The growing trend of retired IAS and IPS officers contesting elections has triggered a debate. Will Parliament function better with the infusion of Babus? Meanwhile, the apex court has turned down petitions to enforce a cooling off period.
Apropos All India Political Service (May 12), I wonder if former bureaucrats are joining politics because they are not really pleased with what they could do in service.
H.N. Ramakrishna, Novi, Michigan, US
IAS officers and other bureaucrats will easily game the rickety Indian system even if they don’t enter politics.
Ramesh Ramachandra, Bangalore
The oft heard, recent temptation towards the omni potent political power is too much for the buereacrats to resist for obvious reasons. The Indian political clouds are murkier with sneaking scams and corruption, and when it is read along with the news of soaring IAS officers who are reluctant to file their income, the answer is that simple. The decades old servility now tends to take seat on wheels of power. The hitherto implementors yearn very much to turn planners, though not for the welfare of the society.That many officers rush to throw their hats into the legislature ring may leave the political bosses fret and fume.
7/D-99 K. Suresh
Life is beautiful since there is never an end to acquiring knowledge however long one might live (so long as one has an open and curious and inquiring mind, as you have displayed)!
@Ramesh Ramachandra - Thanks for the clarification. I didn't know it can be used as a transitive verb.
5/D-75 - K. SURESH, Bangalore >> "Insinuate???"
Yes, Sir, "Insinuate":-
(i): Merriam Webster Dictionary: "to gradually make (yourself) a part of a group, a person's life, etc., often by behaving in a dishonest way."
(ii): Chambers Twentieth Dictionary: "to creep or flow in: to enter gently; to obtain access by flattery or stealth."
(iii): Oxford Dictionary: "Manoeuvre oneself into (a favourable position) by subtle manipulation."
@Ramesh Ramachandra - "They even insinuate their relatives into such posts."
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