India: Government, civic bodies, cops to review Delhi public officials’ integrity

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE HINDUSTAN TIMES OF INDIA)

 

Government, civic bodies, cops to review Delhi public officials’ integrity

Government officials say that the Lieutenant General wants tainted officials compulsorily retired.

DELHI Updated: Jul 29, 2019 05:42 IST

Abhishek Dey

Abhishek Dey

Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal told top government officials to ensure the compulsory retirement of “tainted” officials.
Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal told top government officials to ensure the compulsory retirement of “tainted” officials. (Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)

The Delhi government, Delhi Police, the capital’s three municipal corporations and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) have set up review committees for the periodical assessment of the probity of government servants, after Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal told top government officials to ensure the compulsory retirement of “tainted” officials, senior government officials said on Sunday.

The Delhi government has circulated a form to all departments demanding details such as leaves availed by employees in last five years, their state of health and whether that has a bearing on discharge of duties, status of “integrity”, details of “doubt” on integrity (if any), details of promotion, annual performance reports of the last five years as well as details of penalties levied.

“The frequency of the periodical assessment will be decided by the review committee. This exercise is separate from the routine annual process under which performance reports are prepared for all government servants. As part of the first review, all departments have been asked to send the reports by the end of this month,” a senior Delhi government official said.

On July 9, the services department of the Delhi government wrote to the social welfare department about setting up the review committee and elaborated upon its objectives.

The letter stated: “Government employees whose integrity is doubtful will be retired… Government employees who are found to be ineffective will also be retired… While the entire service record of an officer should be seen at the time of review, no employee will ordinarily be retired on grounds of ineffectiveness if his service in the past five years is found to be satisfactory… No employee shall ordinarily be retired on grounds of ineffectiveness, if, in any event, he is retiring on superannuation within one year from the date of consideration of his case.”

The reports from the individual departments, however, were initially sought by July 15, but were delayed. On July 24, the Delhi government’s social welfare department issued a circular regarding the “review of mechanism to ensure the probity of government servants”.

IMPACT

The 0.2 million-odd government workforce is under the ambit of the review.

The workforce includes employees of the Delhi administrative subordinate services (DASS) cadre, steno cadre, officers directly under the various departments’ administrative control as well as DANICS officers working on an ad-hoc basis, senior government officials said.

It also applies to over 80,000 police officials, 4,000-odd employees of the DDA and more than 0.30 million people employed with the municipal bodies, senior officials said.

The initiative is in line with a policy recently implemented in several Central government departments under which 27 income tax officials and 15 custom department officials were forced to retire in June.

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on July 4 told top government officials in the city to “weed out deadwood” by ensuring the compulsory retirement of “tainted” officials. The directions were issued to the Delhi government, Delhi Police, Delhi Development Authority and commissioners of the three municipal corporations.

POLICE, DDA & MCD

In a circular issued this week, the Delhi Police stated it has entrusted screening committees that already exist in the 11 police districts in the city as well as all special units to carry out the review exercise.

“It is stated that a comprehensive exercise is to be carried out to screen the record of police officers to weed out deadwood—officials suitable for compulsory retirement on a premature basis,” the circular said. It added that the parameters for screening would include doubtful integrity, moral turpitude, habitual absence, alcoholism and drug addiction, and indiscipline.

“The parameters of assessment are at par with instructions drafted by the union government’s department of personnel and training,” DDA vice-chairman Tarun Kapoor said. In the DDA’s case, he added, the review was being conducted by two committees—the screening committee that already exists, and another one that approves findings and recommendations of the screening committee.

A senior MCD official said, “We have taken up the assessment process as per the L-G’s directives.”

First Published: Jul 29, 2019 04:43 IST

India: Government, civic bodies, cops to review Delhi public officials’ integrity

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE HINDUSTAN TIME SOF INDIA)

 

Government, civic bodies, cops to review Delhi public officials’ integrity

Government officials say that the Lieutenant General wants tainted officials compulsorily retired.

DELHI Updated: Jul 29, 2019 05:42 IST

Abhishek Dey
Abhishek Dey

Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal told top government officials to ensure the compulsory retirement of “tainted” officials.
Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal told top government officials to ensure the compulsory retirement of “tainted” officials. (Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)

The Delhi government, Delhi Police, the capital’s three municipal corporations and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) have set up review committees for the periodical assessment of the probity of government servants, after Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal told top government officials to ensure the compulsory retirement of “tainted” officials, senior government officials said on Sunday.

The Delhi government has circulated a form to all departments demanding details such as leaves availed by employees in last five years, their state of health and whether that has a bearing on discharge of duties, status of “integrity”, details of “doubt” on integrity (if any), details of promotion, annual performance reports of the last five years as well as details of penalties levied.

“The frequency of the periodical assessment will be decided by the review committee. This exercise is separate from the routine annual process under which performance reports are prepared for all government servants. As part of the first review, all departments have been asked to send the reports by the end of this month,” a senior Delhi government official said.

On July 9, the services department of the Delhi government wrote to the social welfare department about setting up the review committee and elaborated upon its objectives.

The letter stated: “Government employees whose integrity is doubtful will be retired… Government employees who are found to be ineffective will also be retired… While the entire service record of an officer should be seen at the time of review, no employee will ordinarily be retired on grounds of ineffectiveness if his service in the past five years is found to be satisfactory… No employee shall ordinarily be retired on grounds of ineffectiveness, if, in any event, he is retiring on superannuation within one year from the date of consideration of his case.”

The reports from the individual departments, however, were initially sought by July 15, but were delayed. On July 24, the Delhi government’s social welfare department issued a circular regarding the “review of mechanism to ensure the probity of government servants”.

IMPACT

The 0.2 million-odd government workforce is under the ambit of the review.

The workforce includes employees of the Delhi administrative subordinate services (DASS) cadre, steno cadre, officers directly under the various departments’ administrative control as well as DANICS officers working on an ad-hoc basis, senior government officials said.

It also applies to over 80,000 police officials, 4,000-odd employees of the DDA and more than 0.30 million people employed with the municipal bodies, senior officials said.

The initiative is in line with a policy recently implemented in several Central government departments under which 27 income tax officials and 15 custom department officials were forced to retire in June.

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on July 4 told top government officials in the city to “weed out deadwood” by ensuring the compulsory retirement of “tainted” officials. The directions were issued to the Delhi government, Delhi Police, Delhi Development Authority and commissioners of the three municipal corporations.

POLICE, DDA & MCD

In a circular issued this week, the Delhi Police stated it has entrusted screening committees that already exist in the 11 police districts in the city as well as all special units to carry out the review exercise.

“It is stated that a comprehensive exercise is to be carried out to screen the record of police officers to weed out deadwood—officials suitable for compulsory retirement on a premature basis,” the circular said. It added that the parameters for screening would include doubtful integrity, moral turpitude, habitual absence, alcoholism and drug addiction, and indiscipline.

“The parameters of assessment are at par with instructions drafted by the union government’s department of personnel and training,” DDA vice-chairman Tarun Kapoor said. In the DDA’s case, he added, the review was being conducted by two committees—the screening committee that already exists, and another one that approves findings and recommendations of the screening committee.

A senior MCD official said, “We have taken up the assessment process as per the L-G’s directives.”

First Published: Jul 29, 2019 04:43 IST

Poem To Honor: Goodbye John

Goodbye John

 

Dear Sir, this week from this world you passed

You were a great man who did live in my time

Over Vietnam’s sky’s risking your life you flew

All of those years in Hanoi’s Hilton you survived

Beaten and Tortured yet still your smile did shine

 

From Asia’s rice paddies to the deserts of Arizona you knew

Your life you lived with dignity, humanity, compassion and pride

In the Ivory Halls of our Nation your feet with integrity walked

With frauds on all sides with their jealousy and envy they stabbed

Your Voice Sir, one that rang true, in a House filled with liars

 

Today you lay in rest in your beautiful Arizona sunshine

Tomorrow in D.C. a True Man in Honor, will lay on display

With a chest full of metals with your family linage you’ll rest

You have forbidden the Liar and Coward in Chief to dare speak

Your smile and integrity will long be remembered, as you sleep

 

 

FBI Director Comey Had His Integrity, Then Lost It, Regained It, Now He Lost It Again!

 

I honestly believe it is simply a case of the Director of the FBI whom was appointed by President Obama and the Attorney General Loretta Lynch who owed her job to Bill Clinton first, then to President Obama threatened him (Director Comey) with more than just his job. Director Comey’s two Supervisors that he has to answer to are first the Attorney General and second he has to answer to the sitting President (Mr. Obama) Ms. Lynch who owes the Clinton’s big time whom met illegally on her private plane with former President Clinton on 6-27-16. Then on 7-1-16 she declared that she would fully except the recommendation of the FBI. Then on 7-6-16 she declared the case closed. Basically all of the career FBI Supervisors just below the Director were/are very upset at the Director for ‘playing politics’, they want/wanted Hillary indited. The Director of the FBI, Mr. Comey has been forced to kiss the ring and the asses of his two Superiors, Lynch and President Obama. When the Department of Justice (what a joke the Clinton’s and President Obama have made of that title) and the FBI are made nothing but a political play things, the American people are the losers in every respect. Big business (like the Clinton Foundation) buys the politicians, the people and Our Constitution are defecated upon as they are laughing in our face.

Integrity: Do We Have Any

 

Yes this is a personal question to you, me, and everyone else. This is not a question where I am looking for you to say your own personal answer to me or to anyone else. It is a personal question for each of us to really do some soul searching with but one that we can keep secret to just ourselves and God. Um, God, I did have to include Him didn’t I. When we hear that little quiet voice that is deep inside each of us, that voice that tells us right from wrong, the voice that tells us as we approach the traffic light whether we can run it without getting caught or not, do we listen and obey, or do we start an argument with ourselves? That voice that tells us it’s okay for us to lie, cheat, or steal, or not, that inner person that is each of us is what I am trying to address today in this post.

 

Scripture tells us that what we humans consider to be righteousness is but filthy rags to God. So if I want to get on my high horse and stick my smug little nose up in the air and go about my daily life telling others how good I am then I in fact would be nothing but a reckless idiot, a liar, and a fool. Fool? Yes a fool! Most all of my life I have tried to be a good person and there are a lot of people who know me who would say in private to you that I do try to be a very good Christian person. But the truth is, by Biblical standards, Old and New Testament, I personally feel like a pathetic failure. Truth is even though by our cultures standards I may live a more pure life style than what is excepted in our culture to be except-able, in my own soul I know I am really pathetic and my own failures sicken me to the core of my being.

 

My list of sins and personal failures if numbered would have many zeros in it. I know that the blood of Christ that He spilled when He sacrificed Himself to help save all of us washes away our sins as we commit them, as long as we are really trying to be pure in our daily walk with Him. I just wish that I would stop screwing up so much and that isn’t even counting the times I messed up and didn’t even realize it. It is a sin when we know something is a sin but we go ahead and do it anyway, those are the worse mess ups because when we are preforming our lives in this manner we are courting the favors of the Devil and purposely turning our face away from God. We have all been told plainly that “the prayers of the wicked are an abomination to me and I turn my face from them”. Friends, egos are a very dangerous thing to possess. Especially when we can’t even be honest with ourselves about ourselves.

 

I know that in my life that I have not committed every “sin in the book” but when I start thinking about all of the sins (the ones I know of) that I have committed in my life, all the times I have done other people wrong, it does kick my ego right in the family jewels. In other words my flaws make me rather sick at my stomach. None of us are ever going to be perfect in this life, but if we walk our lives after the example Christ gave us which is what all people who confess to be followers of Christ are suppose to be doing everyday, then the Blood of Christ will save us. But when we do not then it is that same Blood that will condemn us.

 

I just don’t want any of the people who read this blog to ever think that I am talking down to them as though I am better than other folks, I’m not. If there is a adding machine in Heaven with my name on it that has dinged every time I have sinned in my life they have probably had to replace that poor bell a few times by now. In my days I have stolen, lied, had sex outside of marriage, physically beaten men into unconsciousness, and there are probably a hundred other things that would total a million sins on that adding machine tape. For me to say I am more Holy than another person I think it best that I shut my mouth and not add that lie to my list. Integrity, I’m trying to possess it in my daily life, I just thank the Lord that He is as merciful and love filled as He is because He is my only hope of cleaning my daily slate. I hope and I pray that trying to walk a Christ filled life is my first daily agenda, I do very much hope and pray that it is for you also. We can’t be perfect, but that doesn’t mean that we are not suppose to try our very best each and everyday to walk our lives with integrity. Good day friend, I hope you all have a good one, God bless.