The online petition said that the recent logjam can erode the faith in parliament
GN Bureau | August 13, 2015
The monsoon session of the parliament is heading towards a close. Seeing that the fate of key bills hangs in balance, top industrialists, including Rahul Bajaj, Adi Godrej, Sumit Mazumder, president, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Infosys co-founder K Gopalakrishnan, have joined more than 40,000 people who have signed an online petition to end the parliament logjam.
The petition by CII urges all political parties to end the stalemate and allow the parliament to function and begin a process for passage of key reforms bills. It also said that the recent logjam can erode the faith in parliament.
Sign the petition here
“Parliamentary paralysis can lead to weakening of India’s democracy. There is a spread of political power between the opposition and the Government in Indian Parliament. Both have an important role to play. Both have responsibility to discuss and resolve political issues. Political consensus represents the best practice in Indian democracy,” it said.
“Recent events have been disheartening… Important laws like the constitution amendments in Goods and Services Tax which improves India’s growth rate is held up. GST has taken a long time in coming and has taken years of consensus building, and CII has time and again reiterated that this could significantly contribute to India’s and States’ growth.. India has to grow in order to alleviate poverty and create jobs. Parliament did not get an opportunity to discuss important issues, like floods, security issues, other economic priorities, etc…”
After Chandigarh, Puducherry and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, the government is now looking at subsidy transfer scheme for Public Distribution System (PDS) in Ranchi through a pilot project. But, there is a crucial difference between the Ranchi project and the initiative alrea
Much before the National Investigating Agency (NIA) had arrested seven Hurriyat leaders on Sunday in connection with the funding of terror activities in Kashmir, the agency had unearthed a racket involving undervaluation of the goods coming from the Pakistan occupied Kashmir for trade in Jammu and Kashmir
“The key to India’s success is its diversity,” said Ram Nath Kovind after being sworn-in as president at the Central Hall of parliament on Tuesday. “Our diversity is the core that makes us so unique. In this land we find a mix of states and regions,
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed an agreement with Uttarakhand government and Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA) to develop the civil aviation sector in the state. The agreement is aimed to identify relevant factors influencing the deve
Union minister of state for power, coal, new and renewable energy and mines, Piyush Goyal was present at the signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for purchase of 1050 MW of wind power under the ministry of new and renewable energy’s (MNRE) first wind auction scheme.
Government projects typically suffer from time overrun and cost overrun. There appears to be no project management discipline, and extension of time and escalation of cost rarely attract the kind of serious attention they should. There is no system of fixation of accountability for these substantial deviat