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Letters to the Editor: December 17, 2018

Waiver of loan is a temporary solution

The government must goad the industries and big businesses to partly move towards the villages and small towns. These have to be made self-sufficient and self-governing. Certain items must be allocated to be manufactured in villages and small towns. Clothing, footwear, agricultural implement, food preservation and such things must be made in villages and small towns.

We have to create basic education and healthcare in villages. Gram panchayat has to be empowered with 50 per cent reservation for women. District administration and agricultural colleges must be made to work with the Gramsabhas. Naxalism will reduce if we draw the youth towards games and sports and even films. Ayurvedic and Homeopathic medicines must be popularised starting from children in the villages. Animal husbandry, protection of crops from ‘neelgai’ and other animals by active volunteering in hamlets must be done. We have to love our land — test and nourish it.

Mahendra Singh

 

SC order on appointing CICs

It refers to the Supreme Court order directing the Central government to make appointment process of Central Information Commissioners (CICs) including the Chief, transparent by putting up the list of applicants on website making clear the service conditions of CICs. Supreme Court has also directed to initiate appointment process of other three CICs wherein presently the process is initiated only for the appointment of Chief Information Commissioner and four more Commissioners because at that time there were only four vacancies at CIC with four more having retired afterwards in November-December 2018.

But instead of further delaying and spending extra on the appointment process, the Central government can better select all the eight new Commissioners from the existing list of applicants by seeking appropriate directions from the Supreme Court. For the future, selection should be done well in advance so that newly selected Commissioners may take charge immediately on the retirement of earlier ones to fully utilise the huge infrastructure of CIC where presently much of the staff has to sit idle after the retirement of the Commissioners.

Madhu Agrawal

 

Marital bliss for Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap!

While the nation was glued to the Ambani wedding which was the talk of the town, ace badminton player Saina Nehwal silently got married to another Indian player Parupalli Kashyap and here is wishing the newlywed couple a very happy innings of togetherness. It certainly was the Best match of their life and both Saina and Kashyap should scale bigger heights in their profession now that they look so happy to take on any challenges in life.

Saina and Kashyap make a happy couple and other Indians should take a leaf out of their lives to keep celebrations simple be it wedding or otherwise and concentrate on goals that can bring glory to the nation. Saina still has lot of badminton career still left in her and hope her wedding to Kashyap brings lot of luck and fortune which she converts into medals and trophies for our country!

SN Kabra

 


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