An unprecedented address by Sushma Swaraj at UNGA on Sept 23,2017.

Finest ever by an indian Foreign Minister since independence.

A big retort to Pakistan that refuses to learn from history.

People-to-People contact between India and Pakistan has failed to dissolve the hostility between  the two sub-continental cousins.

India empathises with the people of Pakistan for having been denied the fruits of democracy by Pakistani army by remote-controlling  the civil administration.

It is the most appropriate time for India to launch an Army-to-Army contact and replace the present sham democracy in Pakistan by India-like democracy.

Sushma ji has done the country proud

 

The country gives its compliments to PM Modi for choosing such an able, sober and logical lady as foreign minister.

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Class-3 student slapped 40 times by teacher in Lucknow,UP

" Peer slap bet " in a Noida school

Rapes with girl students in schools are normal

Many more skeletons may tumble out in times to come.

We have become accustomed and insensitive to such mishaps

Why not have a separate and independent Union Minister for SCHOOL EDUCATION for focussed attention ?

And, a separate, independent Union Minister for HIGHER EDUCATION,

Sack officials of CBSE , UGC and other regulatory bodies and their counterparts in States particularly the District Magistrates for dereliction of duties 

Stringent punishment for all including the Police.

Best to appoint Academician- turned -Administrators as Ministers.

Never, the politicians.

Let PM Modi lead by examples by starting from Central government and the BJP-ruled States.

 

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My honest opinion: No way.

This will remain a pipe dream despite PM Modi’s best intentions.

Let us be realistic, not idealistic. Corruption is a universal malaise. Its complete elimination is a myth. It can, however, be mitigated depending upon the political Will.

First , corruption in local bodies having large public interfaces that impact the common man. Mumbai floods are a classic case of BMC’s insensitivity, inefficiency and political corruption.This is the position in  3255 urban local bodies in India. Police is compromised.

Even, legitimate claims are allowed only after greasing the palms of Inquiry officers, SHOs and their cronies in Police and clerks, engineers, Commissioners of corporations in local bodies. Encroachment on government lands,is a permanent source of income for beat constables, hawaldars, sub-inspectors ,engineers and commissioners. Extortion is considered a matter of right. Due to brazen interference by the political class, responsive mechanism is non-existent and supervision lax.

Public is not the stake holder. No feed back mechanism. No fear of compromised police and corporations officials.

Right to Service Act is in the limbo. Public officers are duty bound to perform their duties within the stipulated time with no other option to avoid penalty. But, no one is penalised in the normal course except. Passage of Lokpal Bill is in cold storage. Concept of Zero tolerance to corruption remains a political rhetoric. Statutary audit and IT raids on local bodies officials are not conducted regularly.

India is a federal democracy, but, not a co-operative federalism. Eliminating corruption is a joint venture that needs joint efforts of the Centre, States and local bodies. State governments ruled by political dispensations different from the one at the Centre, work at loggerheads at different wavelengths and priorities. CMs of states like West Bengal, Kerala and Karnataka, behave like CEOs of “Sovereign, Independent Republics “

Decisions are taken under political pressures rather than on merit.Mediocrity thrives.Pliable bureaucrats consider it safer to prostrate before the political class. Grievance redressal mechanism has failed for the poor .

Big ticket scams of UPA era did not get the attention,they deserve.

PM Modi’s honesty and incorruptibility,is beyond doubt.He has no personal axe to grind. His commitment to India’s development,is unquestioned. Rampant corruption has stunted India’s development. PM Modi’s series of bold initiatives to reduce corruption index like : 

Demonetization, benami assets etc  are notable. But, efforts made to fast-track conviction of the accused involved in Congress-led UPA scams, are not are extremely slow. Loan defaulters and money launderers are having free runs in the country or abroad.

Raids on suspects by IT, ED, CBI and other enforcement agencies must increase.

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None, in my view. 

The Congress is terminally ill. The power-hungry Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and its loose cannons , are the root cause of party’s slow death. 

Being out of touch with the ground realities, the party has lost its relevance and usefulness. Lack of inner-party democracy, most vicious during Indira Gandhi’s times, promoted cult worship, stifling the voice of reason and sanity.The trend continues, till date. Only, characters have changed endowed with zero intellectual maturity 

The crooked veterans in the Congress are spineless slaves, devoid of self esteem. Revolving around the fulcrum and maintaining their seesaw balances. They vie with each other in keeping the self- proclaimed Supremo happy. The leadership , has neither the concern nor  

understanding of country’s problems. It draws strength from ill-gotten wealth stashed in tax havens abroad. 

Sudden emergence of anti- dynasty movement in the Congress could save the party from itself. Even the chances of such an eventuality, are nil. So strong is the mafia-like stranglehold. A majority of Congi veterans involved in UPA scams, may be paying the price of their sins.  

Performance or non -performance by ruling dispensations in States, should not be ignored.This could have negative  or positive impact on one party or the other.

Anti-incumbency factor arising out of corruption and non-performance , could kill any political party.and strengthen the hands of  its enemies. Public is watchful. Parties like the SP, BSP, RJD,AAP etc could meet the same fate as the Congress due to their corrupt practices. 

Such cases need close monitoring. Investigations, prosecution and convictions have to be followed up in the interest of speedy criminal justice administration. 

In sum, the situation is hopeless. The Congress is at the cross roads. No one can help in its revival,let alone, Rahul Gandhi’s boring address at the Berkeley.

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None, in my view. 

The Congress is terminally ill. The power-hungry Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and its loose cannons , are the root cause of party’s slow death. 

Being out of touch with the ground realities, the party has lost its relevance and usefulness. Lack of inner-party democracy, most vicious during Indira Gandhi’s times, promoted cult worship, stifling the voice of reason and sanity.The trend continues, till date. Only, characters have changed endowed with zero intellectual maturity 

The crooked veterans in the Congress are spineless slaves, devoid of self esteem. Revolving around the fulcrum and maintaining their seesaw balances. They vie with each other in keeping the self- proclaimed Supremo happy. The leadership , has neither the concern nor  

understanding of country’s problems. It draws strength from ill-gotten wealth stashed in tax havens abroad. 

Sudden emergence of anti- dynasty movement in the Congress could save the party from itself. Even the chances of such an eventuality, are nil. So strong is the mafia-like stranglehold. A majority of Congi veterans involved in UPA scams, may be paying the price of their sins.  

Performance or non -performance by ruling dispensations in States, should not be ignored.This could have negative  or positive impact on one party or the other.

Anti-incumbency factor arising out of corruption and non-performance , could kill any political party.and strengthen the hands of  its enemies. Public is watchful. Parties like the SP, BSP, RJD,AAP etc could meet the same fate as the Congress due to their corrupt practices. 

Such cases need close monitoring. Investigations, prosecution and convictions have to be followed up in the interest of speedy criminal justice administration. 

In sum, the situation is hopeless. The Congress is at the cross roads. No one can help in its revival,let alone, Rahul Gandhi’s boring address at the Berkeley.

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Class-3 student slapped 40 times by teacher in Lucknow,UP

" Peer slap bet " in a Noida school

Rapes with girl students in schools are normal

Many more skeletons may tumble out in times to come.

We have become accustomed and insensitive to such mishaps

Why not have a separate and independent Union Minister for SCHOOL EDUCATION for focussed attention ?

And, a separate, independent Union Minister for HIGHER EDUCATION,

Sack officials of CBSE , UGC and other regulatory bodies and their counterparts in States particularly the District Magistrates for dereliction of duties 

Stringent punishment for all including the Police.

Best to appoint Academician- turned -Administrators as Ministers.

Never, the politicians.

Let PM Modi lead by examples by starting from Central government and the BJP-ruled States.

 

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A Kid killed in Ryan School , Gurugram, Haryana

Class-3 student slapped 40 times by teacher in Lucknow,UP

"Peer slap bet " in a Noida school

Rapes with girl students in schools are normal

Many more skeletons may tumble out in times to come.

We have become accustomed and insensitive to such mishaps

Why not have a separate and independent Union Minister for SCHOOL EDUCATION for focussed attention ?

And, a separate, independent Union Minister for HIGHER EDUCATION, Sack officials of CBSE , UGC and other regulatory bodies and their counterparts in States particularly the District Magistrates for dereliction of duties Stringent punishment for all including the Police.

Best to appoint Academician- turned -Administrators as Ministers.

Never, the politicians.

Let PM Modi lead by examples by starting from Central government and the BJP-ruled States.

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Kanchi Sankaracharya :-- " All hindu Gods are criminals? "

Kanchi Sankaracharya tapes released by Republic TV are brazenly shameful.

Worshipped by politicians,top bureaucrats,business houses builders etc, no one can vouch for the credentials of the Hindu demi-gods.

All have dangerous connections with killer mafias.

I had posted names of 14 fraud babas in my post.

There are many more whose details have not been released by 

Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad.

All allegedly given clean chits as a quid pro quo..

Grigory Rasputins of India.

Dhirendra Brahmcharya ( He had a huge cashe of arms and a helipad at Rishikesh ) Chandra Swami ( St Kitt’s etc.

All allegedly had/have criminal antecedents Where is the room full of gold,diamonds, cash etc allegedly siphoned off in trucks from the abode of a "saint" in Bengaluru after his demise?

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Stalking case of a top bureaucrat’s daughter by the wayward son of BJP chief of  Haryana, and his accomplice ,is appalling. Media reports that BJP chief’s nephew is also involved in yet another case of heinous crime of sexual misconduct.A family trait.

The stalkers was first arrested, then let off on bail by the Police. Strangely, the non-bailable charge of stalking initially included in FIR,was later deleted. Being  law graduates, the culprits were familiar with gravity of the offence and accordingly activated their political contacts. 

Now in police custody, they have admitted to having committed the crime. The non-bailable charge of attempting to abduct under section 365 of the IPC and section 511 relating to attempt to commit an offence punishable with life or other imprisonment, has  been pressed against the duo.

Let the law take its course.

The worrisome feature is,if, this is the fate of a top bureaucrat’s daughter, how safe would be those poor, helpless girls with no clout and who are less fortunately circumstanced?

The police machinary is same everywhere.Corrupt, pliable, ever ready to oblige the political class.In the present , ends of justice would be met if a judicial inquiry is ordered into the conduct of Police-politicians nexus. Can’t expect anything from  politicians. They consider themselves above the law.

The aggrieved girl deserves appreciation for going public in exposing the culprits. The Media must be congratulated for performing a yeoman service for fighting against VVIP culture of the political class.

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The Ramp Show by IAS officers’ of 2015 batch, designated as Assistant Secretaries to GOI, at New Delhi’s India Gate has, on Sunday evening , Sept 10, 2017 ,dented the image of bureaucracy in India. Preposterous.

How will the pageant  help in bringing Good governance ?

How did DOP&T permit this extravaganza at tax-payers’ cost?

How much was spent on event managers to prepare the un-initiated IAS officers in boastful display of their talent.

Was it a part of their curricula?

Wrong signals generated for all particularly for the non-IAS biradri.

Absolute Non-application of mind by decision makers of  elite bureaucrats in GOI.

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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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