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Silence is never been an option for concerned Citizens
Dr.Chandran Peechulli, Ph.D;FIE(India) PO Box 5006, Chennai.
Seafarers genuine grievances going undressed.
Posted By: Chandran Peechulli on:6/13/2008 6:50:42 AM
From the Editor’s Desk
Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
— THOMAS JEFFERSON, former US President.
"In an age where communication is considered matching almost the speed of light, the means of communication is not therefore as important as the content of our communication. Some of the content of our communication can sometimes create animosity and hatred between communities, as in the recent incident in Maharashtra state. The need therefore for a wider spectrum of thinking, in broader sense. What we need to focus on is "content that can empower the people of this country", "Information Empowers", with Empowerment there is progress. "The Right to Know is inherent to the freedom of expression" "The RTI Act
has proved to be a progressive instrument of democracy, empowering citizens to obtain official documents with ease and have access to government record without having to pay bribe, and to ensure accountability on the part of the government official." there was a dire need to implement the RTI in letter and the spirit, if the country is to be saved from corruption and tyranny.
"Media accountability must encourage true democratic participation of social responsibility". Media must use and sustain human community in different sections, in a broader spectrum of thinking, such as economic, political, cultural, educational and religious. The information provided by the media is at the service of common good". Press Reporters should not blindly rely on the text provided in the PRESS MEET for publishing. Generally the same are biased/lopsided. "Information about assets and liabilities, criminal and career records of public servants and politicians must be made public on a website". One should learn to be knowledgeable, keeping abreast with their relevant subjects.
The Media has a tremendous role to play.
They should publish policies given by the government, for general awareness, for better and quick implementation and paving the way to national progress and development. This will induce the citizens to raise legitimate rights and privilege issues. It will not only awaken the locals but also the officials, to be more productive and not lead a lethargic life. Media must play a positive role without bias and prejudice,
since it is a vehicle for bringing in good and better governance. Seafarers are exploited and deprived of their basic civil rights, they need to be enlightened.Major portion of their life cut off, from the human world. Replacement issue of lost certificate, to a survivor of a sunken vessel, unduly delayed resulting in his un-employment of over six long months, on loss of pay and hence family falling into debts, same taken up by MARINE WAVES with the directorate,
and alas COC delivered on the 30th May 2008, said NCV 2nd Engineer presently employed and now sailing, thank god. Dy. Chief Surveyor informs that the delay was owing to formalities in the process of issuing certificate. Seamen without good contacts or influence have to suffer with such unworthy discrimination and unfairness, depriving of their citizen rights.
• While an active seafarer on his hard-earned leave, suppose to be with his near and dear ones ashore, has to plan and prioritise his essential needs, to run to various offices i.e.
• Passport Office - for renewal of passport. Agency can be availed.
• R.T.O. for renewal of his Motor Driving Licence - do -
• U.S.Embassy for US Visa. Systematic, well organised.
M.M.D.Services: Is it a seafarer friendly service?
For renewal of CDC, revalidation of certificates, etc. it is truly a harrowing experience. When a seafarer, is constrained to call at MMD office. Chennai, where the private security deployed, sitting inside the Air Conditioned office, at the entrance (unknown as to whether private security guard officially employed in Govt. MMD offices, to do clerical and reception duties?), said Security Guard turns back the seamen calling at MMD office authoritatively,saying it's Deck Day - only deck personnel will be attended and not Engine Day and vice versa, or TIME is over for the day, all this in the 5 day week work-culture. When asked, as to why security guard performs such jobs? Informs that they are instructed to perform such duty, as per P.O.'s instruction and no one else can enter the department without entering the said register. When asked why that person has not entered the register, pointing out to
a person, informs he is a known person to Surveyors, who regularly visits. Please note that this type of security arrangement noticed after the CBI's crackdown and suspension of Office Superintendent And clerk of MMD, having been caught red-handed for bribery and corruption.
Lean/skeleton strength observed in MMD,Chennai, during the beginning and end of the 5 day work- culture, cause of serious concern, since seafarers calling for MMD services,
coming from far-off places incurring time and valued money on their travel, boarding, lodging and incidental expenses, more painful when they get stuck during the week-end (being away from their family, during their hard-earned leave period on land), no accommodation in Seafarers Club which is being mis-used, worst of all is when the MMD services not offered after the collection of fees, incurring time, effort and money. Hopes shattered with
Undue delay in MMD Services
hence doesn't value seafarers' time ashore, therefore the exodus of Indian seafarers preferring to appear for Certificate Of Competency overseas. Undue delay with unwanted unreasonable queries, non-refundable fees, with uncertainties for their reasonable expectations, all this during the count down of hard-earned leave period, is a cause of serious concern. Therefore it is requested that DG Shipping website entertains
seafarers grievances, similar to that of the Dept. of Public Grievances, acknowledging complaint with reference number, followed by timely corrective action to flaws, deficiencies, discriminated injustices etc. By this, the directorate can also feel the real pulse of their foreign-exchange earners,(Indian seafarers) mindset.
Having been invited to attend a seamen's welfare meeting,
noticed non-mariners and Fr. Anthony and his followers, are committee members. While, Seafarers are not from any particular caste, creed, religion etc. Hence. suggested to Principal Officer,MMD, Chennai to draw attention of all mariners in the city of Greater Chennai and suburbs to join as members of Seafarers Club, with a nominal annual subscription and such association members could make
it a great success by inter-acting, manage and produce better results, viewing seafarer's real welfare. Progresses do not just come by itself by offering varied assignments to anybody whom one likes, Middlemen's corrupt. Only authorized Govt. staff, need to handle the seafarers and authorised faculty staff in Maritime Institutions, not any Tom, Dick and Harry.
I am paused to think,
while surveyors claim shortage and being overworked,
why they should be more inclined upon direct management of Seafarer's Club? while it is a house- keeping discipline? Surveyor's should have better assignments to do, for their existence in national maritime administration, attending to the voice of the seafarer's, crying for justice, as in the case of 2nd Engineer Gopal Chandra Paul, who got his COC alas on 30th May 2008,
after this office intervening for a just cause, with the directorate. There are countless cases of trauma, nervous breakdowns, suicides amongst seafarer's family-members, many getting cheated owing to not knowing the prevalence of cheating in city and suburbs etc. "We have no intention to defame anybody directly nor indirectly, as we have no animosity with any specific person or of any department" but for exposing the grievances of seafarers and the probable
causes, for early redressal. If at all unknowingly hurts beyond our knowledge and reach as “err is human”, kindly accept our apologies.
Dr. Chandran Peechulli
Ph.D; MBA; D.Sc; FIE(India), PgDIMS(UK), PgTED; FIIPE; MSEI; MSNAME(USA)
Ex.Chief Engineer(Marine), G.M.(Tech) Crossworld Shipping.
Managing Editor & Publisher-"MARINE WAVES" International Maritime Newsletter.
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