ALL INDIA PROGRESSIVE FORUM (AIPF)
by progressive intellectuals in
It is built by a
group of intellectuals commied to promote development, and welfare of the people of India by oering a plaorm for free and open debate on social, polical, economic or cultural issues of naonal concern. The polical space of the Forum is inclusive of patriosm, jusce, solidarity with people of all naons, and human rights. It also acts as a channel for disseminaon of ideas and informaon which could be used as tools for change by a wide secon of the people, policians to grass-root acvists, bureaucrats or policy makers. The architects of the Forum believe that from a free, democrac and transparent discussion will emerge direcons for building a new India, where science and technology are built upon through a right balance of tradional culture and modern values to nurture a new society for human
development and peace.
AIPF is in the process of building up public plaorms for discussions on some of the crucial issues which aect the lives of people in India. Stakeholders and professionals are brought on to the same plaorm with the objecve of preparing policy documents on topics of naonal concern.The present pamphlet on electoral reform is one such discussion document. The content has been discussed by the (adhoc) Naonal Execuve Commiee (NEC) of the AIPF. The original dra was prepared by M. Vijaya Kumar, Vice President of AIPF who incorporated comments and suggesons received from other members of the Naonal Execuve Commiee. The present
document on Electoral Reform is the outcome of a series of brainstorming
sessions with a wide cross secon of people including intellectuals, lawyers,
academicians and the public.
Anil Rajimwale, Dr. Thara.K.G., Aswini Bakshi and Yugal Rayalu
made major contribuons towards preparing