Saturday, July 31, 2010

IAS couple invested Rs 300 crore in stocks

IAS couple invested Rs 300 crore in stocks

Is it Indian Atrocious Service, or Indian Arrogant Service, by the way? They, in fact, succeeded what was Indian Civil Service (ICS) which was prestigeous during the British regime.  Unbelievable; that the country's best brains are picked up through Union Public Service Commission's toughest examination process to select to this cadre! And these IAS Officers (a couple in this case) from Madhya Pradesh indulge in such mean methods to become rich through corrupt practices. Indian Administrative Service and Allied Services (like Police, Audit, Railways, Forest, Foreign, Postal, etc) are always the most sought after by the intelligent, smart, hard-working and dedicated youth of the country. They are supposed to be the cream of the Society!  What a shame that these two Officials (couple) are looting the public left and right!!

And all along, there has been a debate as to who should be blamed for the cancerous decease called 'Corruption'? The businessman, the politician, the bureaucrat or the citizen? If it is businessmen, yes - they want profits by hook or crook!. Politicians (of course, we have some extra-ordinary exceptions like Dr Rajendra Prasad, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam as Presidents, late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, Dr Manmohan Singh and Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee as Prime Ministers, to name a few) these days enter into politics not for Jana Seva for free nor do they have sacrificing mind. They are the real and shrewd businessmen that they have different formulaes and models of investing in their business called Politics and look for highest Return on Investment within the minimum period (less than five years, generally) plus party, power, popularity and position (my own 4Ps). Even the Rules of Election Commission pertaining to declaration of assets prior to filing of nominations itself is being defeated by many. Then, they reluctantly file their Assets & Liabilities data with Government; forget paying of taxes and other dues regularly.

While the Citizen are gullible and silent victims of the atrocities of all the other three sections, Bureaucrats rule the country, in reality. Politicians may come and go, Parties in Power may change, Businesses may survive or perish but these Babus go on and on manipulating with all the systems and procedures, mis-interpreting the provisions of laws and control the country's governance. They have a very strong lobby for protecting their own cadre. Once selected in the entry stage, they are there for life. No further exams or interviews nor performance evaluation for their postings or promotions. It is all through manipulations and corruption only. Where is merit? And there are so many types of reservations too. Look at the portfolios of the couple who are involved - she is in Women (self) and Child Development and he is Jail & Parliamentary Affairs Departments. Very deserving positions! If they were honest, it would take more than ten generations to earn Rs. 300 Crores and Rs. 3 Crores in Cash seized! Mera Bharat Mahaan! Jai Ho!! Long live IAS Cadre!!!

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