Archana Ramasundaram (IPS-TN-76) is restrained from discharging duties as Additional Director in CBI as she neither informed  nor took  permission of the State government before joining the investigative agency. She now stands suspended for this mis-conduct.The GOI decided her appointment unilaterally in haste by  over-ruling the selection committee’s recommendations   and in  absence of  CVC’s clearance. What happened to PM’s exhortations on “Good governance” and  “Transparency “? 

Why did the Cabinet Secretary (who is Secretary to the Appointments committee of the Cabinet) not advise the PM about the  embarrassment that the decision would cause to  GOI? 

Was there political pressure from 10-Janpath to hurry up the appointment? The Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary to PM have a lot to explain on this and several other scams.

Let the new Govt at the Centre apply its mind to this politicization of  CBI.

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After Gandhi ji's killing on Jan 30,1948 by a fanatic, people wanted to name roads, memorials after him.However, Jawaharlal Nehru, deploring the mania to name so many things after Gandhi added  that…"It would not contribute either to conveniences or to the glory of the father of the nation. Only confusion will result as well as a certain drab uniformity. Most of us will then live in Gandhi roads in Gandhinagars or Gandhigrams"

Little did Nehru know  that after his death, there would be memorials in India  named after him ,his daughter and grandsons. What a way to perpetuate Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. Indira Gandhi took no time to change her surname to "Gandhi" to identify with the father of the nation. Feroze's original surname was “Gandhe” and he was not related to Mahatma Gandhi.

I am totally disenchanted with the frenzy of the Congresswallahs to name 450 stadia, airports,hospitals,roads, bridges, flagship schemes, memorials named after the dynasty.

This  deserves a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

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In case, Modi comes to power, will it impact India’s foreign policy. This question is being debated in diplomatic circles. Though, Modi never handled foreign affairs, his tough image will be a force –multiplier. He will not be an ignoramus on foreign policy front. The MEA’s mandarins will be consulted and will no longer be sidelined . 

Modi has declared that “ India cannot allow China to dominate in foreign policy matters”. Incursions by China will be dealt with sternly. Issues with Bangla Desh and Sri-Lanka will be resolved after consulting TMC and AIADMK keeping the national interests in view. Issues with Italy, will be dealt with firmly. No soft-pedalling with the USA. India’s image will get a boost in the comity of nations. India will have a new National Security Advisor.

Consultation ,not confrontation, will be the rule, rather than exception ,as at present.

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Meira Kumar of the Indian National Congress ,is pitted against her niece from BSP in Saharsa , Bihar.

Is this a fratricidal strife or ideological conflicts, one wonders ?

The former grabbed a bungalow in Lutyene's Delhi in the name of Jagjiwan Ram memorial .The GOI ( Read as Congress) wrote off several crores as damages for unaurhorised occupation since Jagjiwan Ram's demise.

And,they call themselves dalits.

Go to UP, Bihar villages to see the actual plight of the dalits. 

This is an electoral fraud where the elite dalits,generations after generations, keep enjoying the benefits of reservations.

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Indian bureaucracy serves as a lapdog to the political class. Feet touching and prostrating before political deities reflects the medieval mindset of politicians. This is rampant in the States  that helps in forging the unholy alliance between politicians and bureaucrats.Those who do not fall in line, fall out of favour. This self-degrading practice is a form of corruption that got maximum fillip during UPA’s rule. As a result , the bureaucracy has been under political lockdown?  

Feet touching and prostrating before political masters, are not prohibited under “Conduct Rules”. It is high time, the issue is addressed by DOP&T&AR by enlarging the list of misconducts that are considered unbecoming of government bureaucrats, compromising  their amour pro pre.

Similarly,  holding  “ darbars “ by Prime Minister, ministers and extra-Constitutional  authorities  at  official bungalows, is reminiscent  of medieval practice .Far from redressing grievances, it is a political fraud.  Kejriwal also tried to hold darbar , but made a hasty retreat  after  the stampede.

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Why is Henderson Brooks report on Sino-Indian war of 1962still held de-classified?

It is shameful that we have to get the overview of it through a foreign journalist. 

For all I know, Nehru was trying for to grab Nobel Peace Prize, by hook or by crook. This hypocrisy held him back from army's modernisation plan.

He chose to portray himself as a non-violent ,peace-loving creature,at the cost of the country. 

Nehru appointed Gen B M Kaul, his close relative, as Chief of General Staff despite latter's total lack of field experience. Kaul ,all through, served in Service corps,never on the operations side. 

Kaul was expert in addressing Officers wife association during frequently held parties. This impressed Nehru. 

Immediately after Chinese attack, Kaul rushed to Delhi, never to go back .He sought refuge under Nehru's kinship.

All this is documented in contemporary newspapers of 1962. 

Nehru was keen to save himself of the ignominy and on Kaul's advice,he initiated the so-called " FORWARD POLICY" , without verifying the capability of the ill-equipped Indian army to push back China ,the aggressor. 

The 1962 debacle shattered Nehru and India' image in the comity of nations. 

Against this background, the Indian National Congress is now trying to restore the honour of Nehru-Gandh dynasty. 

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R.S.V.P  in invitation cards , is a French phrase, "répondez, s'il vous plaît," that means "Please reply." The “invitor” wo¬uld like you to tell him/ her whether you will be coming or not? This helps him/her in assessing the food requirement.  

The westerners are more etiquette conscious than Indians. Do we ever convey our acceptance or otherwise? Not even on phone, let alone in writing. We trust hospitality. 

A meal in Delhi costs anything between 1000 to 2000 rupees per “plate”.  The baraat needs “food unlimited”. The number always remains a mystery till the end. Many ‘suited-booted “professional baratis, maintaining anonymity ,join as uninvited guests and enjoy the feast. Wasting food is sinful. 

The  ‘Puranik’prayer  “Atithi , Devo Bhava”  needs to  be replaced by the appeal : “ Atithi, Tum Kab Jaogey “.

Don’t pay 20,000 rupees to Kejriwal for a dinner. He will swallow Service tax and Service charges.

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R.S.V.P  in invitation cards , is a French phrase, "répondez, s'il vous plaît," that means "Please reply." The “invitor” wo¬uld like you to tell him/ her whether you will be coming or not? This helps him/her in assessing the food requirement.  

The westerners are more etiquette conscious than Indians. Do we ever convey our acceptance or otherwise? Not even on phone, let alone in writing. We trust hospitality. 

A meal in Delhi costs anything between 1000 to 2000 rupees per “plate”.  The baraat needs “food unlimited”. The number always remains a mystery till the end. Many ‘suited-booted “professional baratis, maintaining anonymity ,join as uninvited guests and enjoy the feast. Wasting food is sinful. 

The  ‘Puranik’prayer  “Atithi , Devo Bhava”  needs to  be replaced by the appeal : “ Atithi, Tum Kab Jaogey “.

Don’t pay 20,000 rupees to Kejriwal for a dinner. He will swallow Service tax and Service charges.

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Rank opportunism is a  typical Congress patented phenomenon .

Why was Sonia Gandhi in such a tearing hurry to constitute  Lokpal .

It was unethical on part of a lame duck government to plant  its own favourites as eight Members of LOKPAL, four judicial and four non-judicial.

Luckily, the resignation of Fali S Nariman followed by an ex- CJI from the so-called "Search Committee", came as a God send. Those,who did not resign, swallowed their self esteem. 

Sonia Gandhi  and Manmohan Singh are the most worried lot. Both will have their heads on the chopping board, once,  Modi ji becomes PM.The fear factor will run through the spine of the corrupt, the scamsters and chaatukars.

God has been kind this time. Come general elections, Decisions are now left to the next PM. 

What, if Mayavati comes? Selection  will be based on reservation quota for SC/ST /OBC. In case of Mulayam Singh Yadav, minorities like indian muslims, Budhists, Sikhs,Christians,Jains etc  will get preference. This will end up in a JOKEPAL. Merit and honesty take a back seat. Mediocrity and pliability will be perpetuated.

How divisive our leaders are ? 

The bureaucracy fails to advise the political executive.It merely takes orders from 10-Janpath.

May God bless the country.

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The Delhi government spent Rs.13.41 lakh on the oath-taking ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi Chief Minister( Rs.6.33 lakh on the Ramlila ground ceremony plus Rs.6.7 lakh on publicity).

I was tempted to ascertain causes of Kejriwal's psychological frustration. Sample this.

Kejriwal owns a split personality behind the mask of Narcisism.Some traits are reflected in his outlandish behaviour.

Without any achievements to his credit, he expects the whole world to endorse his absurd views. He is highly publicity conscious.

Highly opportunistic , he misused Anna Hazare's anti-graft movement as a spring board to create AAP and grabbed Delhi's Chief Ministership with Congress's support despite battery of corruption scams.

He makes tall promises and breaks them without remorse.

Very fond of himself and his speech. A snob and a haughty person.

He thinks ,the whole world is corrupt.

He makes friends and backstabs them in the realisation of his dreams.

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About A.K.Saxena

A K SAXENA, an Indian national, is a retired civil servant from Government of India He is also a freelance journalist with several published investigative articles and columns in various fields to his credit. His writings are a reflection of his interest in writing on divergent themes and making the topics relevant to a wider audience. A post graduate in Chemistry from University of Delhi,he could not sustain his interest in pursuing research and instead chose to enter the government service through the IAS etc exam held by the UPSC. “KALASAVYA” that brought out several publications besides organizing cultural shows.


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