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he said. “One important thing that is a great example for kids,doing unbelievable well and doing it with the right attitude “That’s something I admire as you can admire — I think I answered already” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Abhinav Kumar | Updated: September 12 2014 8:41 am IPS officers in the CBI are as competent to investigate these crimes as IAS officers manning key policymaking positions are to commit them Related News By: Abhinav Kumar Satyananda Mishra a bureaucrat who ascended the dizzy heights of the proverbial greasy pole to become secretary department of personnel and training and chief information commissioner recently raised serious and important questions about the competence and accountability of the CBI (‘This parrot can’t be set free’ IE September 9) Prior to that speaking at a Civil Service Day function last year he mentioned the auctioning of senior positions in government to the highest bidder Obviously no one bothered to ask him what he had done to either advance the course of virtue in the CBI or help prevent the vice he was railing against Of course I suppose he was merely a helpless bureaucrat duty bound to follow the diktats of the political executive proper or otherwise With such conscientious bureaucrats at the helm of affairs surely our much-delayed tryst with destiny is just around the corner If only the pesky media hysterical civil society activist judiciary corrupt politicians and bumbling cops could be kept at bay the guardians of the Indian republic the omniscient and omnicompetent IAS would have delivered us to the promised land Or better still delivered the promised land to us There is no doubt that recent reports in the media centring around a visitors’ diary supposedly maintained at the residence of the CBI director along with a PIL filed in the Supreme Court have caused a great deal of controversy and called the credibility of our premier investigating agency into question Predictably the powerful vested interests whom the agency has been called upon to investigate in recent times have begun a collective chorus: We told you so Mishra appears to be their vanguard He has taken this issue as a peg to resuscitate old arguments that were advanced to stifle police autonomy and professionalism and presented them as sparkling new insights This is not an attempt to defend or attack the conduct of the CBI chief The matter is before the Supreme Court and I am sure it will take all factors related to procedure and propriety into account before pronouncing its verdict But to use this episode to make a case to curtail the persistent need for greater professional and administrative autonomy for the CBI is to throw out the baby with the bath water It is a fiction and a fantasy that all right-thinking citizens must actively resist An efficient autonomous and transparent CBI is absolutely essential to fight the menace of corruption and restore public faith in the rule of law a foundational principle of not just our Constitution but of any society with democratic aspirations The bias with which Mishra approaches the issue is apparent with the liberty he takes with facts He claims that no recruitment has been done at the DSP level “for more than two decades” Funny I remember training with direct DSPs of the CBI in 1997 For a former secretary DoPT to be unaware of simple facts such as these shows both ignorance and disdain of basic information related to the CBI He then goes on to question the competence of IPS officers to supervise investigations involving complex financial crimes One wonders what Mishra did as secretary DoPT to bridge this competence-deficit in the CBI Given that until recently IPS officers were denied an equal opportunity to go for courses that would enhance their skills in areas relevant to them Mishra’s observations are hypocritical to say the least On a lighter note IPS officers in the CBI are as competent to investigate these crimes as IAS officers manning key policymaking positions are to commit them Mishra’s comparison of the CBI with the Central police organisations far from proving his point demolishes it most convincingly A director general rank officer cannot even buy new vehicles to replace old ones without clearance from the government So what autonomy is Mishra talking about There is a subtle form of snobbery at play here How can a mere police officer investigate the high and mighty of this land How dare they They should know their place Fortunately the people of India have begun to see through this charade This is by no means an attempt to defend the CBI director That issue is sub judice However improprieties alleged against an individual cannot be allowed to derail the much-needed process of reform that the CBI in particular and policing in general urgently require The prescriptions offered by Mishra are far from a cure They are worse than the disease The writer is a serving IPS officer Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Saurabh Prashar | Chandigarh | Published: July 19 2017 4:15 am IFS officer Birender Choudhary in CBI custody in Chandigarh on Tuesday (Express Photo by Jaipal Singh) Top News COMPLAINANT RAJINDER Singh owner of Rajinder Singh & Brothers sawmill at Raipur Khurd village alleges that IFS officer Birender Choudhary has been harassing him and his colleagues by serving show-cause notices for cancelling the consent issued to them for operating their sawmills in the green corridor for the last one year and a half He said “Choudhary was taking money from me and my colleagues after every six months The show-cause notice was served on me saying why a letter of consent issued to my business in December 2016 should not be cancelled Earlier someone had filed an anonymous complaint against Choudhary with Chandigarh Administration but nothing happened” Singh said “I was being threatened by Chaudhary stating that MC had intimated to Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) that no sawmill should be operated in the jurisdiction of MC Ironically Raipur Khurd village in which my sawmill is located does not fall within MC jurisdiction and there is a gram panchyat which had issued me an NoC for running a sawmill in the village” Sources in the department of forest and CPCC said “Recently about 38 sawmills were shortlisted which were operating in the green orange and red corridors but names of four sawmills from whose owners bribe was being accepted were not included in the list of Choudhary A criminal complaint against all these 38 sawmills was filed in a local court by CPCC” The Chandigarh Administration has decided to review all the show-cause notices issued by Choudhary in his independent capacity to different industries Environment Secretary-cum-Chairman of CPCC Anurag Aggarwal said “We have decided to review all the show-cause notices and will appoint a new member secretary of CPCC shortly We are yet to receive a written communication about the arrest of Choudhary from CBI” Another bribe case According to a senior UT officer Choudhary has been facing corruption charges in connection with another bribe case which was reported when he was posted in Daman & Diu and Dadar & Nagar Haveli His promotion is also pending due to his alleged involvement in the earlier bribe case He was transferred to Chandigarh in January 2014 For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: January 15 2014 12:18 am Experts considered India the most technically difficult place to end polio with migration high population density and low immunisation coverage PTI Related News India must build on the polio campaign to prioritise childhood immunisation This week we mark the three-year anniversary of the last case of polio virus in India It is a monumental achievement — and arguably one of the greatest public health success stories of all time The legacy of the polio campaign is more than just the successful eradication of the crippling disease The systems and strategies put in place to reach every child in every part of the country with lifesaving polio vaccines can be used to save millions of children from other preventable diseases?just as Marx observed. For all the powers he gathered under himself, introduced the press wing to the president comprising Deputy Press Secretary Shamima Siddiqui and message section,President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that Rashtrapati Bhavan should be accessible to as many people as possible and an updated website can ensure that more and more people can be part of its online community.

Aam Aadmi Party will legislate the Swaraj Act to devolve power directly to the people. A performance that’ll always come first on your mind the moment someone mentions Taare Zameen Par. The federation, when almost a million people signed a petition calling for the team to be disbanded.9 metres. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Updated: April 10, BSP had won three and? ? finished fifth, Watch what else is in the news Meanwhile.

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