Saturday, June 24, 2017

1008 Sacking of Mr. IYR Krishna Rao, as Brahmin Corporation Chairman, has lessons not only to him, but also to the Global Bureaucratic Community, and Government Pensioners


Though what I write here appear to relate to the Sacking of the Top Retired Indian I.A.S. (Indian Administrative Service) Bureaucrat, Retd. Chief Secretary of Govt. of Andhra Pradesh,--from his present post of the Chairman, Brahmin Corporation, the basics, circumstances, situations, principles, trends etc. apply not only to Indian Bureaucrats, but to all types of Employees and Officers worldwide, by whatever designations they may be called, whether in Private Sector or in Public Sector. There are lessons not only to be learnt by Shri Krishna Rao, not only by working-at-present Bureaucrats, but also for Retired Bureaucrats, both in Private Sector and Public Sector.

We shall start with a Telugu language Verse, a language spoken by 100 million people across the World.
Poet: Telugu Poet Dhoorjati, Period Approx. 1451-1550 CE.(Period earlier than even William Shakespeare and John Milton. Book: Sri Kalahasti-Iswara-Satakam (A book of 100 verses addressed to Lord Kalahastiswara, the deity at Sri Kala hasti, near Tirumala-Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh).

రాజుల్ మత్తులు వారిసేవ rAjul mattulu, vAri sEva
నరకప్రాయంబు వారిచ్చునం naraka prAyambu, vAriccu am-

భోజాక్షీచతురంతయానతురగీ bhOjAkshI caturanta yAna turagI
భూషాదు లాత్మవ్యధా bhUshAdu lAtma vyathA

బీజంబుల్ తదపేక్ష చాలు మరి bIjambul tat apEksha cAlu mari
తృప్తిం బొందితిన్ జ్ఞానల triptin ponditin gnAna la-

క్ష్మీజాగ్రత్పరిణామ మిమ్ము kshmI jAgrit pariNAma mimmu
దయతో శ్రీ కాళహస్తీశ్వరా! dayatO SrI kALa hastIsvarA !

Approx. English gist: Oh Lord KAlahastIsvarA ! Kings are intoxicated persons (with power). Their service tantamounts to Hell. The paraphernalia they bestow such as women, chariots, horses, gold ornaments etc. are seeds of self-anguish. Let there be end for all such things. I am satiated. Kindly, bless with the Wealth of True Knowledge.


ybrao-a-donkey's personal views not intended to be imposed on others


It is not clear whether the Great poet DhoorjaTi left the service of the Vijayanagara Kings, soon after the death of Srikrishna Deva RAya in 1519 CE circa. But the above verse was apparently penned while Dhoorjati was still in the Court of Krishna Deva Raya. Yet, the above verse might not have been written from the personal experience of Poet DhoorjaTi. In spite of Democles Swords hanging over their heads while serving kings most Telugu Poets continued to serve Kings, because there was no alternative. Where could they go, leaving royal patronage! dina vecca mE rAju tIrpa galaDu (Which king will provide for the daily provisions to the Kitchen?).

But this cannot be the case of the Indian Bureaucrats of the 21st Century. They are well cared after by the Government. Though they may not get their salaries on par with Private Sector CEOs, CFOs of Glamorous Corporates like ICICI Bk., TCS, Infosys etc. they need not worry about their food, clothing, shelter, old age security, health care, children's education etc. Many Govt. Officers and quasi-Government Officers know well that they will be good for nothing outside, and their skills are unemployable in Private Sectors, except for liaison and brokerage services for getting work done in Government. Besides, above everything, if they learn the art of their profession, they can amass enormous wealth through bribing and kick-backs. For that reason only they learn sycophancy from their Seniors, and try to excel them so that they can occupy their chairs as soon as they retire, or sometimes even before the Seniors retire.

I do not wish to say that Mr. IYR Krishna Rao is a sycophant. That will be libellous and scandalous. What I have written about is the general environment prevailing in the Indian (probably even Global) Bureaucratic Arena. IAS-IPS_IFS-IRS caste, Banking Caste, and other Top Officers should not be angry with me for writing this. On the other hand, they should look for black sheep among themselves. The behaviors of some black sheep, can vitiate a whole environment, just as a drop of venom can render a potful of milk deadly.

Mr. I.Y.R. Krishna Rao knew his art and science of playing his Cards well. During his about three decades of service, he has won accolades from his Superiors, both the IAS tribe, and the Politician tribe. He has climbed the rungs of the Executive Ladder with a quite swift felicity. He was rarely sidelined into loop-line postings [derogatively called Shiva-Alayams in Telugu language. Reason: In Andhra Pradesh Shiva Temples tend to be poorer when compared to VishNu temples. Shiva is offered only bilva leaves and ash, whereas VishNu idols (eg. Lord Venkateswara) get all the gold and precious stones) Hence, postings which have no glamor or no additional income such as Director of Museums, Archaeology become loopline]. He had occupied prestigious positions like Executive Officer, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, the Richest Temple in India, and the Second Richest in the World after Vatican City. Whatever be the Behind-the-scene affairs, even as Chief Secretary to the Govt. of A.P., he was treated with honor, prima facie.

To Continue in Part 2 of this piece.

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1007 Voters of USA ought to have elected a President like Mr. Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh State, India


The People of the United States of America have in a most unexpected manner elected Mr. Donald Trump as their President. Now, some of them must be enjoying it, and some others must be regretting it. This month only, the People of the United Kingdom have given their throne to their Tory Leader Ms. Theresa May, albeit with a reduced majority, below her expectations, and gave a lift up to Mr. Jeremy Corbyn and the Whigs. In France, the Nation which broke the Prison of Bastille in 1789, they elected a somewhat mild Centrist Mr. Emmanuel Macron to their Elyse Palace. But none of them in their nearly 300 years of Democracy might have seen a leader like Mr. Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, the present Chief Minister of the State of Andhra Pradesh, India, a very Senior Politician in the Field of Politics since 1978. None of the three i.e. Mr. Donald Trump, Ms. Theresa May, Mr. Emmanuel Macron can match Mr. Nara Chandra Babu Naidu in any respect. Only Mr. Narendra Modi, the Present Prime Minister of India can outclass him.

To understand the acumen of Mr. Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, the following quotes will be enough:--Link:--Click here to go the full source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/if-you-don-t-like-my-govt-don-t-take-pension-or-use-roads-built-by-us-andhra-cm-to-voters/story-h2hi37hTT1th4BhyjPDN4H.html. Title of the Report: "If you don’t like my govt, don’t take pension or use roads: Andhra CM to voters"
Here are a few quotes:--
You want to enjoy pensions given by me and travel on the roads built by my government. But you don’t want to vote for me. How is it justified?

"...If you don’t like my government, don’t take the pensions and don’t use the roads..."

(To his Telugu Desam Party Workers): "...If they don’t vote for us, ask them why … even after getting so many benefits from us. I will not hesitate to ignore such villages that don’t vote for us...."

"...Why do you still crave for the money distributed by corrupt political leaders and vote for their parties? How can a 500- or 1,000-rupee note given by them change your fortune?..."

"...Some political parties are luring voters by distributing money, which they had earned through corrupt means. I, too, have the capacity to pay Rs 2,000 or even Rs 5,000 per vote to the people..."

"...For that, I have to indulge in corrupt practices and loot 100 times more from the people. But I will not indulge in such corrupt politics. ..."


So, American Citizens: Do not use your Health Care! So American Unemployed!!! Do not take your Unemployment Beenefits upto US$450 per week given by your State Governments, if you are not going to vote for the present rulers.

So, British Citizens: Do not draw your Health Benefits from the British Health Budget of Pounds 110 billion ! Do not claim your Unemployment Benefits ranging from Pounds 60 to Pounds 80 per week!, if you are not going to vote for the present rulers

So, French Citizens: Refuse your Health Benefits under Protection Universelle Maladie (PUMA). Kindly refuse your Unemployment Allowances upto Euro 6,000 per month, if you are not going to vote for the present rulers.

For those who wish to study "Cash for Vote Scam" of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, here is a Wikipedia Link: Click here to go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Cash_For_Vote_Scam.

American Voters, British Voters, French Voters may have to learn a lot from Indian Voters


Here is a quote attributed to Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, the 2017 Chief Minister of Delhi:
"...If Congress or BJP candidates offer money, do not refuse it. Accept it as it is your own money and there is nothing wrong in getting it back. If they do not offer money, go to their offices and ask for it. ..."


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Friday, June 23, 2017

1006 Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Shri Arun Jaitley, Swami Vivekananda, Great People seem to think alike!


Great People seem to think alike!!! Shri Venkaiah Naidu, India's Information & Broadcasting Minister, Urban Development Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, India's Finance Minister, and Swami Vivekananda, the Idol of our BJP leaders, all Great Persons, seem to think alike. Context: 1) Ceaseless suicides of Farmers, drowned in indebtedness, harassed by private money lenders. 2) Electoral compulsions of Political Parties in various States of India, to offer Bank Agricultural Loan Waivers, in spite of their own lack of sincerity, and several other hurdles. Farmer suicides are not new in India. They were there since the ancient times. Example: In the 15th Century Medieval India, Telugu States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the Great Telugu Poet Srinatha though exactly did not commit suicide, passed away only because of his inability to endure the tortures indicted by the then Gajapati Rulers in an attempt to extract State Taxes from him, which he could not repay as his crops at Boddupalli Village on the banks of Krishna River were lost owing to funds. Believed to be the Greatest of the Trio (Vivekananda, Jaitley, and Venkaiah Naidu), we shall start with Swami Vivekananda, towards the problems of peasants:--

This quote is from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda. Correctness, can be verified by Google-ing. The following paragraph of his letter dated Feb. 21, 1900 to Swami Akhandananda, his brother-disciple, from California, USA gives an indication about his approach to problems of the peasants and workers.
"... The moment they will come to understand their own condition and feel the necessity of help and improvement, know that your work is taking effect and is in the right direction, while the little good that the moneyed classes, out of pity, do to the poor, does not last, and ultimately it does nothing but harm to both parties. The peasants and labouring classes are in a moribund condition, so what is needed is that the moneyed people will only help them to regain their vitality, and nothing more. Then leave the peasants and labourers to look to their own problem, to grapple with and solve it. But then you must take care not to set up class-strife between the poor peasants, the labouring people, and wealthy classes. Make it a point not to abuse the moneyed classes. " — The wise man should achieve his own object. ... "


ybrao-a-donkey's personal humble view, not intended to be imposed on others: So, Swami Vivekananda was a wise man, who knew how to achieve his own object.

How our Great Leader, and the Right Hand of our Greatest Leader Shri Narendra Modi, PMOI, speaks:


From the linked news report: Click to go to http://www.firstpost.com/business/memo-to-venkaiah-naidu-loan-waiver-didnt-become-a-fashion-overnight-centre-must-share-the-blame-too-3734329.html. Date: 22nd June 2017. I shall quote from the News Report:-
"...Loan waiver has become fashion now. It should be waived but in extreme situations only. It’s not a final solution. You have to take care of systems. The farmers should be taken care in distress. ..."


yb-a-donkey:Fashion or not, something is better than nothing. At least some needy farmers, though every beneficiary may not be a deserving farmer, will get some amelioration from loan waivers. Loan Waivers are like balm/salve/ointments, where kAya kalpa cikitsa i.e. a deep-rooted surgical-procedure is needed. True, loan waivers are not final solutions. But, our Hon. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi himself, during the 2017 season, initiated these waivers, to win the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017. Loan Waivers take care of only "Institutional Borrowings" of farmers. But bulk of the borrowings by farmers are from Private Money Lenders who abuse the farmers and abet/instigate them to commit suicides. Besides, bulk of Indian farmers are 'oral tenants' i.e. they do not own lands in their own name, nor do they have written Lease Agreements. Hence, they do not get Institutional Loans for which Waivers are made. Absentee Landlords who lease out their lands to 'oral tenants' hold the Loan Pass Books, Title Deeds, etc.,and they draw the Institutional Loans. They benefit from Farm Loan Waivers. They re-lend the institutional loans they get, to oral tenant farmers at commercial and usurious rates of interest. Some of these Private Money Lendors happen to be Village serpanches, Legislators, M.Ps. and Big Business Persons, though they may not be as rich as Ambanis and Adanis. The Private Money Lenders may sometimes incite and exacerbate the farmers' demands for loan waivers. This is because, while the oral tenant farmers receive the baton-blows and police bullets, the Money Lenders get Institutional Loan Waivers.

What did our Mr. Arun Jaitley say about loan waivers?



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