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Ex-babus crying hoarse on Hathras; Write to UP CM with blinkers on

Lalit Shastri

A bunch of 92 retired officers from the all-India services have acted with the herd mentality and signed an open letter to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Mnister on the Hathras incident and condemned the State Government over the murder of a 19 year old woman, belonging to the socially deprived sections and lack of proper treatment to the victim when she was still alive.

The letter in question takes off by stating:
“Just when we thought that nothing could numb our consciences and brains further, the handling of the Hathras incident by the Uttar Pradesh administration has shown that, as a nation, we are plumbing the depths of depravity and callousness in governance. A young Dalit woman is brutally violated. Almost three weeks after the incident, the police are yet to confirm the crime of rape and are still spinning theories around it, although the video of what amounts to her dying declaration seems to confirm it. Her neck was lacerated, her spinal column was broken and there were cuts on her tongue. Instead of promptly admitting her to a hospital with advanced facilities for dealing with trauma, she was allowed to languish in the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh. She was moved to Delhi only two weeks after the incident, that too on the request of her family, a case of too little, too late. What followed was an even greater travesty of justice and basic human values. After her death, her body was despatched post haste to her village and cremated in the dead of night by policemen.”

The bunch of oldies, who have had the best of both worlds as serving government officers, are extremely polarised as they go on to observe with blinkers on: “With our experience as erstwhile administrators in different departments of the central and state governments, our group of former civil servants had, in the past, highlighted the brazen violations of the rule of law in the Unnao rape case and in the murder of the police inspector in Bulandshahr.”

One can say with full conviction, the ex-officers have a motive and they acted with blinkers on as they have chosen to turn a blind eye to the role of PFI – the extremist and fundamentalist Islamic organisation- and the rabidly divisive and sectarian Bhim Army, besides mainstream Opposition parties including the Congress led by the Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Vadra, and the Samajwadi Party that has been at the helm of affairs in Uttar Pradesh but is now in the doldrums and the way they have done everything not only to politicise the issue but also creat a caste divide. There are also reports that the PFI had hatched a conspiracy and there was an attempt by few PFI operatives, some of whom have already been arested by the Uttar Pradesh Police on the basis of solid evidence and further investigation is on in this matter.

Eye brows are being raised as these retired officers have chosen to remain silent and have said nothing about the heinous incident of crime in Rajasthan coicinding with the Hathras incident. A 22 year old, also from the deprived sections, was gang-raped, brutally assualted and murdered – not by the so-called upper caste people but by Muslims.

These officers also have maintained an eerie silence over the lynching of two Hindu Sadhus and their driver in Palghar District of Maharashtra by a mob right in front of the police.

The unworthy lot never saw anything wrong in Kashmir, when the Police under Mufti was committing atrocities on students of National Institute of Technology in Srinagar, when Kashmiri Hindus were killed raped and driven out of Kashmir and forced to languish in refugee camps, when Indian tricolour was being burnt and ISIS flags were raised, when the Kashmir valley had become the hunting ground of terrorists and secessionist forces nor over political murders in Bengal and Kerala or when the anti-national students of JNU were raising slogans to split India into pieces and the anti-CAA protestors at Shaheen Bagh had taken the citizens of Delhi to ransom and resorted to violence and mayhem …..the list is endless

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Government of India postings this week

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New Delhi: About two dozen IAS and all India service officers received new transfer and posting orders from Government of India during the official week ending Friday (29 September 2017).

The GoI posting orders are as follows:

1. 28/09/2017 Jaipal Singh , Indian Forest Service , GJ , 1991 Click For Details
2. 27/09/2017 Asha Ram Sihag , Indian Administrative Service , HP , 1983 Click For Details
3. 27/09/2017 Vipul Bansal , Indian Administrative Service , KN , 2005 Click For Details
4. 27/09/2017 Shri Amit Shukla , Indian Forest Service , MT , 1999 Click For Details
5. 27/09/2017 Arvind Mehta , Indian Administrative Service , HP , 1984 Click For Details
6. 27/09/2017 Rajvir Singh , Indian Audit & Account Service , 1991 Click For Details
7. 27/09/2017 Shreeshail Malge , Indian Railway Accounts Service , 2002 Click For Details
8. 27/09/2017 Saurabh Jain , Indian Administrative Service , KL , 2002 Click For Details
9. 27/09/2017 S. Dayanand , Others , 0 Click For Details
10. 27/09/2017 Dr Pingale Vijay Maruti , Indian Administrative Service , TN , 2004 Click For Details
11. 26/09/2017 Ms. Samyukta Samaddar , Indian Administrative Service , UP , 1999 Click For Details
12. 26/09/2017 Pritam Singh , Indian Administrative Service , RJ , 1984 Click For Details
13. 25/09/2017 Shashi Shankar , Others , 0 Click For Details
14. 25/09/2017 Satish Kerba Jadhav , Indian Civil Accounts Service , 2005 Click For Details
15. 25/09/2017 Shri Amitabh Prasad , Indian Audit & Account Service , 2001 Click For Details
16. 25/09/2017 Kashish Mittal , Indian Administrative Service , UT , 2011 Click For Details
17. 25/09/2017 Kanwar S S Dogra & 02 others. , Others , 0 Click For Details
18. 25/09/2017 Avinash Kumar & 85 others. , Indian Revenue Service (IT) , 0 Click For Details
19. 25/09/2017 Dr. Justice P. Devadass , Others , 0 Click For Details
20. 25/09/2017 Manu Tentiwal , Indian Revenue Service (IT) , 2003 Click For Details
21. 25/09/2017 Ms. Limatula Yaden , Indian Revenue Service (C&CE) , 1996 Click For Details
22. 25/09/2017 Ms. Neelam Chandra , Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers , 1993 Click For Details

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Young officers from All India Services talk of declining values in a section of the media

Panelists who addressed the officers of All India Services (R toL) Lalit Shastri, Editor-in Chief Newsroom24x7 and formerly the State Correspondent for The Hindu, Anshuman Tiwari, Editor-Hindi India Today and Girish Nikam, Cosultant Rajya Sabha Television
Panelists who addressed the officers of All India Services (R toL) Lalit Shastri, Editor-in Chief Newsroom24x7 and formerly the State Correspondent for The Hindu, Anshuman Tiwari, Editor-Hindi India Today and Girish Nikam, Cosultant Rajya Sabha Television

BHOPAL: Several officers from the All India Services, attending the 91st Foundation Course at the Academy of Administration here, were in agreement in pointing out how a big section of the media is now resorting to extortion, black mail, sensational reporting, and thriving on paid news and political patronage geared to serve the vested interests.

The young officers/probationers were sharing their grass-root level experiences during an interactive session that followed after senior journalists – Lalit Shastri, Editor-in Chief Newsroom24x7 and formerly the State Correspondent for The Hindu, Anshuman Tiwari, Editor-Hindi India Today and Girish Nikam, Cosultant Rajya Sabha Television – had adddressed them on the theme “Role of Media and Governance”.

While an IPS officer underscored the menace of ‘belt shops” (unauthorised liquor outlets) in a southern State of India and how the muffosil journalists at the taluka or district level were providing them cover with full support of politicians, an Indian Forest Service Officer expressed dismay over the lack of education and expertise, experience and commitment of journalists covering the intricacies of forest management and the nitty-grity of enforcing the provisions of the Forest Rights Act. With the enactment of FRA, he said we have a scenario where the encorachers and unlawful settlers on forest land are now legal owners of the same land that is now being used by them for agriculture purpose and this has resulted in excessive biotic pressure.

There were others who raised the issue of Left wing extremists and Moaists in States like Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. It was their contention that while some States have adopted a firm policy and taken adequate measures to address the problem, some others were soft peddling the issue and a lot needs to be done in terms of training and preparedness of the security forces involved in anti-Maoist operations. They also agreed to the pointer by one of the panelists that there should be total coordination and both the Police and district administration should work as a cohesive unit against left extremism.

 Officers from All India Services attending the 91st Foundation Course in Bhopal on 7 September, 2016

Officers from All India Services attending the 91st Foundation Course in Bhopal on 7 September, 2016

Addressing the officers, Anshuman Tiwari of India Today, focused on the historical perspective and said evolution and progress of humankind has been marked by great inventions. He talked of the advent of the printing press and how it transformed people’s thinking across Europe about 500 years ago. He also drew attention to the use of printing press which was restricted to religious texts in the Arab world for many centuries. The internet is another invesntion that has given a new dimension to media and expanded its reach manifold, he said adding we all know how the internet played a central role in the coup of Egypt.

Girish Nikam of Rajya Sabha TV advised the officers to maintain communication with journalists and act as parteners with them to serve the common good. Sharing his own experiences, he said there are both good and bad officers just as there are good and bad journalists. It is important to recognise the serious and committed journalists, he added.

Lalit Shastri of Newsroom24x7.com said journalists should follow the path of inquiry with utmost devotion becuase truth is sacred. He underscored the important role journalists can play to ensure accountability and keep the government on the right path. Illustrating this, he cited one of his own reports published by The Hindu and its impact. In June 1993, there was an exclusive news story by him, Shastri said and informed the officers how the then Madhya Pradesh Governor Kunwar Mahmud Ali Khan had communalised the Bhopal police stations in the post-Ayodhya riot scenario when the State had been placed under President’s rule. As an obvious follow-up of that story the Governor was sacked on June 23, 1993 at the direct initiative of the then Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao.

Sudhir Kumar, IFS, Officer on Special Duty with the Academy of Administration and Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, also addressed the officers.

7 officers empanelled for appointment as Joint Secretary at Centre

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north block 3New Delhi, Jan. 21: P.C.Mody and Meeta Nambiar, both officers of Indian Revenue Service (1982) have been empanelled for appointment to the post of Joint Secretary or equivalent at the Centre.

V.M. Arora,Indian Forest Service (UP: 1985) has also been empanelled for appointment as Joint Secretary or equivalent at the Centre.

Besides four 1982 batch officers of Indian Telecommunications Service (ITS), Dinesh Chand Gupta, Deepak Chaturvedi, Radha M Chaturvedi and Ram Shabd Yadav have also been empanelled for appointment as Joint Secreyary or equivalent level.

The orders for their empanelment were issued today.