L E T T E R S    T O    T H E    E D I T O R

Clash of exam date

This is with reference to recruitment test to be conducted by NITTR for recruitment of managers in the Punjab State Cooperative Bank Ltd on December 29. Incidentally, on the same day and same time, the Punjab State Subordinate Selection Board is conducting recruitment test for the 691 posts advertised in November this year. The Cooperative and the PSSSB Departments are under the Punjab Government. Candidates who have applied for vacancies in both the departments stand a chance to miss one of the tests. This displays lack of coordination among different departments of the state government.

Earlier, on December 15, the Food and Civil Supplies Department conducted a recruitment test for 461 posts of inspectors. Due to mismanagement of the employment agency, around 74,000 candidates could not appear in the examination due traffic chaos.


A wise decision, indeed

The decision of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to clear the road for the formation of a popular government in Delhi is, besides being timely, a wise decision, which calls for an applause for those at the helm. It not only reflects the matured ideology of the party’s founding fathers, but also repose its abiding faith in the electorate of Delhi that reigns supreme in its mind. It has given a hope to the common man, who has been groaning under crushing inflation for years now.

The decision seeks to re-invent the role of the electorate, as AAP before staking claim to form the government went on to hold referenda in hundreds of constituencies to know the will of the people by involving them into the decision-making process.

The speculation making the rounds on the much-hyped Governor’s rule in Delhi or re-election again has subsided. The people of Delhi have given a new meaning to the traditional vote-bank politics, going by their conscience and extending an unconditional support to a party that had no political godfathers. They voted for the party which they believed would emerge as a viable option to dispense with the system of governance ridden with corruption.

Now it remains to be seen as if the newly emerged political party emerges as a party of substance in letter and in spirit, for we need a government of the people, by the people and for the people. The people of this country, touted to be the world’s biggest democracy, have had enough of it. Let’s wait and watch.

RAMESH K. DHIMAN, Chandigarh

Sensing voter’s temper

With the Lok Sabha elections round the corner, political parties have started naked dance of vulgarity by resorting to mudslinging. Leaders, who were in deep slumber, are suddenly portraying themselves as well-wishers of the public without realising the pulse of voters, who are fed up with such jugglery. Parties which are afflicted with corruption, internal differences, criminality, regionalism and religion can never come up to expectations of the public. Though it seems impracticable to fulfil promises in Delhi, but if AAP works earnestly, honestly with transparency, efficiency, plugs the loop holes and deals strictly with corrupt and wrong doers, then it might succeed. AAP only requires a strong will power to accomplish its task.

Dr K.D. LAKHANPAL, Bilaspur

Lesson not learnt

Apropos editorial “Burial or action” (December 23), the summary rejection of the Adarsh Commission report on the Adarsh Society scam by the Congress-led Maharashtra Government, clearly indicates that the Congress has not learnt any lesson from the drubbing it got in the recent Assembly elections. Keeping the ensuing 2014 Lok Sabha elections in view, the Congress high command would have done well to re-establish its lost credibility by directing the state government concerned to take action on the report. However, the party’s intention to shield its senior leaders and those of its ally the NCP, is likely to add to its woes. Moreover, state government’s version that membership to the Adarsh Society was not exclusively reserved for the Kargil War heroes or their survivors, appears ridiculous.


Letters to the Editor, typed in double space, should not exceed the 200-word limit. These should be cogently written and can be sent by e-mail to: Letters@tribuneindia.com



HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |