LETTER ON NEED TO RECAST ALTOGETHER THE ENVIRONMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT POLICY 2020

12 July 2020 Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, Honourable Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar As former civil servants of the All-India and Central Services, we have been commenting from time to time on the rapid deterioration of constitutional and fundamental human values in public policy and governance. While …

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STATEMENT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONDUCT GROUP

Assault on the Rule of Law and Article 19 of the Constitution of India  04 July 2020 This statement by our group of former civil servants arises from our deep concern at the assault on the Rule of Law in India and on its citizens’ rights to free speech and dissent, basic elements of any …

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STOP THE VILIFICATION OF HARSH MANDER

11 June, 2020 Dear friends in the media, On March 22, 2020, 95 retired civil servants belonging to the Constitutional Conduct Group wrote an Open Letter “In defence of Harsh Mander” regarding the mischaracterization of his speech at Jamia Millia Islamia on December 16, 2019. In the letter (attached), we had said: “ …Harsh Mander, …

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LETTER TO CHIEF MINISTERS OF STATES AND LT. GOVERNORS OF UNION TERRITORIES — MAINTAINING SOCIAL HARMONY AND JUSTICE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CHALLENGE

23 April 2020 To Chief Ministers of all States of India Lt. Governors of all Union Territories of India  Copied to: Prime Minister of India Dear Chief Minister/Lt. Governor, We are a group of former civil servants belonging to the All-India and Central Services, from all over India. As a group, we do not subscribe …

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In defence of Harsh Mander: an Open Letter to the media

March 22, 2020 We are a group of retired civil servants belonging to the All-India and Central Services from all over India. As a group, we do not subscribe to any particular political ideology but rather, focus upon issues that have a bearing upon the Indian Constitution. We have been holding Conclaves and writing Open …

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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 TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA: VICTIMISATION OF HONEST CIVIL SERVANTS

4 October 2019 Dear Sir, We write to you to express the deep concern of our group of former civil servants at the selective targeting of retired and serving officers, apparently for gaining narrow political advantages. Having served government all our working lives, it is our duty to point out the very dangerous repercussions that …

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Letter to the Election Commission of India: Serious Irregularities in the Conduct of General Elections, 2019

2 July 2019   Shri Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner Shri Ashok Lavasa, Election Commissioner Shri Sushil Chandra, Election Commissioner Election Commission of India Nirvachan Sadan, New Delhi India   Sirs,   Serious Irregularities in the Conduct of General Elections, 2019    We are a group of former civil servants that takes up, from time …

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