Thursday, April 27, 2017

सुक्मा - आख़िर कब तक सब कुछ यूँ ही चलता रहेगा ?

आख़िर कब तक सब कुछ यूँ ही चलता रहेगा ? कब तक हमारे जवान, इसी तरह से शहीद होते रहेंगे ? कब तक हम उनको शरधांजलि देते रहेंगे, नमन करते रहेंगे, पुष्प चढ़ते रहेंगे या फिर कॅंडल मार्च निकाल कर अपना दायितव पूरा करते रहेंगे ? क्या आपको नही लगता कि जो भी हो रहा है, ग़ल्त हो रहा है ? 

आख़िर कौन हैं वो लोग जो अपने ही देश के जाँबाज सिपाहियों पर हमला करके, उनकी निर्दयता से हत्या कर देते हैं ?  क्या आपको नही लगता कि वो लोग इस देश के दुश्मन हैं ? और अगर वो इस देश के दुश्मन हैं, तो वो लोग इस देश मे क्या कर रहे हैं ? 

क्यों हमारी सरकारें उन लोगों को कंट्रोल करने मे विफल रहती हैं ? आज जो कुछ सुक्मा मे हो रहा है, वो ही सब कुछ कश्मीर मे भी हो रहा है. कश्मीर मे भी हमारे जवानो के साथ दुर्व्यवहार हो रहा है. बचों और महिलाओं की आड़ मे कहीं उन पर पत्थर बरसाए जाते है और कहीं उनको गोलियों से भून दिया जाता है. 

क्या आपको नही लगता कि बस, अब और नही, इस बात का अब अंत होना चाहिए, अब किसी और घर का चिराग, इस तरह नही खोना चाहिए. अब अगर किसी को मरना है तो वो लोग मरने चाहिए, जो अपने ही देश के सिपाहियों पर हमला करते हैं.

B S Vohra
Social Activist 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Vote Delhi Vote

Vote Delhi Vote - Door to door campaign by RWAs - requesting public to come out and vote - Any party Any candidate, Must come out and Cast your Vote. The campaign will be continued tomorrow.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

RWAs Empowerment & the Manifesto of BJP, Congress, AAP

Dear Mr Vohra,

My inner heart prompts and impels and compels me to richly compliment and heartily congratulate you and your relentless efforts to bring the RWAs to the forefront have at last partially borne fruit and we wish and hope that the parties, whichever win and come to power, remember their assurances given in their respective manifestos and don't throw away them and act according to their whims and fancies and arbitrarily and arrogantly obliging their own 'chamchas' who had helped them in their campaign! We had been seeing this disgusting sight in the past and we wish they don't follow the tradition in this sphere and change drastically their attitude and become receptive and responsible with humility and respect to elders etc. You are aware that the local MLA or the MP cannot easily be met and express our grievances and they don't act upon them and resolve them. This is the state of affairs, pardon me to say so, which I speak from experience! Like we go often to temple, Gurdwara or Church and Mosque to pray, we have to worship, prostrate and beg before them to ventilate our grievances! It is unfortunate but we are helpless!! I wonder when the time will come that they listen to our grievances and resolve them on a time bound basis and reply to us also! They have to become e-savy too, as all facilities are provided to them. You would wonder that all the e-mails sent to our local Councillor had not been seen and attended too, as he was not conversant with the same but only personal visit alone with a begging bowl will be attended to and that too on unjustified basis!

We wish you all luck in your sincere and ceaseless efforts in upholding the pivotal role being played by the RWAs who know better the difficulties and grievances better and they could present them more effectively and efficiently rather than depending on hear-say of individuals etc. Of course, in RWAs too, there are some vested interested persons who have been holding offices time immemorial and they don't have a long term vision for improvement of the colonies but short term goals and effort to get immediate panacea instead of resolving the problems on a long term basis which will benefit one and all.

The newly elected MCD Councillors have to pay immediate attention to cleanliness of the colonies, maintaining parks and regulating parking of vehicles and demolish all encroachments on roads etc. making a safe path for pedestrians and find ways and means to remove congestin on roads, which mainly pollute the air and affect the health and wealth(?) of people. The usage of water and power will increase manifold with the scorching summer is on in all furies and regulate them judiciously so that everyone gets an equitable share of these two precious things. We may have to sacrifice, if necessary, our luxuries to ensure that all people live comfortably and happily and healthily which will bring about immense pleasure 'anand hi anand' in their lives! 

With deep regards and once again we congratulate you on your herculean efforts being made in all directions to make EAST DELHI THE BEST in all respects, where 1/3 of the population live, bordering the biggest state UP!!

TK Balu/Anand Vihar

Ailing MCD's Remedy ...... Make Commissioners and their Deputies Accountable to RWA's ....... AND SEE THE CHANGE

MCD Elections – Time to debate Restructuring of Multiple Authorities and to make Officialdom More Accountable

In a bold move to counter anti-incumbency in the forthcoming MCD Elections, BJP DEMONETISED all its sitting Councillors.Whatever the reasons for the BJP Top Brass in pinning the blame for MCD’s dismal performance on sitting Councillors, the much need introspection has flawed in diagnosing the REAL MALADY.

On the other hand AAP has chosen to waive of Property Tax, simultaneously claiming that they will pull MCD out of Financial Mess within a year. Little realising that Delhi requires huge investment in automation and for infrastructure that has decayed over time.

Congress has in the past experimented to make MCD more efficient that have come to naught ...... Doubling of Councillors and Trifurcation of MCD ...... were experiments carried out more to achieve POLITICAL STRANGLEHOLD RATHER THAN TO ACHIEVE EFFICIENCY.

THE NETA’S ARE READING IT WRONG, the real solution lies in the restructuring of MCD’s Multiple Authorities and making officials more accountable for the delivery of services. The Commissioner’s and their Deputies sit in plush offices with little or no connect with the public or grassroot understanding of the area under them. They depute an army of JE’s, AE’s, ZE’s etc for field inspections with Area Representatives, what happens thereafter remains a mystery.

GK residents would remember how the Commissioner stood up MP Meenakshi Lekhi on the vexatious Barat Ghar issue and how hemanipulated the AAP/BJP turf war to avoid appearing before the Delhi Vidhan Sabha. What chance does the poor Councillor or the Hapless Citizen has.

The Councillors too must take the blame but the ‘Powers That Be’ of the three Principal Parties by their actions have shown little understanding of how MCD operates or what truly ails it, thereby dashing any hope of streamlining MCD operations.

BJP, Congress and AAP are in a constant blame-game accusing each other for the mess in MCD, giving officials the perfect escape route for their abysmal performance and corruption. There was a time when the Centre, State and MCD had a single party or ruling in State and MCD ...... DID MCD PERFORM ANY BETTER OR WAS IT ANY LESS CORRUPT ?????

Multiplicity of Authority between the Centre, State, Municipality on the one hand and the Maze of Departments with overlapping responsibilities provide an ideal foil for the Babu’s, to shift the entire blame of non performance and corruption to the Political Class who play into their hands ....... AS HAS HAPPENED NOW WITH THE DEMOITISED COUNCILLORS .... the Solution lies elsewhere, THINK.

Warm Regards,

Rajiv Kakria

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RWAs Empowerment & the Manifesto of BJP, Congress, AAP

AAP manifesto : No Res. House Tax, No Convergence charges, No Parking charges, Works & payments to contractors after approval from RWAs, water logging to be controlled from first year onwards, sanitation landfill sites to be closed, etc.etc. Congress manifesto : pledges Empowerment of RWAs.  BJP manifesto : confirms a monthly meet with RWAs on various civic issues. SEEMS OUR EFFORTS ARE YIELDING RESULTS. ALL THE THREE POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE TRIED TO DESCRIBE THE ROLE OF RWAs IN THEIR OWN WAY. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

RWAs Empowerment - Seems we are on the right track

Congress manifesto pledges Empowerment of RWAs.  BJP manifesto confirms a monthly meet with RWAs on various civic issues. Lets see what comes out of the AAP manifesto tomorrow. 

We are regularly raising the issue at various platforms since a long time & hopefully seems that the time of yielding results is nearing.

Looking forward for your valued support.

With best regards,

B S Vohra

MCD polls: Congress pledges empowerment of RWAs, timely delivery of services

The Congress’ manifesto on urban infrastructure for the MCD polls, released today, promises empowerment of resident welfare associations (RWAs) and time-bound delivery of 13 civic services. Highlights of the manifesto include dedicated fund for Chatth Puja arrangements, Bhagidari scheme revival for participatory governance, simplification of building by-laws, ensuring women’s security by installing LED lights and house tax exemption for self-occupied properties and senior citizens above 65 years.
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Releasing the manifesto, Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken accused both the BJP and the AAP of making “false promises” to people on tax issues. “Kejriwal says house tax will be waived after the AAP’s victory in MCD polls. Perhaps, he does not know or is just making false promise because house tax can not be waived totally, although exemption in some categories is allowed,” he said.
The Bhagidari scheme to promote broad-based civic participation in local governance, launched by the Congress when it was in power in Delhi, but “neglected” by the BJP-ruled civic bodies, will be revived and more importance would be given to the RWAs in civic matters, Maken said.
If the Congress wins the civic bodies election, the scheme will be implemented in a big way by engaging elected RWAs in parking arrangements in residential colonies, the Delhi Congress chief said. The right of citizens for time-bound delivery of services will be boosted by issuing a charter of 13 civic services, within three days of assuming office in the corporations after the polls, he said.
with thanks : IndianExpress : LINK : for detailed news

Delhi Congress stalwart Arvinder Singh Lovely joins BJP

Delhi Congress stalwart Arvinder Singh Lovely joined BJP. He said that he was being ignored since last two years while he was willing to serve the city. He was not included in the various committees formed by Ajay Maken. Even though he is an automatic member of the manifesto committee, as he was Ex  President of the Delhi Pardesh Congres committee, he was not invited while declaring the manifesto. While joining BJP, he showed faith in the Leadership of  Modi ji & Amit Shah.