The Oxford dictionary describes Zoolum as oppression.

   In India today it carries a wider connotation. We understand it as denial  of legitimate rights of individuals, suppression of any voice raised claiming a rightful place in the society, cruelty bordering on the extreme, oppression of the weak by the strong, delays and corruption in making avilable rightful dues, forceful  deprivation of basic nessecities of life especially by the minions of the government excercising unlawful authority over a weak and helpless populace.

     Legalities, dogma  and fine words can never be a cover for Zoolum.

A human tragedy.

The Dispalced families of Hirakud Dam :  

 26,501 families in 249 villages were displaced when the dam was built in 1957. 50,000 people without land were forcibly evicted.According to a government report 2043 cases are still pending with the district administrations of Jarsuguda, Sambalpur Bargarh and Sonepur. Many became paupers and perished. 

The Government of Orissa is yet to compensate Nearly 10,000 persons.  

The district administration has ‘written to the state government to release more funds…’ 

Hirakud Budi Anchal Sangram Samiti if fighting the cause of the dam oustees.  

Extracts from TOI 05 April 07 article by Priya Ranjan Sahu.

Good Governance

Good News for Good Governance 

   New Delhi: In his second stint at Raj Bhavan, Delhi’s new lieutenant governor (L-G), Tejendra Khanna, plans to start a 24-hour control room to take care of citizens’ grievances. Giving a peaceful life to citizens is the first priority, he said.  

      Mr Khanna, a 1961 batch IAS officer, announced this soon after he was sworn in on Thursday by the chief justice of the Delhi High Court, Justice Mukundakam Sharma. A similar control room had functioned from the Raj Bhavan during Khanna’s earlier stint in 1997-98.    

 Appealing to citizens to abide by the law and promising a severe crackdown in case of any violations, he said: ‘‘Any citizen with any kind of grievance can approach the control room whose primary objective will be to give justice to the people… It is necessary for any government to be people friendly and even the man on the road in his humble chappals should get the benefit of the services.’’      

Asked about the problems posed by the multiplicity of authorities in
Delhi, he said: ‘‘In view of the upcoming Commonwealth Games, it is imperative that all authorities work together to give the country global recognition. All projects need to be completed in a time-bound manner. An empowered group will be formed to ensure better coordination for implementation of critical projects.’’

   This, he added, is an ‘‘agenda for hope’’.  Eight resource personnel groups would be formed to ensure that people have a say in critical policy issues like public health, law and order and tourism.     A real estate commission would be set up to keep digital land records put together through ground and aerial surveys and also to crack down on any kind of violation of construction laws or misuse of land. The latter would also be looked into by a committee of experts. 

       Mr Khanna had earlier headed a committee that looked into violation of building bylaws in the capital. Many suggestions of the committee went on to be included in the MPD 2021.    


Citizens Alliance for Promotion of Responsive Governance

Welcome to Citizens Alliance for Promotion of Responsive Governance

Citizens Alliance for Promotion of Responsive Governance is an Indian NGO, duly registered with the Registrar of Societies in New Delhi under the Societies Registration Act 1860. It is an apolitical not for profit organisation dedicated to promotion of responsive governance. CAPRG is concerned with the affects of policy matters on the society as a whole and their repercussions on groups and individual citizens.

During the last seven years of its existence, Citizens Alliance for Promotion of Responsive Governance has successfully taken up issues of Environment, Preservation of Nature, Civic Amenities, Traffic and Accident related problems, Right to Information, Master plan of Delhi, Power Distribution,unauthorized constructions and mindless commercialization of residential areas.

Our Mission Ensuring  people centric, citizen oriented governance , responsive to the need and welfare of every resident of India. Ensuring Security, Education, Health, civic amenities, opportunities for advancement, justice and  impartial application of laws of the land to all citizens, irrespective of caste, creed , religion , educational level or social status. Ensure protection and preservation conservation and judicious use of  natural resources in all its forms.
Organisational  Profile

Citizens Alliance for Promotion of Responsive Governance firmly believes that people friendly policies can be formulated and implemented through dialogues and discussions with the government. Members of CAPRG hail from varied backgrounds, are qualified in administrative and technical areas, and have experience of conditions across India and abroad.
List of  Members  Managing Committee

President:  Air Marshal DS Sabhikhi (Retd)

Vice President :   Shri Pran Mehta
Vice President:    Shri VNS Srivastava

Secretary: Shri Pankaj Agarwal, CA                            

Jt. Secretary 
 Shri Shailendra Saxena                        

Treasurer :  AVM HP Singh (Retd)                        

Office Coordinator :  Shri Navin Chand                                


Committees dealing with specific issues :
a)    Law and Order
b)    Traffic
c)    Right to Information
d)    Environment
e)    Electricity & Power
f)     Water
g)    Education
h)    Health
i)     Urban Development
j)     Corruption
Chairpersons of Action Committees

Law & Order  
  AVM HP Singh (Retd)   
Traffic & Transportation:
  Col CM Ramakrishnan,retd        
Electricity Power:
 Shri Pankaj Agarwal    
Prevention of Encroachment:
 Shri H C Dua          
  Ms Manorma Batra

Social Justice:  
    Shri JR Lal 
Mailing Address:
28-B/7/1, Jia Sarai (Near IIT)
New Delhi 110016.
PH: 91-011-64530224
Email: caprg_2@yahoo.co.in

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