Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Similarly MPs of BJP was in no way beneficiary of Cash -for - Vote game played by the then UPA government. BJP simply exposed the dirty game of Congress Party. There is no doubt that Congress Party has misused their power on Delhi Police to turn the game in their favour and on the contrary to ensure punishment to those who help the party and those who exposed the dirty game of the Party.
Here it is worthwhile to mention that India has submitted a list of hard core terrorists to Pakistan demanding their handover to Indian government to enable India to prosecute them and punish them as per Indian Laws. Everyone knows that hard core terrorists pointed out by Indian government never came in person to attack on Parliament or to carry out terror attack in Mumbai or elsewhere but they hatched a conspiracy to destabilize our country..
Ms Pragya Sadhwi and her colleagues who have been put in jail on the charges of hatching a conspiracy and a plan to carry out terror attack in some places in India (it is alleged ) never went in person to commit terror attack.
It is the demand of absolute and perfect justice that real mastermind behind all illegal acts are brought to justice and severe and harder punishment is given to such conspirators than those who personally put the dirty plan into action.
As such I am of clear cut view that court has not given perfect justice by sending Amar Singh and other two Ex-MPs to jail. I am very much confident that in due course Court will look into the underlying story and punish those persons who were real instrumental in hatching conspiracy to mobilize votes for UPA which face serious crisis of majority of votes in Parliament and which had almost lost vote of confidence in the year 2008. Real beneficiary of Cash-for –Vote was Congress Party and not Amar Singh or Bhartiya Janta Party. There is no doubt that Intention of Congress Party was bad, not that of BJP or SP or Amar Singh and other MPS who have been produced as accused by Delhi Police in Delhi court.
It is well known to all that as per existing rule book and as per Criminal Laws of the country ,guilty of committing murder is given lesser punishment compared to a person who is guilty of hatching a conspiracy to kill a person.
It is a bitter truth of Indian Judiciary, Indian politics and Indian administration that most of VIPs such as ministers, Heads of department, CEOs of Public Sector undertaking. Senior IAS officers, Senior police officers usually give illegal instructions verbally and through phones to their subordinates and hence they never come into picture whenever their evil works are exposed, their ill motivated decisions are brought to the notice of judiciary and when scam masterminded by such Very Important Persons are tested and tried in court of law.
In all high value scams and in all cases of big value corruption VIPs are acquitted and low level junior staff are made scapegoat. Lalu Yadav was acquitted and made Railway Minister and junior clerks and officers punished by court in Rs.1000 crore Chara Ghotala of Bihar. It is the culture of Congress Party
Instead of punishing tax evaders and those who create black money and park the same in foreign banks,Congress Party led UPA government is trying to trap and torture Baba Ramdeo and his team, Anna Hazare and his team and all those who try to raise voice against corrupt politicians. Current government at center is trying to provide relief to Hasan Ali by filing revision petition in Supreme Court in Black money case but not interested at all to frame strong Lokpal Act to bring about real reformation in corrupt system.
Team Anna has to understand this great loophole of Indian legal system and try to make the proposed Jan Lokpal stronger and effective so that it can catch the real culprit who masterminds the dirty game from behind the scene without leaving any witness or substantial documentary evidence.
Time has come when court will have to discover the real culprit to give justice to those who are obeyed their order or who helped them to get rid of other severe punishment. In present Cash-for-Vote cash Manmohan Singh Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi, high command of Congress Party acted as Bin Laden or Daud act in every occurring terror attack in India. There are Bin Laden in all offices and all departments who execute their dirty plans through their devoted juniors and hard core flatterers.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
No look out notice has ever been issued against hard core criminals, fraudulent share brokers, land mafias, money extortioner, naxal criminals, VIP killers etc . Lalit Modi like various VIPs are still moving freely in the society or going on foreign tours despite several serious lapses and financial irregularities detected. Various central ministers and state chief ministers and state ministers have been found to be indulged in corrupt practices and who have caused loss to the tune of thousands of crores of rupees to the Nation are ignored by powerful CBI and other agencies.
But CBI has shown its might, its power and its effectiveness to trap criminals by issuing Look out notice against a petty and innocent person Bal Krisnna, an associate of Ramdeo Baba. If there is a will there is a way. CBI perhaps wants to establish its effectiveness by arresting a person like Bal Krishna or Ramdeo Baba. If government wants to teach a lesson to any person, even if he is perfectly honest and innocent, it may do so with the help of various agencies under its control. On the contrary if government wants its agencies not to touch any VIP criminal, no power on earth can even point accusing finger towards a real criminal and no criminal cases lodged in court or in CBI can be allowed to pursue till its logical end.
All departments and ministries are behind Ramdeo Baba as if he is the greatest enemy and dangerous terrorist on the earth and all government officials have been advised to trap and torture Ramdeo Baba and his followers by hook or by crook even on flimsy ground. No look out notice against lacs of criminals who are freely moving here and there despite the fact that serious criminal charges are pending for disposal against them in various courts and in the office of CBI for years together .
Political criminals and scam masters are rather made Governors and given the post of CEO and Director in various PSUs. Governor who recommended passport of Hasan Ali is not taken to task but Balkrishna who made commendable and valuable research in Ayurvedic medicine and who invented and taught various natural cure for various diseases working in association with Baba Ramdeo Baba has suddenly become a thorn in the eyes of rulers of our country.
It is worthwhile to mention here that government did not think it wise of punish babus and officers who recommended and who signed passports issued in favour of Hasan Ali or Balkrishna or many other foreign terrorists having genuine passport issued ingenuinely or fake passport caught in the past.CBI has no courage to arrest Manmohan Singh r whose cabinet decided to allow Mr. Raja to cause loss of lacs of crores of rupees to Indian exchequer.
Now you decide whether it is good governance or bad. It is reformation or deformation of society. It is democracy or dictatorship. Whether government is communal or secular, government is of the people for the people or only for VIPS and of VIPs.
From my view point, this government is good for bad people and bad for good people. Indian judiciary is used by criminals to get rid of punishment and common men are afraid of the government and police system even in telling a spade a spade.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
The Supreme Court has, with its latest set of rulings, observations and orders hauling up the government, yet again established its supremacy as the apex judicial body in India.
On July 15, responding to a public interest litigation filed by a non-governmental organisation which fights for the rights of sewage workers, an SC bench comprising Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly gave the government a two-month deadline to ensure that such workers have better working conditions and protective gear.
The bench was responding to a PIL that highlighted recurrent deaths of sewage workers trapped in manholes.
The bench, in a 45-page judgement, added that it would be failing in its duty if it did not accept genuine PILs, and shot back at critics who have often grumbled about 'the unnecessary piling up of PILs in courts at a time when cases have already been pending for long years', accusing them of 'elitist behaviour'.
As the courts have been used to vindicate the rights of the wealthy and affluent, did not the sewage workers, who belong to the lowest strata of the society, have an equal right to make an honest living, asked the SC.
In the past, the court has pulled up the government on many issues, be it black money, clubbing of housewives, prostitutes and beggars in the census, or criticising the prime minister for alleged inaction in the 2G spectrum scam. While some constitutional experts welcomed the decisions, others wondered if the judiciary was overreaching itself.
We bring you a chronological summary of these SC rulings. Whether this is indeed an overdose of judicial activism is for you to decide:
'Bias against women is shockingly prevalent in the work of census'
On July 4, 2010, the SC expressed dismay at clubbing housewives with beggars, prostitutes and prisoners under the 'economically non-productive' category in the census, describing the approach of the statuary authorities as "callous" and "totally insensitive."
A bench comprising Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly observed that it was indicative of a strong bias against women.
"This bias is shockingly prevalent in the work of census. In the census of 2001, it appears that those who are doing household duties such as cooking, cleaning of utensils, looking after children, fetching water, collecting firewood have been categorised as non-workers and equated with beggars, prostitutes and prisoners who, according to census, are not engaged in economically productive work," Justice Ganguly said.
"We often forget that the time spent by women in doing household work as homemakers is the time which they can devote to paid work or to their education. This lack of sensitiveness and recognition of their work mainly contributes to women's high rate of poverty and their consequential oppression in society, as well as various physical, social and psychological problems," the judges observed.
'Give food grains to the poor, not rats'
In a country where millions go with just one meal a day and one third of the population lives below the poverty line, it is criminal that the government would allow food grains to rot. The court also thought the same, and on August 12, 2010, intervened, and asked the government to distribute the grain that was getting damaged among the poor.
The court was reacting to media reports that nearly 17.8 million tones of grain was being stored under tarpaulin across the country, and was gradually rotting.
On August 31, 2010, the Supreme Court made it clear that it had ordered free distribution of foodgrains to the poor instead of allowing it to rot, and rejected Union Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar's contention that it was a suggestion which could not be implemented.
"It was not a suggestion. It is there in our order. It is part of our order. You tell the minister about it," a bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Deepak Verma told the government counsel Additional Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran.
"We have to develop a culture of zero tolerance towards corruption. Unless immediate and urgent steps are taken, the ultimate effect will be on the poorest citizen who is deprived of legitimate entitlement for food grains," the bench observed.
The apex court suggested that the government can also explore its suggestion for enhancing the allocation of food grains to the states to overcome the problem of rotting grains in government godowns.
'Why not legalise corruption?'
On October 10 2010, stating that "nothing moves without money", the Supreme Court expressed concern over the growing corruption in government machinery.
"It is very unfortunate that there is no control over corruption in the country. There is rampant corruption particularly in the department of Income Tax, Sales Tax and Excise Department. Nothing moves without money," a bench of Justices Markandeya Katju and T S Thakur said.
In a sarcastic vein, the bench said "Why doesn't the government legalise corruption so that a specific amount is fixed for every case?"
"Let us say if a man wants his case to be settled, he can be asked to pay Rs 2,500. That way, every individual will know how much bribe he has to pay. There is no need for any bargaining by the official and the people will also know beforehand how much they have to pay without any worry," the bench said.
"Poor government officials, we can't blame them also because of the growing inflation," the bench said.
In another case, the bench also ticked off a senior counsel after he appeared in a cheque bounce case for an accused.
"We did not expect at least a counsel of your stature to appear for such people. Mahatma Gandhi was also an advocate, but he never appeared for such people," Justice Katju observed.
The senior counsel initially shot back, saying, "My Lord, in that case I would be losing most of my clients!" a remark that had the court room burst out laughing.
Later, the counsel said he would definitely keep the court's suggestion in mind while appearing in future cases.
SC raps prime minister for alleged inaction in 2G scam
On November 20, 2010, the SC pulled up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for taking very long (almost 11 months) to decide if ex-telecom minister A Raja can be prosecuted for his involvement in the 2G scam.
A bench comprising Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly observed, "The alleged inaction and silence is worrying us."
Raja was indicted in a report by the government's auditor for costing the government nearly Rs 1.76 lakh crore by refusing to auction the spectrum in January 2008.
In November 2008, former law minister and Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy wrote to the prime minister, asking for permission to prosecute Raja.
The SC made it clear that Swamy's report against Raja was not vague, since he had clearly referred the process of giving undue benefits to some telecom companies.
"For good governance, there must be some time-limit for granting sanctions, if not three months. But 11 months is too long," the bench observed.
'You should behave with some responsibility'
On January 21, 2011, the Supreme Court severely criticised Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal for making statements undermining the Comptroller and Auditor General of India's report on the 2G spectrum scam and asked him to behave with some sense of responsibility.
A forthnight earlier, Sibal had rejected the estimates of the CAG on the loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore on account of allocation of 2G spectrum to telecom operators, saying, "It had no basis and was utterly erroneous."
"It is unfortunate. The minister should behave with some sense of responsibility," the bench of Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly said.
Sibal had said that the "CAG has done injustice to itself and the Opposition is doing injustice to the aam aadmi."
The bench also sought the reply of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India for allegedly not taking action against the telecom firms and defaulting in meeting their roll out obligations.
The bench also directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to go ahead with the probe into the scam without getting influenced by anybody's statement.
"In our opinion, the CBI which is conducting the investigation into the 2G scam is expected to carry out the probe without being influenced by the statement made by anybody, anywhere, including the press," the bench said.
SC quashes the appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner
Dealing a big blow to the government, the SC quashed the appointment of P J Thomas as Central Vigilance Commissioner, on March 3, 2011.
The apex court held that the recommendation made by the high-powered panel -- headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh -- did not consider the relevant material and therefore its advice "does not exist in law".
Thomas was an accused in the 1991-92 palmolein oil import scam in Kerala. The price of import was higher than the fixed international price, and cost the exchequer a loss of Rs 2.32 crore. The import order was signed by Thomas, who was then Kerala's food secretary.
Thomas was accused No 8 in the case.
A bench comprising Chief Justice S H Kapadia and justices K S Radhakrishnan and Swatantra Kumar said, "We declare that the recommendation made by the high-powered committee is non-existent in law. Which means that the recommendations made on September 3, 2010 for appointment of Thomas as CVC does not exist in law. Consequently, the appointment of Thomas goes."
In comments that came as an embarrassment for the prime minister, the bench severely criticised the committee for not considering the relevant material.
The bench reprimanded the panel for not considering the pending criminal case against Thomas in the Palmolein import case and the recommendations of the department of personnel between 2000 and 2004 for initiating disciplinary proceedings against him.
'Why didn't you cancel Reliance Infocomm's licence?'
On February 11, 2011, the SC slammed the government for not cancelling the licence of telecom giant Reliance Infocomm for illegally tapping the telephone of politician Amar Singh on the basis of forged orders.
Reliance Infocomm had intercepted Singh's telephone between October 22 and December 21, 2005 on the basis of two letters of the 'competent authority'. The letters had several grammatical errors and subsequently it was found that the signatures of officers were forged.
"There were gross errors in the letter on which the interception was done. The government should have cancelled the licence of the service provider per se," a bench comprising Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly said.
"Anybody's communication can be intercepted by the unscrupulous service provider. It is an extremely dangerous situation that is happening," the bench observed while criticising the government for its inaction.
"Can you see where things have reached? It has sunk so low. The government doesn't seem to have taken action in a serious matter. Why has the government not taken any action," the bench said, adding, "All of you are in league and the court is the soft target".
The court was hearing a petition filed by the former Samajwadi Party leader who had sought judicial inquiry into the illegal tapping of his telephone allegedly at the behest of his political rivals, including the Congress.
Interestingly, on May 12, 2011, the SC dismissed Singh's petition, and also lifted a February 27, 2006 ban on publication of his illegally recorded conversations.
'Appointing tribals to counter Maoists is unconstitutional'
On July 5, 2011, the Supreme Court restrained the Chhattisgarh government and the Centre from appointing tribals as special police officers and arming them to counter Maoists, terming the step as "unconstitutional".
Asking the Chhattisgarh government and the Centre to desist from appointing the tribals as SPOs and arming them for countering the Naxals in any manner directly or indirectly, a bench comprising Justices B Sudershan Reddy and S S Nijjar said that the appointment of tribal youths as SPOs was "unconstitutional".
The bench said the eligibility criteria including the educational qualification and training of the tribals to combat Maoists goes against the provisions of statutes and the Constitution.
It said the creation of Koya Commandos and Salwa Judum was in violation of the Constitution. The special police officers have been given the name Koya Commandos after that of a tribe in the Dantewada region.
The issue of SPOs had arisen during the hearing of a petition against the existence of the Salwa Judum (vigilante groups) in Naxal-hit regions of the state to fight Maoists.
The petition was filed by sociologist Nandini Sundar, historian Ramachandra Guha, former bureaucrat E A S Sarma and others seeking a direction to the state government to refrain from allegedly supporting the Salwa Judum.
During a hearing on the issue on May 4, 2011, the state government had justified the appointment of SPOs saying they have excelled in performing police duties.
It had also asserted that in anti-Maoist operations, the SPOs were of immense help in their role as guides, translators, spotters and on certain occasions they have saved the lives of regular security personnel while preventing more than dozen Maoist attacks on relief camps and helped security forces in anti-Naxal operations.
However, the court was of the view that arming tribals would lead to a "dangerous" situation if they turned against the State.
The court had also questioned the training programme of the SPOs.
"You are playing with the so-called SPOs. What will happen if they turn against the State. God save this country," the bench had said during the last hearing.
SC's no confidence in government on black money
On July 4, 2011l, the Supreme Court appointed a high-level Special Investigation Team headed by former apex court judge BP Jeevan Reddy to monitor the investigation and the steps being taken to bring back black money stashed away in foreign banks.
A bench comprising Justices B Sudershan Reddy and S S Nijjar directed that the High-Level Committee constituted by the government to look into the issue of black money would "forthwith" be a part of the SIT.
The bench also directed the government to disclose the names of all the persons who were issued show cause notices by the authorities in connection with the probe into the black money issue.
Opening of Padmanabhaswamy temple vaults
The discovery of treasure well over Rs 90,000 crore from the vaults of Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala a few weeks ago stunned the nation.
How the temple amassed so much wealth is no secret. In 1750, Marthanda Varma, the then king of Travencore abdicated his throne in favour of Lord Padmanabha, declaring himself and his descendants as servants of the deity, following bloody infighting for the throne.
By doing so, Varma ensure that his kingdom was no longer prone to future attacks by neighbouring kingdoms, since Travencore was now ruled by a deity. In turn, the neighbouring kings made generous donations to the temple vaults to appease the god. And soon, the coffers were flowing with gold, and valuables.
While all major temples of the area were handed over to the Travancore Devaswom Board after merger of the princely state with the Indian Union after 1947, control of the Padmanabhaswamy temple was retained by the royal house through a covenant with the government.
Though the last royal ruler Sree Chithira Tirunal Balarama Varma left the entire treasure untouched he was made 'Rajapramukh' (status equivalent to Governor) after the merger.
Following the discovery three centuries later, authorities rushed to secure the treasure. Soon, heated discussions were flying to and fro, about how the wealth should be preserved and utilised.
Speculations were rife on the eventual fate of the wealth -- whether it will be used for charitable purposes or remain with the temple authorities.
The law in such cases stipulates that only the temple deity has a 'right' over this wealth.
As per Indian laws, a temple deity is considered to be a juristic person. A juristic or a legal person is entitled to the wealth it has been given and can even fight a legal battle to keep it.
The Supreme Court stepped in, and appointed a seven-member panel to oversee the opening of the vaults. The team, however, was unable to open vault 'B', even after repeated efforts.
Then, on July 8, 2011, the SC bench comprising Justices R V Raveendran and A K Patnaik restrained the committee from opening the vaults.
The bench asked the petitioner Raja Marthanda Varma, erstwhile Prince of Travancore, and the Kerala government to come out with appropriate suggestions for ensuring the sanctity and security of the ancient temple, which has come to the limelight following the discovery of the huge wealth.
Rs 90,000 crore found in Kerala temple belongs to Lord Vishnu
The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed a curator to look after the Rs 90,000 crore treasure found at the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Speculations have been rife on the eventual fate of the wealth -- whether it will be used for charitable purposes or remain with the temple authorities.
The law in such cases stipulates that only the temple deity has a 'right' over this wealth.
As per Indian laws, a temple deity is considered to be a juristic person. A juristic or a legal person is entitled to the wealth it has been given and can even fight a legal battle to keep it.
Padmanabhaswamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is the presiding deity at the temple.
According to Advocate General of Karnataka Ashok Harnahalli, "All this wealth belongs to the deity since it has been given in the name of the idol. Some people have demanded that this wealth be used for public good. But this is not possible as per the law. If ornaments and other treasure had been given to the temple, it is in the name of the deity which has sole right over it".
Coleected from Rediff on 25.07.2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Please read slowly and upto last line in page 5 to understand the real story of black money .
I reproduce my write up of the year 2009
It is beyond imagination that government of India will be able to bring all money black or white to India. I am unable to understand when and how government will be able to ascertain the color of money until foreign bank provides true information on all accounts and Indian inspecting officers have willingness and enough resources to reconcile the same with IT return of the same person in India to assess the true colour of the money.
There are many reasons behind it. Some of the reasons are submitted below.
Foreign bank will not agree to share information with our country as long as there is mutual agreement between the two countries for mutual share of information.
As per Indian law I think even Indian bank or Indian government has got no right to share information of any account of any person in India with foreign bank or any foreign based authority.
Foreign based banks as learnt from various articles in this respect do not ask for much information about person ,opener of accounts as much as person opening account in Indian banks are supposed to provide to the banks (strictly as per KYC norms)
Income tax officials are not so much honest and sincere that they will try to catch such person. Had they been so much sincere and honest they could have caught black money at least hundred times of what amount is said to be parked in Swiss bank or any other foreign based bank. In fact it is they (IT personnel) who teach taxpayers method of saving tax and how to evade tax because they get bribe in cash or kind from such taxpayers.
Government of India is made of dirty politicians and they do not have real willingness to make such stringent rules which forces Indian taxpayers or Indian Income earners to declare the income truly, honestly and correctly in their IT returns. Because survival and development of India Politicians lies on the existence of black money only
Entire politics of India runs on black money and without help of such black money any political party or any individual contesting election cannot imagine of spending crores of rupees in election. Most of the candidates in current election has declared income and declared capital of less than one crore but he will spend not less than five crores to win the election. Wherefrom such money comes is such question which none can answer correctly.
Majority of government officers have huge unaccounted money and it is they who can afford buying a house worth more than a crore in the mid of the town. None of honest employees in any department can imagine of purchasing a house worth even twenty to thirty lacs in white money (house in India is traded in two parts, one white money and another part of cost is in black money) because real cost of such house including black money is always more than at least sixty lacs.In India there are hardly one out of 100 house worth more than a crore is registered in true value of the house. Government can easily count such houses in each town and find out real tax evaders if they are really interested to catch black money.
Obviously it s an open secret that there are plenty of black money in Indian economy and Indian government has failed to curb it despite promises and hue and cry made by several VIPs and despite shedding crocodiles tears by so many politicians. Therefore one cannot even dream of getting Indian black money parked in foreign banks. Doing politics is one thing and doing something real is entirely a different story.
Lastly I would like to suggest government of India to discard adherence of KYC norms and remove anti money laundering act and ask all banks to open account in any manner in the name of any true or false person and allow money to be deposited in Indian bank. In this way entire black money will come back either in bank or in circulation. At least money will not be parked in foreign banks in Indian banks accept money freely.
This is desirable because government of India cannot control effectively inward and outward remittances taking place through banking channel despite all claims and assurances of controlling authorities. Money going abroad through fictitious import and export still persists in trade and growing day by day. Not to speak of money being imported or exported, even arms and ammunition are being imported in disguise to spread reign of terror by terror groups and Indian government remain silent spectator .Inspite of several steps taken by government of India for last two three decades and inspite of several stringent laws in this regard to curb spread of black money transaction ,our law enforcing agencies in collusion with politicians have miserably failed to effectively enforce existing rules and ensure finish of black money from the system.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Harshad Mehta the great cheater in share market got success in motivating CMD, GMs and DGM of the various banks by extending them costly gifts and cash and it was he who could cause loss to various banks in hundreds of crores of rupees. Government of India could not learn lesson from this event. They could not assess and visualize the level and dimension of corruption prevailing in the banks when top ranked officers are indulged in earning money through illegal ways.
Madhu Koda and Mr. A Raja could get success in causing thousands and lacs of crores of rupees to the government only because top ranked bankers and top ranked administrative officers in government departments supported them. Other junior clerks do not have guts in the present system to raise voice against corrupt officers or become whistle blower in fear of repercussions. Malicious role of bank officials cannot be denied in Ketan Parikh scam, UTI scam or even in 2G or CWG scam. But none of regulating agencies is interested to take against the erring top officials and modify the system.Lacs of cases are therefore pending in various Lower courts, district courts, High courts ,various tribunals and Supreme court.
Indian bank, Global Trust Bank , many private banks ,many regional rural banks and at least one hundred cooperative banks were caught in unhealthy lending leading to huge capital loss and even merger of such bank or closure of such banks.RBI and Ministry of Finance could not understand how much deep rooted is the disease of cancerous corruption in the bank. When top ranked officers are corrupt they cannot allow honest officers to hold creamy posts.
In the recent past Central Bureau of Investigation caught eight top ranked officers including CEO of financial Institutes involved in bribe led lending, but RBI officials could not visualize that when top of any financial institute are so much corrupt, there must be a team of corrupt officers down the level who blindly supported CMD or ED or GM of that bank.
Survival of fittest is no more hold good in modern era. Now survival is possible only for those who know the art of flattery and art of bribery.
Historic LIC housing Finance scam did not open the eyes of regulator of financial institutes only because top ranked officers and minister get money in selection of ED and CMD of PSU banks and in turn CMD of financial institutes get money for giving promotion to officers working under him. In such dirty and corrupt atmosphere officers at lower level have to earn money through illegal sources either in lending or in contractual works and share the same with his bosses to get quick promotion and choice posting superseding many seniors. It is open secret that these corrupt top ranked officers do not leave any clue of corrupt dealings and they do not allow bribe lending leaving behind an documentary evidence. These corrupt officers do not declare such bad advances as Non Performing Assets as long as adequate safety measures are taken to safeguard the actual lender. They are able to manage even vigilance officers and CBI officers to get rid of them.
These clever top officers resort to telephonic pressure on field functionaries and in case of exposure of their evil work they trap other junior officers and sacrifice them on the altar of honesty and discipline.
All this is possible only when top ranked officers get huge discretionary powers to select officers, promote officers and transfer reluctant honest officers as per his whims and fancies.
This is possible only because courts are unable to deliver judgments even in two or three decades.
The reign of injustice and climate of corruption grows and grows only because judiciary is beyond the reach of common men, only because justice is too much costly and only because there is shortage of good advocates and honest judges who are devoted and sincere in their job and who allows the case to die a natural death in a decade or two until the main culprit top officers is retire from his service safely.
This is why thousands of cases filed against corrupt bank officials are languishing in the offices of CVC, vigilance offices, CBI, Ministry of Finance or Banking Division without any punitive action against erring officials.
This is not astonishing to anyone in the country that one lac crores of bank finance is unrecoverable and treated as bad assets by banks and more than three lacs crores of bank’s lending is though bad but not declared to save the image of the bank, to keep the share value up and to boost up the morale of credit officers but in fact bad assets are not declared as Non Performing Assets mostly to save the corrupt officers. Even courts are unable to recover the money from willful defaulters. So many fast track court also failed to achieve the goal of recovery because corruption is rampant in all offices.
This is why people of India need to support movement launched by Anna Hazare and his team against corruption.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Many politicians have now openly admitted that it is not possible to remove corruption from life and corruption is deep rooted in the system. People in general have also accepted the corrupt practices as routine way of business.
However it is very much necessary to try to reduce it if complete stopping is not possible.
I however do not believe that it is not possible to make India free of corruption when it was made possible by our great leaders to make India free from the clutches of British rule.
Right to recall is one step to create fear in minds of corrupt politicians and corrupt officers working in government departments in particular and all evil doers in general.
To make judiciary active, sincere, honest and effective is another step to give quick punishment to perpetrator of injustice. It is necessary to make police and judges accountable to public and force them to catch hold of real culprit within shortest period of time. By action courts and police both have to demonstrate that all criminals are punished in shortest period.
Third way is to inculcate good habits right from the beginning of one’s education and promote good students in all sphere of education life.
Fourth is to stop corruption in recruitment, posting and promotions. Departmental heads and ministers are in general applying their power of discretion to earn illegal money in doing whimsical promotion, transfers and posting of service class people which gives rise to flattery, bribery and ultimately corruption for survival. Such unhealthy practices results in growth of corruption practices. As such corrupt officers sitting at top post should be sent to jail first to send the desired message down the line.
Fifthly all honest persons, effective officers , devoted political workers have to brought in focus and given all powers to deal with corrupt service men and corrupt politicians. Media should give maximum coverage to good work of good officers instead of giving news of accidents, murders, rapes or bollywood actors and actress. When players of cricket can be made Hero of the Nation by media there is no doubt to me that real performers in other walk of life should be given more weightage by media.
Government should not allow politicians spending in political rallys, election campaigns or buying voters by offering gifts in cash or kind. None of government functionaries should be permitted to spend a single pie in extending welcome to ministers or high rank officers. None of businessmen, contractors, service providers or service men and none of government departments or PSUs should be allowed to extend financial support to political contestants. No function should be permitted by district administration which is organized for welcoming a leader or an officer or for inauguration or for any purpose. Government can provide a common platform at its own expenses for popularizing a scheme or for politicians contesting election at panchayat or village level. Not a single pie should be spent on flattery and to make this plan fully successful our government should take lesson from other developed countries.
There is no question of government funding for election. Rather contesters in election should go door to door for campaigning. Every contestant has to show their performance and prove that they can serve people of India if they are given opportunity. Role of money should be completely made zero. Person selected from a group of say 5000 voters should then be made member of district level elected body. Member so elected for District level assemblies should selected educated member for state assemblies and then for Parliament. Such process will give true power to Panchayat level workers and remove corruption from the root. Further this process will save crores of rupees which are spent by the government and politicians on conduct and process of general election.
Last but not the least media should stop news, discussion and debate on caste and community. Any person or group of person making analysis of voters or servicemen or officers or politicians or organizations based on caste and community should be punished. By hook or by crook Indian government or the people of India have to create an atmosphere where every citizen of India voluntarily give due respect to rule of law and there is fear of law in minds of all people. Rule enforcing agencies and monitoring agencies must have full liberty to punish breaker of law without any fear of repercussion from politicians or top ranked officers. Money mafia or naxal elements who are extorting money from people of India must be booked to task and put in jail until they exhibit change in habits or show reformation in their mind.
Merit and only merit should be highlighted in all sphere of life. Honest and sincere workers who have been posted in remote or critical areas or who have been shunted away by gang of corrupt officers and corrupt politicians should be brought back to mainstream and given powerful post by removing and weeding out corrupt officers.
I would like to say here that movement of Anna Hazare is very much commendable but it can get the desired success only by support of politicians under the existing framework set for functioning of various legislative and executive organs of the government. Political parties have to come together and unitedly fight against corruption and if needed dethrone existing government if it does not listen. Mahatma Gandhi and Jai Prakash Narayan got success in their goal only because they had political support as well as public support.
Message for Kapil Sibal, HRD minister
If a child is not getting admitted in school, or he is not getting proper education in school ,then who is responsible for such sorry state of affairs prevailing in most of the state run or stated aided schools?
If poor common men are not getting required medical care and needed medical facilities at government run hospitals , then who is responsible, punishable and accountable for such mismanagement in government run hospitals?
If fake medicines are supplied in hospitals or sold from medicine dealers who is responsible and accountable for it? If doctors do not attend their duty honestly, then who is supposed to take disciplinary action against them punish them? Unwarranted pathological tests are prescribed by unscrupulous doctors to patients in nexus with owners of pathological labs, and then who will hang such inhuman doctors?
Officials and babus of various Municipalities and Municipal corporations are not passing construction map without taking bribe or passing unlawful construction after taking bribe, then who is supposed to take action against such corrupt officials?
Fake and inflated Bills of unscrupulous contractors as well as suppliers are passed in all government offices only after payment of shares of bribe to various officials and ministers. Whose duty is to stop such malpractices prevalent in government offices, public sector undertakings and public sector banks and insurance companies?
Chartered Accountants put their valued signature without making adequate checking of books of records. CAs verify books of accounts as less as possible when they get commission as much as they desire, otherwise they delay the process. Judges do not decide the case as long as they get f their share in illegal money advocates collects from their clients. Who is supposed to trap such corrupt judges?
Officials of pollution control board issue clearance certificate after taking bribe, Income tax officials passes assessment order after taking bribe, custom officials clears shipment after taking bribe, passport official issue passport after taking bribe ,and so on ………. who is responsible for such illegal practices?
Scam in thousands and lacs of crores of rupees are detected in various departments under central government, have any minster or departmental head punished without the intervention of court?
Lacs of crores of rupees are declared as Non Performing Assets in public sector banks, why is government not taking adequate steps to recover the money from such willful defaulters and why the government is not punishing CMD, ED and DGM of such banks who is promoting unhealthy practices cleverly and getting retired without facing any punitive action from any corner?
Why vigilance officers POSTED IN VARIOUS BANKS AND PSUs and officials of Anti Corruption Bureau or official of CBI themselves take bribe and close the case lodged against various corrupt officials?
Why is government silent spectator of all such unhealthy practices prevalent in government offices and why is government continuously silently watching Chirharan of Draupdi for decades together?
Do the government and ministers think themselves great by pointing out their accusing fingers towards member of opposition parties? Why is central government not taking appropriate action against state government which is not performing as per central directives? Why do you hesitate to accept the performance recorded by Nitish and Narendra Modi government?
Before maligning and before character assignation of Narendra Modi your government do not introspect and admit willful and inordinate delay in punishing the guilty of Anti Sikh Riot or Bofors scam or stamp scam or share ghotala or UTI scam and so on……
Is Manmohan trying to hide his fault by pointing out his accusing finger towards Mr. Advani or Mr. Narendra Modi who is appreciated by all learned Indians.?
Why hundreds and thousands of clerks and officials involved in Chara Ghotala of Bihar state were punished but the then chief minister Mr. Lalu Yadav who masterminded the scam was made railway minister. Why not real culprits involved in stamp scam not punished even after lapse of two decades? Why Manmohan Singh and his flatterer minister kept silence for two years on various scams and why did he not take any action against corrupt officials to demonstrate that he is active, efficient and capable?
Last but not the least why various departments entrusted to stop corruption is not functioning honestly and why Lok Pal Bill or judicial reformation has not been put into effect for last four decades though central government has promised to do so many times? Why leaders of Congress Party and other partners of UPA hesitant in supporting movement launched by Anna Hazare against Corruption.
“Chor Ki Dadhi Me Tinka”