Alok Tholiya (S.E.O) M:9324225699
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In a well attended seminar organized by The Sunday Indian (Urdu), a leading monthly magazine of Planman Media, in New Delhi on 10th December, the state home minister Lalit Makan pointed that security, identity and power sharing are the key issues related Muslims. He commented that if question is raised about these issues then Muslims could feel integrated in the country and acclaimed that, in spite of this erroneous tendency, Muslims are living with other communities in a peaceful manner. The seminar was organized on the theme 'Indian Muslims: Integrated or Alienated' coinciding with occasion of release of findings of a survey conducted by the media group through the country for assessing the state of alienation of the country. Other speakers of the seminar were noted journalist Zafar Agha, Arindam Chowdhary, MP Shahid Siddiqui, MP Mohammad Adib, former chairman of delhi minority Commission Kamal Farooqi, etc.
Views of some former Retired/Ex IAS officers (B.S.Raghavan, Shankar Sharan, Dr S Sanjeev and many others) are given below.
A. Views of B.S Raghvan IAS (Retd Secy Govt of India )
Appointments based on one time competitive examination with no periodical weeding out of the incompetent and corrupt induces smugness and militates against accountability.
2. Healthy debate on some alternate model is necessary.
3. Originally IAS was seen as replica of the ICS- incorruptible, independent, public spirited and result oriented. Unfortunately the system did not work as originally contemplated. All this has been eroded in the last 60 years.
4. While the Armed Forces, Foreign Service and many other Central Services are indispensable and necessary for nation building, but without IAS country would not come to stand still.
5. There are instances when non IAS persons when posted into top echelons usually earmarked for IAS, distinguished themselves by their higher caliber and competence.
B. Views of Dr. S. Sanjeev PhD- former Secretary and Commissioner
If IAS as a Service does not want to be ousted, it must establish as its role mission the delivery of world-class standard…. Otherwise IAS is destined to be guillotined in the not too distant future.
2. Today IAS is a smashed up auto-riksha. They are busy in filling TA/DA forms, chasing after their pay slips, ensuring their pay scales remain higher than other services, chasing car/house loans and other bits and pieces of Personnel ministry, local treasury pursuing with Accountant General office lest they have trouble on retirement in getting right amount of Pension.
3. Most of the IAS officers confirm their own poor ability of leadership by passing the buck to politicians. There are umpteen areas where political leaders do not play any role in their work and functioning….Dr. S. Sanjeev has mentioned a large number of such areas in his well known book Breaking Free of Nehru. Let's Unleash India available on Website <http://bfn.sabhlokcity.com>
4. Whole world public services are evolving and reforming. In IAS it is total stagnation in ideas
We apply principle of competition and merit in assembling cricket team but do not apply in IAS bureaucracy.
5. Till date in the last six decades IAS officers have not made any distinction between Independence , Freedom and Swaraj (governance to citizens). This lack of distinction has led to ineffective and weak local governments. Cities after cities are becoming urban nightmare under their non accountable and non transparent administration.
Views of others
Politics the noblest Endeavour of Gandhi, Nehru, Patel under the strong steel frame of ICS officers has been made the dirty mafia Politics by the rusted steel frame of IAS bureaucracy's selfish, non transparent and non accountable advice by ensuring that needle of blame always moves towards political leaders.
The famous saying In Bihar mentioned by an IAS former Secy to Govt of India- Bihar cadre- "IAS officers are"Garam, Naram and Be-Sharam"After training in the IAS Training Academy they aregaram-highly enthusiastic, soon under political and senior officers pressures they becomeNaram-insensitive and players in shuttlecock game in regard to taking decisions and later they becomeBe-Sharam-freely resort to corrupt practices and encourage young IAS officers who are inclined to corrupt practices. All honest IAS officers are sidelined as OSD (officers on Special duties).
Many Newspapers mentioned during recent Parliamentary Elections that in Mumbai many urban voters' names were eliminated in the Voters lists. A study was made for Gurgaon Parliamentary Constituency. For a population of over 20 lakhs, the voters names in the lists were about 8.5 lakhs i.e. about 40% of the population against all India 71% of the population.Again out of 8.5 lakhs urban voters were 2.36 lakhs and over 6 lakhs were rural voters.Thus Gurgaon a Millennium Urban City became a Rural Village as per Voters Lists. Clearly about 6 lakhs urban voters names (about one lakh having voters ID cards) were removed by/under orders of the District Electoral officer i.e. D.C Gurgaon (an IAS officer)
CEC of India on residents' complaint removed the D.C and asked the new DC to prepare an up to date correct Voters list. New DC also could not do so. He was also removed on complaint from residents/political parties.
In future Murder of Democracy is likely to happen if vested interests over take the democratic rights of the citizens. IAS officers need to become transparent, accountable, public spirited and result oriented to save the country being rated as a failed state.
The worst activity of IAS bureaucracy was they have virtually destroyed Local Governance system established by British Govt. Under their rule we had some of the world best cities Bangalore, Delhi, Lahore, Lyallpur, Hyderabad and many others.. IAS bureaucracy by destroying local governments, have made Indian cities as urban nightmare.
They devise all arguments so that Amendments numbers 73 and 74 to the Constitution of India are not implemented. They pass on this blame on political leaders and continue avoiding effective and strong local governments in India.
Under IAS bureaucracy maladministration, India is now visualized as anearlyFailed State as per World Development Report 2009 based on the analysis of an International Agency on 12 indicators/parameters.........................
Some more views received from IAS officers (Retd)
1. Millions of confused socialist bacteria swarming in the brain of Indian leaders and IAS bureaucrats has become the cause of national cancerous disease of corruption and poverty..
2. ICS officers were never accountable to the people of India but to the British rulers. IAS officers are trying to perpetuate the same and have become non transparent and non accountable to people of India but only to their political bosses Thus feudal outdated colonial structure continues.
3. IAS officers' interest is not aligned with public interest and they feed public on false promises.
4. There is no internal competition and as such 100% reach the top level in bureaucracy. Now lately they have started grabbing Head of the Department posts of Central Services as well- it can lead rebellion within the different services.
5. We are not making IAS as whipping boy but IAS as Service. It is now neither a Service nor Administration. Need to have accountable, specialized contractual officers on hire and fire basis at the Top inALLservices.
6. Malady is far deeper than projected in terms of simple IAS bashing. British style colonial service neither civil nor service should be replaced by American style Civil Service. IAS is no longer the first/top choice of bright candidates. Revenue Services are becoming the top choice. All services should terminate at Joint Secy level or even Director Level. (Retd IAS Chief Secy Maharashtra)
7. Sardar Vallabh Bahai Patel saw IAS as Steel Frame of Bureaucracy like replica of ICS- incorruptible, independent, public spirited and result oriented.
Now after 60 years all this has been eroded and the perception is self serving, insensitive and non accountable.. (Retd IAS Secy to Government of India )
8. If IAS as service is scrapped country would not come to stand still..(Ex Dy. Army Chief)
I have received umpteen more views BUT not a single in support of continuation of IAS as Public Welfare Service. We do not need to abolish this service but to make it useful as a Public Welfare Service and not as Feudal Adminstrative Service.
The country is anxiously waiting for some remarks in favour of IAS as Public service even from retired/serving IAS officers
Application for seeking information under RTI
(See rule 3)
To The Public Information Officer
Vakola Police Station, Vakola
1. Name of the Applicant :Alok Tholiya (S E O)
2. Address :Tholiya Bhavan, 10th Rd., Santa Cruz East, Mumbai 400055
Tel No. 9819733059/ firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Information sought: - No. of complaints received about loss/ theft of Mobile handsets, its gross value, approx time taken to attend the complainant, how many mobile recovered, how many mobile recovered and delivered to their original owner, how many mobile thieves were arrested and how many were released by court for insufficient evidence.
4. All information pertains to Vakola Police Station and statistics required are for period 1 st January 2010 to till date of your making the reply.
5. Pl. give me details of actions taken on my complaint no. / Gahal vastu nonda vahi no. 3978 dt. 30/06/10 for loss of my costly handset.
6. Pl. inform when IMEI no. is given then what efforts were made to locate my handset and what was the outcome?
7. Was thru IMEI no. my handset was atleast blocked so it is not used by others?
8. When police dept. is so busy with other law and order issues and VIP extravaganza then why not allow handset owners to directly follow up with handset and service providers in case of a theft of handsets? Why govt. and its agencies are collecting with open arms all additional responsibilities which they cannot cop up with (due to insufficient staff/ infrastructure and low morale. Low spiritualism and low motivation)?
9. Pl. inform how many complaints have been received since 1st Jan 2010 till date about loss of mobile handsets in Vakola Police station?
10. Pl. inform the gross value of mobile handsets reported lost during this period?
11. Pl. inform how much time of a complainant goes in police station when he comes to report loss of mobile handset?
12. Does he have to follow up by frequently visiting police station?
13. Are you closing the loss of mobile handsets complaints as mere information or are they recorded as F.I.R.'s?
14. During the above period how many mobiles have been recovered? How many of them have been delivered to their original owners?
15. How many mobile thieves / snatchers etc you have arrested during the above period? Haw many of them have been given easy bail by Hon. Courts so they can happily carry on with their snatching activities? This is a general impression that law and order is bad in country because courts are place of harassment of victims and place of leniency towards criminals.Pl. comment? In one of the lectures in our Lions club the then police commissioner had said our staff plays on life and nabs the worst of criminals but courts quickly give them bail and then most of them are out on bail for years and matter becomes weak.Pl. give figures as to how many thief's, burglars, snatchers are punished and how many are let loose by courts on bail or with mild punishments which do not act as a deterrent and rather acts as a encouragement.
16. Also give reply to question no. 15 for period starting 1st January 2005 till date.
17. Pl. give religious back ground of mobile thieves? Say how many of them are Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Muslims, Christians etc..
18. Pl. give their age group?
19. Pl. give their gender?
20. Is it possible that staff of police gets the user of snatched handsets thru IMEI no. Contacts the illegal user. Settles the issue with him and does not report to original handset owner? This is my inference as my mobile was pick pocketed in a bus near Vakola police station junction. It was a costly handset worth Rs. 18500/-. I had given IMEI no when your officer asked for same. When your staff has the IMEI no then they must have easily found out the new illegal user thru mobile service providers. But what transpires between police and service providers and illegal owners is not transparent to us. Pl. comment in detail all procedure for finding the location of handset thru IMEI no.
21. How many IMEI nos. Vakola police station has so far sent to service providers during above period? What is the outcome?
22. Pl. give me copy of your note to service provider and also copy of their reply to Vakola Police station against my IMEI no. 352922020671540 as reported in my complaint.
23. Pl. give me contact details of agency which keeps statistics of total nos. of mobiles lost in Mumbai, their worth (which according to me is in crores).
24. Is there any law which prohibits buying and selling of mobile handsets without exchanging copies of original ownership documents, copy of PAN card etc..? If not then has police asked for such law so illegal sale by thieves are curtailed. There r so many shops/ stalls and websites selling stolen handsets in the name of second hand. What actions are taken to control them. Web sites like adult insist one to state that they are above 18 similarly all buy and sale web sites / classified web sites (many are floated by gang of stolen good s) must ask advertiser to state whether you possess valid ownership documents. Pl. forward this suggestion to concerned home ministry to bring necessary legislation.
25. What is the official contact no. and email id of Information officer should we require to talk to him in future for official purpose.
26. What is the name and address, tel. no and email id of appellate authority in case we need to go in appeal.
27. I state that information sought does not fall within the restrictions contained in the Section 8 & 9 of the Act and to best of my knowledge it pertains to your office.
15. This is to certify that I, Alok Tholiya Son of Shri B L Tholiya, am a citizen of India.
16. A court fee stamp @ of Rs. 10 has been affixed herewith.
12. Pl. advise us in writing In case there is need to pay any additional fees. Same will be paid promptly.
13. Pl. send the information requested by post to me at my address. Any postal charges if any will be paid by me.
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