traditional media and internet have been at forefront of the transparency movement <br />The Newspapers, the radio and the TV channels and internet have taken the transparency movement out of closets and fired the minds and the hearts of the people !<br />
  39. 39. Stake holder 5 : The Civil Society And The Media <br />2G<br />CWG<br />Adarsh Housing <br />Aviation Licensing<br />…..the list of scams is endless<br />The Media has piled up the pressure on the Govt. and opened up the can of worms …. <br />
  40. 40. Stake holder 6 : Industry and Business <br />Is business as usual the cause of corruption ! <br />
  41. 41. Stake holder 6 : Industry and Business <br />Industry and business are usually perceived as bribe givers <br />But most hate giving bribes. They are the reluctant accomplice of the license permit regime<br />
  42. 42. Stake holder 6 : Industry and Business <br /> Many accept it as a cost<br />Some encourage & abet corruption to ensure business as usual !<br />
  43. 43. Stake holder 6 : Industry and Business <br />But there is a huge segment of corrupt land based business, who have thrived on shady deal making<br /> They are the reason, why land in India is so expensive, though being largely undeveloped. <br />
  44. 44. Stake holder 6 : Industry and Business <br />Politicians draw sustenance from most real estate related biz.<br />Urbanization projects, mining, oil and gas exploration are hotspots of corruption. <br />
  45. 45. Stake holder 6 : Industry and Business <br />Business as usual benefits executives more than investors . So it is a Hobson’s choice. <br />Investors want clean governance and a transparent environment<br />
  46. 46. Stake holder 6 : Industry and Business <br />The success of Hong Kong & Gujarat in wooing global investors show <br /> that investment flocks to areas where corruption is under control !<br />
  47. 47. Stake holder 7 : The People <br />We vote only once in 5 years<br />But now we will monitor you 24x7 ! <br />
  48. 48. Stake holder 7 : The People <br />Fortunately the biggest supporter of transparency and change is the youth !<br />Mainly because they loose opportunities to grow in its absence. <br />
  49. 49. Stake holder 7 : The People <br />The youth are not ready to give up the war against corruption<br />For transparency has fired up the imagination and winds of change has fanned the fire to a flashpoint. <br />
  50. 50. Stake holder 7 : The People <br />The people are distressed, angry but they don’t know what to do. <br />Most people are having the sinking feeling, that the India Government and Reserve Bank are losing control on the economy because they just can’t plug the leaks. <br />
  51. 51. Stake holder 7 : The People <br />Though interest rates have been revised several times to curb inflation but to no avail <br />The people are feeling the brunt of price rise because of the effect of rampant corruption<br />
  52. 52. Stake holder 7 : The People <br />Plugging the leaks is the key to containing inflation and price rise <br />That can’t be done without weeding out corruption from the delivery cycle of public funds. <br />
  53. 53. Stake holder 7 : The People <br />So inflation will stay high as long as corruption is around<br />. <br />Despite the Reserve Bank Initiatives ! <br />
  54. 54. Stake holder 7 : The People <br />People will be distressed <br />. <br />As the economy bleeds due to corruption the prices will remain high <br />
  55. 55. Stake holder 7 : The People <br />Cash subsidy, or any food security will fail to deliver .<br />. <br />Because of corrupt delivery system<br />
  56. 56. The 1st Battle of Lokpal <br />. <br /> So the people’s war on corruption had to begin. Lokpal is just the 1st battle <br />
  57. 57. The 1st Battle of Lokpal <br />….And people will fight their own war on corruption !<br /> Even if it is against their own elected Government <br />
  58. 58. The 1st battle of Lokpal <br />For the people discontent needed to be addressed <br />. <br /> For that a comprehensive and focused anti corruption Lokpal bill was one of the measures needed <br />
  59. 59. The 1st battle of Lokpal <br />But the Bill tabled by the UPA Govt is an itsy bitsy bill, that barely covers ! <br />. <br />
  60. 60. The 1st Battle of Lokpal <br />So the war on corruption will move out from the streets of Delhi to the by lanes of India’s towns and villages.<br />. <br />The battle that started with the Lokpal Bill will now be expanded into an all out war on corruption. <br />
  61. 61. The 1st Battle of Lokpal <br />The Lokpal is the ombudsman of the people to oversee the administrative process .<br />It must oversee all those involved in the decision making without exclusions <br />. <br />
  62. 62. The 1st Battle of Lokpal <br />It must track the route map of public fund flow and protect it from corruption.<br />. <br />Every one from the Prime Minister to the village Patwari in the administrative chain of decision making must be within the ambit of the Lokpal <br />
  63. 63. The 1st Battle of Lokpal <br />People won’t give up on the Lokpal easily, because they now know its use. <br />. <br />If the current Government fails to make the Lokpal Bill comprehensive, the next will. <br />
  64. 64. The 1st battle of Lokpal <br />So despite its parliamentary majority, the UPA will ultimately lose the Lokpal war. <br />. <br />And people will remember that they fought years against a corrupt UPA regime for their future and freedom . <br />
  65. 65. The 1st battle of Lokpal <br />It will be yet another blot on democracy,<br />where people are at war against an elected Government that turned despot.<br />. <br />Like the emergency, the<br />1st battle of Lokpal will be a turning point of our history ! <br />
  66. 66. Acknowledgement : This slideshow is based on my articles in the Economic Times New Delhi, India’s best known business News paper <br />7 Stakeholder’s in India’s Transparency battle <br />and <br />Why Congress wants PM out of the Lokpal ambit<br />
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