Most of the books on Indian Civics contend that the civic and administrative systems in India are structurally sound and the problems lie only in their implementation. This book challenges this holy-cow notion.
It aims to convince that some of our political systems and civic structures are impractical and inconsistent, which is the main reason behind inefficient implementation of seemingly good policies.
Written keeping common men and women in mind, the book answers several key questions about the governance in India, such as:
Are the people really the masters in India?
What really causes our MPs and MLAs to create mayhem in the legislatures? How to make them discuss real issues without fighting and booing?
How to strengthen the elected governments in India?
How to control the rampant corruption that transcends all the diversities of India?
What does it take to reform the bureaucracy? Why all the previous efforts to reform the bureaucracy have failed?
Are the civil servants really servants of the peoples governments?
Are there really any fundamental duties for the people?
And finally, the book has not been written to merely satisfy the academic interest of the readers but to prompt them do soul searching in all earnest and transform India so as to become the great country it once used to be.
The Constituent Assembly
The Union Executive
The State Executive
The Union Legislature
Freedom is not Free
About the Author: V. R. Meenakshi Sundaram
V.R. Meenakshi Sundaram is a trading representative (Remisier) at Phillip Securities Pte Ltd. He holds bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Instrument Technology from the University of Madras and Anna University, respectively. An expert in safety system design and retail investment, he is an associate member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society at Singapore and also serves as a volunteer counselor for the inmates at the local prison.