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3 Weeks After Demonetization, Five Practical, Rational, Effective Steps That Need To Be Taken To Curb Black Money

Demonetization is a difficult, massive operation. Now that the government has taken this major initiative , the people are very receptive to all  major reforms. Excessive empowerment of tax officials letting loose Inspection Raj and overregulation in license-permit Raj created black money and corruption in the first place.  Therefore relying on these methods will be a recipe for disaster.

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Note on implications of the Proposed Section 17A & Section 8 in Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988

We recognize that there will be paralysis of governance at the top levels of bureaucracy if there is needless harassment, vexatious investigation into bonafide decisions, and reckless prosecution of senior officials for bonafideadvice or decisions in conformity with Government policy. The recent vexatious investigations of several upright public officials for legitimate actions and decisions have done immense damage to Governmental decision-making.

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A Crusader For Decentralisation And Empowerment Of Local Governments: Dr.JP's Tribute To Chennamananeni Rajeswara Rao

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan, Founder, Loksatta has stated today that with the passing away of Sri Chennamaneni Rajeswara Rao, we have lost a true democrat who fought relentlessly, throughout his life, for a strong India, for the progress of Telugu people and for Telangana’s bright future.  Dr.JP added that Rajeswara Rao was a very broad-minded and enlightened social democrat, who wished for the genuine progress of each and every Indian, cutting across the barriers of caste, religion and region.

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LOKSATTA’S HEALTH FOR ALL MISSION Round Table in Delhi on 23rd April and Presentation before NITI Aayog on 25th

Loksatta/ Foundation for Democratic Reforms (FDR) has prepared a detailed Plan of Action-Document on Health for All through which, each and every person, right from Delhi to the remotest corner of India, can access quality health services without spending a single rupee from own pockets and at the same time, costing very little to the Government.
 

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Panama Papers Only Tip of the Iceberg: Dr JP

Leak of offshore account details from Mossack Fonsesca are only tip of the iceberg, tweeted Loksatta founder Dr Jayaprakash Narayan today. But they remove lid of secrecy, he said. “It will now be harder for secrecy havens to operate. Whistleblowers did a great service to global community. Nations must now act. Indians have $b700+ in offshore havens. What is revealed is peanuts. We are losing $b70+ a year. We must stop this haemorrhage.

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LokSatta Supports Simultaneous Polls - Constructive no-confidence and direct election of CM are keys

LokSatta founder Dr Jayaprakash Narayan welcomed the proposal for conduct of simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and State Assemblies.  Referring to the news reports of Prime Minister’s support for simultaneous polls, Dr JP stated that repeated election cycles are disrupting administration, delaying vital decisions in national interest, and undermining governance.  Dr JP recalled Lok Satta team’s evidence before the Parliamentary Committee on the subject.

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