Of late Shillong is fast becoming the centre for all sorts of Exhibitions, Festivals and Melas. This is a very good trend as it provides an opportunity for the public from all walks of life to know and witness for themselves new events and things displayed during the events. They also provide information and education for the people. Individuals and private sectors should be allowed freely to organise such events. However, government patronage and sponsorship for such events ought to be highly selective and strict procedures ought to be in place to regulate various government departments.
I have to report the inappropriate behaviour of Assistant Executive Engineer Revenue Sub-Division I Shillong during my visit to his office on 12/08/16.I met him in his office at around 2 pm on 11/08/16 in connection with my unusually high electricity bill for the period 08/07/16 to 06/08/16.While presenting factual data based on number of units consumed and my concern that this could be due to faulty meter, he refused to see any merit in my reasoning and instead asked me to come back the next day with 2 photographs and 2 readings of the said meter taken on two different days.I returned to his office the following day i.e; 12/08/16with the desired information hoping to find some solution but much to my dismay he refused to accept the factual data presented as well as my written complaint After many arguments back and forth which included a dare thrown at me to report him to any consumer court or authority and the usual arrogance,
Net-Neutrality is a start, like you said sir, hopefully similar passion will be visible in other fields as well.
We must not forget though, digital space is the only space where everyone is equal. Especially with the striking down of the 66A IT Act, it does provide a good space to exercise one's freedom of expression.
This movement for Net-Neutrality is a very important one because it is the first movement of such kind in India, after Brazil, where the reasons for it were different, mostly relating to Western Hegemony.
‘There’s no Water’…. It’s what people always complaint. Our state is self sufficient when it comes to distribution of water to everyone equally. So where is the water going? Where has it gone? There are many rivers in the state that can be used for many purposes. During election campaigns, every party makes their five year manifestoes with committed promises to fulfil the grievances and needs of the people, but these commitments are deeply professed only during campaigns. After being elected only the most convenient promises are fulfilled. Yet, people still elect the same people to power. The most common problem in most localities in our city is the water crisis. These problems are seen as an advantage by many politicians and use it as a prominent subject in their campaigns. On being elected, these problems are being forgotten.
Sri Mukul Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya said that he will visit Delhi to impress the Central leaders for amendment of the existing District Council rules. It is a welcome step.
While amending the District Council rules, provision may be made to nominate the genuine non-tribal population of the state in the District Council so that the non-tribal stake holders also have the chance to participate in the framing of rules and regulations of the Council.