I scooped the report of Justice MC Jain inquiry into assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and conspiratorial angle,
for VAARTHA a Telugu Daily, much before it was handed over to Govt of India. With this the Inder Gujral Govt fell.Chacha Sitaram Kesri submitted withdrawal of Congress support to Gujral Govt. Chacha specially gave me a Lunch to persue the scoooped copy of the report. Ten to fifteen special scoop stories done by me
BABUS SHUN TRANSPARENCY CALLS FACE DISCIPLINARY ACTION
15 June 2011
BABUS SHUN TRANSPARENCY CALLS, FACE DISCIPLINARY ACTION
By R Rajagopalan
NEW DELHI: Despite repeated goading of the government, the bureaucracy is still shy of becoming transparent as a large number did not declare their assets as mandated by May 31 despite warnings of the disciplinary action.
The Department of Personnel has made public on its website names of 461 senior bureaucrats who did file with the government their immovable property returns for the years 2009 and 2010.
It also issued a communication to all concerned ministries and departments to serve show cause notices on the defaulters as to why disciplinary proceedings should not be initiated against them. It also warned that adverse remarks will be put in their annual performance appraisal reports if they continue to defy submission of the returns.
The defaulters are the IAS officers and those from 58 Group A Central Services holding the posts of deputy secretaries, under secretaries, directors and deputy directors. The highest number of 63 defaulters are from Defence Ministry alone while the Home Ministry account for another 56.
Even the Cabinet Secretariat has five such defaulters, including director K V S Rao and four under secretaries, while there are two defaulters each from CVC, CBI and Central Information Commission.