No more candy floss diplomacy in handling Pakistan.

PM Modi's invocation of Baluchistan, POK and Gilgit-Baltistan in his I-day speech does not auger well for Pakistan.

Its further balkanisation seems inevitable.

Modi's declaration of moral and political support to Baluchistan must include military support to bolster up its freedom movement.

It was an independent country before partition, illegally annexed by Pakistan.

Let India get ready to launch a surgical strike to demolish terror infrastructure in POK, Gilgit-Baltistan and restore the original geo-political map of Jammu and Kashmir.

Some frustrated Congress leaders are condemning PM Modi.

They must learn to keep their mouths shut.

Why did they never condemn continuous cross-border terror attacks on India and Andrabi’s brazen call to Hafiz Saeed for help in the face of anti-National activities by Hurriyat leaders.

All seem to be on pay-rolls of the ISI.?

Tags:

No more candy floss diplomacy in handling Pakistan.

PM Modi's invocation of Baluchistan, POK and Gilgit-Baltistan in his I-day speech does not auger well for Pakistan.

Its further balkanisation seems inevitable.

Modi's declaration of moral and political support to Baluchistan must include military support to bolster up its freedom movement.

It was an independent country before partition, illegally annexed by Pakistan.

Let India get ready to launch a surgical strike to demolish terror infrastructure in POK, Gilgit-Baltistan and restore the original geo-political map of Jammu and Kashmir.

Some frustrated Congress leaders are condemning PM Modi.

They must learn to keep their mouths shut.

Why did they never condemn continuous cross-border terror attacks on India and Andrabi’s brazen call to Hafiz Saeed for help in the face of anti-National activities by Hurriyat leaders.

All seem to be on pay-rolls of the ISI.?

Tags:

The media reports of a Delhi Police inspector allegedly misbehaving and sexually harassing 24 women constables posted in the Provisioning and Logistics unit, are disturbing. Complaints filed by the aggrieved five months back followed by another two months back with ACPs, DCPs,failed to evoke any response, till the racket was exposed by the Media. Who is to blame? Delhi police for its masterly inactivity and callousness? Or, the sex maniac inspector? The matter stands referred to sexual harassment committee. Attempts could be made to influence the course of investigation. Safety of aggrieved police women is paramount.

Though, this seems to be an open and shut case, it would be appropriate to refer the matter to CBI. The accused could be dismissed  by the competent authority as part of departmental action  based on  positive recommendations by the committee .This should  be followed by filing an FIR, further  investigation  by  CBI to decode ramifications of  the racket ,filing chargeheet ,conviction and punishment by the court under IPC.

The public would be interested in knowing the invisible hand that blocked initial investigation against the accused after the first complaint was filed.

Tags:

The IAS officers association’s appeal to GOI for amending PC Act (1988)and  CrPC  ( 1973) to help the serving and retired officers  in litigation matters  by hiring for for them eminent lawyers out of  tax-payers funds. The demand from an “ elite “ association is irrational , reprehensible and fraught with dangerous repercussions. Similar demands from  “ aam “ Services to protect officials at lower echelons, could not be resisted.

Former coal secretary H C Gupta refuses to take legal assistance in coalgate scam on the plea that he could not afford a ‘ good lawyer ‘.Way out is simple? Let him co-operate with CBI investigations and reveal the roles of all black sheeps under Congress-led  UPA dispensation, who might have manipulated him.

Coming close on the heels of coal scam, Association’s motive seems suspect. What,it means in actual ? If, a retired or serving delinquent officer is under prosecution by the CBI on charges of corruption,as per IAS association’s proposition ,  GOI or State govts should have the  responsiblity to arrange  an ‘ eminent lawyer’ to defend the accused in the hierarchy of courts (Trial courts to Supreme court )against the CBI and its advocates. This would not be pro bono.The private lawyer’s fee , running into lakhs and crores of rupees, will be charged to the Consolidated Fund of India. The proposition is ludicrous, financially inappropriate and legally untenable on grounds of discrimination besides causing huge public embarrassment to the governments at the Centre and States. Another financial scam in the making ?

It is not the governments’ responsibility to defend the accused for offences committed under the Prevention of Corruption Act. At the same time, it is not in the mandate of IAS Association to vouch for any members honesty and give a clean chit. This is precisely what is happening in the coalgate scam ,even while it is subjudice.The issue should better be left to the Judiciary to decide  in the light of evidences/ witnesses garnered by the CBI.The governments should, however, not object to  Services Associations creating their own Corpus Funds, through donations by its members, to meet such contingencies.

PM Modi may please take the call for holistic consideration.

Tags:

The dalits in urban India are fortunate to enjoy benefits of reservation policy, generations after generations robbing those with rural background who are deprived of all opportunities-- Lack of education, coaching facilities poverty.

I feel strongly for them.

Brahminical order asserted itself with vengeance against the poor dalits in rural India,when a priest blocked their entry into a hindu temple.to drink water.

Atrocities against the dalits like rapes,murders,untouchability, and other social evils, are common.

FIRs are not filed against the perpetrators,let alone arrest them

Mulayam Singh Yadav and Renuka Chaudhry,endorse rapes-- " Yeh to hota hi rehta hai "-- Bachhon se galti ho jati hai"

Politicians misuse the dalits as vote bank to secure themselves.

Such unsavoury incidents cannot happen without the active connivance of the so-called high-castes and criminals with politicians and the corrupt local Police..

The political speeches in Parliament,are empty rhetorics.

Lip sympathy does not help.

Concrete action is the need of the hour.

Article 14 of The Constitution that guarantees." Equality before law " and that the State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. Has it become irrelevant ?

DISCLAIMER :

My motive is not to hurt anyone’s sentiments. 

If anyone feels hurt due to difference in opinions, I seek apologies in advance.

Tags:

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC ) has reportedly forwarded a  curious proposal to DOP&T for sending its40 Group A officers along with 208 full time CVOs and 500 part time CVOs serving in central ministries and PSUs. The proposal is to send them for overseas training as part of ‘capacity building  exercise ‘. DOP&T has dutifully  sought the opinions of  administrative ministries. A typical post office approach.

India has a high corruption index in international ranking. It has a highly skilled professional agency like the CBI to investigate corruption cases and take these to logical conclusion.

The following suggestions may be considered as alternative to ‘foreign jaunts’ by bureaucrats. These will eliminate waste of public funds on to-and- fro passage,boarding,lodging etc along with the invisible cost of being away from the headquarter.

(i)Send all CVC group ‘A’ officers and CVOs on  short duration courses to CBI for honing their skills;

(ii) Take help of senior retired IPS officers of CBI and DGs of States police forces on usual payment basis. There is no dearth of experienced officers  in India familiar with bureaucratic corruption;

(iii)Officers of different organized services join CVC on deputation and get repatriated to their parent cadres on completion of tenures to resume their core duties. They are not re-posted as CVOs. Foreign training is a waste for them;

(iv) As per CVC's annual report,there are 40 Group A officers in position there as against the sanctioned strength of 54.The CVC should not crib about the shortage.Instead, it is expected to reveal the pendencies within its own office as well as with the CVOs. Cases  move at snail’s pace due to ineffective monitoring mechanism .

The public is already outraged with the foreign tours undertaken by MLAs of States’ assemblies. All at tax-payers’ cost. .

PM Modi is urged to take the call in public interest.

Tags:

GOI was ill-advised to permit HM visit Pakistan in the face of  latter’s ‘official’ support to terrorists. Pak’s unusual behaviour at conference was totally omitted by the international media. Media gag, hostile ambience, carrying Rajnath Singh in choppers due to dharna by the terror masterminds outside the hotel, are clear indicators of Pak's animosity. Worse, still, unceremonious invitation to foreign guests for lunch, betrayed its lack of diplomatic etiquette. A perfect uncivil host.

Condemning Pak by HM on its soil, is not a bravado. Country’s prestige is paramount. If, India refuses to learn from history, the same will repeat itself with vengeance. India has been insulted enough. It is required to be pro-active rather than reactive, as hitherto.

It is high time that the deep State within Pakistan is liquidated by carrying out surgical strikes into POK by the indian army, terror infrastructures demolished, concurrently activating Baluchistan and Sindh. Deploy armed forces, Brahmos at LOC. There is no shortcut to peace and stability in the region.

Tags:

Home Minister's visit to Islamabad's SAARC summit was a total fiasco.

The visit was unwarranted in the face of explicit support by Pakistan to terrorists,who are having a free run in that country..

Condemning Pak on its soil for promoting terror was no big deal.

The news was not picked up by the World press.

Media gag, hostile ambience, carrying Rajnath Singh in choppers due to dharna by Salahuddin &Co outside the hotel premises are clear indicators of Pak's animosity.

Unceremonious offer of lunch betrayed poor diplomatic etiquette.

The uncivil  host.

India refuses to learn from history despite repeated insults.

That's why history is repeating itself with vengeance.

Pak attacked India many times in the aftermath of Vajpayee's and PM Modi's visit to that country.

Another big attack could be in the offing after Rajnath's visit.

It is high time to liquidate the deep state within Pakistan by carrying out surgical strikes by indian army, demolish terror infrastructures in POK. while concurrently activating Baluchistan and Sindh.

Deploy army, tanks, Brahmos at LOC

There is no shortcut to peace and stability.in the region.

 

Tags:

Home Minister's visit to Islamabad's SAARC summit was a total fiasco.

The visit was unwarranted in the face of explicit support by Pakistan to terrorists,who are having a free run in that country.

Condemning Pak on its soil for promoting terror was no big deal.

The news was not picked up by the World press.

Media gag, hostile ambience, carrying Rajnath Singh in choppers due to dharna by Salahuddin &Co outside the hotel premises are clear indicators of Pak's animosity.

Unceremonious offer of lunch betrayed poor diplomatic etiquette.

The uncivil host.

India refuses to learn from history despite repeated insults.

That's why history is repeating itself with vengeance.

Pak attacked India many times in the aftermath of Vajpayee's and PM Modi's visit to that country.

Another big attack could be in the offing after Rajnath's visit.

It is high time to liquidate the deep state within Pakistan by carrying out surgical strikes by indian army, demolish terror infrastructures in POK. while concurrently activating Baluchistan and Sindh.

Deploy army, tanks, Brahmos at LOC

There is no shortcut to peace and stability.in the region.

Tags:

PM Modi’s initiative merits appreciation. But, more concrete steps are required to make the selection process-  just, fair, transparent, free from political  discretion  and the doctrine of “ pick and choose “.

Consider these. Details of selection criteria, guidelines, nominations received ( on line) their achievements, performance including ongoing court cases, if any,  must be kept in public domain. These are public ( and not government awards)  and must be open to public scrutiny.

Sources in MHA reveal that during the UPA regime, nominations used to be received till the last moment by the PMO and office of HM. Final decisions usually taken with the approval of the then “ De facto PM” . Several black marketeers , money-launderers , tax defaulters masquerading as “ public servants “ had benefitted on considerations other than merit.

Nominations received under category of “public service”, are usually dicey.  These require close scrutiny, even investigation by the CBI, IB, IT and ED.

Let the present dispensation headed by PM Modi substitute fraud by caution.

Tags:

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.


You can contact me at

aksaxena1947@gmail.com

Month List