Good Governance Step by Modi ji
PM Modi wants criminal cases against politicians fast-tracked
New Delhi: Pushing for clean politics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to work out a mechanism to settle criminal and other court cases against politicians within a year.
The directive is in line with Modi's commitment during his election campaign that he will endeavour to see that court cases against politicians are decided within one year. If they are guilty, they should bepunished, if not they should be discharged, he had said.
During the campaign, he had vowed to pursue a zero-tolerance policy on graft if he came to power.
In one of his media interviews, he had also said that the Supreme Court will be requested to take up such cases on a fast-track basis.
The Law Ministry has already started working on the roadmap and one of the options is to follow the recommendation of the Law Commission made to the Supreme Court in March.
The law panel said that for charges framed against sitting MPs or MLAs, the trial must be expedited and concluded within a one-year period.
"If trial is not concluded within one year then (either) the MP/MLA may be disqualified at the expiry of the one-year period or the MP/MLAs' right to vote in the House as a member, remuneration shall be suspended at the expiry of the one-year period," the report had said.
This Parliament has a record number of lawmakers facing criminal charges - 186 members or 34 per cent of the Lok Sabha - according to research by the Association for Democratic Reforms.
Modi had stressed his administration would steer clear of political vendetta, but he also underscored that the law would be followed and the guilty would be punished, irrespective of their clout. more
"After the BJP Govt came to power IAC complained about 3 additional porno .IN websites blatantly controlled from a chappie in Pakistan (openly registered to him in PK). These websites had explicit dirty "celebrity" pics of a current BJP MP (and former Union Minister)'s celeb daughter. Despite this for almost 2 months the BJP Govt took no action on IAC's complaint even though the dealing Union Minister (BJP)
is very close to the MP concerned.
Left with no alternative - and unwilling to pay the bribes demanded, IAC translated about 20 pornographic pictures with their filthy captions into Gujarati language and discreetly sent it to "The Man" last week. 2 of these sites were finally "rendered inactive" yesterday, the 3rd had stopped down on its own on 22 July.The 2 lucrative .IN porno sites with pics of Congress persons continue to operate but those photos have been deleted (for now)"
"The Right to Information Act 2005, is the biggest fraud inflicted upon on the citizens since the Nehru-Gandhi family." more
Now to rebuild the system a super human effort is needed with support from every quarter at every level. I am sure if Mr Modi shows the same will he displayed in his march to the PM's post this too can be a reality. more