Sunday, January 22, 2012

paid holiday for elections - ONLY if u vote

As usual, there is a plan to give people a paid holiday to vote. But what most people end up doing is watching movies at home, finishing the monthly grocery shopping et al..

soo... methinks.. suppose, we make this a paid holiday, ONLY if you come back the following day and show your office the black ink mark. you can fake it of course, but at least some people might go to vote for the paid holiday.

i understand the logistics pain.. having someone in each floor to check the ink marks of employees.... how to know when someone has faked it.. but at least, it will get people thinking about why they have been given that holiday. and maybe, just maybe, a few of our great indian middle class will make its way to the polling booth.. leaving some of that apathy at home.. ?

what do u think?


BK Chowla, said...

We have taken too much impracticle moves of govt as rules on us.
Simple, if govt is serious---why dont they make voting compulsory????????????

Himanshu Tandon said...

Seems like a good idea...

How do we know said...

Chowla sir: sab kuchh sarkaar karegi to hum kya karenge :)

hi ht: ty. logistical challenges?