I am confident, I articulate the views of  the fellow indians, across the country, in their day-to-day experiences.Sample my following experiences:

The  private  Chartered Accountants  charge hefty fee from clients for filing IT returns allegedly for "bribing" IT officers,retaining lion's share for themselves.

This is being openly admitted by the practising CAs.

Similarly, lawyers allegedly act as conduits in subordinate judiciary

All bribe their way through the dark alleys of court premises by greasing palms of petty court officials. Bails, adjournments, acquittals etc are readily available. But, all for a price. Recent expose/ sting operations by the Republic TV channel, should be an eye-opener  both for subordinate and top Judiciary. This has nothing to do with the shortage of judges. Simply put, it is all due to total lack of judicial accountability.

Consider Delhi. Ubiquitous touts  can be seen hovering around  public dealing offices like Police, local bodies, transport,Jal boards,Bijli boards and so on. Engineers of local bodies  and the Police  collude with each other with the blessings of local legislators ,by openly demanding  heavy cuts for permitting encroachments by the venders on public land.MCDs , DDA are the worst offenders.Their vigilance officers are incompetent, laidback .

This is the scenario in the National capital. Situation in States is incredibly horrifying.

All government departments are forced to observe Vigilance Week,year-after- year, wasting manhours, public exchequer.

Politicians get undeserved publicity  by the electronic and print media. The politicians enjoy their own speeches at the cost of public discomfiture. Event managers do roaring businesses,charging heavy cost. Their empanelment by  government organisations  based on  “ security consideration “ ,is an open secret.The only positive feature  is that they are security-vetted.  But ,not, competitive. A racket prevalent  all over the country.Can some one , for instance, guestimate the total expenditure  in organising an event in Delhi’s Vigyan Bhavan? 

Phenomenal. We need to conserve our resources and utilise it in priority areas.

Similarly, foundation-stone  laying ceremony by celebrities is another atrocious practice dear to politicians. A drain on public exchequer that must be abolished. In Uttar Pradesh , the CM has reportedly, barred  his Ministers and Chief Secretary from performing such ceremonies. Achieving  “Amaratva “ (Immortality ) through  foundation-stone laying , is the sole prerogative of  the political class alone. Funny,but,true.

No one is aware of  the demoralising  impact such events have on the hapless  citizens who constitute the largest public interface and the worst victims. 

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ashok kumar
ashok kumarIndia
11/27/2017 10:58:35 PM#

Respected Sir,
I am one of the victim of Administrative Officers and requesting for retirement benefits from my department under MoD since 2011, still Administrative officers are silent,  Decision making authorities from Bareilly, Lucknow and Delhi are finding himself helpless to take Decision or finalize my requests from last 7 years, when these Officials are highly educated and trained regarding Rules and Law, but overlook regulations and Constitution, Hon'ble Supreme Court verdicts etc.
Really a shameful situation....
apology in advance, if any hurts by the above TRUTH.    

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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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