Petition to Smt. Nirmala sitharaman, Shri Narendra Modi
We don’t want bullet trains. We want proper bulletproof jackets first.
We don’t want bullet trains. We want proper bulletproof jackets first. A lot of our soldiers don’t have proper bulletproof jackets. Our policemen and even our SWAT teams are fighting terrorists wearing cricket helmets and knee pads. This is gear for sportsmen, not soldiers. They stop cricket balls, not bullets. I am proud of our soldiers because they fight for India. But I am terrified for them because the country is not providing them with the protection they need. Our army had asked for lightweight bulletproof armour 10 years back and they still don’t have it. Our policemen and soldiers are dying because they don’t have bulletproof jackets. The Defence Minister asked for 50,000 emergency jackets to be procured 6 months back. The army still hasn’t got them. If they had, we might not have lost our brave soldiers who were martyred in Mumbai, Gurdaspur, Pathankot and many more before. Why are we talking about bullet trains and giant statues when our army and police are not protected while fighting terrorist attacks? This is an urgent request to the Home Minister and Defence Minister. Please provide adequate bulletproof armour for our army and policemen. Let us try and give our soldiers the best protection possible. Sign and share my petition to keep our soldiers safe.
Petition to Dr. Jitendra Singh
Remove regressive provisions from proposed RTI rules
RTI activist Suhas Haldankar was on his way back home when he was beaten to death by 11 people. Suhas’s head was smashed with concrete blocks and he collapsed in a pool of blood. Suhas was using the RTI Act to expose civic lapses and raise his voice against the inefficiency of local corporators in Pune area. And if the government has its way, we may see many more information seekers meeting Suhas's fate. The government is trying to weaken the RTI Act by proposing amendments to the rules which will put RTI users' lives in danger. The proposed rules allow for withdrawal of appeals based on a written communication by the appellant and closure of proceedings upon death of the appellant. Given the Indian reality where RTI applicants are often attacked and even killed for seeking information, the proposed rules will make it easier for people with vested interests to pressurise RTI users and threaten them to withdraw their appeals. In just the last few years more than 57 people have been killed for using the RTI Act to seek information. Having a rule like ‘closing the proceedings upon death of the appellant’ puts the lives of lakhs of people using RTI in danger. The government should be protecting people who seek truth, demand accountability and expose corruption. Instead of implementing the Whistle Blowers Protection Act which was passed by Parliament more than 3 years ago, the government is making information seekers more vulnerable through the proposed RTI rules. Join us in demanding that the Central government withdraw these problematic provisions of the proposed RTI rules and also operationalise the Whistle Blowers Protection Act. Anjali Bhardwaj, Aruna Roy, Nikhil Dey, Amrita Johri
Petition to Chief Minister of Karnataka, chief minister of uttar pradesh
Restore pride n dignity of our well-performing women officers D Roopa and Shrestha Thakur
Two different women IPS officers, Two different governments. Same humiliating treatment!What was their crime? Performing their duty without compromise! Shrestha Thakur, DSP in Uttar Pradesh took on local BJP leaders for violating traffic rules. As a punishment, she was shunted to Bahraich near Nepal border by the BJP government in the state. D Roopa, DIG(Prisons) in Karnataka took on her senior while exposing alleged irregularities in the Central Prison at Parappana Agrahara regarding the VVIP treatment for Sasikala. As a punishment she has been transferred to commissioner of road safety and traffic by the Congress government in the state. Instead of rewarding for doing their job with a sense of duty and honesty, these highly accomplished women of integrity have been mis-treated and humiliated by the politicians from the BJP in one case, and the Congress in the other case. Enough is enough! We have the problem of not having enough women aspiring to take up challenging roles in the civil services and police services. And when they take up the challenge and perform their duty, our politicians mistreat and humiliate them like this? We appeal to the authorities in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka to reinstate these women officers in their previous roles and restore their pride and dignity.
Petition to Veena Kumari Dermal
Safeguard our minerals, our children's inheritance, from theft
The National Mineral Policy is open till Feb 9, 2018 for public comments. Minerals are a shared inheritance. The present mining system in India is leading to enormous losses of our mineral wealth, and a few cronies are benefiting. What little is received by governments is also spent, a total loss for our children. This must stop. Hence we are sending the representation to the Ministry. As the draft National Mineral Policy acknowledges, “natural resources, including minerals, are a shared inheritance where the state is the trustee on behalf of the people to ensure that future generations receive the benefit of inheritance.” If we fulfill this duty, we may enjoy the fruits of our inheritance. A loss is a loss to all of us and all our future generations. In order to reflect these principles meaningfully, the National Mineral Policy must incorporate the following: 1. The objective of the MMDR Act must be to ensure that rights of future generations to our shared inheritance are safeguarded, not just “development and regulation of mines and minerals”. 2. Mineral conservation must be defined to mean conservation of the value of the minerals. Mineral development would include zero waste mining – extract every bit of value including associated minerals, now dumped as waste. 3. Minerals represent opportunities. Mining must be capped to ensure availability of the mining jobs and income from extraction over multiple generations. Mining must also be capped to ensure availability of the mineral over multiple generations. Some part of our minerals must be set aside as strategic reserves. The draft policy discusses a “disaggregated approach … considering aspects like reserves/ resources and potential for reuse through recycling” without mentioning that this would be to establish these two caps and strategic reserves. 4. For the environment, as the policy suggests, we must first establish no-go areas. Then we must impose area-wide limits on extraction under the Precautionary Principle. We must first try to avoid any damage. If damage is inevitable, it must be fully compensated for under the Polluter Pays Principle. These constitutional principles are ignored in the draft Policy. 5. FPIC (“Free Prior Informed Consent”) of the mining affected is necessary before mining. During mining, the District Mineral Foundation must be controlled by the mining affected, and the plans must be developed through participatory planning and budgeting. 6. State Governments, as owners, must do more than “endeavour to ensure that the full value of the extracted minerals is received by the State.” All mining must be on a zero loss basis. We cannot afford to lose any part of our children’s inheritance. This requires the following: (a) Illegal mining is simply theft from our children and must be punished severely. Offenders must be blacklisted, prevented from handing public resources. (b) The Government must prove that the terms of any fresh mining prevent a loss. The present auction structures used for the mineral and coal auctions guarantee losses to the people when mineral prices boom. This must stop. (c) If there are any mines where we are losing any of the value of our children’s inheritance, the Government must pursue all legal avenues to cancel the lease. Ministry of Mines TAMRA data (Jan 25) shows that for 33 leases auctioned so far, the amounts payable towards royalty, DMF and NMET add up to Rs. 29,556 crores, while the auction premia is Rs. 98,832 crores. This indicates massive losses are being suffered on the pre 2015 mining leases. 7. Intergenerational equity is the primary objective of the FRBM Act 2003. For the definition of “revenue deficit” in Section 2(e) of the FRBM Act 2003 (or its proposed replacement), all receipts from minerals should be treated as a capital receipt from the sale of our children’s inheritance. 8. Following the Goa example, all mineral receipts must only be deposited in a Future Generations Fund, with the state as the trustee on behalf of the present and especially future generations. This is already the practice in over 50 countries and sub-national entities. The following steps must be followed to achieve this: (a) Any receipts from new leases must be deposited into the Future Generations Fund. (b) All auction premia from mineral auctions should be deposited into this Fund. (c) At present, royalty is treated as revenue and spent. This must stop within five years. Any loss is a loss to everyone equally, effectively a per-head tax, highly regressive. 9. The Future Generations Fund should be managed by the National Pension Scheme. The primary investment goal must be to maintain the real value of the corpus in the face of rising prices, and various other threats like corruption, expropriation, etc, and to earn real income. The real income must only be distributed to all the people as a Citizens’ Dividend. Any loss or diversion is effectively a hidden per-head tax, immoral. 10. As minerals are some of our most valuable assets, the state must implement a cutting edge control system. This includes satellite, drone and lidar imaging, system auditors, Aadhaar tracking, fit and proper person tests, a whistleblower and PIL litigants rewards and protection scheme, etc. Mining entities should also be audited frequently. 11. The people, as the real owners of the minerals, should be permitted to satisfy themselves at any time that their children’s inheritance is protected. This requires radical transparency including the ability to conduct social audits, and open access to the public to all data (including the data feeds) in real time at no cost. 12. India must achieve global best practices including membership of EITI and the WAVES partnership, and adopt practices like Open Budgets, Open Fiscal Models, Open Contracts, Open Data, Mandatory Disclosure of payments to governments, Beneficial Ownership Registries, registry of interests for politicians, mineral chain control systems, prevention of tax Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), Free Prior Informed Consent (“FPIC”), etc. 13. The Policy must be implemented through changes to the laws, rules and regulations in a time bound manner. Timelines should be set out in the policy. Boost to the people and our economy India is trying to maintain a high growth rate. One key constraint is the availability of savings to finance the required investments, especially in infrastructure. If all states save all their mineral receipts instead of consuming them, it will increase the savings rate. The permanent funds would invest in the capital markets, deepening them with a new pool of savings. The investments are intended to earn real income in perpetuity. This makes them ideal for investment in equity or infrastructure, both much needed. There have been extensive discussions around the feasibility of a Universal Basic Income in India. The benefits of a UBI are many – direct welfare benefits like improved health or education outcomes, equity effects as the same money helps the disadvantaged more, freedom effects as it acts as insurance or for paying off debt, and economic benefits. Economic benefits include increased entrepreneurship in villages due to the regular inflow of cash and lower migration to cities as a result. The Citizen’s Dividend paid from the permanent fund is a Universal Basic Income. Openness and transparency with government data has been shown the spur economic growth. There are a few reasons. It becomes easier to locate problems. It becomes easier to check corruption. And most importantly of all, new applications can be created on top of the base data sets. Other than the “open dissemination of geoscientific data as a public good”, the government is quite closed, not open. Being closed closes off business opportunities, stifles entrepreneurship. The five key elements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership. Implementing the intergenerational equity principle positively impacts all five key elements by lowering extreme poverty, reducing the environmental impact of mining, increasing prosperity, reducing conflict and finding the financing for it. The ongoing corruption from mining is a huge drag on the economy. World Bank research shows good governance leads to a 300% increase in per capita income in the long term. Most of our large scams have dealt with natural resources. The corruption is leading to political capture and poor governance. It is also behind our civil war and much of our environmental issues. It is a driver of our galloping inequality and our persistent extreme poverty. The principles we are advocating will make a significant dent of corruption, which is sorely needed. We insist that these principles be included in the new National Mineral Policy. Let us be remembered as the generation that changed the course of history, not the one that destroyed the planet.
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STOP CORRUPTION , Forgery, IN SELECTION OF KARATE PLAYERS byPRIVATE LTD COMPANY AND IOA
Petition for fair sports selection To 1. The Under Secretary Ministry of Youths and Sports 2. Sports Authority of India 3. Indian Olympic Association 4. Ethics commission , Indian Olympic Association. 5. Under Secretary Corporate Affairs, Government of India Sir Petition for fair sports selection and Right to play violated by a karate company reg This ministry illegally and corruptly given the affiliation to Karate Federation of India, a two men owned Private ltd company, and its Directors manipulated documents as they are the president, Secretary, and also appointed some of their partners or binamies as executive body. The Learned top officers of this ministry also involved as a part of this forgery, and Fraud. further more the memorandum and bylaw is totally not consonant with IOC ethics, but still corruptly the indian olympic association, and ministry of sports given recognition to them. The Private ltd company, and its Directors sold out their certificates without any restriction, and appointed its commission members against the Companies act 2013 without regulations. According to the Sports code 2011, and the order of Hon’ble High court of Delhi 2015, it is clear the guidelines which should follow up by the National Sports Federations. But , these Ministry officers misuse its power, and simply violating all the fundamental rules of sports code and they have not given even single hair value to the Judgment of Hon’ble High court of Delhi. Since, we take several legal steps under corruption and criminal laws before various forum against the criminals in ministry, and Indian Olympic Association. Now we came to know that , the Asian Games is going to held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The karate association of India, a private ltd company, which having manipulated executive body, without power or duties assigned and responsibilities defined are acting as toys and involved huge corruption and bribery for selection of players for the games. The private ltd company is not giving any vouchers or bills to any of belt purchasers, and affiliations. The officers of central ministry is also having no guts to investigate the matters accordingly, even after many complaints. Moreover , the Indian Olympic association, and Indian Ministry of Sports are standing with karate association India private ltd company as its outside binamies, or partners, with the knowledge and sense but for corrupt motive. The curse of Nation is such corrupt officers, and Bodies, even after years of independence, we couldn’t win in any international event satisfactorily. This corrupt act violate all the constitutional rights, of Karate Players, and International Olympic Association Sports code, and code of ethics and Right to play, and extreme right which given by International Sports code. The usage of the Prestigious name mother “INDIA” should be restricted under the Names and emblems (Prevention from improper act 1950) for a private ltd company which is doing wrongful business, and not involved any manufacturing business. And their bylaws and memorandum is no way connected with International Olympic Council norms. Since they have neither right to represent our country for international events representing the State and to use the name INDIA nor select anyone without proper selection procedures. This private ltd company, with the support of IOA, and Under secretary Mr.Patro, and S.P Hooda, created more than 200 association including non registered, non gst, which conduct tournaments, camps, certifications,affiliation with starting from 3000 to 100000 with out any proper bills and vouchers to give bribe for these IOA, and sports ministry officers Since, we INDIAN KARATE FEDERATION registered under Societies registration act 1860, commenced with prescribed legal aspects which is required for National Sports federation under Indian Sports code 2011 , and ethics of International Olympic council . Huge real karate sports players are standing outside the private ltd company those who are not ready to bribe to company having the illegal and corrupt Affiliation by Ministry of Sports without the written consent of Corporate affairs. The ministry or corrupt officials cannot force them do to support corruption or illegal act, and if the company face black list or any criminal cases, the Officers who support affiliation is also legally answerable and liable to compensate all certificate holders for their loss of money, time, mental agony and anguish The real players coming from poor background, and National spirited youths who are not ready to give bribe have also equal right to select for international event like Asian games held in. The selection process of Indian team was shameful neither legal selection process followed up. Since, we conduct National selection for Asian games (Subject to court Matter) under the observation dominant karate masters and winners will be given training under the Indian Karate Federation in most toughest hill area. I request all officers from the copy served are hereby request to send the Observer once the Tournament announced. Hence, 1. Stop all selection procedures taken by a private ltd company Karate Association of India because this company is anti covenant of IOC norms, and could not followed the sports code 2011 and involved in fraud, forgery with immediate effect. 2. And either Select Karate players for Asian games from Indian Karate Federation, which is registered under societies act 1860 and equal consonance of IOC code of ethics, or appoint observer for and conduct national trial from India 3. We will not entertain any violation of rights to play of any group or part of other body members. Since, we request to conduct a Selection trial with our players who are really ready to win. Copies enclosed Yours Truly Mohandas Velukutty
Petition to Government of India, Narendra Modi
Reservation "Inequality" Taxes were not enough so abducting money in name of Reservation
Gate ExamsGeneral =1500 SC/ST/Pwd=750 Why this inequlity?why a person should pay more ?because my surname is not in any caste ?because my family earns more?how did you decide i earn more ?how did you decide they earn less? or if i earn more so who has given the government right to take extra money from me ? i have already paid the taxes !! reservation has already been served by peoples tax! if the gate exams for 100 people cost 100 rupees, and according to population ratio(70%=general+obc & 30%sc/st) 70 general /obc and 30 sc/st opted for exam , then if the government wishes to take 50% less money from minority group than the majority , then according to maths (let x for minority and 2x for majority ;solve :" 70*2x + 30x=100" ; x=0.588;) government will take 0.588 rupees from each 30 sc/st category people and 1.1764 rupess each from 70 general/obc people. why a common man needs to pay the double than any other ?dont you think this is inequility? if some group of people needed help for their condition , the government should pay ! why a certain person has to pay more ! all 70 majority group is paying 82.348 rupees , this is not equality !according to equality each person needs to pay only 1 rupee , and if some minority group (say of 30) needs help to half the price (30*0.5=15) . Then the government should pay the due 15 rupee earned by taxes paid by each and every citizen of this country. (and if in case government is not doing this injustice, why every applicant of the exam does not have the "true" data of the financial funding of the exam ??? this applies to each and every government undertaking like bank exams, national and civil services exam) Attention to be drawn is that even if reservation is necessary government is looting people in the name of reservation , money for reservation must be taken only and only by our taxes(i.e revenue of government) anything else is the violation of constitution Support!! No change is gonna happen on its own, Make a stand for your country !
Petition to Government of Bangladesh
The Resignation of Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan MP
This man is greatly responsible for failing to oversee an accident-prone transport system in Bangladesh that is riddled with corruption and mismanagement. The system itself completely disregards human safety for profit maximization. Most of the public transports in the country are outdated with minimal service and run on roads by the uneducated maniac like drivers. The minister is directly responsible for aiding and abetting the perpetrators of this ‘crime’ that regularly causes hundreds of innocent people to lose their lives everyday in Bangladesh. So, please sign for this good cause. Even if nothing happens out of it, it will remain as an evidence of public demand. Therefore, share with others to participate as well. বাংলাদেশের পরিবহন ব্যবস্থার বেহাল দশার জন্য এই মন্ত্রী অনেকাংশেই দায়ী। তার সীমাহীন দুর্নীতি, চাঁদাবাজির সংস্কৃতি আর স্বজনপ্রীতির জন্য পরিবহন খাতে ভয়াবহ রকম অব্যবস্থাপনা। এর প্রমাণ মেলে কিছুদিন পর পর সড়ক ও নৌপথে 'দুর্ঘটনা' নামক খুনগুলোর মাধ্যমে। আমরা সকলেই জানি যে, রাস্তায় যে সকল পাব্লিক পরিবহন চলে, তাদের বেশিরভাগই মেয়াদোত্তীর্ণ আর ওসবের ড্রাইভারগুলো কেমন অশিক্ষিত, মাতাল আর বেপরোয়া ধরনের। মন্ত্রি নিয়মিত যাত্রাপথের এই সকল অপরাধকে প্রশ্রয় আর লালন-পালন করে গেছে, যার ফলে আমাদের এই প্রাণপ্রিয় বাংলাদেশে প্রতিনিয়তই শত শত মানুষ প্রাণ হারাচ্ছে। একটি মানবদেহের মাথা বদল সম্ভব নয় - সেই দেহের কোন অংশের পচন রোধের জন্য, কিন্তু একটি দেশের কোন একটি খাতের নষ্ট মাথা বদল হয়ে তার বদলে ভালো মাথা আসলে, তা হবে সেই খাতকে উন্নত করার প্রথম ধাপ। তাই আসুন, পরিবহন খাতে সেই সকল অকালে ঝরে যাওয়া প্রাণের জন্য, হাজারো মা-বাবার স্বন্তান হারানো আহাজারির জন্য, সর্বোপরি নিজেদের ভবিষ্যতের জন্য এই মন্ত্রির পদত্যাগের দাবীতে সাইন করি। এতে যদি কিছু না-ও হয়, তবুও সময়ের সাক্ষী হয়ে থাকবে আমাদের এই দাবী। তাই নিজে অংশ নিয়ে অন্যদেরকেও অংশ নিতে বলুন।
Petition to Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, Shri H.D. Kumaraswamy, Shri Sivananda S Patil, Dr. G. Parameshwara, Shri Manjunath Prasad, Sri Rakesh Singh, Sri Lakshman
Help Bengalureans Sleep! Amend the Laws!
Dear Sir, I and the others who have signed this petition would like to bring to your attention the suffering that ordinary citizens like us are experiencing due to pubs and bars being allowed to operate in residential areas, and to demand that the laws be amended to stop and prevent this. As you may know Bengaluru is reputed to be the pub-capital of India. It has had a 50% increase in the number of licenses issued over the last 4 years alone. (The Hindu- Bengaluru sees 50% increase in pubs in 4 years). Many of these establishments apparently function as a pub, but position themselves as a lounge or bar and kitchen. Not surprisingly, the State Excise revenue from Liquor sales in Karnataka in 2017-18 was over 17,000 CRORE Rupees (Karnataka State Excise Document)- an increase of more than 1400 crores and 8% growth. Bengaluru city had the highest consumption of liquor in the state. However, while the government and the business establishments reap the financial rewards, ordinary citizens are suffering the consequences of this and other related decisions and inaction. These establishments have risen in residential areas and are not discouraged from doing so. The Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) had amended the land rules to allow restaurants and pubs to function in residential areas (Bangalore Mirror- BDA High Court Restaurant Pubs Commercial Office Spaces). Instead all possible options to facilitate the liquor industry to thrive is being given (Times of India- Bengaluru can party till 1am everyday) even when implementation of Supreme Court rulings have threatened the industry (Times of India- Residential Areas to Turn Drinking Districts and The Hindu- Relief for Pubs to Reopen Within a Week). As pubs and/or restaurants commonly play music (live or recorded) to create the right atmosphere to attract patrons, it results in residents being unable to sleep since their business hours are till 11:30 pm on weekdays and 1 am on weekends. The Supreme Court in 2012 said the right to sleep is a fundamental right to life: "Sleep is essential for a human being to maintain the delicate balance of health necessary for its very existence and survival. Sleep is therefore, a fundamental and basic requirement without which the existence of life itself would be at peril”.(Times of India- Right to Sleep a Fundamental Right says Supreme Court). The Committee on Noise Pollution Control has recommended the Noise standards of 45 decibels in the night time (10pm-6am) in a residential area (Karnataka State Pollution Control Board- Noise Pollution Regulation and Control Rules 2000). However, this is not adhered to by all the establishments and the city’s municipal corporation- Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangagara Palike (BBMP), has neither strictly nor consistently enforced it. A visit to the Bengaluru City Police Call Centre indicated that complaints about noise are one of the top complaints received. Within a 200 metre radius of my house, there are 4 pubs/ rooftop bars and 3 restaurants serving alcohol. As a resident, I have the right to sleep at night and to live in peace. However, it is not possible to do so until the music from these establishments’ stop. And even then their patrons continue for at least another hour to drink on the roads or talk loudly to their friends until the residents have no other choice but to call the Bengaluru City Police to send them away. Other associated concerns are patrons vomiting and urinating afterwards, the lack of parking, noise from traffic congestion, increased garbage and sewage strain. Numerous Resident Welfare Associations (RWA’s) across Bengaluru city have repeatedly approached all the concerned authorities and even resorted to filing court cases against the establishments, but still, no action is implemented (New Indian Express- Please Do Stop the Music Tired Citizens to Pubs). The Police Commissioner of Bengaluru recently enforced the Licensing and Controlling of Places of Public Entertainment (Bangalore City) Order 2005 against these establishments (Times of India- Only Following SC Guidelines say Bengaluru Police), as a result of which, the neighbourhood has finally become quieter in the last few weeks. After many years of suffering, we are at long last getting an adequate amount of sleep. However, this Licensing enforcement is now being met with strong opposition from the concerned business establishments. These problems are faced not only by the residents of Bengaluru, but also in other cities like Pune, where pubs are being allowed in residential areas (Hindustan Times- Pubs in Residential Areas the New Normal for Pune). DELHI, on the other hand, has recently amended their Master Plan to establish a no pub/club rule in residential areas (Economic Times-No Liquor Shops Pubs Clubs in Residential Areas DDA's Master Plan). Kindly intervene at the National Level to amend and implement laws (like how Delhi has) to prioritize the rights of citizens to sleep; and especially with the Karnataka State Authorities (Urban Development Authority, BBMP, BDA, Ministry of Health and Family, Pollution Control Body), to have pubs, lounges, clubs, bars and kitchens shifted away from the residential areas, so that citizens in Bengaluru and around the country may finally be able to exercise their right to sleep and live in peace. Thank you, Isabel Paul