I am a US Qualified Registered Microbiologist-Medical Technologist, operating my own Clinical Lab. I have been an activist advocating consumer, civic, citizen's rights for Thirty plus years & a Frequent contributor to the letters to Editor.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

IMV penalties-leds29mar2009

The proposed increase in penalties for traffic offences, long overdue is very welcome. It heartens many victims of such daily offences.
However, Law has to be rational if it is compliable.
One of the most exorbitant is the 1500 rupees fine for unauthorized parking.
Signs are not well marked.
Parking dangerously on a high way should rank higher than a broken down vehicle on the pavement.
This is particularly valid when we constantly see drivers stopping in the outermost lanes to talk to others on the other side of the median, drop passengers etc.
If we cannot develop our own penalty model we can follow other civilized societies.
No consideration is given for musical, air and shrill horns which devastate large number of people in the horn happy driver's footprint .
Honking since it promotes reckless driving and shifts the onus in accidents on to the victims by the courts, should be banned for the benefit of the society.
Considering the prevalence of drunken driving, cellphone use, tinted glass and defective # plate vehicles in intentional avoidance of identification, higher fine amounts are called for

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

SAS or commutation of death sentence? toi18mar09leds

18 Mar 2009,

In any system of fair/just administration, the house tax is based on raising a legally sound tax demand with penalties for nonpayment.

However, the unfortunate legacy of the British rule followed 260 years too late, is complicate compliance and penalize the citizen.

The 8 pages of form and handbook is a reflection of the repeated failure of the Palike to protect and promote the organized municipality promised by it.

Are we paying an annual tax or appealing to the president for commutation of a death sentence?

This is the consequence of the gross and blatant violations of all its charters and laws tolerated nay encouraged by BMP for well known reasons.
if BMP discharged its duty there is no need for self assessment.

or the media blitz strongly reminiscent of communist /socialist King is naked elegys, extolling the Self assessment, at our cost,
(atleast Rs 5 lakhs per bout?) .

No, it is more like the infamous ICICI bank consumer education series ads.