Presentation on theme: "1. Why we need to monitor our Elected Representatives (ER’s) Steady decline in the quality of governance in the last three decades. Growing frustration."— Presentation transcript:
Why we need to monitor our Elected Representatives (ER’s) Steady decline in the quality of governance in the last three decades. Growing frustration amongst citizens. Elections – the only time when citizens get a ‘real’ say. Looking at the growing deficiency in governance and the increasing needs of the citizens. We believe there is a need for a continuous dialogue with the ER’s and have developed a report card on the Performance of the ER’s which can form the basis of such a Dialogue. 2
The Constitution as a Basis for monitoring of Elected Representatives ERs derive their powers for functioning through the Constitution They are mandated to Attend Sessions, Raise people’s Issues, Debate, Participate in Discussions and Pass legislations. The Constitution defines their powers and rules of functioning, hence only the Constitution can provide the parameters for their monitoring. 3
Parameters for Rating MLAs ParameterMarks Present 1 (Attendance, No. & Quality of Questions, Usage of Area Development Fund) 52 Past 2 (Education qualification, PAN Card, Criminal cases) 8 Perception (through an citizen survey of 22,580 people for their perception on their MLA’s accessibility/availability, performance, corruption, and satisfaction with quality of life, services provided by government) 40 Negative for new FIR cases after 2009 election 3 Minus 5 Negative for pending Charge Sheet 3 Minus 5 Total100 4 RTI Data Source: 1 Vidhan Bhavan and City & Suburban Collector Offices; 2 Election Commission of India’s Website; 3 Mumbai Police.
8 50% MLAs have criminal cases. 15 MLAs had criminal cases before (2009) elections. New FIRs/Charge sheets filed against 10 MLAs, 3 of whom had no cases registered against them in their 2009 affidavits. MLAs with criminal cases before elections and with new cases after elections
9 MLA NameParty From Affidavit (2009) New FIR From RTI 2010 New FIR From RTI 2011 New FIR From RTI 2012 New FIR From RTI 2013 Bala Dagdu NandgaonkarMNS FIR51 Charge sheet31 Aslam Ramzanli ShaikhINC FIR11 (NC) Charge sheet 1 Ashok JadhavINC FIR1 Charge sheet1 Withdrawal1 Gopal ShettyBJP FIR9 Charge sheet8 Ravindra Dattaram WaikarSS FIR32 Charge sheet31 Shishir Kurshanrao ShindeMNS FIR8 (1 NC) 11 Charge sheet7 (1 NC) 11 Vinod Ramchandra GhosalkarSS FIR5 Charge sheet5 Abu Asim AzmiSP FIR9 1 Charge sheet6 Mangal Prabhat LodhaBJP FIR5 Charge sheet5 Nitin SardesaiMNS FIR2 Charge sheet2 Prakash Manchhubhai MahetaBJPFIR7 Prakash (Bala) Vasant SawantSS FIR1 Charge sheet1 Ramchandra Shivaji KadamMNS FIR21231 Charge sheet2 111 Subhash Rajaram DesaiSS FIR8 Charge sheet8 Pravin DarekarMNS FIR1011 Charge sheet101 Sardar TarasinghBJP FIR 1 1 Charge sheet 1 1 Withdrawal 1 Mangesh SangleMNS FIR 1 Charge sheet 1 Kripashankar SinghINC FIR 2 Charge sheet Number of FIR/Chargesheet as per (2009) affidavit and RTI’s in subsequent years
11 PartyTop three Total questions MNSBala Nandgaonkar4933 MNSMangesh Sangle4020 SSSubhash Desai3099 PartyBottom three Total questions INCBaldev Khosa64 INCAnnie Shekhar62 INCChandrakant Handore23 Note: Budget session 2014 has only three questions, which have been shown along with monsoon session 2014.
14 Probity: Mangesh Sangle, who got the first rank in the 2011 report card, dropped to 20th in 2013 because of low attendance and a new charge sheet, then recovered to the 6th position due to improved attendance and consistency in his other parameters. Multiple Parameters: Sardar Tara Singh’s rank has gone down from 3rd in 2011 to 15th in 2012 due to a new charge sheet, then recovered to 10th in 2013 due to increase in overall perception and quality of questions and is now down to 24th due to drop in attendance, questions asked and overall perception. Bala Nandgaonkar who has asked 4933 questions (12% of total) has never been in top three as asking questions is just one aspect of the gradation system but there are many more parameters such as quality of questions, attendance, criminal record, perception, etc. Consistency: Yogesh Sagar has remained in the top four in all years and Numero Uno for the last three years due to his consistent scores in all parameters. Similarly his party colleague, Prakash Maheta has remained in the bottom five in all the years. Observations