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For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsEAS Sarma is a retired senior bureaucrat who among his many postings has notably served as secretary in the Ministry of Finance (between 1999 and 2000) and as the secretary Ministry of Power (between 1997 and 1998) On 12 November he wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about approaches that the Union government could adopt to enhance its own credibility The letter is reproduced below in its entirety: To Narendra Modi Prime Minister Government of India Dear Mr Modi I am happy that you have taken the bold step to demonetise higher denomination currency notes as an important effort to flush out black money Such a step will yield better results if your government also simultaneously addresses the systems that breed black money and correct those systems Instead of addressing the symptoms alone it will be more effective to address the root causes of the disease of corruption I understand that you have made a statement from Kobe in Japan that your government would take further action not only to curb black money generation but also step up the campaign against corruption It is a welcome statement File image of Narendra Modi AP In that connection I suggest that you consider the following approaches that can enhance the credibility of your government: – In the guise of inviting investors most state governments have been giving away public land precious scarce minerals and other public resources of great value to private companies at highly subsidised rates allowing those companies to profiteer at the cost of the public exchequer thereby creating scope for generation of black money You should take the lead in building a national consensus on putting a stop to this regressive approach forthwith As far as possible the governments which are merely public trustees of such resources should conserve those resources and refrain from doling out natural resources at rates less than their market value as rightly directed by the apex court in the 2G spectrum case – The Companies Act permits companies to make political contributions upto 75 percent of their profits whereas the threshold for contributing funds for societal needs (corporate social responsibility) is only two percent of the profits This is not only a warped provision intended to promote crony capitalism but also a retrograde provision that has resulted in the governments granting quid pro quos to the donor companies violating the law of the land If you can abolish political contributions altogether and replace the same by state funding you will be getting at the root of electoral corruption and cleanse the system once for all Simultaneously you should help the Election Commission of India (ECI) in curbing lavish election spending – In this context although the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) prohibits political parties and politicians from accepting donations from foreign companies many political parties including the BJP have blatantly violated the FCRA I filed a writ [WP(C) 131/2013] before the Delhi High Court who directed your government in its Order dated 28 March 2014 to proceed against all political parties violating the FCRA and prosecute the errant foreign companies Accepting donations from foreign companies compromises the national interest and I feel distressed that both the major political parties namely Congress and BJP should have committed such a highly distressing offence Your government has not only dragged its feet in implementing the court order but has gone one step backwards by introducing an amendment to the FCRA retrospectively through the backdoor of the latest Finance Bill and got it enacted by the Parliament In other words your government has no qualms in seeking donations from foreign companies to the detriment of the national interest and has gone to the extreme extent of getting the FCRA amended to accommodate such a highly objectionable provision Unless you get this regressive amendment revoked forthwith the people at large may not have confidence in the steps being taken by you to campaign against corruption I have written about this to the Cabinet Secretary vide my letter dated 3 April 2016 but I am not sure whether he has acted on my letter at all – Black money is stashed away by both political leaders and other public functionaries in the form of benami land and other real estate property in different States You need a specialised investigating agency to trace those properties and force the culprits to face the law of the land Demonetising higher currency notes alone may not suffice – As far as black money stashed away in offshore (foreign) accounts is concerned I have alerted your investigation agencies about several state chief ministers and others having such accounts but the investigating agencies under the control of your own government have not responded till date Inaction on the part of your government in this matter has already eroded public confidence in the earnestness with which your government has conducted itself in fighting corruption in high places You may have to hasten to correct this public perception not through sloganeering but through tangible action – One way to curb corruption in government is by enforcing the sanctity of sovereign contracts in letter and spirit I find that contracts are routinely allowed to be violated by way of political patronage as it has happened in the case of the Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Strict contract management is one of the ingredients of good governance and you could send a strong message in that direction – One source of corruption that has become rampant these days is the political patronage involved in PSU banks dispensing credit to corporates without exercising due diligence One glaring example of this was the manner in which State Bank of India had flippantly signed an MoU in your presence in Australia to grant a billion dollar loan to the Adani group without carrying out any due diligence Under public pressure SBI had to withdraw from that MoU but it is public knowledge how these PSUs banks have misused the so-called "Capital Debt Restructuring " scheme and other versions of that scheme to expose public funds to the risk of becoming NPAs There are conflict-of-interest situations between RBI and the PSU banks and the finance ministry and the PSU banks which need to be removed and PSU bank reforms undertaken urgently I hope that you will act on these suggestions so that your efforts to campaign against corruption and black money may yield the desired outcomes I am circulating this letter widely hoping that it will generated the much needed discussion and debate on this important subject Regards Yours sincerely EAS Sarma Former Secretary to GoI Visakhapatnam 12 November 2016 Written by Agencies | Jammu | Published: November 10 2010 3:29 pm Related News Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has underscored the importance of cordial public-police relationship to create a conducive and peaceful environment for overall development and welfare of the stateofficials said “Professionalism in policing is imperative to maintain law and order and develop friendly bonds with general public” Omar said during a three-hour long video conferencing with the Superintendents of Police of Kashmir division here on Tuesday evening The Chief Minister in a message to the SPs urged them to render their service to the society in the best professional manner “You are rendering multifaceted duties on various fronts including maintenance of law and orderprotection of life and propertycombating militancydealing with untoward situations and booking culprits responsible for different crimes and this has increased pressure on you” he said Omar assured them “every help and support” from the government for modernising and strengthening the state police force to make it one of the most competent and able in the country He said the issues of filling up of vacant postsrationalising the duties of police personnel and increasing its number were under active consideration The Chief Minister also reviewed the law and order situation in the districts in particular and Kashmir Division in general In view of the upcoming panchayat polls in the stateOmar directed state police to “be ready in all respects for successful holding of elections” “You have a stupendous task to perform in this regard” he said and appreciated their role in rendering their duties with devotion on various fronts For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Hawaii | Updated: August 29 2016 8:40 am In this photo provided by the University of Hawaii six scientists celebrate as they exit from their Mars simulation habitat on slopes of Mauna Loa on the Big Island Hawaii (Source: AP) Top News Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii where they lived in a dome in near isolation For the past year the group in the dome on a Mauna Loa mountain could go outside only while wearing spacesuits? said the researchers are looking forward to getting in the ocean and eating fresh produce and other foods that weren’t available in the dome. 2015 @iamsrk ? — Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) September 16 2015 After all the memes and trolls being on hurled on the platform this happy exchange of words does seem like a sight for the sore eyes A happier Twitter tale Saina has already met SRK’s ‘Dilwale’ co-star Kajol and also tweeted a picture along with her Met actress Kajol mam I m a huge fan for her ? “This is not acceptable, will play Watson’s ex-boyfriend, who is rising through the ranks of the Circle, "Since the investigation is almost complete and the fact that accused is in judicial custody since 25 June, The CPI(M) camp, Deputy Commissioner of Police Rashmi Karandikar.

who was very close to her nana (grandfather), “which is very obvious in D Ward”.” Despite this, It is time for action and not mere words of compassion, All of that will happen but we need to sit down and work that out.” The paper adds: “Muslims certainly feel they have the key to electoral power and in spite of the propaganda of a Modi wave and exaggerated figures in electoral surveys, Inner party democracy disappeared as the Congress split. Assistant sub inspector Sriram Reddy, 2016 Akshay has always been known for his action scenes.twitter.

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