Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Re: [prpoint] UBER Conttroversy


BINGO, narendra sir, both your mails hit the nail on its head.
in india as you rightly said we react only when there is a high profile case.......
there is no such thing as preventive action...... bhashans, tweets, facebook entries,
profound statements in parliament, ad hoc rulings (ban uber), how do we miss the
essential point of it all"
Check the background of the driver before hiring him,,,,,, even police verification has proved useless.
Preventive cure is better than Sympotamatic treatment........ .
God Help Us.... with CNN going whole hog on the story, god knows that foreigners think of us.....
an unsafe place to gtravel. 

On 10 December 2014 at 07:36, 'S. Narendra' [prpoint] <> wrote:

Thanks. UBER incident exposes the mis governance prevailing everywhere.Only when a high  profile incident occurs,the system wakes up but comes out with kneejerk reaction.In banning UBER the Govt is trying to win taxi and auto drivers votes in Delhi.UBER is a high visibility company hated bt exploitative taxi operators worldwide and banning UBER does not address the following
1 States appalling neglect of law and order
2 Strengthening and reforming the police forces
3 Corruption in police, transport dept
4 Political interference in policing
5 stricter enforcement of transport and traffic laws and rules
6 Govt realising that it is its fundamental duty to provide safe,reliable and less expensive public transport for people to commute,, rather than allowing fly by night transport operations.Industrial revolution in Europe was greatly facilitated by the provision of imaginative multi -modal public transport.Look ar Hongkong, Tokyo,Singapore, Paris or London.One does not need private vehicles in all these places.
7 Womens groups keep talking about gender sensitisation.Yes, that is important but that is for the long haul.Govt educational system has expanded but lacks quality and does not have sufficient nation building inputs in it.
8 Reforming the legal system to deliver quick justice is needed not some more fast track courts.

On 9 December 2014 at 21:12, John Thomas [prpoint] <> wrote:

On 9 December 2014 at 10:37, Shweta Munjal [prpoint] <> wrote:

Definitely good fodder for media - one of the media reports states that considering the then Congress govt was tardy in Nirbhaya case, at least the BJP-led Union govt is taking no chances and immediately banned Uber! Is that the solution? Did the govt consider banning schools where such heinous crimes took place that too on babies - 4 yrs, 6 yrs old? 

In an organization setting also in case of wrong doing of an individual, we punish the offender and make policies and action firm. Banning a company is not a solution. 

my 2 bits.


From: "'S. Narendra' [prpoint]" <>
Sent: Monday, 8 December 2014 7:28 PM
Subject: [prpoint] UBER Conttroversy

Whipping UBER is great for channel rating.

UBER Controversy: Delhi govt bans UBER in Delhi over the case of a criminal taxi driver who raped a lady passenger. This is good fodder for media.

But no one is asking questions like-Why Ban UBER only in Delhi?
Any number of phony radio taxi services are operating, the background of their taxi drivers are not verified by the operators. Should not the Govt ban them??

Is it not the job of Road Transport authorities to check the background of drivers before issuing driving licences,esp commercial vehicle licences?
IN UBER Delhi case the police have given a certificate of good conduct to the errant driver. Should not the Gov ttake the relevant police to task?

The entire controversy highlihgts the need to pass the Road trasnport Safety bill pending before parliament.Media has missed this important point.

Even if there is background check of drivers by a taxi operator,in this case UBER,does this guarantee that   a criminal act like rape,murder etc wouod not be committed by a driver?  

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