2008-12-08

Order of Precedence

Look at the Indian Order of Precedence. Of the top 5 positions, 1 is nominated; 3 are indirectly elected; and 1 a retired position. The President and the Vice President positions are almost nominations by the ruling alliance. Anyone can become a PM without getting elected (but has to get elected within 6 months - it is fine even if elected from Rajya Sabha). And we know about our Governors.

Compare our list with that of the US Order of Precedence

Bharat Ratna awardees rank higher than many elected representatives and key positions like CAG / CEC. The last 3 Bharat Ratna awardees are from performing arts background. Look at the number of politicians in the list. Amartya Sen was given Bharat Ratna a year after he was awarded Nobel Prize.

1 comment:

Vinay (a.k.a Resolute) said...

Kya baat hai Sir - you are back with a vengeance. How are things with you?

2008-12-08

Order of Precedence

Look at the Indian Order of Precedence. Of the top 5 positions, 1 is nominated; 3 are indirectly elected; and 1 a retired position. The President and the Vice President positions are almost nominations by the ruling alliance. Anyone can become a PM without getting elected (but has to get elected within 6 months - it is fine even if elected from Rajya Sabha). And we know about our Governors.

Compare our list with that of the US Order of Precedence

Bharat Ratna awardees rank higher than many elected representatives and key positions like CAG / CEC. The last 3 Bharat Ratna awardees are from performing arts background. Look at the number of politicians in the list. Amartya Sen was given Bharat Ratna a year after he was awarded Nobel Prize.

1 comment:

Vinay (a.k.a Resolute) said...

Kya baat hai Sir - you are back with a vengeance. How are things with you?