By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 10: A daylong conclave on ‘Government and Governce’ by the Senior Engineers’ Forum took place in the city today.
Dignitaries delivered talks on themes covering administration, rule of law and the judiciary.
Speaking on the occasion, former Assam Minister Abdul Muhim Majumdar took a dig at corruption and maintained that if the higher authoritiesy as ministers and bureaucrats in the system remain honest the lower level ones like clerks are bound to be honest.
“In earlier days across the world the kings or the high commands of the state were dignified as incartions of God and they were compelled to do their duty, but it is complete opposite nowadays. It is easier to take money when in power and it has become a challenge for many to overcome it,” Majumdar said.
Majumdar raised concerns as to why much money is spent in panchayat elections nowadays. He viewed that the governce in society is done by the bureaucrats and they are bound to be honest.
Judiciary Commission Director and former Justice A C Upadhaya raised his concerns over pending cases in courts across India and maintained that e-courts will help dispose them. “E-courts will feature qualified judges, modern facilities and technologies. Intervention of the office staff will be reduced. Courts will become people less and paperless. People don’t have to come to the court as they will be able to file testimonies from their respective places,” he said.