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In order that governments do not take their masters (citizens) for granted and recognise their existence only in the run up to the elections, it appears prudent for progressive democracies to include good governance, liberally defined, as a fundamental right of citizens. This alone will make governments in developing democracies accountable to the citizens.

Governance issues in democracy are many and varied. Poor governance include discrimination in application of laws, non responsiveness to citizen issues, transparency of rules and their effective and uniform implementation, corruption, misuse of privileges and office, lack of public debate on larger issues, nepotism in dispensing state benefits and favours, opaqueness and evasive tactics, delay in award of justice, low access to information, misuse of state machinery.

Good governance should be made a fundamental right to be enforceable through a court of law

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A management consultant and trainer with three decades plus experience in consulting, training and management education. Experience encompasses infrastructure, utility and energy sector, investment planning and feasibility, transformation, e-governance, strategic planning, assignments funded by the UN, World bank, EU, OECF, training assignments on reforms for government officers, business development, contract management and program management.

Led a two year post graduate infrastructure management (MBA) program for engineers.

A graduate electrical engineer and Fellow in Management from IIMB. Independently provides coaching / academic support to management students on projects, assignments, dissertations. He was honorary director for management studies and advisor to an educational group.