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Friday, December 07, 2012

How CAG Vinod Rai is of some help to the UPA government in Court

1972 BATCH retired IAS and Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai might have given sleepless nights to the government umpteen times, but Rai is of some help to the UPA government when its Attorney General GE Vahanwati dismissed an argument in Supreme Court that “loyal” bureaucrats are being appointed as information commissioners. The government’s top law officer referred to Rai’s example when...
an SC bench said it would be good if independent person with legal background is appointed in the commission and “not only the retired bureaucrats who are loyal to the government”.
Rai was secretary of financial services in North Block before becoming the UPA’s nominee as CAG. While serving in finance ministry, Rai was considered a loyal bureaucrat, but once he occupied the constitutional post of CAG, he turned highly independent and took a bold anti-government stand. Rai unleashed a number of reports including 2G spectrum and coal block allocations, which were of highly critical of the government.
Vahanwati had to resort to Rai’s example when the Supreme Court was hearing Centre’s plea seeking a review of its ruling that people from judicial background should also be appointed as members of the Central and state information commissions.   
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    "WHAT A DISPLAY OF CAPTAIN-SHIP SO COOL AND COLLECTED AND SUCH A TALENTED CRICKET PLAYER ALASTAIR COOK WHAT DID THE MODIFIED PITCH AS INSTRUCTED BY BCCI & CO & M S DHONI DO ALL ONLY BULL-SHITS ATTITUDES AND CROOK NATURES DISPLAYED BY SUCH RICH PEOPLE OF INDIA KNOWN AS SPORTS-PERSONS IT IS JUST OPEN CHEATING TO TALK LIKE THIS ONLY SHOWS THEIR INNER NATURES"

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  2. he looks like Karan Thapar's long lost brother :P

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