Thursday, February 29, 2024
https://countercurrents.org/2023/05/delay-in-census-enumeration-unreliable-death-registration-and-fake-aadhaar-cards-adversely-impact-integrity-of-elections-leads-to-misuse-of-public-funds/ Delay in Census enumeration, unreliable death registration and fake Aadhaar cards adversely impact integrity of elections, leads to misuse of public funds By EAS Sarma To Shri A K Bhalla Union Home Secretary Dear Shri Bhalla, The statutory census enumeration exercise, conducted under the Census...
India’s poor record-keeping about deaths and ghost voters RN Bhaskar On May 22, 2023, there were news reports about the Home ministry planning to introduce a new Bill in the Parliament. The Bill would seek to link birth and death registers...
MARKET PERSPECTIVE By J Mulraj May 20-26, 2023 Same old, same old…doesn’t work One of the weaknesses of the multiparty federal democracy of India is the propensity of politicians to make pre-election promises of freebies, in order to get elected. This is because...
https://www.etnownews.com/companies/the-supreme-court-committee-report-and-the-adani-group-article-100396969 The Supreme Court Committee report and the Adani group The key findings of the committee appointed by the Supreme Court  order dated March 2, 2023, are finally in public domain. The report confirms some of the allegations made in the Hindenburg...
https://countercurrents.org/2023/05/proliferation-of-fake-aadhaar-cards-and-false-jandhan-bank-accounts-pose-a-serious-threat-to-proper-use-of-the-centres-expenditure-under-centrally-sponsored-schemes/?swcfpc=1 Will the CAG help in cleaning up the rot in India's financial allocations? This post can also be found at https://bhaskarr.substack.com/p/a-complaint-letter-to-the-cag-by?sd=pf. On 16 May, 2023, E A S Sarma, former Secretary to the Government of India wrote an email letter of...
https://www.timesnownews.com/business-economy/adani-group-concludes-sale-of-its-sittwe-port-in-myanmar-article-99995926 Adani's sale of the Myanmar port is more strategic that many realise By RN Bhaskar Being a visionary requires flexibility, but without sacrificing the bigger picture. The Myanmar port sale by the Adani group confirms this. Yesterday, Adani Ports and Special Economic...
India's elections under threat (This letter was written as a response to the article as https://asiaconverge.com/2023/04/election-peril-aadhaar-and-the-missing-census/) From: EAS Sarma To Shri Rajiv Kumar Chief Election Commissioner Election Commission of India (ECI)   Shri A C Pandey Election Commissioner Election Commission of India (ECI)   Shri Arun Goel Election Commissioner Election Commission of India...
Education in India has a long way to go  RN Bhaskar Politicians love to claim that India can become the teacher for the entire world.  They use the term Vishwaguru (https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/next-5-yrs-will-make-india-vishwa-guru-modi-in-gujarat/articleshow/69510732.cms) . Even states like Uttar Pradesh that have done miserably...
Godda Power Plant Powers Up Bangladesh  Adani Power Begins Supplying Competitive Thermal Power to friendly Neighbouring Nation  Synopsis ·       The ultra super critical thermal power plant‘s First unit of 800 MW out of 2x800 MW starts supplying Bangladesh with 748 MW of...
MARKET PERSPECTIVE By J Mulraj MARCH 25- 31, 2023 Or will there be more shotgun weddings? In the wild west USA, there often used to be shotgun weddings where the groom, influenced by the exigency of a father in law holding a rifle,...