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Jyotiraditya Scindia versus Late Madhavrao Scindia

Will Akhilesh go Lalu way ?

Will Anupam Kher be Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister ?

Cabinet expansion after AIADMK joins NDA

Dharmendra Kumar appointed DG, RPF

Eight IPS officers retiring in August

Is Shashi Shankar's file stuck up ?

Will Sarraf get extension or Joshi get additional charge of CMD ONGC ?

Who is the closest to Smriti Irani in I & B Ministry ?

Susanta Kumar Roy selected as Director (Proj), NTPC

GoI yet to reach decision on appointment of new CMD, BRC

GoI yet to reach decision on appointment of new CMD, BRC

Two Director level vacancies in BHEL next year

Ashish Kumar appointed as OSD to Dr Jitendra Singh

Dayal taken over charge at CBI

Did RB take action on PMO's insistence ?

3 went on leave, 3 suspended, one transferred

J K Singh appointed as CEO, Vaishno Devi Shrine Board

Ajay Vipin Nanavati appointed non-official Chairman, Syndicate Bank

No Prasar Bharti Fellowship this year

Kedar Nath Verma relieved to join as Deputy Secretary, Agriculture

Who will be new CEO in UP ?

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Kerala Chief Secretary to retire this month end

Vrinda Swarup is now Chairperson, State Pay Commission in UP

G Jayanthi appointed as Joint Secretary in-situ, DoPT

MRPL to appoint two directors on its Board next month

Tenure of A N Roy as Independent Director of BHEL ends

DoPT seeks IAS officers on central deputation

Singarapu to join GST Council Secretariat

Five IAS officers from Sikkim yet to file IPRs

6 DGM (IT) in AAI promoted as Jt. GM

RRB Boards can’t have directors serving on other Bank/FI boards

Durga Shanker Mishra to be inducted on NBCC (India) Board

Ms Kaushal to be Govt Nominee on Board of Balmer Lawrie & Company Ltd

Badal couple bereaved

Reshuffle of IAS officers in Haryana (UPDATED)

Rajesh Sood selected as Director (T&OS), SCI (UPDATED)

6 IAS probationers of Assam-Meghalaya cadre on attachment training (UPDATED)

Manoj Kumar gets JAG in Assam (UPDATED)

Aggarwal is Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Govt of Mizoram (UPDATED)

P Ram Mohan Rao appointed as DFO, Nellore in AP (UPDATED)

Anshul Gupta posted as DRM, Delhi (UPDATED)

M C Chauhan is also GM, Northern Railway (UPDATED)

Amit Goel appointed CBE, Northern Railway (UPDATED)

Two IRSE officers get postings (UPDATED)

Chairman Railway Board resigns ? (UPDATED)



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DEBATE
Will Modi’s dream of eliminating corruption come true ?
Terming corruption as one of the greatest challenge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for special initiatives to end the menace in the next five years with the pledge of 'Karenge Aur Kar Ke Rahenge' (We will do and surely do). He said the menace of corruption has adversely impacted the development journey of the country and has eaten the polity from the inside but will he be able to accomplish the task ? Can corruption be eliminated in India ?
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DEBATE (1) Corruption
There is no doubt that the rampant corruption in all walks of our lives today in our country is the biggest threat not only to our democratic set up but to the very survival of this country in its present form. Without going in to the details of cause and effect of this menace, let me come to the crux of the problem. 1) Let us recall the way of lives of our leaders like Dr. Rajendra Prasad, and many of the cabinet colleagues of Pandit Nehru where living with modesty was a norm rather than an exception. Today the PM has to remind his cabinet colleagues again and again not to avail 5 star hotel facilities and shun other perks of PSUs with very little impact on them.It only shows that we have very little or no commitment to our society in general where the per capita income is $ 1850 per annum. 2) The same extravaganza applies to babus, media persons, judiciary and even business persons. The shocking part is that if somebody talks of simplicity in day to day life,he is looked at scornfully. 3) Whether Modi would succeed in eliminating corruption in India or not would depend on two things namely: a) He has to select ministers and CMs who are very modest in their living standards and fire others who do not heed to his advice of living with such modesty. b) He has to confiscate all the properties of at least 50 most corrupt politicians( including 5-6 BJP one's also) and at least 100 most corrupt IAS/IPS/IRS officials in the country and put them behind the bars so that people in general are forced to stop treading this path of living beyond means any more. I am hopeful that once he is re-elected in 2018/2019, he will try to do it with all his might and chances of his success are very high.
Santosh Roongta retired CMD of a central PSU .
RTI


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