CCG OPEN LETTER TO THE CHIEF MINISTER, UTTAR PRADESH: WITHDRAWAL OF ORDINANCE ON INTERFAITH MARRIAGE

29 December 2020 Mananiya Mukhya Mantriji,             It is with deep disapproval and concern that we, a group of former civil servants, seek to address your government on a matter of overriding importance for the continued unity of our nation. We should like to clarify at the start that we, as a group, have no …

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CCG Open Letter regarding the farmers’ agitation

11 December 2020 We are a group of former civil servants belonging to the All India and Central Services who have worked with the Central Government as well as different State Governments of India. As a group, we have no affiliation with any political party but believe in being neutral, impartial and committed to the …

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CCG Statement on simultaneous elections to Parliament and State Assemblies

08 December 2020 The Constitutional Conduct Group (CCG) is a group of former civil servants from the All India and Central Services and is non-partisan and apolitical in nature. Many of its members have conducted, managed and supervised elections to Parliament and State Assemblies during their time in government service. We have noted Prime Minister …

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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA: DELHI VIOLENCE AND ITS AFTERMATH – RECOMMENDATIONS OF A FACT FINDING MISSION

 18 March 2020 Hon’ble President of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi Respected Rashtrapatiji , It is with deep anguish and concern that we, the members of the Constitutional Conduct Group (“CCG”)comprising former civil servants, write this letter to place before you some major issues in the aftermath of the widespread violence in North-East Delhi, which …

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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CITIZENS OF INDIA: INDIA DOES NOT NEED THE CAA-NPR-NRIC

9 January 2020 Dear Fellow Citizens of India, Over the past few weeks, many of you have been understandably agitated over the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 ("CAA"). Your fears have been compounded by the contradictory and confusing statements made by spokespersons of the Government of India on the implementation of the National …

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OPEN LETTER TO HONOURABLE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ON THE RECENT POLICE ENCOUNTER IN HYDERABAD

13 December 2019 Dear Honourable Members of Parliament, We, a group of retired civil servants deeply committed to the values and guarantees of the Constitution of India, are appalled by the recent incident of the gunning down by the police of four men accused of raping, killing  and burning a young veterinary doctor in Hyderabad. …

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Open Letter on the proper implementation of VVPAT-based audit of EVMs

We are a group of former civil servants of the All India and Central Services who have worked for decades with the Central and State Governments during our careers. We wish to make it clear that, as a group, we have no affiliation with any political party but believe in impartiality, neutrality and commitment to …

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Open letter to citizens of India – Assam NRC exercise and citizenship

4 February 2019 Our group of former civil servants of the All India and Central Services has, over the last twenty months, issued a number of letters expressing our concern at the erosion of constitutional values in the country and the weakening of institutions entrusted with ensuring the functioning of a healthy democracy. As in …

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Open Letter From Former Civil Servants: Murder Of Police Officer In Bulandshahr District, Uttar Pradesh

18 December 2018 We are a group of retired civil servants from the All India and Central Services who, having spent long years in the service of the Constitution of India, have come together to express ourselves on issues of governance and public policy that have a bearing on constitutional principles, conduct and ethics.  Since …

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