Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jamaican investment minister Karl Samuda terms bureaucracy as economic pickpocket

IN WHAT could be termed as yet another harshest remark against bureaucracy, Jamaican investment and commerce minister Karl Samuda has branded public-sector bureaucracy an economic "pickpocket". He called them pickpockets as they deny the productive sector “an opportunity to act expeditiously and go about the business of creating wealth", leading newspaper of the country Jamaican Gleaner reported.
According to the media report, he further said when Prime Minister Bruce Golding's Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) came to office three years ago, removing red tape and creating a business-friendly environment were the main priority.
The remark came in the backdrop of the government’s sustained effort to remove impediments of doing business and identify and dismantle barriers.

Action and Appointments
a) RK Mathur, a 1974 batch Chhattisgarh cadre IPS presently working as Director(DG), National Crime ecord Bureau(NCRB) has been appointed as Director, SVP National Police Academy (NPA) in the scale of pay of Rs. 75,500-80,000 on lateral shift basis. Mr Mathur is retiring on September 30, 2011.
b) NK Tripathi, a 1974 batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IPS, presently working as Special Director General, CRPF has been appointed as Director, National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) in the scale of pay of Rs 75,500-80000 on lateral shift basis. He is retiring on August 31, 2011.
c) Anirudh Uppal, a 1976 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre IPS, presently working as Additional DG, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has been appointed as Special Director General, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) located at Jammu in the scale of pay of Rs 75,500-80-000. Uppal is retiring on September 30, 2012.


  1. Thanks for giving classic insights about global bureaucracy

  2. Indian politicians may not say so openly, but often call bureaucrats bottlenecks.