Monday, April 6, 2015


If a Supreme Court Judge can behave like a rebel then anyone can too I suppose.... 

From: Gopinathan Nair <>
Sent: Monday, 6 April 2015 4:03 AM

Dear Sirs,
               No one can be allowed to flout the rule.There are laid down procedures for redressing grievances.Yet they are not effectively functioning.It definitely need to be studied why Mr Khemka was transferred so many times.No one should go to media without seeking permission from superior authority.Regards R G Nair

On Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 10:16 AM, neeraj singla <> wrote:
 Dear Sir

                                   CAN  IAS  OFFICERS  FUNCTION  LIKE  REBELS ?

                                                           YES THEY MUST

This is in response to the mailer to IAC by Mr N.S.Venkataraman of Nandini

I disagree with Mr Venkataraman for the following

1. As the noted economist Adam Smith writes "

"Individual Ambition Serves the Common Good." Let every powerful individual, be it a bureaucrat, a politician or an industrialist  be ambitious. This will bring Competition among them, Competition among the big. Competition, you know even among the worst of rogues, finally ends up in the good of the society.

2. The practice of you scratch my back and I scratch yours among these powerful people ( the so called cartels) must be broken. Make them to fight among themselves. They will bring out the conspiracies of each other.

3. In my opinion, we should rather support this type of activity by the bureaucrats and others, including the juniors.

4. You will appreciate that the cadre like IAS was instituted by British to perpetrate the slavery. It is only India, Pakistan and Bangla Desh who continue to have this type of cadre. The Britain does not have this !!!

best regards
Cdr Neeraj Singla (retd)
098180 22627

Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2015 08:02:47 +0530

Wrong orders getting followed is a sure method to doom.In fact we need more officers who can stand against inappropriate functioning

On 04-Apr-2015, at 12:08 am, Venkatraman Ns <> wrote:

 India Against Corruption                     

                                                               CAN  IAS  OFFICERS  FUNCTION  LIKE  REBELS ?
 Of late, some IAS officers are seen and heard criticising the government that they serve. They unhesitatingly participate in debates in television media making critical remarks about the ministers and policies and methods of the government. One wonders what is the "Lakshman Rekha" for these serving IAS  officers who really sound like rebels.
Obviously, Mr. Ashok Khemka  who has become well known by  frequently defying the government, getting transferred and getting huge publicity whenever such transfers occur and readily giving  his views in media and answering  questions from journalists, has raised   questions as to what would be the rights and responsibilities of an IAS officer and whether the service rule permit such rebellious methods. Mr. Khemka has got away with such approach so far, possibly due to the friendly media that support him all the time even without ascertaining the facts  and a government that is unwilling to put its foot down, fearing the media and the so called public opinion.
The fact is that an IAS officer has to obey the orders of the ministers who are voted to power by the people. If he is given an illegal order or an order in which he has no agreement , he is entitled to request the minister to give the order in writing. If the minister would give the order in writing, he has no alternative other than obeying the order, even if he would not agree ; after recording his dissenting note on the file.
Moreover, IAS officer has the responsibility to ensure smooth functioning of the government apparatus by not adopting an approach of confrontation and friction with the minister, by having a "holier than thou" attitude.
People know the happenings in the government only through media. While Mr. Khemka may have his stand, the ministers too may have the stand and every time Mr. Khemka accuses the ministers , the ministers refute such accusations. For the public, there is no real way to know who is right and who is wrong.
In any case, it is absolutely irresponsible and unbecoming of serving IAS officer to give media interviews , criticising the government. The right course open to him is to go to the administrative tribunal, which looks into the issues concerning the IAS officers and give it's decisions.
Mr. Khemka and some of his similar friends are creating unhealthy precedent which will inevitably weaken the administrative structure and create a new  unhealthy practice and set bad example to the juniors.
Mr. Khemka and his friends should keep in mind that his juniors may also show  similar attitude towards them, due to any right or wrong reasons, learning from them.
Nandini Voice For The Deprived
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