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Welcome move
John F Williams | 30 Nov 2011

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 .