Indian politics – while it may sound too dirty to discus, we very well have to – as its the most important aspect of our nation – its on our rules and the rulers.
We all know its in pretty fucked up shape and we have to collectively fix it. And the kind of state the system is in, it seems the only way is to throw the whole setup into the shithole and put forth a new system in its place.
Most of our politicians represent what leaders of nations should never be. They lack education, they are not refined, and more importantly, thy lack the ethics. Considering the state of our country after 70 plus years of Independence, it can be even be inferred that the politicians that our current political framework produce are not intelligent enough to lead a mighty and large nation like India. I mean most of them, not all of them; Exceptions are rare though.
Their quality reflects in the fact that at a point of time, the corruption reported by the country’s Comptroller & Auditor General had crossed one Trillion US dollars ! In a nation where just over 100 billion USD can replace all the slums with posh apartment complexes, imagine the worthlessness of our politicians when they waste away trillions of USDs as their private black money !
Indeed our politicians are the reason we are still perceived as third world. But they are not be be blamed. Such absolute worthless scums are churned out as our politicians by the current political framework we had to adopt since we got freedom. And this setup which is anyway so 1800s is not suitable for the current times – considering the much better options available now, thanks to the growth of digital technology.
We need erect an efficient, modern and infallible system in place which doesn’t foster the incompetent and doesn’t contract corruption so easily.
One such alternative could be a system of random representatives.
This system takes help from technology, and would work as follows-
- Citizens educated to a certain level, who are interested to represent their people in the legislative body have to pass an aptitude exam to qualify.
- The qualified candidates take up a diploma course in Public Policy making & the governance structure of India. This course has to be standardized, localized and made available in online mode by the Election Commission.
- Those who successfully complete the course, can register themselves as potential candidates, willing to dedicate 3 years, as people’s representative, in the Election commissions web-portal using their Adhaar card based login. This can happen from a month to a week prior to the elections.
- A central computer then selects – in a reliable and secure random fashion- the required number of representatives to Parliament/Assemblies from among these volunteers.
- The selected representatives choose the leader of the executive and cabinet from among themselves by volunteering/voting.
- The knowledge about new/ongoing policies/laws are quickly disseminated to the new representatives using well maintained documentation portals.
- New representatives are chosen every three years, after which older ones return back to their previous professions. A previous PM may be retained if the new representatives decide so.
This new system doesn’t have the concept of political parties (which depend heavily on private funding for their survival); and thus has much lesser tendency to contract corruption. There is also no concept of a ruling party and opposition. All are individual independent representatives working for their people constructively.
Also the cost of elections in such a political setup is negligible.
Think its not practical ? Just last year, had you thought it was practical to keep a whole nation locked down in their homes by citing a virus infection ?
So let this be here, as a musing and as a seed for further elaboration & growth.