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Question of Corporate citizens' accountability

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My posting a link to this comment on the non-professional methods adopted by BBMP to collect property tax dues (going by BBMP's claim) from WIPRO, on OneBengaluruGoogleGroup, led to the following exchange with DV (incidentally, a

Time for Siddaramaiah to switch to AAP?

Governance

Amidst displeasure expressed by some Congress MLAs and flak from civil society activists, Congress MLAs D K Shiva Kumar and R Roshan Baig were sworn in as cabinet ministers here on Wednesday. Both Shiva Kumar and Baig were administered the oath of office and secrecy by governor H R Bhardwaj at Raj Bhavan.

Fountainhead of scams

Governance

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probing the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) recruitment scam has found that 15 per cent of the total aspirants paid bribes ranging from Rs. 45 lakh to Rs. 75 lakh fixed by Chairman, Gonal Bheemappa, and other members of the commission.

Karnataka MLAs' right to Junkets Act

Governance

While one set of MLAs is packing its bags for an exotic Latin American vacation, some of their colleagues are already taking in the sun and sand in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

An example of how a government office's functioning can transform

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The following is about the last of the mails, posted a few weeks back by an entrepreneur (I'll refer to him as HK), in a chain of mail exchanges over the "OneBengaluru google-group", detailing the transformation in the attitude (for the better) of the Commercial Tax department officials in Bengaluru towards him and his colleagues.

Some unsolicited advice for AAP, Bengaluru

Governance

Aam Aadmi Party's rout of the Congress, I would like to believe, had more to do with the revulsion of the Delhi-ites with the inept and corrupt Central regime than with the comparatively competent Sheila Dikshit government. Perhaps some of the populist programmes, listed in AAP's election manifesto, too helped in garnering votes.

BBMP Thunder

Governance

We have several violations taking place and they have to be "attacked" by BBMP on the spot. But I guess, BBMP's vigilance dept does not have such "striking" force (not sure). If this is the case, may I suggest a powerful, mobile "BBMP-Thunder" force. Somewhat similar to BMTC Sarathi / Bangalore Police Hoysala?

 

Exemplary collaborative effort

Governance

The following is the text of a mail posted on the "saveKoramangala" yahoo-group by Mr Nitin Seshadri, Sec, Koramangala 3rd block assn, says it all.

Bangalore Metropolitan Committee draft rules

Governance

The draft of the Bangalore Metropolitan Committee rules dt 7th Nov, 2013 is accessible here.

“Sovereign, Citizen, Subject: An exploration of the relationship between the people and the state”

26 Nov 2013 17:30
Asia/Calcutta
Governance

Daksh is organizing a lecture on “Sovereign, Citizen, Subject: An exploration of the relationship between the people and the state” by Usha Ramanathan, at 5.30 PM on Tuesday,  November 26, 2013 at NGMA, Manikavelu Mansion, Palace Road, Bangalore.

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