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Consultation process to achieve positive result



Consultation process to achieve positive result

The consultation process before starting a task is a proven method for effective results. Anything rushed or autocratically done is not necessarily a failure, but decisions made after all stakeholders involved have been involved have certainly not failed.

The decision of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy to repeal the two laws establishing three capitals for the truncated state is a welcome step. It is ipso facto clear that the government does not want the proposal to end up in a dead end at all costs. The repeal of the ordinances would allow the government to initiate a debate on the pros and cons of its envisioned idea of ​​the three capitals. The government has reconsidered the decision to denounce the “false story” of its opponents, notably the Telugu Desam party and the Janasena.

The government of Jaganmohan Reddy wants to create the story they so desire and bring support for the idea of ​​the new capital. As if to prove the “better late than never” maxim, the government tried to enlist support before introducing new legislation.

At least in undivided Andhra Pradesh, several Chief Ministers followed the rule of thumb that a majority of stakeholders should be the result of a decision on their side.

For example, before the Chandrababu Naidu government ended the mega schemes of NT Rama Rao – Rs 2 per kg of rice, Rs 50 a hp of electricity for the agricultural sector and Total Ban, the Chandrababu Naidu government opened a consultation process.

Discussions were held with multiple interest groups such as political parties, economists, bureaucrats, journalists, interest groups, farmers’ organizations, law enforcement agencies, lawyers, doctors and many others by distributing a “white paper” on each of the topics.

The government of Chandrababu Naidu has appointed officials, ministers, legislators and politicians down to the grassroots level to hear and compile the views of the interest groups. Data science wasn’t the buzzword back then, and neither was artificial intelligence and machine learning for throwing results onto multi-analysis dashboards.

Naidu also used the media to gain popular support for the proposed ideas to establish rules or GOs before the activity kicked off. Even if a decision is not in the public interest, the government used the outcome of the consultation process as a pretext to go ahead with its plans.

Many plans during Naidu’s regime have witnessed such a campaign before taking shape.

The regime of YS Rajasekhara Reddy was also not very different. It is not new that the leaders would make some decisions on a whim. However, when they realize that the decision is impulsive or has had a negative impact on the population in general, there were many cases where they came back. The YSR government had followed stakeholders’ views during the implementation of “jala yagnam” – irrigation projects – and corrected its course when necessary.

The following governments did the same. In fact, the KCR government believes too strongly in soliciting popular support before enforcing a decision. The Chief Minister himself has tried more than once to know what is wrong if the government has to revoke or change a decision. Minister of Municipality and Working Chairman of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) KT Rama Rao has said several times that it is the responsibility of the government to listen to the people and adjust its decisions if necessary.

Chandrababu Naidu had another interesting habit of “building opinion” by leaking into select media platforms, with specific audiences in mind. The responses used to make up for points in making the laws. Even in the face of fierce opposition, his government identified its supporters and isolated opponents. The decision to create a new mega-capital in the name of a non-existent Amaravati was one such act of commission by the TDP regime.

YS Jagan’s regime does not seem to follow this process in major decisions. While there would be criticism of any government move, the majority should be in favor of any decision, especially when it threatens to become controversial.

Instead, if the actions of the state are viewed as petulant, there is a danger that they will provoke dissent and discredit the government.

Populist decisions would always meet with resistance from economists and bureaucrats; there would be greater approval. For example, schemes like free power supply for farmers, free health care (such as Arogya Sri), Rythu Bandhu/Bharosa Dalitha Bandhu would obviously attract popular support. Whether the treasury would end up in a severe financial crisis is another story.

Yet that is what the beauty of democracy is all about. Jagan’s government, for all or some or none of the reasons mentioned or speculated by staunch supporters or misanthropists or opponents, has made a wise decision to scrap the laws and engage in dialogue. The government is determined to bring about a comprehensive law by incorporating everyone’s views. Long live vox populi.

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MoUs with Amazon by states ‘unhappy’: Confederation of All India Traders




MoUs with Amazon by states 'unhappy': Confederation of All India Traders
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said on Sunday it is “deeply unfortunate and regrettable” that several Indian states have entered into memorandum of understanding (MOUs) or agreements with e-commerce giant Amazon for the sale of products from government agencies.

Such MOUs strongly contradict the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” and “Vocal for Local” campaign initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the CAIT said.

The merchant body said it will write to the prime ministers of all states in this regard and then meet with them.

It will continue to hold protests in all states in support of their demands.

Madhya Pradesh Home Affairs Minister Dr Narottam Mishra had admitted in recent days that Amazon was involved in the supply racket of ‘ganja’ and therefore the government of parliament should immediately immediately cancel all its ‘MOUs’ with Amazon cancel,” President BC Bhartia and Secretary Praveen Khandelwal said in a statement.

The merchants’ organization urged the government of Madhya Pradesh to advise its agencies to “disconnect” from Amazon.

“Amazon is a known violator of global law who has been punished in several countries for its malpractice in business and continues to violate Indian laws and regulations and also faces investigation by the Enforcement Directorate and Competition Commission of India,” the statement said. .

States like Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Tripurab, Sduuk West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand, has signed several agreements with the global e-commerce company, it claimed.


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Colorado Springs weather: high winds, major fire hazard before major cooling | Weather




Colorado Springs weather: high winds, major fire hazard before major cooling |  Weather

The Colorado Springs area and much of the Front Range will be under a red flag warning of a high fire hazard on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

The weather alert started at 7am and lasts until 5pm. The Weather Service reported gusts of 40 mph along the Interstate 25 corridor early Sunday with higher gusts in the mountains.

El Paso, Pueblo, Teller, Fremont and Douglas counties are included in the red flag warning of several other counties. It is expected to remain windy throughout the day, likely 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph, in the Pikes Peak region.

Colorado Springs can expect a high of 61 on Sunday, the weather service says, with an overnight low of 16.

Stormy conditions continue on Monday with a high temperature near 36.

On Sunday, Colorado Springs entered its 208th straight day with no measurable snowfall since mid-May. The longest stretch without snow in Colorado Springs lasted 236 days in 2012 and 1946, according to the weather service.

'120 Meteors Per Hour' Possible During Dazzling Meteor Shower Visible in Colorado

Colorado Springs broke the record for last measurable snowfall after no flakes fell last Thursday.

Here’s a look at the rest of the week ahead, according to the weather service.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high of almost 48. North-northwest winds 10 to 25 mph in the afternoon south-southeast.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, peaking at almost 57. West-southwest winds 10 to 25 mph.

Thursday: 10% chance of showers after 5pm Mostly sunny, with a maximum of 56. West winds 10 to 25 mph in the morning south.

Friday: Chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, peaking at almost 44. Northerly winds around 25 mph.


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View the Wimpy 1970 menu and prices for McDonald’s and Burger King




View the Wimpy 1970 menu and prices for McDonald's and Burger King

Before household names dominated McDonald’s and Burger King, Wimpy was the favorite burger joint in the UK.

The restaurant brand originated in Bloomington, USA in 1932, and the first restaurant in Britain, serving the country’s first-ever hamburger meal, opened in 1954 at Lyons Corner House in London.

By 1970, Wimpy was a worldwide favorite and had more than 1,000 outlets in 23 countries around the world, including Nottingham’s Broadmarsh Centre.

Nottingham’s restaurant is now long gone, along with the Broadmarsh Centre, so we’re left with nostalgia and of course that old favorite of eating a burger with a knife and fork.

This retro menu takes us back to the heyday of Wimpy’s 70s, Chronicle Live reports.

Check out some of the tasty favorites and crazy prices from the era: Wimpy Burger 16p; Wimpy Cheeseburger, 21p; and Wimpy Kingsize, 31p.

And what about the meals? A Wimpy Grill sold for 36 pence; a Wimpy Special Grill was 41p; and the top of the range Wimpy International, including steak and all the trimmings, was 51p.

One item on the menu that people will especially remember was the Wimpy Bender – a deliciously spicy sausage curled around half a tomato.

Elsewhere, a Whippy — the brand’s own milkshake — was 17 pence, while a knickerbocker glory could be yours for 25 pence.

It’s worth remembering, of course, that if these prices seem ridiculously cheap, the median weekly wage in 1976 was £70 for a man and £45 for a woman.

But the market was about to change.

In 1974 there was a new kid on the British fast food bloc – the American giant McDonald’s, with the brand reaching the Northeast in the mid-1980s.

Crucially, McDonald’s sold their burgers and fries over the counter, and Wimpy, who used traditional table service, was forced to give in.

Later, the arrival of Burger King brought another major competitor and the number of Wimpy’s in the UK gradually declined.

Nottingham’s Wimpy store is sadly closed in 2019 at the Broadmarsh Center.

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