The Last Word : How significant is the SC’s order on red beacon lights?

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Karan Thapar, CNN-IBN | Apr 05, 2013 at 10:17pm

How significant is the Supreme Court’s order the red beacon lights’ usage must be sharply curtailed? And will this end the culture of perks and privileges that is showered on important people?

Guests: Shailaja Chandra (Former chief secretary, Delhi Govt) ; Sh. B.J.Panda, (M.P., BJP) ; Smt. Shobhaa De (Author) ; Sh. Harish Salve (Senior Advocate, SC) and Anchor: Karan Thapar.
I come in at 4:34 Minute, and 18:40 Minute and 2 times in all .

2 thoughts on “The Last Word : How significant is the SC’s order on red beacon lights?

    Dhirendra Krishna said:
    April 6, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Red Beacon is a symbolic perk. It is merely a tip in the iceberg of various perks, privileges, influence and power on VIPs over lesser mortals. It is a colonial legacy of supremacy or rulers over the ruled, where servants of the people are in reality the big bosses.

    Yuvraj Kumar Joshi said:
    April 9, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Further on …. I take it that someone contributing something extra in National interest has a case for compensation …. and should be decided by some fair agency … so that this type of privileges remain at an optimum level ……. and the additional inconvenience to average persons remains well within the acceptable range. Thus we have to perhaps wait ….. for more matured persons to come in authority.

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