AAP Delhi Sarkar(Government ) voted in with brute majority with 67 out of 70 MLAs is completed one year on Valentine`s day-14thFeb-2016.
Several supporters and volunteers with limited rights found arrogance and deviation in goals creeping in the AAP.
Many inside and outside AAP families want delivery of AAP goals fast. Demand is felt for a new Public tool within the friendly reach and with inquiring eyes.
This is where a Shadow Cabinet creeps in.
Global Foot prints:
In Britain, a shadow cabinet is a well accepted norm. It is a check and balance of the traditionally elected cabinet. The Chaaya Mantri Mandal idea and its seed came from overseas NRIs.
Public has a natural right with a collective authority for control over how its servant works. Politicians before getting elected make promises. Leaders call themselves as Nagar Sevaks(Public Servants) and Chowkidaar (watch dogs).After the `Sevaks` win the Public stands cheated and feels helpless. There is no Public Right to control the slow and selective works of the politicians (full of scams) .
Why Divide and Rule needs to stop?
Politicians continue to rule for five years by keeping the Public divided. Traditional politics continues the trend that puts – “Sant Ram is robbed while the Mast Ram gets profit”. Blind followers and profit mongers get promoted while honest crusaders are kicked out or sidelined.
Why Delhi Public Needs Alert Eyes?
People as tax payers have the right to get its work done from its elected representatives. Our contact and coordination network with elected MLAs needs to be made stronger and productive.
In Delhi Vidhan Sabha this modern tool with alert eyes will be a Shadow Cabinet. It will also be known as छाया मँत्रीमँडल and the shadow minister as छाया मँत्री.
Role & Road Map:
A constructive system needs to fill this P2P-People to Politician gap. A team that can scrutinize the corresponding ministers’ support system in the Government to develop alternate service window (if required) and to hold the Government to account for its actions and responses shall act in Public favor.
Responsibility to Serve:
CMM will have 6 shadow ministers and they would be appointed to take on the responsibility of carrying out the work of their departments to the best of their abilities. These people will have a proven record of a successful career. The post of a shadow minister will be honorary and complimentary. Shadow Minister will be expected to stay in the post for a period of five years.
Instead of opposing the Government systems we need to speed up the Public service and the delivery with or without the alternate systems. Effective speed to service process will ensure that public funds are not being misused and public grievances are being listened to and dealt with in a time bound manner.
Soon after media launch of the CMM in March-April-2016 the search for Chhaaya Mantris shall begin with format of an organization.
Let us all join hands to build a strong Chaaya Mantri Mandal-CMM that shall deliver a real change in daily Public life.
Your contributions and suggestions are invited to make this modern unique citizen`s initiative effective.
By Rakesh Manchanda
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