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CITIZEN bureaucrats wanted

Postings not related to the writing of the Manifesto or policy chapters
are likely to be summarily rejected. Thanks for your understanding. IPI
On Thu, 28 Jan 1999, Arindam Roy wrote:
> Some IAS officers,in private discussions, accepted that the
> media's harshest criticism was for their own good, a guideline of sorts.
> But when it came to action (corrective or obligatory), there was little
> that they could do. Too many pressures (insecurity included). They are
> frustrated.  Individually they are amongst the best brains of the country.
> They are trained to tackle crises. Yet they feel that solutions are
> slipping away like quicksand. 

For inclusion in manifesto under Governance

"Bureaucrats in free India will be CITIZEN bureaucrats. They will have
rights to speak out as citizens, both on general issues of governace as
well as on the private secrets of political leaders, which are not
covered under the Official Secrets Act. They wll not merely watch as
helpless spectators of the decadence they observe around themselves. If
they do so they would be discharged from service once their connivance
is discovered. To allow a corrupt Minister to linger on in power through
negligence to build a case and to inform the people, is a crime and
would be treated as such."

for approval.

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