Why move Darbar?

How long will we be carrying on this tradition of agony?

MOVE

AKHTAR ALI

The tradition of Darbar move was started during Dogra rule in 1872 by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. It was taken in the view of harsh winter season in Kashmir and scorching heat of summer months in Jammu. In the 18th century the intensity of snowfall was much more than today and due to lack of technology the government could not function in such extreme conditions properly as for months the roads remained covered with snow and it made Durbar move unavoidable. But the situation is different, today our government is equipped with high tech snow cutters and heating and cooling systems for roads and offices.
Dogra Raj was autocratic. Rulers hardly cared for people. But today ours is a democratic, responsible and welfare state, where people elect their representatives to serve them.
Let us take a comparative study of different state capitals with almost same climatic conditions like Shimla the capital of HP, the snowfall on an average is 30 to 36 inches and the temperature can dip up to -50 degree centigrade, in Washington DC average snowfall is 18-24 inches and temperature dips below freezing point and in Srinagar neither snowfall nor temperature is not more than either Shimla or Washington. During summer season temperature in Delhi can go as high as 46 degree centigrade and in Jaipur Mercury touches 47 degree centigrade and in Jammu average temperature during summer is 32-40 degree centigrade which is comparatively lower than both the capitals.
This analysis makes our Darbar move completely irrational and illogical and merely legacy of irresponsiveness of Dogra Raj, which today is just an economic burden on the state exchequer owing a colossal expenditure of around Rs 10 crore. The solution to this problem is much needed. The solution to this problem is much needed. And one solution is to keep secretariat permanently at one place and creation of mini secretariats in other divisions of the state. That won't make people of other divisions suffer.

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Lastupdate on : Sun, 16 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 16 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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