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    Rule is rule and rule is for all

    We have been coming across so many instances that those who are in power and enjoy the legacy of their government often throw their own rules and regulations to the wind that were created for the good of all and thus become the laughing figure in front of those who follow those rules. Not paying the toll tax, not following the set rules during the lockdown, diverting the funds to other sources and even taking the share of the beneficiaries. And all these are happening and they insist that they should not be questioned nor taken action. Why the rules are not followed by all?
  • #701098
    On a hilarious note there is a saying that - 'Rules are made by wise people and fools follow them'. It could be true in some instances but it compels us to think about the irony that we witness in real life when the people holding the higher positions break the rules often. No one can charge them as by virtue of their positions they can keep everyone mum and silent on that through various administrative techniques and measures. This is an unfortunate situation and is one of the main cause as why our country is not progressing with the speed at which it should had been going ahead.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #701102
    What we lack is the deterrent punishment to the wrongdoers. Politicians think themselves above the law. Politicians don't fear Judiciary. They manage and manipulate to come out from the crime-related issues. Our judiciary is weak in that aspect. There are many loopholes or escape routes in our system. Therefore, rules are not rules for all. Rules are only for the weak, weaker and the weakest.
    No life without Sun

  • #701115
    It is rightly pointed that Rule is rule and rule is for all but how many or who follows it is the question. We all know that a bill or law is passed through the parliament where it has to clear the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. We have seen that many modifications or amendments are made to the set rules, laws or guidelines as and when required. The changes may be the need of the hour or time but what after that. I just read the thread posted by Soundharya in 2016 If you obey all the rules you will miss all the fun and it stands true with the one in power. We have seen that many people in power do not stand in a queue as they are of the upper class, they don't pay toll or tax as they are rulers, they don't follow traffic rules as it is not for them, they don't use government hospitals as it lacks facilities and goes foreign for treatment on peoples money but they say government hospitals are good, they don't fear police or judiciary as they can bribe them, etc. So the question is, for whom is the law, rules or orders made or amended? Is it only for the common man or people or for everyone who falls under its jurisdiction? We have seen big or famous people not following any rules but they scot-free without any fine, penalty or problem but if a common man breaks it unknowingly, he is fined, jailed and even made the headlines of the day. If the government or people who make the rules and regulations cannot follow the rules, they should or not make it and if they do it, they should be the first to follow it.
    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #701135
    If the rule makers are themselves breaking the rules then that is something which is not only alarming but very dangerous for the governance in our country. Once people see that a rule maker or a person in big position is breaking the rules whenever it suits to him, then it becomes a matter of precedence and they also start doing that under some Godfather or influential person and a chain of misdeeds starts building up in the system.
    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.

  • #701266
    In India, it is very appropriate to say that rule makers are the rule-breakers. That is the very reason in India some people will never follow the rules and regulations. They think that not following the rules is their right. Politicians will be there in the first place in the list of non-followers of rules. When they make the rules. they will keep some clause which will exclude them from following those rules. By seeing this general public thinks that they can also bypass the rules. 'You preach what you practice', should be the norm of the day. But politicians say that follow what we say but not what we do. This is the irony.
    As mentioned by the author rule should be rule to all. Then only discipline among the public will improve and people start respecting the rules. Another reason for not following the rules is the corrupt nature of many of the implementing authorities. By giving a few rupees to the concerned the culprit can go free without any punishment. This should change and there should not be any corruption.

    always confident

  • #701269
    The rule-makers are usually the rule-breakers. The uneducated people have understood the rules and are following it till today but the educated class wants to be visible and create news. Hence they are seen in the media and thus gain importance.

    It is noted that one who does good work or the one who does the bad will be easily identified by people. So those who can't do good deeds they try to follow bad deeds and break the rules.

    Lead the leader

  • #701336
    In this context(and in contrast to what is happening here) I recall an incident reported about imposing heavy fine on a country's Prime Minister for not obeyin lockdown guidelines.

    Equality before law and many similar clauses are really ideal butunfortunately many times we se they remain inthe books.

  • #701344
    Rule should never be violated on any account. We,in our factory,during 1984 introduced uniform system - blue overcoat&scarf for factory personnel and for office ladies staff blue sari &blue shirt for gents (including senior post people). Our vice president too wore uniform coat during factory hours. One day our Managing Director planned to visit factory daily and he called me to provide one blue coat for him in his room. He once came inside wore the coat immediately. This makes respect to uniform in everybody's mind.

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