[Aside folks : Lets use non-SMS English only]
On my orkut scrapbook, I got following questions from
The questions are on RTI2 , RTR law. The RTI2 law is described in 4
page pamphlet at http://rahulmehta.com/001.pdf
Please go thru all 3-4
clauses of RTI2.
>Question : once rtr is up n running..wht abt d public outcry??
>ders gonna b a huge flood petitions frm ppl...
When a proposal in law-draft is made, there are only certain questions
1. Is it costwise feasible
2. Does it harm any honest person?
3. can it be subverted by people in people?
4. What is the worst case damage it can do to honest individual
5. What is best case, worst case benefit it can give?
RTI2 has only two operational clauses. It will surely create a flood
of complaints on PM's website. The logistic costs including salaries
of the clerk who is scanning and posting the complaints will be met by
Rs 20 per page fee. So cost issue is taken care. Now "flood of
complaints" is not a fault of RTI2 --- the flood of complaints is
coming because innumerable complaints do exist. RTI2 will only prove
that many complaints (some right, some wrong) exists. This information
cant do damage to any honest person.
And one benefit RTI2 gives is that citizens can use RTI2's clause-1 to
propose SOLUTIONS, not complaints. And citizens can use clause-2 to
prove that majority does support the proposed solution. This will
force MPs who oppose good solution to keep quiet and this will force
PM to give instructions to staff (as written in proposal in clause-1)
even against his will. A complaint with no proposed solution will not
fetch many supporters in clause-2.
Its like internet. There are millions of website and the website which
post good contents are visited by more people and the websites which
post poor contents lose out. But the fact that billions of website
will come soon doesnt hurt any honest person.
>Question: do we hav d required mechanisms to solve deez many issues?
Depends on the complaint. We have mechanism to reduce poverty problem,
and that mechanism is MRCM (see chapter titled as "Mineral Royalties
for Citizens, Military" in http://rahulmehta.com/301.pdf
). Do we have
mechanism to solve problem of corruption in judges? Yes. Please see
chapter titled "RRG proposals to reduce Corruption, Nepotism in
Courts" in http://rahulmehta.com/301.pdf
. The pdf provided law-drafts
that would reduce about 80-100 problems of India.
RTI2 answers this question "do we have solution" via clause-2. The
citizen using RTI2 clause-2 can register YES/NO on any complaint
submitted in RTI2 clause-1. A complaint with acceptable solution will
get far more YESes than complaints with no proposed solution or
>Question: hw r v gonna tk careor d ovrflooded petitions...? hw do v control dem?
There is nothing to control. Do we need to control number of websites?
Do we need to control number of orkut communities? Do we need to
control number of tweets in a day? In RTI2, a persons wants YESes
from many citizens and so he will try to make contents of his
complaint cum solution as acceptable to others as possible. This
itself will bring control and discipline.