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 ?

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December 1827

Opinion poll

Kya PM Modi ko:

(a) Bharat Ratna milnaa chahiye?

yaa

(b) Teen talaaq ?

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December 1827

Kudos to Police

The NIA and Delhi police have jointly performed an excellent job by nabbing ISIS modules of terrorists in Delhi,Amroha and Lucknow. Time for eternal vigilance by all indians to ward of Fidayeen attacks.

The NOIDA police and the DM also deserve kudos for deftly handling and banning the Namaaz by the muslims and Bhagwat katha by the hindus in open space without securing prior permission of competent authorities.

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Nitin Gadkari,supposedly close to Bhagwat, it is feared, may pose grave threat to PM Modi's leadership.He sent subtle signals to Modi to own the responsibility for recent electoral setbacks in 3 states.Dissents from other disgruntled elements within BJP/RSS,are gathering momentum. Situation,it is feared, may reach a flash point as we move closer to 2019 elections.

Reasons, loud and clear, are enumerated below :--


(a) PM Modi's autocratic body language has annoyed everyone in the party,except his chaatukaars in politics and bureaucracy;. 
(b)He denies credit to genuine performers to grab political brownie points;
(c) Lack of transparency in decision making; 
(d) No stakeholders' participation;
(e) Making tall promises and then failing to realise these;

(f)Over-visibility in digital media breeds contempt

The RSS may decide to encash PM Modi' popularity during 2019 general elections. 
And, in case,it wins, Gadkari could be the new face of PM. Politics is unpredictable, replete with uncertainties.

Modi has succeeded in creating secret enemies within the party. He gave them sticks to get beaten. Walking like a ' Shehnshah ' reveals his misplaced confidence and know-all mindset.
These symptoms have angered potential voters who could hold their own at the hustings.

Public feels hugely concerned about PM Modi's safety after NIA's terror crackdowns against ISIS modules in India. The Congis, Commies the maoists and other political detractors ,allegedly have links with the ISI. One high court calls it a "deep-rooted conspiracy "

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The political Executive is expected to be transparent in Rafale deal ? No one can and should oppose judicial activism or judicial over-reach in the given circumstances for encroaching upon executive's domain?

It would have been appropriate had the Hon'ble Supreme court taken secret briefing from IAF officers on Rafale procurement?Their anonymity could have been maintained.

All civil and defence services officers are bound by Conduct Rules. All report to the Executive. How could they depose independently in an open court on such a sensitive matter involving national security?

The Apex court has reserved its judgement. And, justifiably so. 

It could still take the call by resorting to" in camera proceedings"

 

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Oh,Naseeruddin Shah ! What have you done?

Country thought better of you ; but,you turned out to be a  moron.

Your celebrity status did not match your impulsive outburst.

On the contrary, this emboldened Pak PM Imran Khan spew venom against India's communal harmony,creating more acrimony.

Naseeruddin's retort to Imran Khan to" mind his own business ", came a little too late. The damage was already done.

Salute Mother India. You will be alright.

A celebrity's innocuous statement  could have serious repercussions.

This is the lesson to be learnt by one and  all.

All bollywood celebrities must learn to shut up and put up.

The comfort level of proud indian muslims,is far above those of Pak's muslims.

Recall this statement made by none other than late indian actor Feroze Khan before leaving the Pakistani soil under protest for India. Why is Imran silent about the plight of minorities in Pakistan ?

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Infusing equity of Rs 83,000 to re-capitalise PSU banks to ease their liquidity crunch,is like throwing the money down the drain.

What about loan recoveries from Mallyas, Modis,Choksis etc by PSU banks?

How many defaulters from banks’ top management,have been punished?

Position of NPAs going from bad to worse.

Finance minister though high on facts,is low in implementation at ground level

Good debater but bad performer.

He  failed in controlling  unethical practices and frauds in PSU banks in violation of RBI guidelines.

Spare the rod and further spoil the public sector banks.

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The stone pelters in Kashmir are not innocent citizens.

They have to be treated at par with ISI -sponsored terrorists, Khalistanis, maoists and  their sympathisers eliminated. They pose threats to national security.

Indian Armed Forces’ ‘Operation All Out’ against terrorists and stone throwers sympathisers ,is a welcome initiative.

PunIshing  stone pelters in Kashmir can not attract human rights violation as India’s national security is at stake.

The Operation-All-Out must continue but only as a short term measure.

Pakistan cannot afford a war for more than few days.

The ultimate solution lies in  launching serial surgical strikes as deep as possible into Pakistan. And, as early as possible.

It is uneconomical and militarily meaningless  for India to deploy a large army at LOC and IB to fight Pak-sponsored  proxy attacks.

Let us salute the  Indian Army, Navy and the Airforce for protecting india's frontiers.

 

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 Before Assemblies and Parliamentary  elections, it has become a fashion for political parties to promise  pan-India farm loan waiver,if voted to power at the Centre in 2019. So much for the Congress President’s sweeping rhetorics without understanding the damage,his promise would cause to the country. Does he know where the loan money would come from? Certainly,not from the the  Congress’s  kitty of black money stacked abroad.

The loaning spree will have serious implications on country's economy besides promoting "Dependency culture "  by triggering a dangerous sense of   complacency  among  Indian farmers, harming them in the long run. Country will go decades backward economically to the Nehruvian era.

Also. what about the additional  burden on tax payers  and faster rate of inflation that the promise would cause  by sucking out much-needed public investments in agriculture ?

One anomaly. What about the farmers who have already returned loans with honesty and within the stipulated time frame ? Will they receive refunds ?

Such lollypop concessions, after budgetary approval, will merely earn brownie points for the hypocritical political class at the cost of  dwindling public exchequer. Are we paying taxes for political extragavanza, one would like to know ?

Baap ka raj nahi hai, tax payers' money ka sawaal hai.

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The media reports of Niti Ayog's recommendation for restricting the maximum age limit for the Civil Services Exam, is welcome. But, the rule  should be applicable across the board by covering all communities like SC,ST,OBC etc.

A level-playing field  for all instead of  allowing concessions like different age limits, and worse still, extra and even unlimited number of chances to appear in the Civil Services exams  held by the UPSC,on political considerations is unethical amounting to electoral fraud on the country.

May it be understood that selecting candidates  with age relaxations  as civil servants at advanced age,leave practically little time for service before superannuation. Some aspirants appear for as many as 7 to 8 times.

One appreciates the concern for giving such age-related and merit-related concessions to CS aspirants due to government's drive in filling vacancies for reserved categories by ignoring merit and promoting mediocrity.

Does it help in providing Good governance? No impact assessment studies have ever been conducted by DOP&T and Deptt of Admn reforms,headed by successive Prime ministers,whether the reservation policy has succeeded in achieving what  was intended by the founding fathers of the Constitution of India?

Even in an advanced democracy like the US,there is nothing called reservation for citizens with colours  vis-a-vis the whites.And lo and behold,the evil of racialism is far less virulent there than the deep roots  of castes and communities prevalent in India.

 

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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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