Thursday, June 15, 2017

An update on expected Judicial Order today concerning medical seats for CENTAC cleared students vis vis Deemed Commercial Colleges.

Today's Judicial Order from the Honorable CJ's Court of Madras High Court ar 10.30 AM is likely to be historical not only for Puducherry but beyond.

Meritorious Students who have been denied admissions by Highly Commercial Deemed Medical Colleges demanding exhorbitant fees beyond reasonableness may be in for a jolt.

(Grapevine has it that they may go to Honourable SC for a Stay soon after the order is pronounced).
Our expectation for receiving justice is based on the kind of queries made by Honorable Judges during the hearings past two days.

Relief to students ( if it comes)
will give Precedence to Merit and Moral Authority over Commercial Muscle.
RajNivas was a respondent through its Mr Neethi Dhas, Secretary to Lt Governor, with its own Advocate as the views of RajNivas were at variance with that of Political Secretariat. ( which I believe partially changed the next day by a written affidavit to the Court).

We Pray for welfare of our students who are  the future healers of our country.

Team RajNivas went all out to secure justice for deserving students as much as they needed. We responded as a final institution of relief as its very purpose of existence.

Kiran Bedi: In RajNivas we daily work to give our maximum. Because we believe this the very reason for this Institution to be here. Kiran Bedi.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Look out for High Court order today concerning Centac students. David vs Goliath in Money Power- Not Moral Power

Tough Justice.--

CENTAC Students may get it today.

Keep track of orders expected by before 3 PM in Madras High Court. CJ Court I believe.
The PIL was pleaded, Pro Bono by Mr VBR Menon.  One who ONLY takes up issues he strongly feels about.

He believes that the deserving medical students have been given a raw deal by the commercialised Deemed Medical Colleges over the years.

And that the Governments of the day have not done enough to address this matter comprehensively.
Implementation of SC judgments too have been in violation in many cases.

Hence he approached the Honourable High Court for rationalisation.
Affidavit filed by Secretary to Lt Governor, a respondent in the petition fully supported Mr Menon and the Aggrieved parents.

The GOP is believed to be present, but not known what he said.
It is believed that he  has not yet submitted anything in writing. Made only oral arguments.
Yesterday the Parents Lawyer along with MCI Lawyer, Mr VP Raman, and SU Sirinivasan (representing Secretary to LG) faced a battery of highly paid, lawyers from the Deemed Universities.)
It was a Case of David vs Goliaths..!

--a 'Dharma Yudh'...
Time will tell which side is Justice?

Kiran Bedi.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Every day in public service there is an opportunity to serve better for those whose duty it is. Kiran Bedi.

Today in Delhi to address a conference on Civil Services.

Shall present few key practices if followed daily by public officials, will change the way they serve people.

And how resources, could be utilised to the maximum.
How problems could be prevented.
How people could get relief even without complaining.
How issues could be preempted.
How they could promote trust in the people in governance.
How people could be kept well informed and aware. So that every one, elected or selected or appointed remain accountable for the services they deliver.
Immaterial of hierarchies.
Kiran Bedi.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

We are causing this by collective failure.

This is what happens in lives of most of us. Speaking about public officials endowed with responsibility and powers to serve people, we merely go through life.

We keep getting and seeking positions and keep going through them without growing in them by serving with courage and conviction When we merely go through positions of responsibility, we cause enormous suffering to thousands+dependent on us.

Like the CENTAC matter right before us there days.
Unless we experience this pain personally we will continue to cause and spread suffering.
We will be living through life without growing in it.
Our public service careers either empower or disempower people.

Regret to say so.
The CENTAC case is one ripe example.
And we are all collectively responsible for the pain and suffering our children and parents are going through. There is no cause for any celebration whatsoever. It's time for course correction.

Kiran Bedi.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Change is the law. Growth is optional. Choose wisely

'Change is the law. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.'
I made mine when I accepted to be here.
Am here for a higher purpose. Not a job or a position. But to do good and serve the UT. Ensure clean, secure and a just Puducherry for all. (Not few)
Due to which RajNivas and its Team, remains accessible to anyone in need. All 7 days of the week through all methods. Personal or electronic.
This is what RajNivas is for.
Not a day has been lost. Not even a weekend. Including early mornings of all weekends.
For Team RajNivas it's a sacred duty to serve and spread joy and a sense of belonging across all sections of society. It shall remain so.
Assuring people of Puducherry that
Team RajNivas will continue to Bike for a 'Swachh Puducherry' and more...
Kiran Bedi.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Who tells Honorable CM what the laid down responsibilities of a Lt Gov of a UT are? It also depends on what he wants...

So what does the Honorable CM want?

A Rubber Stamp or a Responsible Administrator?

Is the real Question.
The CM according to this news desires an endorser.
One who may let wrongs happen even when people are suffering injustice. Wants an LG who clears files without seeking clarity.
One who appoints people as per whims and fancies of vested interest. 
One who releases moneys even if it's not budgeted for.
Hence borrow and spend.
One who promotes officers even when there are either no posts or poor  performance. Or no reason.
One who punishes officers for courage of conviction.
One who wants no news to be rebutted.
One who should do nothing and see nothing, say nothing.
Just be an onlooker. And pass time, enjoy the benefits of Expensive establishment called RajNivas.
Stay isolated. Do not meet people. Do not question officers. Do not interfere.
Just do as he tells, even in writing.
 (I have received several such letters from him).
Most of all the CM wants me to get lots of money from Government of India, even when they can't spend well what they have. Even when revenue generating tourism is loss making.
This is called Wishful Thinking. Instead of introspection.
In reality he can feel empowered and enthused that there is someone here to help him clean up the mess in his Puducherry.
It's mine only now by adoption. It is his by birth. 
He can instead feel good that he has someone willing to raise the social consciousness of the region, one which will support him for good administration which deploys and helps enhance the energy of all responsible.
It's a question of what a CM wants.
This is the real issue.
What a CM wants and what an LG wants?
Both have their responsibilities laid down in the UT Act and in the Business Rules. It's how he reads or misreads.
Or ignores reading.
Or does not want to face the realities of the situations today.
People are crying for justice. Students and parents are crying for admissions as per the orders of Govt of India and the higher judiciary.
People are suffering and crying. Who will hear them. Only the Courts away in Madras? It's called the Madras High Court.
Raj Nivas is becoming their last hope. As per daily open house.
Puducherry needs justice, integrity and good governance.
How will they get it? Who will give them. Who will speak up for them?
Not an onlooker but someone whose heart beats for them. Someone who serves with sense selflessness. One who places people before positions.

Kiran Bedi.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Open Letter to Dear People of Puducherry on completion of One year of my duties, as Lt Governor.

This is my Open Letter to Dear People of Puducherry on completion of One year of my duties,
as Lt Governor.

With best wishes.

Wish to Thank ALL ..who enabled and helped me Serve Puducherry.

Team Raj Nivas and Team Swachh Puducherry went biking around the city to see the overall state of cleanliness

This Sunday Team Raj Nivas and Team Swachh Puducherry went biking around the city to see the overall state of cleanliness.

The Team presented the Swachh workers with shawls of gratitude at several places.
Most of this work is being carried out by above middle aged women and older men.
The workers said while they clean, some people litter the place again in their very presence.
It is time for people to respect their services.

A while from now even their services will become difficult to get. Or not affordable as is the case in the West. Earlier we switch to source segregation and mechanised collection and then waste to wealth / energy/ manure/ creation, the  better shall it be.

Community and Municipal Agencies must learn to work together.
Community leaders need to lead this transformation.

Our PM is taking us to the right direction.

We all have to walk the path in all Municipalities and make it a caravan..of Swachh Bharat.
The Municipal Commissioners and Collectors have to get out of their cars and gym and bike their streets. Only then will mounds of garbage go and people's attitude towards sanitation, and swatchh workers change.

21 Batch of Visitors to Raj Nivas

This is the 21 Batch of Visitors to Raj Nivas . Every day, 12-1..30 PM, Mon-Sat, a group of visitors registering via Raj Nivas Website come to Raj Nivas to see this best maintained and most prestigious heritage building.

After their visit the group picture is placed on our website for them to share with their friends and relatives.

This was the 80th 6AM weekend round by Team Rajnivas.

This was the 80th 6AM weekend round by TeamRajnivas.

We went to a Market area in response to a representation received from the Industries association, regarding increasing incidents of extortion, road safety, public nuisance, and deficient civic amenities.

A mechanism for resolution of such complaints was put in place to respond.

A Whatsapp group of all key officials, including the Commune Commisioner, The SHO, Beat officer, PWD, AE/JE,Road Safety engineers, besides others, and active members of the Association and Residents of the Village, was formed to collaborate to resolve.

The Port visit led to identifying important points to be included in planning, well before port becomes operational.

This will prevent problems to surface later.
A detailed observation note is being sent to the concerned for examination and required time bound action.