Just another thought that came up in my mind, for politicians really interested in public good and would like to have information at their finger tips.
I was watching, Laxmi Talk Show today on Z Telugu and saw the wonderful guest today, Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan or shortly called JP, who heads the Loksatta party in Andhra Pradesh. (That is the party to which I voted this time around in both the state and the central elections!) Anyways, he’s one of the politicians with a real good heart, who left his Doctor education to enter public service (IAS) and later on start up a political party named – Loksatta.
He said a few wonderful things about simplicity, about common sense and that good for others in the longer term being good to us! One striking thing about a way to end corruption he said/meant was through ‘changing the basis’ and through ‘transparency of information’. The example he gave was about getting a telephone line a few years ago, where everyone would have had to bribe to get a phone line faster and today’s world, where even after a call from distant location, a phone line is put in just a day/ few days..no more bribing here!!!! Superb thoughts.. have to hear more from him it seems.. an honest and a true public personality..
Anyways, coming back to the theme of my post here, I was thinking (again while having a shower!) why we don’t think about facilitating easy and on-click access of information to politicians.. maybe build a “Politician Pro” or some software which could help politicians and people in public office access to information at the click of a button!
My idea is a system, where these politicians or public figures can access a database of public information from various government organisations and agencies at the click of a button, to facilitate fact based debates at the Parliament or the State Assembly.
A system which could have access to a huge database of public information, bungled in with Time Management software, Checklists, Reminders, a Schedule Management option, a issue list with core issues the politician is giving time to, with all the supporting documentation in soft copies, all integrated with a mailing system to exchange mails with party colleagues or others…
Maybe this system would be portable onto hand held computing devices like a Palm or a iphone and which could just be used on the move and at the click of a button! What an idea SirJi?!!
Just a whole host of things to plan, to discuss, supporting data everything available on the move, at the click of a button, wouldn’t that really increase the productivity of our politicians? I think some company should take up this lead (and pay me a royalty for the idea of course! 🙂 )
Rahul Gandhi, are you listening to me??