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also diminish the role of caste etc.since every candidate would have to have broad-based appeal But this argument is also too quick Firstif we really want a 50 per cent plus one rulewe need to openly discuss either runoffsor Alternative Vote proposalswhich the British just rejected The Right to Reject has nothing to do with it But we should also be cautious about the numerical fixation on 50 per cent plus The claim that someone is our representative will always be endogenous to the rules of getting elected Just because the rules require 50 per cent plus oneit does not necessarily mean that individual is more representative It could mean other things as well It could mean voters have had to compromise even more in making their choices It could raise entry barriers into politics and cut down choices This may not be sufficient to reject 50 plus one requirement But we must get away from the idea that there is a set of election rules that does not generate its own externalities Voting rules also have unintended and unforeseen consequences Many well-intentioned reforms in places ranging from California to Israel have often produced worse outcomes Tread cautiously But it is not clear negative voting has helped anywhere In the USsome states have experimented; Russia had itand abolished it One simple reason is that under the 50 per cent rulecasting a negative vote makes sense only if you are confident that half of all voters agree with you The middle class may have more contempt for politiciansbut this is an extravagant assumption to make There is also the curious paradox of expressing contempt for electoral choicesthrough the rhetoric of more choice Ostensibly giving the right to reject gives voters greater choice: they have the choice to reject and express exasperation But in reality the choice argument is more complicated One rather subtle point about elections is the moral importance of the simultaneity and independence of voting My expression of preferences should not depend upon knowledge about how others have voted; and it should be based on broadly the same possible information Only then have votes got equal value Administering a right to reject in a way mimicking the simultaneity requirement is not going to be easy Secondthe issue of preferences is also not that straight-forward Just because voters reject a set of candidates does not automatically mean that a second set has enhanced their choice or produced something closer to the illusory idea of their real preferences Since you cannot test the transitivity of preferences along two different choice setsit is a bit too quick to claim that the choices exercised on the second set are somehow more authentic than the first One possibility with negative votingparticularly the third variantis that it could penalise good candidates At least now in campaignswe discuss sops and promiseshowever illusory But under negative voting there may be huge incentives on part of weaker candidates and parties to ensure good candidates get disqualified Finallysince party structures remain importantthe significance of getting rid of one set of candidates is not as clear as people suppose; the individual characteristics of MPs now matter less We need better institutionalised parties more than negative voting We need to discuss serious issues: party systemselection financedecentralisation We have created huge anomalies by aspiring for proportional outcomes out of a first past the post system But the clamour for negative voting is distraction I may not happen to agree with much of what goes on But at some level I have to acknowledge that my arguments have lost Having lostI ought not to blame the rulesor construct the voters as helpless victims of bad rules Politics is the slow boring of hard boardsas Max Weber said But Indias privilegedhaving failed to do the requisite manual labour of politicsand elicit trustnow place excessive faith in new rules The writer is presidentCentre for Policy [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: January 22 2014 12:41 pm What explains the apparent lack of effectiveness of social audits The enforcement of punishments was weak (PTI) Related News By:Farzana Afridi It hasn’t led to reduced corruption and improved MGNREGA delivery The recent pronouncements by the AAP on measures to hold public officials accountable have brought into sharp focus people’s participation and social accountability as mechanisms to foster transparency and improve the delivery of public programmes However so far there has been an absence of rigorous evidence on the effectiveness of the country’s sole community monitoring initiative espoused by the MGNREGA back in 2005 — social audits Mandatory social audits prescribed by the MGNREGA intend to empower beneficiaries to scrutinise expenditures and keep track of delivery In spite of the widespread acclaim of social audits as low-cost and powerful participatory tools a key question is whether community monitoring has reduced corruption and improved MGNREGA delivery The assessment of the impact of the only largescale and systematic social audits in the country in Andhra Pradesh raises some key issues Even if a state government publicly announces regular social audits the first round of auditing because of limited state credibility is likely to take public officials (or transgressors) by surprise and reveal large irregularities in basic programme delivery Furthermore local MGNREGA beneficiaries are expected to have high stakes in employment availability and in timely payment while having sufficient initial capacity to detect transgressions We can thus anticipate an evolving dynamic process with more effective local participation through learning and improved auditing after repeated audits The drawback is that transgressions may also become more sophisticated Monitoring may result in the substitution of one type of irregularity for another as transgressors learn to manipulate the new system Given these assumptions if audits effectively detect malpractices and the threat of punishment is credible the easy-to-detect irregularities (non-payment of wages or ghost projects) should decline At the same time we can expect more hard-to-detect irregularities (those related to procurement of materials) in later audit rounds Analysis of data from official audit reports of almost 100 mandals during 2006-10 however shows that repeated social audits of MGNREGA projects did not reduce the number of corruption-related labour complaints while there was a substantive rise in material-related complaints While a modest decline in administrative complaints related to the non-provision of work was observed there was an increase in complaints of missing records on material expenditures The impact of audits on other programme outcomes — employment generation targeting of the SC/ST population — was absent Increase in local stakeholders’ awareness levels or in the number of MGNREGA projects selective repeated audits in the more corrupt mandals and possible biases in complaint registrations do not explain this The findings suggest that despite increasing awareness of beneficiaries and the greater capacity of the audit process to detect irregularities the overall social audit effect on reducing easy-to-detect malpractices was mostly absent One can interpret the rise in irregularities as an underlying change in the anatomy of corruption and a failure of the social audit process to deter leakage of programme funds What explains the apparent lack of effectiveness of social audits in reducing malpractice The analysis of administrative data on social audit findings in Andhra Pradesh suggests that follow-up and enforcement of punishments was weak While it is possible that this weakness has been mitigated by the establishment of vigilance cells post-2010 less than 1 per cent of irregularities for which one or multiple functionaries were held responsible ended in dismissal removal or criminal action Even modest punishment — such as suspension show-cause or being deemed ineligible for contractual work — was meted out for less than 3 per cent of detected irregularities Further 87 per cent of the missing amount was yet to be recovered The responsibility for the implementation of a project under MGNREGA is held collectively by grassroots and block-level functionaries Yet the responsibility for most irregularities was pinned on a single gram panchayat level contractual functionary — the field assistant typically a resident of the panchayat “Naming and shaming” might act as an effective deterrent for this particular functionary However social sanctions are unlikely to curtail malpractice among other functionaries who often escape responsibility (such as the block development officer or assistant programme officer) and/ or are panchayat non-residents (like branch postmasters) The effectiveness of social audits in deterring theft and other malpractices may thus be undermined by a single design weakness or slip-up A key lesson from the data analysis would thus be to ensure social audits culminate in the type of enforceable and credible “contract” that allocates responsibilities defines timelines and ensures that those found guilty are promptly penalised The credibility of the social audit rests ultimately on the ability and willingness of the political and bureaucratic establishment to take effective remedial action against offenders A second critical takeaway is that without sufficient institutional support the expectation that beneficiary-led audits should spontaneously arise is unsustainable Systematic and regular audits with beneficiary participation have not taken off in other parts of the country To ensure effective bottom-up involvement beneficiary participation must be induced and strengthened through a combination of top-down and grassroots approaches While the potential benefits of public programmes are large the costs of ensuring that those benefits are realised through beneficiary-led audits are low But before community monitoring can be scaled up in other parts of the country or for other public programmes we must strengthen its credibility The writer is assistant professor economics and planning unit Indian Statistical Institute [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLucknow:SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit families of martyrs and said he does not advocate Indo-Pak war but a middle path so that soldiers do not have to make the supreme sacrifice to protect the borders File image of Mulayam Singh Yadav PTI "We don’t want any Indo-Pak war or soldiers sacrificing lives on border there should be a via media solution" he said flagging off Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s rath yatra "As the defence minister I used to visit families of martyr soldiers I want our PM to visit their families I salute families and want to say they might be in grief but they should be proud that their son died while securing our borders" he said "Ram Manohar Lohia had given message of humanity at international level and SP believes in it" he said Targeting the Modi government over the alleged suicide by an ex-serviceman over OROP issue Akhilesh said the "forces which came to power" (at Centre) have "diverted the path of the country" "Those sacrificing their lives on borders to save us are also committing suicide You should think which type of people are ruling us We have to make SP government in 2017 as only it can bring a change the country" he added An ex-serviceman had allegedly committed suicide in New Delhi on Tuesday over the issue of OROP Written by ANI | London | Published: February 13 2010 3:14 pm Related News If youre nursing a broken heart this Valentines daythen please take note: “broken heart syndrome” is a recognized medical condition The Wall Street Journal says the syndrome arises when physical or emotional stress causes “concussion” of the heartreports New Scientist Howeverthe good news is: the condition is reversible If you’re broken-heartednormal function will resume within a few weeks According to the Journalthe condition is “typically triggered by acute emotion or physical trauma that releases a surge of adrenaline that overwhelms the heart The effect is to freeze much of the left ventriclethe heart”s main pumping chamberdisrupting its ability to contract and effectively pump blood” The medical term for “broken heart syndrome” is takotsubo cardiomyopathy For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by The Indian Express | Published: August 14 2013 12:04 am Related News Excerpts from Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modis letter to the prime ministerAugust 7 The government of Gujarat has noted with serious concern the final formulation of the National Food Security Ordinance promulgated by the Central government recently In my clear viewthis does not contain the basic tenets which any food security legislation should meetand is unlikely to achieve the objectives for which the Union government has taken this step I would like to bring to your notice the following major deficiencies in the ordinance: Onethis is the first time any law has attempted to fix the number of beneficiaries in macro terms firstand then cast on the states the responsibilities to specify eligibility criteria and fix individual entitlements so as to reach the macro figure fixed by law Any logical legislation should provide for the fixation of criterion first and the identification of the citizens who are food insecureand then come to a conclusion about the total eligibility at the state level in terms of numbers This legislation actually does the reverse by not providing criteria or entitlements to ensure food security of insecure families and individuals It is clear that each state will lay down identification criteria specific to the state to reach the numbers prescribed by the ordinance There could be wide regional disparities Such variations would be open to judicial scrutiny and would create confusion I would like to add here that none of the drafts had this provision Even the standing committee of Parliament had recommendedas recently as January 2013that the government should formulate eligibility criteria in consultation with state governments TwoI have noted with deep concern the fact that the ordinance proposes to reduce the entitlement of BPL families from 35 kg per family to only 25 kg per family of five persons Surelythis cannot be the objective of any food security legislationwhich reduces the entitlement of those who had been identified as being below the poverty line Without the statutory right to food, There? 2017 Best Female Playback Singer: Tulsi Kumar for Airlift.who experience a rude awakening after visiting a Maharashtrian 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sample must also have been tampered with.said that this issue has more to do with sensitisation than sending circulars to each school asking to ban junk food. On the budget allocation for Rajib Awas Yojna, The remorse and guilt leads her on the path of artistic epiphany and lends a new meaning to her life, Regular check-ups of patients were also not conducted and the administration also received complaints that the people who were running the centres allegedly used to beat the inmates and were not providing proper food to the inmates. without workers to manage polling booths. For all the latest Chandigarh News.