Issues of public importance

What are the Terms of Reference of Negotiation between the GoM and the UNC?

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Issues, Manipur Assembly Election 2017, News Analysis|

Last Sunday, the United Naga Council (UNC) had called off the 139-day-long blockade of the state’s two national highways, after talks with representatives from the state and Centre and a day ahead of Chief Minister N Biren's crucial floor test to prove his majority in the Manipur assembly. This must be a good news but it [...]

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Good Governance 101

By | March 18th, 2017|Categories: Essays, Issues, Public Institution|

We are reproducing a collection of definitions and principles of good governance from multiple sources ahead of the PCRM's initiative to create a charter of demands that we will submit to the political parties, which have formed the government in Manipur recently. We will emphasize on the issues of public importance as stated in our objectives and in [...]

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How to Engage and Monitor the Functioning of Public Offices and Institutions

By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: Constituency Monitor, Issues, Public Institution|

One of the goals of PCRM is to engage and monitor the functioning of public offices and institutions wrt addressing the issues of public importance. We are listing below some government agencies that can help carry out our plans. Join us in the noble endeavour to bring a resurgent Manipur. Pic: rareindiancollectibles.blogspot.in Public Financial Management System [...]

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Send in Your Ideas

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: Issues, Press Release|

In pursuance of our aims and objectives, PCRM is looking for volunteers’ contributions for our column called “Manipur This Week”. This is to keep track and make sense of every moment on issues of public importance. This column shall analyze developments/events that have critical bearing on our collective life and how those developments/events is linked to [...]

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Transparency International on Corruption and Government

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: Creative Space, Issues|

Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 (Transparency International/Pic: A screenshot from www.transparency.org) PROBLEM It’s natural to think of elections when we think of political corruption. People or organisations with their own agendas can skew voting. They may secretly give parties big donations. Or parties and candidates can buy votes instead of winning them. But political corruption [...]

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United Naga Council in Manipur Electoral Politics

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Issues, News|

By: Aheibam Koireng  The author is an assistant professor at the Centre for Manipur Studies, Manipur University Text source: Imphal Times United Naga Council (UNC) came into existence with an objective to work as an apex organization of all the Nagas inside the territorial boundary of Manipur in 1992. UNC was also alleged as the over-ground [...]

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PCRM Appeals

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Issues, News, Press Release|

2 March 2017: Like every system, the present electoral system in Manipur does have its weakness and strength. However, it is still a crucial aspect of our collective life. It is through this system of election that we elect a few ordinary women and men like us to take the responsibility of governing our collective life [...]

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The Germ of an Idea

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Issues|

By Thokchom Wangam Neither the colourless vagueness of cosmopolitanism nor the fierce self-idolatry of nation-worship is the goal of human history. – Rabindranath Tagore, Nationalism in the West As a student of history I have often had to rely on my own experiences and biases to analyze and understand what the historical facts are telling me. [...]

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The Politics of the Indo-Naga Peace Deal and the Framework Agreement

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: Issues, Videos|

A discussion on the Naga Peace Deal: The controversial framework agreement between the GOI and the IM faction of NSCN was signed on 3 Aug 2015. Dr Bimol Akoijam took part in the discussion on Rajya Sabha TV that was held a couple of days later. As a reminder, Manipur has its own agency to speak [...]

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PCRM for Public Issue Based Election

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: Issues, Videos|

PCRM believes in encouraging and cultivating the involvement of private citizens in the affairs of the collective to realise the goal of a resurgent Manipur.     [Background image credits: The Quint / MSPDCL / IB Times / Phualva Times / News 18 / India Together / AFSPA / The Wire / Tehelka / Facebook / [...]

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