Civil services probationers do not normally take the Foundation course at LBSNAA seriously. 

All remain busy in search of life partners and romance.

All are now under IB's scanner. And, thro them the PMO.

Now, the job of Services allocation  of probationers will be made by the cadre authorities  based on overall  assessment  of  performance in Foundation course and the UPSC merit list

Bahut Na-Insaafi hai.

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First  thing first. Pakistan  is continuously targeting Indian forces in J&K, killing  civilians and jawans by continuous shelling and sniping . Even an 8 month old infant  was not spared by Pakistani snipers on May 22,2018 . All at the behest of China.

While, It is time to be  pro-active, India  remains reactive. The overused rhetoric : “Muh todh jawaab “ by union home minister  does not inspire confidence. For how long should we keep watching the killings as mute spectators. Tough military action is called for. The  stone-pelters,aided and abetted by  Kashmiri separatists , are incurable. They do not deserve mercy and compassion.

An interesting dimension . The book co-authored by former ISI chief Durrani with the former RAW chief A S Dulat and an Indian journalist - “ The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace” , cite interesting anecdotes. The authors  want India to roll out the red carpet for  Pakistan military chief General Qamar Bajwa . I am not into any competitive patriotism debate with the spymasters. But, the suggestion for inviting  Pak General to India,is condemnable.  How is this possible? India would welcome a stable,democratically elected government  in Pakistan instead of the remote-controlled  nominal establishment.

Now consider China. Its  massive mining operations for minerals extractions close to Arunachal Pradesh, poses a direct threat to India’s  security. China has  colonized the area with massive presence of PLA forces,military equipment, ostensibly to secure its miners. Reminiscent of Dokalam’s  face off . Its hidden agenda is to increase frequency of incursions into Arunachal Pradesh by digging underground tunnels under the garb of excavation.

Same strategy was applied by China before creating coral reef islands in south-China sea. It largely succeeded in blocking India( ONGC Videsh ) and other maritime  countries from extracting oil and minerals. India’s agreement  for oil extraction  with Vietnam was promptly cancelled during the UPA era forcing India to beat a hasty retreat. No country had the guts to oppose China. USA’s belated entry into the fray served as a force multiplier for China’s aggressive designs. This has  led to the  present turbulence in the region.

 

The latest crisis created by China in the Himalayan region must be addressed  on priority. A change in India’s  strategy is called for. Defending China’s mining operations  being within its territory,would be simplistic.China is already  unauthorisedly occupying 40,000 sq miles in Aksai Chin.It considers Arunachal as a disputed territory.

 

Besides posing military threat, the excavation may cause landslides.  As a  tit-for-tat, one may ask : Why should India not start mining  operations in Arunachal  Pradesh close to Chinese project for mineral extractions ? China will surely  protest,as always. This must be trashed. On the contrary, India must strengthen its military presence in the area as was the case during Dokalam  face-off. China is persistently instigating  militancy in the North-east  region and  Maoists, elsewhere, supporting them  financially and through sypplying  arms. If China wants to play mind game , let India give it a retort.

 

Indo- US honeymoon is over. At least, so it seems. The suspicion is strengthened by PM Modi’s  sudden rush to Putin. Russia was never comfortable with the growing proximity between the US and India.

 

India is capable of fighting both China and Pakistan  together.Let us face the twin threat boldly. Recall indian Army chief’s assertion in this regard.

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Pakistan’s ousted Prime minister Nawaz Sharif  recently admitted to the ISI  having  misused Pakistan’s home-grown terror outfits in Mumbai attack on 26/11/2008. Nothing  sensational. India has been privy to the unholy connect from the beginning.

Answers to the following questions must be placed on record to satisfy public curiosity :-

(a) After Kasab's conviction,who were the two members of NAC who had batted for Kasab?

(b) What were the dubious roles of the then successive Home ministers,union home secretaries and the NSA for slow action and at whose behest?

(c) Why were Joint secretaries in internal security wing of MHA transferred?

(d)Terror attacks in India were being carried out by the ISI and funded through fake indian currency notes. This is based on intelligence input and must be confirmed.

(e) What was the role of State Bank of India ,Dumariaganj branch of UP that was the custodian of fake indian currency notes used for terror attacks in India.

(f) Was any action taken against bank's executives and MOF's officers for serious lapses on their part impinging on national security?

Relevant documents, information , explanations must be kept in public domain by the ruling political dispensation.

How was country's security compromised by the power that be,during UPA’s grave misrule ? 

The country wants to know.

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NN Vohra, the present Governor J&K, is the direct beneficiary of "loss" of his report on politico-bureaucratic-police-business having terror links.

Longest serving bureaucrat post-retirement, euphemestically called the " Field Marshal of bureaucracy " who had headed the committee as union home secy with inputs from CBI, IB,RAW.

Annexures, containing names of influential politicos, bureaucrats and their secret terror links, are more important than the main text carrying explosive details.Leakage of sensational details will destabilise all political parties across the board.

Criminalisation of politics and the nexus among criminals, bureaucrats and politicians. Their roles in Mumbai serial blasts of March 1993 and links with Dawood Ibrahim is proved beyond doubt.

Now, even, Nawaz Sharif ex-PM Pakistan has woken up from deep slumber to spill the beans about Pakistan ISI’s total involvement in Mumbai blasts.India did not need a certificate from him who maintained total silence all these 25 years.

For fear of getting caught , no attempt was made by successive political dispensations either to retrieve the " lost" report or hang those responsible for its safe custody. The infamously called Vohra committee report was submitted to the then political dispensation in October 1993 in the wake of March 12,1993 Mumbai serial blasts.

All former Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries to PM,Union Home Secretaries, Senior officers posted in MHA’s internal security wing must be privy to details. All acted at the behest of their political masters and were richly rewarded with political sinecures, Constitutional appointments, tribunals etc.

Hamamm mei sab...?

Will PM Modi take the call in the national interest ?

The country wants to know.

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A section of SCs and STs of Tamilnadu have voluntarily offered to surrender their benefits of reservation policy in lieu of  values like equality,dignity and respect- at par with others.

The news item enhanced the feel-good factor of every Indian.

Making them addicted to culture of dependency,is a sin. 

Political class will never support abolition of reservation policy due to their deep-rooted vested interests. An electoral fraud.

Keeping India divided on caste lines is their raison d'être

OBCs are expected to invoke their self- esteem by initiating similar action on their side by  voluntarily surrendering their OBC tags and aspire for higher values in life,based on equality.

A wake-up call for the country to arrest its further disintegration on castes lines

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Nepal has reportedly given its consent to China for constructing China-Nepal Economic Corridor. It is reported by the Nepalese media that Leaders of China and India have reportedly “ reached consensus on exploring the feasibility of the China-Nepal-India Economic Corridor”.

This will be Nepal’s greatest blunder unless it is keen on a suicide mission, hell-bent on getting swallowed by the dragon.

Consider India. China’s expansionist policy,its illegally occupyiing 40,000 sq kilo metres of Indian territory in Aksai Chin during 1962’s undeclared war with India, its claim on Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Sikkim, building infrastructures at Dokalam with the ulterior motive of attacking chicken neck.

These are proofs enough of China's nefarious designs. Inciting insurgency in the North-east , extending clandestine support to Maoists, constant attempt at derailing India’s economy are additional pinpricks.

Nepal will lose its status as a buffer state between two neighbours. It will either end up as a province of China or its protectorate..

A grave threat,in case,war breaks out with China. Deployment of more army on Indo-Nepal border.

Another manifestation of string of pearls woven around India by China. There should be no question of having diplomatic parleys by India with the Machiavellian China.

Never trust China unless it agrees to return 40,000 sq kilo metres of Indian territory in Aksai chin, forsake its illegal claims over Ladhak, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim.

Let it stop building infrastructure at Doklam with the ulterior motive of invading the chicken neck.

Let it stop building CPEC through POK, a part of India.Let it vacate the artificially created coral island and dismantle its military bases near South-China sea.

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The impeachment motion of the Congress party targeting CJI, was rejected by the Vice President on ground of unproven misconduct of the CJI. It was held that allegations pertain to period when the CJI was either in private practice or holding a junior position.Two Congress MPs petitioned the Supreme  court on May 7,2018 contesting Vice President’s  rejection of impeachment notice, calling it arbitrary and illegal.

Situation took a dramatic  turn on May 8,2018 when the petitioners’ lawyer withdrew impeachment plea challenging constitution of 5-judge bench of Supreme court  while insisting to get a copy of  judicial order from the Bench. Shocking high drama followed after the lawyer failed to justify the petition against the CJI.

Unprecedented, unpardonable misconduct.

Let the Top court initiate contempt proceedings against all concerned for filing a politically motivated plea and casting aspersions on  the CJI alleging unproven misconduct.

The Congress is on the backfoot. But, introspect on some interesting possibilities:-- 

(a) Whether petition's withdrawal would set the judicial crisis and controversy at rest ?

Perhaps,not,if the Congress leaders' naivete , arrogance and aggression are any indication. They are hell-bent

(b) What will happen ,if, the congress party ill-advised by its legal foot soldiers decide make all its MPs in Rajya Sabha as petitioners?

(c) Will taking recourse to RTI route for getting a copy of " administrative order”,if any, issued by SC's Registrar General help particularly as it impinges on the internal functioning of the Apex court.This needs to be checked.

Let the legal eagles deliberate on the contentious issues and give their opinions to satisfy public curiosity.

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Nepal has reportedly given its consent to China for constructing China-Nepal Economic Corridor. It is reported by the Nepalese media that Leaders of China and India have reportedly “ reached consensus on exploring the feasibility of the China-Nepal-India Economic Corridor”.

This will be Nepal’s greatest blunder unless it is keen on a suicide mission, hell-bent on getting swallowed by the dragon.

Consider India. China’s expansionist policy,its illegally occupyiing 40,000 sq kilo metres of Indian territory in Aksai Chin during 1962’s undeclared war with India, its claim on Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Sikkim, building infrastructures at Dokalam with the ulterior motive of attacking chicken neck.

These are proofs enough of China's nefarious designs. Inciting insurgency in the North-east , extending clandestine support to Maoists, constant attempt at derailing India’s economy are additional pinpricks.

Nepal will lose its status as a buffer state between two neighbours. It will either end up as a province of China or its protectorate..

A grave threat,in case,war breaks out with China. Deployment of more army on Indo-Nepal border.

Another manifestation of string of pearls woven around India by China. There should be no question of having diplomatic parleys by India with the Machiavellian China.

Never trust China unless it agrees to return 40,000 sq kilo metres of Indian territory in Aksai chin, forsake its illegal claims over Ladhak, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim.

Let it stop building infrastructure at Doklam with the ulterior motive of invading the chicken neck.

Let it stop building CPEC through POK, a part of India.Let it vacate the artificially created coral island and dismantle its military bases near South-China sea.

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Supreme Court took the noble initiative by rationalising the Atrocities against SC,ST Act. Objective? Objective ? To eliminate rampant misuse of the Atrocities Act.

This is now sought to be neutralised by the ruling dispensation by promulgating an Ordinance. Empowerment of the elite SC/ST,who have been reaping the fruits of reservations , generations after generations ?

The poorest of the poor SC/ST are not even aware of their rights. But, who cares for them in view of the vicious compulsions of vote-bank politics ? Let them reap the fruits of reservation policy instead of the affluent dalits. Every indian will support the move.

Now, the casteist union minister Paswan wants another ordinance to be promulgated by the government. He has now demanded application of the reservation roster to all cases of promotion of SC/ST. This politically motivated suggestion is in gross violations of Supreme court’s verdicts. Merit becomes the casualty,as always.

I fail to understand whether the Parliament is supreme or the Supreme court is sovereign?

What happens to our Fundamental Right : Right to Equality before Law?

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Jhansi’s incident involving amputation of leg of an accident victim at a government hospital is a national shame.

Amputated leg  is used as a pillow to rest victim’s head.

Principal of medical college must be arrested forthwith.

Any suggestion of her tendering an apology tantamount to an affront to the country.

It is criminal negligence. A bio-hazard.

Law of the land does not provide for escape routes like "apology" or holding inquiry by the perpetrators. And, suspension is not a punishment.

Yogi's endless visits to temples is criminal waste of taxpayers funds. Extremely irritating. His prayers' cannot bring good governance.

He must stop political lecturing and laying foundation stones.

UP's happiness index is zero under present dispensation.

The ambitious Modicare plan neither covers medical apathy nor provides for punishment for lack of empathy on part of political and administrative executive.

What is the outcome of inquiry in mass murder of children in a Gorakhpur hospital due to lack of oxygen?

Medico- bureaucratic negligence has gone unpunished, as always?

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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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