Currently, Indian Politics is a function of Power but in my view, it should be a function of pre-election announcements, post-election execution by our politicians and development of the state or country. Every month, every year, in every election, we listen to many attractive and impressive promises by our politicians for getting votes and attracting voters. But after voting and forming government we got ‘Baba Ji Ka Thullu’, we expect 100% from or ministers and government and we got maximum 10%. This the scenario of Indian political development. But here I have to say As a political Party – Aam Aadmi Party in doing a better job in compare to other political parties. Now I see that group as a political party, not an activists group. So I think, we all should compare them as a political party, and as a political party they are doing their best.
Now This has to be clear in every AAM AADMI’s mind.
Our political things are focused in Central and in Delhi Gov. OR In media terms, we can say Modi vs Kejriwal. Both had the agenda of corruption in their manifesto, and this should be in theirs main foucs areas. So let’s compare this big thin and the status on this.
Reading many editorials and conclusion of most of the editorials are, Corruption in Delhi is Down. And we can see in many ways, it is true. CVC say corruption is Delhi is decreased by 81%.
Here are few other pre-election announcements and post-election status related to corruption issues.
Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill
Promise: Aam Aadmi Party resolves to legislate the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill after coming to power. This will ensure a time-bound investigation in matters of corruption. The Delhi Lokpal will have the power to initiate investigations and prosecution against those charged with corruption. Whistleblowers will be provided protection and awarded for their contribution toward creating a just system
Status: AAP promised to “legislate” the Jan Lokpal Bill, and indeed, the bill was cleared in the Delhi Legislative Assembly on 4th December, 2015. The Jan Lokpal can issue necessary orders for full protection for whistleblowers, protect confidentiality, provide security, and initiate criminal action against the person involved in the harassment of whistleblower. However, the legislation’s fate remains unclear as it is yet to get the approval of Lieutenant Governor and Centre.
Promise: A Citizens’ Charter shall be introduced in all government offices in Delhi.
Status: The Delhi legislative assembly passed the Delhi (Right Of Citizen To Time Bound Delivery of Services) Amendment Bill. Among other provisions, the Bill prioritizes each government department to put out a “comprehensive citizens charter” within 30 days of its notification, and that responsibility lies with the Heads of Department.
67% Jump in corruption cases. CVC report is here:
Corruption complaints against various government departments jumped by a whopping 67 per cent in 2016 over the previous year, with the Railways topping the list. Over 11,000 complaints were received against the public sector behemoth, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has said. In its annual report tabled in Parliament recently, the probity watchdog said it received a total of 49,847 complaints in 2016, as against 29,838 in 2015 — an increase of 67 per cent.
“The Commission received a considerable number of complaints against public servants working in the state governments and other organisations who do not come under the jurisdiction of the Commission or which are of administrative nature,” it said.
The number of complaints received by the CVC in 2015 were 50 per cent less than a total of 62,363 received by it in 2014. The CVC had got 31,432 and 37,039 complaints of alleged corruption during 2013 and 2012 respectively, the report said.
Giving details, the CVC said the highest of 11,200 such complaints were against railway employees. Of these 8,852 were disposed of and 2,348 were pending. Further, a total of 1,054 complaints against railway employees were pending for more than six months.
The number of complaints against those under government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has declined with a total of 969 received last year as against 5,139 in 2015.
As many as 6,513 complaints of alleged corruption were received against employees under Home Ministry, followed by 6,018 bank officials and 2,496 related to those working with the Ministry of Petroleum.
A total of 2,646 corruption complaints were received against officials of the Income Tax department, 2,514 against those in Urban Development Ministry and 2,393 related to employees working under Telecommunication Ministry, it said.
There were 1,746 corruption complaints against employees under Labour Ministry, 1,668 in Food and Consumer Affairs department, 1,420 of customs and excise, 1,376 in public sector insurance companies and 1,369 against officials of Ministry of Steel, the CVC said.
A total of 759 complaints were against Coal Ministry employees, 724 of Information and Broadcasting Ministry, 689 in Defence, 571 related to employees of Health and Family Welfare department and 479 against officials of Shipping Ministry.