IAS Association Should Hold A Poll And Name 3 Most Corrupt IAS Officers!

IAS Officers are the topmost civil servants in India. An IAS officer vowed to serve the nation, before he joined the office but due to conspiracy, fraudulence and corruption led him/her to ditch the vows and then he becomes a leech who sucked the development and growth of the country. It is very difficult to suspect an IAS Officer at a preliminary level. Some are successful in shielding themselves from the eyes of the law, while some get caught in the process. The ones who are caught get rigorous imprisonment, but the problem does not seize to be. Corruption does stay and affect the society at a much more serious level.

Money laundering, Corruption, taking bribe, causing financial loss to the government, possessing disproportionate assets, irregularities to involvement in various scams etc charges were registered against 147 IAS Officers was revealed when a Hisar-based RTI activist Ramesh Verma had sought details of bureaucrats against whom there were serious charges in 2014.If that’s not alarming enough than this news is more shocking nearly 100 IAS officers came under the CBI scanner in the last five years for their alleged involvement in various corruption cases with the Central Government according sanction to prosecute 66 of them. Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh had informed in a written response in the Rajya Sabha in 2015.

Just look at some of the past cases for example, Prabhakar Deshmukh a senior IAS officer in Maharashtra who gets a salary of 82000 pm turned out to be an owner of 150 acres land in five district which he controlled as the divisional commissioner of Pune. In March 2012, state Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths discovered during a raid that bureaucrat Nitesh Janardhan Thakur had properties and cash worth Rs 200 crore. In March 2013, the Madhya Pradesh government started process of forfeiting the ill-gotten properties of the tainted IAS couple – Arvind and Tinoo Joshi -whose house had yielded documents suggesting whopping assets worth Rs 350 crore in an income tax raid in 2010. In November 20, 2012 a special CBI court sentenced Neera Yadav for 3 year imprisonment in the Noida plot scam that happened in the mid 90s she even termed as ‘Most Corrupt IAS Officer ever’. Things were so out of hand as not even senior but the new appointed officers were also involved in fraud scheme as Dr Jitendra Gupta case he was 2013 batch IAS officer who was appointed sub-collector in a western Bihar district in December, his very first posting. But barely eight months into the role, Gupta has been caught taking a bribe of Rs. 80000 and has been arrested.

IAS associations also don’t work at their full capacity most of the times either they remain silent on the issues or give precisely assessed answers to the media, it would be better if they release the list of all corrupted bureaucrats, as suggested by Subir Sinha, senior lecturer at SOAC UK in his official twitter account, Mr. Sinha tweet was aimed towards latest corruption case filed against Dr. Jitendra Gupta. Later, Dr. S.Y Quraishi, former chief election commissioner officer and IAS officer, responds to Mr. Sinha and revealed that IAS Association of U.P had indeed made a list of their corrupted officials and soon holding a poll to elect 3 most corrupted officers of the tribe. If UP IAS association has indeed made up a list it’s better to release it to public as well as to CBI committee for investigation and fact-checking purposes.

The biggest reason some officials give behind corruption charges was that they didn’t get paid well enough as compare to those who worked in private sectors .Addressing the issues Anil Swarup, Union coal secretary, who made headlines with successful auctions of mines said than an IAS officers must not stoop low and should stay away from all temptations, and money-making business as society has given us such respect, while government gives satisfactory pay and perks, Mr. Swarup also said those who were here to make money should leave the services and join multi-nationals, in an interview.

This remind me of a time when i asked an IAS officer that why one could opt out to become IAS officer in India as their salary is way less than those who worked in big corporate giants? He replied that “Because an IAS officer has the ability, opportunity and freedom to innovate and improve the life of a poor man, which I’m sure a corporate star can never do. His name is Gaurav Dwivedi an IAS Chattisgarh Cadre who brought PDS (Public Distribution System) reform in the state. There’s still good left in the field and more so if one has the ability to say no to corruption.

IAS Association should hold a poll and name 3 most corrupt IAS officers.

IAS Officers are the topmost civil servants in India. An IAS officer vowed to serve the nation, before he joined the office but due to conspiracy, fraudulence and corruption led him/her to ditch the vows and then he becomes a leech who sucked the development and growth of the country. It is very difficult to suspect an IAS Officer at a preliminary level. Some are successful in shielding themselves from the eyes of the law, while some get caught in the process. The ones who are caught get rigorous imprisonment, but the problem does not seize to be. Corruption does stay and affect the society at a much more serious level.

Money laundering, Corruption, taking bribe, causing financial loss to the government, possessing disproportionate assets, irregularities to involvement in various scams etc charges were registered against 147 IAS Officers was revealed when a Hisar-based RTI activist Ramesh Verma had sought details of bureaucrats against whom there were serious charges in 2014.If that’s not alarming enough than this news is more shocking nearly 100 IAS officers came under the CBI scanner in the last five years for their alleged involvement in various corruption cases with the Central Government according sanction to prosecute 66 of them. Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh had informed in a written response in the Rajya Sabha in 2015.

Just look at some of the past cases for example, Prabhakar Deshmukh a senior IAS officer in Maharashtra who gets a salary of 82000 pm turned out to be an owner of 150 acres land in five district which he controlled as the divisional commissioner of Pune. In March 2012, state Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths discovered during a raid that bureaucrat Nitesh Janardhan Thakur had properties and cash worth Rs 200 crore. In March 2013, the Madhya Pradesh government started process of forfeiting the ill-gotten properties of the tainted IAS couple – Arvind and Tinoo Joshi -whose house had yielded documents suggesting whopping assets worth Rs 350 crore in an income tax raid in 2010. In November 20, 2012 a special CBI court sentenced Neera Yadav for 3 year imprisonment in the Noida plot scam that happened in the mid 90s she even termed as ‘Most Corrupt IAS Officer ever’. Things were so out of hand as not even senior but the new appointed officers were also involved in fraud scheme as Dr Jitendra Gupta case he was 2013 batch IAS officer who was appointed sub-collector in a western Bihar district in December, his very first posting. But barely eight months into the role, Gupta has been caught taking a bribe of Rs. 80000 and has been arrested.

IAS associations also don’t work at their full capacity most of the times either they remain silent on the issues or give precisely assessed answers to the media, it would be better if they release the list of all corrupted bureaucrats, as suggested by Subir Sinha, senior lecturer at SOAC UK in his official twitter account, Mr. Sinha tweet was aimed towards latest corruption case filed against Dr. Jitendra Gupta. Later, Dr. S.Y Quraishi, former chief election commissioner officer and IAS officer, responds to Mr. Sinha and revealed that IAS Association of U.P had indeed made a list of their corrupted officials and soon holding a poll to elect 3 most corrupted officers of the tribe. If UP IAS association has indeed made up a list it’s better to release it to public as well as to CBI committee for investigation and fact-checking purposes.

The biggest reason some officials give behind corruption charges was that they didn’t get paid well enough as compare to those who worked in private sectors .Addressing the issues Anil Swarup, Union coal secretary, who made headlines with successful auctions of mines said than an IAS officers must not stoop low and should stay away from all temptations, and money-making business as society has given us such respect, while government gives satisfactory pay and perks, Mr. Swarup also said those who were here to make money should leave the services and join multi-nationals, in an interview.

This remind me of a time when i asked an IAS officer that why one could opt out to become IAS officer in India as their salary is way less than those who worked in big corporate giants? He replied that “Because an IAS officer has the ability, opportunity and freedom to innovate and improve the life of a poor man, which I’m sure a corporate star can never do. His name is Gaurav Dwivedi an IAS Chattisgarh Cadre who brought PDS (Public Distribution System) reform in the state. There’s still good left in the field and more so if one has the ability to say no to corruption.

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