Friday, July 16, 2010

Former home secretary CG Somaiah writes a book on stand-alone honest officers

YET another former bureaucrat has penned his experiences as an administrator claiming that honest officers are often beaten by the system. The book titled, “The Honest Always Stand Alone”, written by former home secretary CG Somaiah, was released on Thursday in New Delhi by former president APJ Abdul Kalam.
The book is a repository of many anecdotes of Rajiv Gandhi era, the most interesting one being Police Commissioner of Delhi Ved Marwah’s “security breach” as his car had “intruded” in the route of the visiting Russian Prime Minister. According to the book, then home minister Buta Singh wanted to suspend him, but Somaiah had prevented any punitive action against Marwah and convinced then home minister.
Starting his IAS career as an Assistant Collector in Orissa to the hectic days of fighting terrorism in Punjab as home secretary, Somaiah had a long way as an effective administrator. He also served as Central Vigilance Commissioner and had a six-year tenure as Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
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1 comment:

  1. Honesty is the best policy, therefore, Dear Honest, always stand alone. Never afraid of the odds. LAGE RAHO.............