|Apr 06, 2005 4:52 pm
||CAS Makes us MAD . . . Whats your opinion ??
|| btw - do you know whether it is a subject
to be taken up with the Union Govt? or
State Govt? or Local Municipal Corporation?
do you know under what law the rules imposing/
enforcing CAS have been legislated? do you know
what the laws are which empower the authorities
to impose CAS? do you know that withdrawals are
often governed under a different set of laws?
btw2 - do you know what the revenue figures
involved are? do you know what is the target
btw3 - do you know what is the commited allocation
of that revenue stream?
btw4 - do you know that even courts of law will
not rule on a subject which can result in drop
in government revenue? unless the revenue stream
contravenes a constitutional provision.
btw5 - do you know that to climb mountains you
need climbing gear? and climbing training? hillary
did not employ a sherpa just to carry him there
btw6 - do you know that an operations committee
comes into existence only if there is to be an
operation at all?! do you know that first you need
a vision and a mission statement? do you know that
you also need a time line as part of an action plan?
(do you know that you need people with 'balls' not
btw7 - do you have any knowledge (either from
first hand experience or from learning) about
a public movement? do you know the costs involved?
do you even know where to begin assessing the costs?
btw9 - to anyone who wishes to volunteer to be on
the committee, do you know how to assess whether
he will turn out to be a trojan horse? even if he
isnt, do you have an estimate of what time demands
the work will take? whether he will stay the course
upto the end? and even if he thinks he can, can his
family afford it? my dear friends along with the balls
you need staying power too.
btw10 - do you know that other consumer fora and
chambers of commerce are already in an advanced
stage of dialog on the subject? in that case are
you still so passionate that you will reinvent the
thank God for the passionate -
they provide the cannon fodder for every army on the field!
and - - - the local tamil channels are free to air anyway
whereas consumers in other cities pay for their channels even without CAS - - - -
and - - - - do you know that broadband tariffs are getting slashed to 25% of current value? do you know that CAS boxes are to become cheaper by 50%? in that case will the fight be worth the time and costs?
the self intro bit Govind asked for -
what can i say about myself?
i am a consultant, and engineer . . .
i serve on the electronics and telecom committee of the Indian Merchants Chamber, on the committee of the Bombay Management Assn western suburbs center, as treasurer and past secretary of COSMA, and a few other trade bodies.
i have been in manufacturing and my products are used in 32 countries. i am proud that when Indian manufacturers are threatened by China i have exported electrical and electronics products to Korean customers in China.
i firmly believe in the processes of arbitration and reconcilliation and work towards that end in any dispute.
i have had the good fortune of sitting in leadership of a 22000 strong union of 'passionate' students at university.
maybe that is why i treat passion with caution and lay emphasis on reason and logic.
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