Thursday, March 24, 2011

Who are bureaucrats named by Hasan Ali?

DID Hawala operator Hasan Ali name a few bureaucrats during his interrogation by Enforcement Directorate? If a section of media reports are to be believed, Ali named four bureaucrats who are believed to be connected to Adarsh housing scam too.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra’s opposition parties have slammed the ruling coalition for suspending the DCP Ashok Deshbhratar who had earlier interrogated Ali in a fake passport case. The Opposition believed that the DCP who videotaped the interrogation was suspended because he knew too much about the entire episode. Ali who was recently interrogated by ED director and 1977 batch IAS Arun Mathur, reportedly named former chief ministers too for whom Ali laundered money. Ali’s tax liability as per the assessment of I-T department is at the tune of Rs 75,243 crore.
In another issue, former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi has recently threatened to name officials who asked for bribes to hush up his case. Three weeks ago, when Regional Passport Office in Mumbai revoked his passport, Modi tweeted from London, “Mere allegations, investigation agencies have come up with zilch, but all asking for bribes to hush up case, when I said no, passport cancelled.”

Canada’s Public Service Commission cautions bureaucrats on social media
Canada’s Public Service Commission has warned bureaucrats against using social media like Facebook and Twitter as their partisan comments risk tainting Canadians’ perceptions of the impartiality of the federal public service, Vancouver Sun reported. There are now debates on how such exposure would risk the non-partisanship of the public servants. The Commission also called for a code of conduct for ministerial staff and improved training.
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1 comment:

  1. The other side of the story is of a poor pensioner retired from Govt. after a dedicated service of about 4 decades, whose entitled pension got reduced by a modificatory Executive Instructions dated 3.10.2008 by the Dept. of Pensioners Welfare. An extract of a post in GConnect Discussion forum today pertaining to CAG opinion to Hon. PM's Office, which is reproduced below is self-explanatory as to what went wrong. For establishing and reiterating the CAG's opinion once again, No. of cases have been filed by pensioners community in various Courts. A judicious proactive decision will save most of the precious Hon. Courts' time, effort and energy and so of the pensioners too.

    "As per provisions contained in para 4.2 of Deptt, of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare OM dated 1.9.2008 the revised pension, in no case, shall be lower than fifty percent of minimum of pay in the pay band plus grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. As no separate minimum of pay has been prescribed for each post, it has been clarified by the Deptt. of P&PW vide their 0M dt.3.10.2008 that the pension calculated at fifty percent of the minimum of pay in the pay hand plus grade pay would be calculated at the minimum of the pay in the pay band (irrespective of pre-revised scale of pay) plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale. As the minimum of the pay of a pay band is taken into account for different posts placed in a particular pay band, the pensioners retired from the posts placed at the bottom of each pay band are only benefited from these orders. Other pensioners arc not benefited from these orders. The other pensioners can be benefited if, instead of minimum of pay in the pay band, revised pay fixed under CCS( Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 with reference to the minimum of pay in the pre-revised scale of pay of the post from which the pensioner had retired is taken into account for revising the pension of pre-2006 pensioners in terms of provisions contained in para 4.2 of Deptt. of P&PW OM dt.1.9.2008".