Open file policy
Apropos of Neelesh Misra’s report Information in Inbox now (May 23), procedures under RTI Act should be standardised. The workload on the Central Information Commission has to be reduced by establishing better procedures and systems. India should follow South Africa to extend the purview of the RTI Act to the private sector as well.
UPA gets its report card
Dipankar Gupta’s in Flattering to deceive, May 22, listed the RTI Act as the only positive achievement during the period. He emphasised that its programmes have been no different from those of the NDA’s. The UPA’s report card is akin to that of a child who has done satisfactorily but can surely do better.
At a time when several issues on the economic and social front demand attention, it is surprising that the UPA is doing little to be in touch with the aam admi. The Congress leadership has to interact with the masses if it wants to win back people’s support.
Study aid, not caste quota
The concern raised over the present educational reservation policy by JS Rajput is apt (Democratise education, May 22). The basis of the reservation policy needs to be extended by ensuring educational aid to the deserving and deprived sections.
Man behind Kargil war
Prem Shankar Jha in Walk the talk (May 21) justified Pervez Musharraf’s rule in Pakistan and suggested that the Indian leadership extend its support to the General. But Musharraf will be remembered as the villain behind the Kargil war. Let us concentrate on our own affairs. Little will change in Pakistan’s leadership.
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