Pre-qualifying tests will get us candidates of caliber and knowledge
Welcome move-Election Qualifying Test !
The other day Raj Thakrey of Shiva Sena came out with an excellent initiative that only Candidates who qualify a written test followed by an interview will be entitled to the Party Ticket in the forth coming Mumbai Municipal Election.
His move is highly appreciated Hats off to Raj !
Our Election Commission should introduce such ruling for all type of Elections under its jurisdiction.
The ruling should be made compulsory for all the Elections, e,g Panchayats , Councilors , MLAs and MPs
Further suggested that the minimum qualifying academic qualification for each should be as under :
1 Panchayat- Sarpanch /Members—Minimum 10th Class
2 Municipal Councilors- Bachelor Degree
3 MLAs- Bachelor Degree with additional Diploma in Social Works
4 MP- Post Graduate Degree with IT knowledge a must.
The interview part is to be taken care by the respective Parties while giving them Ticket.
Hopefully with the introduction of this new system we may get Candidates of good caliber and knowledge.
Let it start with the Grass-root level –Panchayats .