From: Bhanu Kumar Rai [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 13 September 2010 07:16
To: Kamboj Chander
Subject: Re: OROP PROGRAMME ON NDTV 24X7, FEED BACK - "REPORT MY SIGNAL" - EMAIL 438/2010 - (H to Z-2) - 12 SEP 2010 (USA CT)
I feel that the programme anchored by Barkha was very good and this initiative is on the right track.
We should contact Arnav Goswami of Times Today and Rahul Kanwal of Headlines Today after a few weeks and try to have a couple of rounds.
I spent my formative years in the Army and then became a technocrat and also a pseudo bureaucrat, then an advisor to leading business houses for several years, I tend to think a bit differently from thoroughbred Soldiers.
I feel that making comparison with IAS/IPS is demeaning. It opens the Babu's rule book and confirms what is not openly stated, and clearly accepted by the Congress Party that the bureaucrats form the basic frame of the Government and all others are essential but inferior.
We should strive at emphasising the unique work culture and the values of the Armed Forces and strive for a separate Pay Commission now.
The attitude of the spokesman of the congress: Mr Davar was very disappointing.
He thinks that it is axiomatic to wait for a few more years for the next pay commission.
It appears that he came with a brief from the AICC.
Also, as submitted by me earlier we must remain apolitical and not align with any party while welcoming support from enlightened politians like Mr Rajjev Chandrasekhar MP as individual leaders.
The alignment with BJP only hardens the attitude of other parties opposed to them.
(Col BK Rai, Former Secretary to Government of India, 3rd Graduates Course of the IMA, Premature Retirement in 1970)