[Fsf-friends] Fwd: Govt Stand on Linux

CK Raju ckra@vsnl.net
Fri, 4 Oct 2002 23:22:10 +0530

> Will somebody please send me a copy of the Secy's order?

You can quote the reference number and date from the forwarded mail of 
Ramanunni. I think this matter should be taken up with the Member Secretary, 
State Planning Board, Shri SM Vijayanand IAS 
(secretary@keralaplanningboard.org) who can interpret the legal validity of 
the Additional Secretary's (of Local Self Government Department - Rural) 
order vis-a-vis the Panchayat's resolution (whereby it had explicitly stated, 
that adoption of proprietary technology would make the institution 
"dependant" and has deeper economic ramifications). Considering the fact that 
local self governing institutions like Panchayats have been empowered to pass 
resolutions and bring to the notice of the Government, any issue that has to 
be reviewed seriously, the Additional Secretary's order appears to be a 
conscious one (it has taken well over 8 months from the time the Panchayat 
sent the resolution and reply was obtained).

The forum should decide on how to proceed. I think it would be wrong to leave 
the Panchayat high and dry. Ramanunni has been posted out to another 
Panchayat, but he still can maintain link with the Panchayat.

CK Raju