The art of being heard . . .
The blog of today is a copy from a blog at MSN. (One of my friend there)
This is such a fantastic idea, so I hope all governments in the world read this blog, by chance, and copy the idea from India.
India has a online Grievance forum
By Harshal Katre, Pune India
Can you imagine this happening in INDIA?
Government of India has a online Grievance forum at: http://darpg-grievance.nic.in
The government wants people to use this tool to highlight the problems they faced while dealing with Government officials or departments like Passport Office, Electricity board, BSNL/MTNL, Railways etc etc.
I know many people will say that these things don't work in India, but this actually works as one of our colleague in CSC found. The guy I'm talking about lives in Faridabad. Couple of months back, the Faridabad Municipal Corporation laid new roads in his area and the residents were very happy about it. But 2 weeks later, BSNL dug up the newly laid roads to install new cables which annoyed all the residents including this guy. But it was only this guy who used the above listed grievance forum to highlight his concern. And to his surprise, BSNL and Municipal Corporation of faridabad was served a show cause notice and the guy received a copy of the notice in one week. Government has asked the MC and BSNL about the goof up as its clear that both the government departments were not in sync at all.
So use this grievance forum and educate others who don't know about this facility.
This way we can at least raise our concerns instead of just talking about the 'System' in India. Invite your friends to contribute for many such happenings.