Kerala’s success in the fight against COVID-19 is due to its unique participatory governance model. People have worked hand-in-glove with the government, each complementing the efforts of the other, through community engagement platforms.
Posts published in “Governance”
India is said to grow at night while the government sleeps. Freedom Gazette is rethinking India’s institutions in order to make our government more transparent, accountable and effective in solving everyday problems.
Technology has helped preserve some normalcy during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing us to stay connected with each other and to work from home. But violations of privacy by various service providers has shown that we need to reimagine how our data is used by industry and government.
The Anti-Defection Law has created a democracy of parties and numbers in India, rather than a democracy of debate and discussion. Lawmaking is increasingly driven, not by the compulsive force of a party’s argument, but by the brute force of a party’s numbers in the legislature.
The Bill gives government agencies unrestricted power to acquire any piece of anonymised non-personal data without guidelines, checks or limitations. Without protection, companies and individuals may be arbitrarily forced to share data.
Editor-in-Chief Mohamed Zeeshan spoke with Honourable Justice V Gopala Gowda, a retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India, regarding lawmaking under single-party majorities, the independence of the judiciary, judicial reform, and other key issues concerning the judiciary.