Laws and Qualities Governing the Party – Core Principles .

 

  1. The party organization will function within the principles of an enlightened

            Democratic state that guarantees to all its citizen members, irrespective of caste, creed or sex, transparent and ethical working and shall promote throughout its functioning the following principles and laws which are headlined below. These headlines will be expanded and further detailed in due course of time once The Rising India Party becomes a functioning reality through the joining of members and debate and contributions amongst them. The following headings are set out for the consideration of the party membership:

  1. Freedom of thought and expression at all party forums.
  2. Equal opportunity for standing for party elections based upon merit.
  3. Access to education of the Party’s founding and functional principles
  4. Access to the Party’s plans and activities amongst the Indian population.
  5. Access to training to the party’s operational frames as they evolve.
  6. Freedom to undertake individual socio-economic activity while performing party duties
  7. Members will pledge and accept not to take advantage of their position in the party to gain personal wealth or other privileges beyond those stipulated in the party functional constitution or as permitted from time to time.
  8. Members will function within the principle of total transparency.
  9. All members, and especially those who are applying for or holding positions within the party shall mandatorily declare all asset and financial data as at date of taking up a position in the party
  10. Members will declare all financial interests, if any, in any party related activity.
  11. Failure to declare all financial interests may lead to removal from party executive, public forums or expulsion.
  12. Access and right to be heard at appropriate levels of the party hierarchy relative to the members geographical location, position and / or activities for the party
  13. Freedom to practice their faith without fear, let or hindrance but exclusive of extremist preaching or practice or denigration of any other religion or beliefs of other members.
  14. Freedom of political and social discourse within the party.
  15. Freedom to air any view or agenda except of extremist ideologies of any kind.
  16. Freedom to grow within individual abilities, capabilities and capacities within the larger civilizational narrative of India that is rooted in inclusive functioning and free thought since ancient times.
  17. NO member would have the right to attack with harmful intent or otherwise denigrate the views and beliefs of other party members except in civilized discourse within which all disagreements must be framed.
  18. No violence or coercion of any kind will be tolerated in the party.
  19. All party members are encouraged to bring bad behavior on the part of any party member to the attention of the concerned local groups, and to escalate if there is no action or improvement.
  20. Bad behavior is described as corruption of any kind violence or threat of violence, working against the interest and constitution of the party, extremist, communal or anti-religious actions or propaganda etc.
  1. The Party constitution mandates that all members of the party develop and implement a dynamic, continuously learning patterns within their own lives and that of the party membership
  2. The party’s organizational structure is designed to be leading to a constantly evolving policy framework to address the complex issues that confront the country or that may emerge from time to time.
  3.  Party members are encouraged to bring to the attention of the party managing or audit groups all issues that may develop or be developing in society regarding their social-economic or group problems, or issues with the functioning government bodies impacting on their day-to-day lives.
  4. The evolution or changes of the party constitution and functioning paradigm must be dictated by and be in sync with the “ground-reality”.
  5. Ground-Reality” is defined as the real situation, with all its plusses and minuses, pulls and cross pulls etc., that prevail in society or it’s segments at a given point of time when it / the phenomenon dictating the change, has set in to become applicable to the majority of people in society or of a recognizable unit or segment of society.
  6. Such a change can be incorporated only after due discussion at relevant levels and including decisions by the “National Core Plans Board Group and / or its Chairman or nominated person.
  7. Such a person must, by definition be the one most qualified to assess, understand and suggest solutions, for wider debate and acceptance leading to sensible effective decisions; as in understanding this Living Document.
  8. All major changes must be voted upon by the concerned bodies with due involvement of the general party membership by representation.
  9. Such representative to be selected by random computer or blind selection from a given group of names.
  10. The party must at all times, act with a clear understanding of all the issues of Governance within a preset and transparent structure that has inbuilt flexibility to adapt to the changing reality in every area of the socio-economic-political life of the nation without personal agendas of its governing bodies or people.
  11. The party is tasked for tackling each area of socio-economic-political activity and of governance within the rapidly changing environment of the world space in a manner that has wide appeal and access across the socio-economic-political-religious spectrum so as to become the vehicle for the public to support, participate, and use in ensuring change from the grass roots up, that is so desperately needed, indeed demanded, by the public in Indian Governance.
  12. The party’s constitution mandates that it can and will arise, survive and sustain itself without becoming a playground of Personal Ambition or a pandering to Personal Egos or power agendas
  13. The party must function and sustain itself through selecting individuals with exceptional minds and experience at each of the organizational core levels transparently and with public participation.
  14. The party is to build an organization that is genuinely inclusive and addresses and caters to the massive hunger for change in the country, from the Grassroots up to the Elites and everyone in between.
  15. The Party is to actively look for talent across all disciplines prevalent in society as an on-going process, that have democratic principle and active functioning within its day-to-day operations; one that directly addresses the macro picture as well as the micro up to and including the grass root of the nation.
  16. At any time, the Leader of the party, and individuals forming the core Leadership Group, the focal point of party governance including the chairperson or President as designated, must always be people / a person who demonstrates:
     
    1. Complete integrity
    2. Is transparent
    3. Has commonsense
    4. Is free of personal ego
    5. Has a feel for the pulse of the people
    6. One who is a lateral thinker
    7. Is solution focused,
    8. One who demonstrates an open mind,
    9. Demonstrates fairness in decision making,
    10. One who does not delay or dither
    11. Does not pander to interest groups
    12. Whose core Self-narrative is in the spiritual domain without necessarily being involved in religious rituals or dogma.
       
  17. The party will use all means at its disposal including a variety of psychometric profiling, polygraph assisted interview to select such people and to ensure that these parameters are not compromised.
  18. People who form the core groups at the central, state, regional and local levels must demonstrate these qualities so the party is never short of high quality leadership across all levels.
  19. In view of the fact that such leaders are few and far between, the party must always actively search and be on the lookout for such people
  20. Such search must include the wider population even when they are not members of the party and encourage them to join and take active part in the affairs of the party and national governance.
  21. Merit, integrity, intelligence, solution orientation, genuine humility, willingness to listen and consider other viewpoints etc. are the key criterion that are to be used for the selection of leaders at all levels of the party hierarchy.
  22. Length of tenure or other extraneous factors such as family connections, vote banks, money etc., are not to be the core factors for the selection of leaders at all levels, though these are not to be discounted either.
  23. The process of leadership selection has to be holistic and comprehensive.
  24. While the social connection of potential leader is to form a part of the evaluation process for the selection of leaders, more weight-age is to be given to the personal qualities in the selection of leaders at various levels.
  25. Leadership is required at different rungs or levels of the party and the same selection principles and context is to be used in the selection and / or appointment process.
  26. For example, for electoral politics, i.e. for standing for elections, the potential leader must have personal qualities named above but must also:
    1.  Be an effective communicator,
    2. Have command of language,
    3. Ideally must know more than one language,
    4. Be articulate,
    5. Clear in speech,
    6. Have stage or Public presence,
    7. Willing and able to work hard and long hours etc.
       
  27. For a background Roles within the part organization including planning roles, the person needs to demonstrate that he / she is:
    1.  Detail oriented
    2. Has thinking depth
    3. Has the ability to absorb and interpret available data
    4. Be a lateral thinker
    5. Be a team player
    6.  Have a learning attitude.
       
  28. The party is tasked to profile all leadership roles, for each type, and level of leadership, in a clear manner that would serve as a guiding template so that the best people can emerge in governance of the country.
  29. Any party member can object to the appointment of any leader but must present credible reasons with evidence backed up by not less than 10 percent of the party membership directly related to the particular role or territory for such complaint to be entertained at the Central, State or local Level. (To be thought through and changed if not practical).
  30. The Party’s leadership would basically comprise of the following levels:
     
    1. National level Leaders
    2. State Leaders
    3. District level leaders
    4. Local leaders
    5. Leaders who lead various organizational bodies.
    6. From the leadership groups Leaders who are elected to parliament
    7. State Assemblies and
    8. Leaders who are brought into the party, nominated or appointed to various positions because of their professional, experience, knowledge, management leadership or other qualities.
       
  31. Elected leaders are ones who have the pulse of the people and are tasked to be in constant touch with their constituencies such that:
     
    1. They are aware of the issues and needs of their electoral area
    2. They are aware of the development needs of their areas
    3. They have the skills to come up with comprehensive solutions through consultative processes within their constituencies.
    4. To propagate and campaign for these needs in their respective forums such that solutions are expeditiously implemented.
    5. These may or may not attain positions of official governance.
    6. However, they would always be part of the respective Plans Boards where administrative and budgetary decisions are made.
       
  32. Leaders who head various Ministries may or may not be elected members. If the Constitution allows only for elected officials to be appointed ministers, the party will seek an amendment to the Constitution to allow for the best person for the job to be brought in such that the country is run or managed by top available talent.
  33. However, during the planning process, elected representatives will have maximum hearing and say and what ever plan is thus developed will have to be explained and justified to these and through them to the people / constituencies they represent. This system would automatically bring in high levels of integrity and efficiency.


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