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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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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Who built Delhi's Chhatarpur temple ,immediately after raiding Maharani Gayatri devi fort ?

Can anyone explain the lavish life-styles of all Sankaracharyas and their sources of incomes.?

The Congress,BJP, DMK,AIADMK and others have a lot to explain

Does the Hinduism not need ethnic cleansing and reforms to restore its pristine glory.

Till, then, I hang my head in shame.

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20 Joint Secretaries in Union Ministry of Home Affairs  have been delegated  substantial financial and administrative powers in matters of executing works , land purchases upto Rs 50 crores, full powers incurring administrative expenses, hiring accommodation, TA, LTC and related cases in the ministry.

A prudent step to responsibilise the army of JSs in MHA.

The decision must be replicated in all union ministries.

An effective mechanism of checks and balances by way of submitting monthly returns to respective Financial Advisors and union Secretaries must be evolved.

Now is the time to abolish posts of Special Secretaries and Addl Secretaries in GOI in a phased manner as these would become redundant.

This will result in huge savings in expenditure from public exchequer.

Let the State governments follow suit.

Give a good buy to top heavy structure of bureaucracy at the Centre and the States.

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The US is justifiably miffed by North Korea’s policy of nuclear brinkmanship and for issuing daily threats of nuclear attack. The US is in a bind.The impasse should not be allowed to last long. 

North Korea’s sixth nuclear test is a slap on US’s face besides sending wrong signals to China and Russia. Pakistan’s clandestine transfer of nuclear technology to N Korea went unpunished.The US is now paying the price of its own folly. 

Condemning N Korea’s testing of nuclear fusion device and ICBM by China and Russia , is a charade. Both double crossing the US . The ground reality is just the opposite. No neighbouring country, especially China would be comfortable with a nuclearised Korean peninsula. 

Against the background of all-round misrust, China’s advice to the US for direct talk with a rogue nation , is simply laughable. 

Should the superpower agree to one-on- one talk with a belligerant country like N Korea. Does N Korea deserve the courtesy of appeasement by the US ? 

Economic sanctions against N Korea, have been half-hearted. Military sanctions with conventional weapons, could cause disastrous backlash to South Korea located just 50 Km away from its belligerant neighbour. 

South Korea will be annihilated. It depends on who carries out the pre-emptive strike.

 Direct talks between two un-equals, the US and N Korea, if ever conducted, will continue upto infinity with zero outcome.This will instead embolden N Korea to keep provoking its adversary,the most powerful nation in the world. 

What is President Trump’s “fire and fury” counter- warning  to North Korea ? Does he mean first strike with conventional weapons or a nuclear attack ? 

North Korea’s military dictator Kim Jong, by his incessant threats , is almost begging for a War with the US. He can’t hold the World as hostage. 

Enough is enough.It is now time for the US to take direct action .Let it pull out all full stops. 

This will help the suppressed people of North Korea and restore democracy. 

Kim Jong deserves the same fate as Saddam Hussain, Gaddafi and Osama bin Laden, former Al Qaeda chief. 

The US with its much advanced technology, capability and intelligence inputs, should know better.

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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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