Pak PM Imran Khan offers peace talks to India.

He is in total denial mode.Wants actionable, credible evidence of Pak hands in Pulwama attack.

Please recall Madam Indira Gandhi's leadership during 1971 war. While giving free hand to indian army, she led the country throughout, instead of indulging in domestic politicking,She was one of the best war-time Prime minister,India had.

This is not the time to run away from responsibilities.

India reposed confidence in you. Act fast. Do not allow the momentum to die down. Every passing day is important.

Making political jumlas and trumpeting self-achievements at public rallies, is not considered appropriate during these hard times.

Tags:  has been regularly throwing up names of probables for appointment as union Cabinet Secretary. This would make the job of PM easier in selecting the right person for the job without gender bias.

Women have held key portfolios in the past. Madam Indira Gandhi as de jure PM, President of India, an Italian lady as the de facto PM of India during the UPA era, Speaker (LS), Governors of States etc.

But, all in political domain. None as chief  of  Indian bureaucracy.

Regrettable. Country’s successive CEOs failed to locate a woman officer to fill the position of union Cabinet Secretary ? Whether the omission was inadvertent or a conscious decision, one wonders? But,  this surely, reveals the deeply ingrained  misogynistic mindset of successive Prime ministers. 

Are women officers less competent , less manipulative, less pliable, more difficult to handle than their male counterparts?

Let us go down the memory lane. Recall supersessions of  senior civil servants like Ms Roma Majumdar , Ms Reva Nayyar and Ms Sudha Pillai despite their relative merit and  inter se seniority vis-à-vis male aspirants.Ms Sarla Grewal was , appointed as Principal Secy to the then PM- Rajiv Gandhi,but not as Cabinet Secretary.


One hopes. PM Modi takes the call by allowing merit-based, out-of-turn promotions of  a lady officer when the extended tenure of Mr P K Sinha ,present Cab Sec, expires in June 2019. No UPA trick. Let no one keep the seat of cabinet secretary warm for facilitating the posting of a junior favourite of the male specie.


Recall, how Senior-most IAS officers were even shunted out as Chairpersons of Trade Fair Authority of India with status and pay scale of Cabinet Secretary. Motive : to plant a favourite,otherwise junior, as Cabinet Seretary.


The wind seems to be blowing in favour of Modi returning as PM after 2019 elections.The exercise must begin before EC’s Code of Conduct comes into operation so that the new incumbent could work as under-study to present CS.


If, PM Modi wishes to postpone selection of new Cabinet Secretary on ethical consideration till his re-election,it is his prerogative.


Ahead of polls, the ruling political dispensation,it seems, is hell-bent on adding to chaos by increasing current reservation quota for SC,ST&OBC by 10%.

Worse, the UOI reportedly also plans to create another category of Economically Backward class among the Upper Castes for availing of reservation quota of 10% in public jobs and educational institutions.

Beneficiaries in upper castes would be communities like the Rajputs,Jaats, Gujjars, Bhoomihars, Vaish, Brahmins et al. All filthy rich communities.

The Union cabinet has already approved the proposal.

"If the Constitutional Amendment bill is not passed by Parliament ( 2/3 rd majority ) promulgation of Ordinance will be the inevitable option,seeing the mood of the GOI.

Merit will become the casualty once again by the Electoral fraud.

Will the proposed Constitutional amount not amount to violation of SC's ruling in Indira Sawhney's case?

Will the Supreme court strike down the amendment by taking suo moto cognisance , without waiting for the PIL that may be filed soon?

One more query on behalf of Civil Services aspirants. .If the orders come into force , will this not impact the distribution of vacancies for the final results of UPSC's Civil Services exam-2018, the interviews for which are starting shortly?

Whether the seemingly game-changing initiative motivated by political considerations be regarded as a “ Pro-poor or Anti- national” move,one wonders ?


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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