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New Delhi : The Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on April 1, 2021, emphasised the need for people to elect their representatives on the basis of 4Cs—Character, Conduct, Calibre, and Capacity not other considerations.

Releasing the book ‘Suparipalana’, the Telugu translation of “Echo T Calling: Towards People-Centric Governance”, written by former Telangana Chief Secretary S K Joshi, the Vice President said that unfortunately the other 4Cs—Caste, Community, Cash, and Criminality—were replacing Character, Conduct, Calibre, and Capacity, which are essential for providing good governance. “Citizen-centric governance will come from governance-centric electorate,” he reminded, according to a PIB release.

The Vice President said that good governance was essential to fulfil the aspirations of the people and in ensuring that various schemes were implemented effectively. Good governance was also equally important to fulfil the aspirations of the people. “Happiness comes with good governance,” he added. Describing elected governments as ‘holders of public trust’, Naidu advised them to act responsibly and serve the people conscientiously. He called for streamlining government’s efforts to make the ease of living better for all citizens.

Naidu complimented the author Dr Shailendra Joshi, the translator Annavarapu Brahmaiah, and the publisher Maruthi for bringing out the book.