The counterfeit currency menace is growing by leaps and bound in India due to the poor vigilance and prompt and coordinated against the fake currency printers and mafia operating in this field. In 2011, the rupee appeared to have emerged as the counterfeiter’s currency of choice internationally.The fact was recently revealed in the report compiled by the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Union Finance Ministry which estimated around 400 per cent increase in counterfeit transactions in India’s financial market.The cross border fake currency dealers are the real threat as they given safe sanctuary there and the government feels what harms it does. But they should know that the same fake currency dealers and printers are printing fake currency for the country which gives them save heaven.The intelligence bureau and the law enforcement agencies should come forward with measures which not only detects the fake currencies but also strong and fool proof measures to teach them a lesson.There should be conscious effort to uproot the fake currency infrastructure existing in the neighbouring counties through diplomatic dialogues and collaboration in tackling the menace of fake currency.Some of the others measures can be improving the quality of paper used in currency printing and new techniques of recording the transactions at the financial institution like banks. The recording will help in tracking down all the link associated with it. It is vital to reach to the sources but the intermediate links must be snapped whenever possible. Shashikant Nishant Sharma शशिकांत निशांत शर्मा
Right to Education is a ambitious act and its enactment in the true spirit will surely have a good impact on creating a inclusive growth and development. It is a matter of shape that some private educational institutional are more of a economic enterprise and they admit those who can afford high but the poor feel social exclusion in this whole process of commercialization. The poor have equal right to quality education. The private institutions should take the Supreme Court order seriously and they should devise selection suitable criteria for selection of bright students from the underprivileged communities. One suggested criteria can be free admission of wards of the staffs of the institutions who come from those underprivileged communities and areas. Other criteria can be the nearness of the candidate for admission so that other overhead cost of education like travelling is reduced. Talent search can be conducted to select meritorious students among the poor students of nearby area.
The decision taken by West Bengal Chief Minister on selection of newspapers is a clear violation of the citizens’ right to know and is an insult to libraries. She must understand that the actions taken by her in government office affecting the public and public policies must be in conformity with standard or norms set by the Constitution of India which cannot be arbitrary, irrational or irrelevant. She is the Chief Minister not the queen of Bengal and must respect and pay regards to the Constitution of India in true spirit of term. I am surprised to know that very few newspapers and media highlighted this issue which is clear violation of right to equality and freedom of press. The public cannot be prescribed what to read and what to omit. Public money must be spent in a democratic manner and for the benefit of public and common good; in a rational manner taking into account the demand of the economy and people at large; in a relevant manner so as to serve the common need and demand.
The strengthening bilateral relation between the two neighbours India and Pakistan is the only solution to many problems like cross border terrorism, oil pipe line from Iran, untapped trade opportunities and many more to count. The timely and decisive visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Asif Ali Zardari amid the objection by various organisation in home country. This will sure give a strong signal that the relations between the two nations will not be dictated by such organisations. The fruitful and continuous dialogues between the two nations will surely bring a new era of mutual understanding and cooperation in coming future. The tightening vigilance of the international community on Pakistan has left no other ways for Pakistan but to reconcile will the good neigbours like India and China who can help the country tide over the economic and social crisis looming large it. Shashikant Nishant Sharma New Delhi
The recently concluded 20th summit of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has not only consolidated associations aim and objectives, but also paved way for its future development prospects. ASEAN has established itself not only as a regional groups for cooperation and stability but also as a forum to interact with world bodies for greater inclusive growth of the Asian countries. The forum has been successful in incentivising the trade and political cooperation which is visible from the outcome of the recent elections in Mayanmar and resolution of South China sea which India has persuaded to declare it as a common asset for the south Asian nations. The forum can play more robust role in fighting hunger and terrorism. A strong trade and commerce can pave path for greater cooperation in the field of education, health and infrastructure development in the Asian countries. We have good amount of resource and capabilities which must be harnessed for mutual development.
The BRICS, association of five major economies of the world i.e., Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is a clear signal for the re-odering of the world economy and the geo-political power balance in the modern world. The dominance of the western countries must be checked and an internationally accepted monetary regime free from the clutch of a country-specific currency like dollar must be developed. The charter of the UN must implemented in true spirit of term. The long delaying of the reforms in UN can be compensated by BRICS. The sovereignty of many small Asian and African countries are at stake at the hand of the two-century-old hegemony of the West over the modern world.
Indian aviation industry in undergoing a drastic loss due to unforeseen impacts of the measures taken in last few years. The multiplicity of taxes in aviation industry, merger of Air India and Indian Airlines, rise in crude oil (petroleum), acquisition of air carriers by the private and public airlines etc has made the aviation industry think of new avenues for bringing back the industry on right track. The private and public sectors players in this aviation industry must sit together to work out strategies to tide over the crisis. It government should come forward with innovative solution and other air carriers must learn from Indigo which is still making profit in spite of the looming crisis in the aviation sector. One suggested measures can be the opening up the sector for foreign direct investment and adopting open sky policy to give way to the foreign airways services. Direct import of petroleum by the domestic carriers may not be so easy as loosening the taxation mechanism.
India can hope that the Rajapaksa government takes up seriously the issue of a political settlement and do some substantial homework and further implements the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission recommendations. The country is undeniably under watch of the International Community and there will be enough follow up for tracking the actions taken in the direction of devolution of power to the provinces. Unless and until the Sri Lankan government makes a genuine attempt to reach out to the Tamil political leadership and people, the international community will continue gear pressure which may increase overtime if no action is taken. India can try to make sure that the Tamil leadership play an important and constructive role in helping Sri Lanka. The government should take up reforms on its own rather than under the pressure of the international community for the benefit of the nation and all ethnic and lingual groups. The government cannot deny the plurality of society there.
It is really an irony of Indian judicial system to treat very citizen with an equal amount of offence and defense but when it comes to the punishment to the erring politicians and VVIPs, the judicial system become ignorant of the practices prevalent in the various jails of the country. There should be special drive to bring justice and equality of status and treatment to the offenders of the laws. What is meaning of jail if the person imprisoned is getting all the benefits he or she used to get outside the jail. The legal system should be amended to incorporated heavy fine and penalties as per the capacity and nature of crimes done by the politicians and VVIPs who get such relaxed privileges in the jails. There must be some sort of rationalization of punishments. The time has come when the nation should look into the matters related to the privileges enjoyed by the politicians during the term of imprisonment so that the faith of public in the Indian Judiciary and Executive is intact
The election of a member of the parliament who is of opposition party can be seen as a mark of dawn of the democracy shining on the western horizon of the country. The victory for Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy, in the by-elections recently held in Myanmar has confirmed deep faith of people in the institution of democracy. The military rule has done more harm than benefits to the people and country as a whole. The world community is strongly in the support of the democratisation of the governance world over which aims to give supremacy of public in the affairs of the governance and an outcome of which will be free and open economy which the western economies are trying hard to achieve in disguise of democracy. The world will welcome every step in the direction of democratisation of the society. The western countries will surely loosen the sanctions if they feel that the government is ready to adopt changes and modifications in the present governance.