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EAS.10   ---   Equal   Allowance   System   over   Stones, Clay etc







DRAFT-1 (citizens need to pass this draft in the Parliament)

Transfer    of    Stones/Clay Mines    from    Union    to    the    States

  1. The Union Govt of India will declare all the stones, like marble, kota stone, granite and clay/sand in a State, as the property of the citizen-residents of the State, after the State Assembly passes a resolution requesting the transfer of stones/clay.

  2. The resolution must be passed with DIRECT YESes from over 33% of voters of the State, not merely the YESes of MLAs.

  3. The State Govt may or may NOT purchase the stone/clay mining companies owned by the Union Govt working in the State's mines. Upon purchase, the State Govt need not retain ALL the employees serving in that company.

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  DRAFT-2 (citizens need to pass this draft in the State Assembly)

Equal Allowace System over Stones/Clay Act

 
Equal Allowance System over Stones/Clay --- Section   1   :   Preamble
  Every citizen resident in the State has equal rights over royalty obtained by the stones (like marble, kota stones, granite etc) and clay under the ground in that State's land, as stones and clay is given by the God, and it is NOT created by any humans in perticular. This Act is to create administrative procedures, using which, citizens can directly obtain royalty over stones and clay.

Section   2   : Format of the act
2.1 Many of the clauses of this law are procedures or instructions, which may be an order or a request. The clause has list of persons for whom that procedure/instruction is meant for.

Section   3   : Appointing senior officers and plotting of stone and clay mines
3.1 [Person responsible for this procedure : Minister of Mines, State Govt] Within 15 days after passing of this law, the Minister will appoint 1 Registrar, 1 Mine Plotting Officer and 1 Stone Guard for each District. The Minister may appoint 1 person for more than 1 posts in more than one districts.

3.2 [Person responsible for this procedure : Mine Plotting Officer] Within 30 days after appointment, the Mine Plotting Officer will publish the plot boundaries for the stone/clay mines in the District, and for each plot, he will decide the length of lease and the amount of stones/clay the mining company may dig every year from that plot.

3.3 [Person responsible for this procedure : Registrar] The companies interested in mining the stones/clay from the plots will register their bids PUBLICLY before the Registrar. The bid will be in terms of fraction of stones/clay mined that the companies would give to the citizens. The company which bids the highest fraction will get the lease of the mining plot.


Section   4   : Procedures to allocate stone/clay allowances
4.1 [Person responsible for this procedure/directive: Registrar ; ] The Registrar will issue a serial number to any person or company which wants to obtain the stone/clay from the mines.
4.2 [Person responsible for this procedure/directive: Registrar, Registrarís Clerks ; Purpose: Allocation of citizenís allowance] (i) When the citizen gives his ID and serial number of company/person that intends to obtain stone/clay from the mines, the clerk will allocate the allowance of that citizen to that company/person. (ii)The clerk will provide a receipt to the citizen which will have citizenís ID card number, company/person's serial number, date and a serial number. (iii)The citizen can change the company/person any day.
4.3 [Person responsible for this procedure/directive: Registrar, Clerks; Purpose: Funding of Allocation] The clerk can charge a fee of upto Rs 5 from the citizen per allocation
4.4 [Person responsible for this procedure/directive: Registrar] Every month the Registrar will issue the list of company/persons who intdend to obtain allowances and list of citizens who have given allowances to them.

Section   5   : Procedures to allocate stones/clay
5.1 [Person responsible for this procedure/directive: Stone Guard : Purpose : actual allocation of stones and clay] At mine, the Guard will ensure that mining company divides the stones/clay that has been dug in appropriate number of heaps containing almost equal amount of stones/clay by weight.

5.2 [Person responsible for this procedure/directive: Stone Guard ; Purpose : Actual allocation of stones/clay] The company/person with highest number of allowances will decide the heap to be auctioned. For that heap, the allowance holders (or their agents) can bid for that heap. The bid will be in terms of allowances that the holders have obtained from the citizens. The Stone Gaurd will let the last heaps left for the mining companies.

Example : Say the marble mining company is supposed to keep 20% of the marble dug. Say in a week, 50 ton marble has been been dug. The Stone Gaurd can ask the mining company to make 50 heaps of 1 ton each. Now say there are 5 allowance holders interested in buying marble named A, B, C D and E having say 10000, 15000, 16000, 17000, 18000 and 20000 allowances. Now holder with highest i.e. 20000 allowances namely E will decide which heap should be auctioned fisrt. For that heap, each user will give his bid. Say E wins the bid with 3000 Allowances. Now at the end of this round, D has highest number of allowances. So D will decide the next heap to be auctioned. And so forth. Like that, A, B, C, D and E will get 40 heaps, and the last 10 heaps left will go to the mining company.


Section   5A   : Procedures for providing pensions to Elders

Same as section 5A of EAS.01.
(please click here to see the entire section. )

Section   5B   : Procedures to reduce population growth

same as section 5B of EAS.01
(please click here to see the entire section. )

Section   6   : Procedures to replace Stone Guard, Registrar, Plotting Officer and Mining Company
6.1 [Person responsible for this procedure : Registrar] Any citizen of India who wants citizensí Approval for the position of Stone Gaurd in a district can register himself with the Registrar of that district. The Registrar will charge a registration fee of Rs 1000 and a monthly fee Rs 100 per month. There will be no fee after over 5% of ALL citizens have approved the candidate.
6.2 [Person responsible for this procedure : Registrar, Registrarís clerks] A citizen residing in a district can present his ID and specify the serial numbers of (at most 5) candidates he approves for the position of Guard. The clerk will enter the requests in the systems and give the receipt to the citizen. The citizen may change his choices any day any month.
6.3 [Person responsible for this procedure : Registrar] The clerk may charge a fee of upto Rs 5 from the citizen.
6.4 [Person responsible for this procedure : Registrar] The citizen can withdraw his Approvals any day. There will be no fee from withdrawing the Approvals.
6.5 [Person responsible for this procedure : Minister of Mines] If any candidate is approved by highest number of citizen-voters and over 25% of ALL citizen-voters in that district, the Minister will appoint him as new Stone Guard within 2 days. If any candidate is approved by over 25% of ALL citizen-voters and his approval is 1% more than existing Guard, the Minister will appoint him as new Guard within 2 days. The Minister cannot remove a Guard, previously approved by citizens, unless approval goes below 20% of ALL citizens.
6.6 [Person responsible for this procedure/directive: Registrar ; Purpose:] Word "citizen" in the context of Approval, means citizen above 18 and registered voter resident in the city
6.7 [Person responsible for this procedure/directive: Registrar, CM ; Purpose: Replacement of Mine Plotting Officer] The Registrar and CM will also use procedures listed in 6.1 - 6.5 to enable citizens to replace Mine Plotting Officer.
6.8 [Person responsible for this procedure/directive: Registrar, CM ; Purpose: Replacement of Mine Plotting Officer] The Registrar and CM will also use procedures listed in 6.1 - 6.5 to enable citizens to replace Registrar.
6.9 [Person responsible for this procedure/directive: Registrar, CM ; Purpose: Replacement of Mine Plotting Officer] The Registrar and CM will also use procedures listed in 6.1 - 6.5 to enable citizens to replace the mining company on any of the plots.

Section   7   : Other Details
7.1 The rupee amount used in this text uses July-2000 price levels. The officers in-charge can adjust the amounts every six months using RBIís Inflation Index.
7.2 If the officer does not execute a procedure or ignores an instruction stated in this Resolution/Act, a citizen can file a complaint before the Grand Jurors of the Districts in which the zone falls. Under this law, a citizen cannot complaint before any Minister, officers or judges.
7.3 The Jurors will judge this Act, guidelines, intentions as well as the facts related to the case


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