Friday, November 15, 2013

Ashok Khemka : a victim of political corruption

Why an honest IAS officer today is harassed
For his Honesty on the job?
 Ashok Khemka

Reward for honesty: Mental Torture. Mental Trauma. Mental Agony. 
Insult and Humiliation.
That is the Price you have to pay for your Honesty when you are in government administration. and when you are doing your job honestly. Ashok Khemka and Durga Shakti Nagpal are two classic examples of the corrupt system practiced by our political class.

Ashok Khema is a classic example of Victimization of corrupt politics. 

An honest IAS officer, transferred again yesterday, 46 times by government authority for his honesty on the job. Is this not a vindictive treatment for an honest upright IAS officer who today feels traumatized personally in a democracy where he is being treated so badly by the government authority that NO honest IAS officer after Ashok Khemka and Durga Shakti Nagpal examples will ever be honest on duty and will feel motivated to do their jobs passionately.
 
It will be filling in 9 to 5 hours, go home and keep big mouth shut against any loot.
 
 Durga Shakti Nagpal

We have seen many other cases in the past who took on the powerful politicians as per the law book and got into trouble. It is tough to take on corrupt establishment when the entire system is corrupt from top to bottom. At this point, corruption sets in and Campa Cola, Adarsha like illegal constructions come up with the nexus between politicians, establishments and bureaucracy. We have been watching this in the news the result of corrupt practices and how ordinary people are impacted.
 
Why should Ashok Khemka and Durga Shakti Nagpal have to go through this pain? Just because the political class is corrupt?
 
On the other hand, Why the honest IAS officers are not awarded bigger roles with higher positions and financial rewards to deal with corruption in government offices?
 
To ask them this question you have to be naive or stupid. Because the politicians and governments like to operate in corrupt systems so that everyone in system can be financially benefited  The loot becomes easier with all corrupt operators in the system. Honest officers like Ashok Khemka  or Durga Shakti Nagpal are spoilers in their game and therefore either harassed, or transferred to some remote corner of the world where they can rot. It is actually a punishment given to them in a way that their whole family suffers and goes through the mental torture.

Ashok Khemka has received instructions to be on election duty which still has time. Till then he is rendered jobless and it is said, he wont receive his pay too during the time he is off the job?
What a family man is suppose to do if his income source is cut off even temporarily ? This is nothing but to inflict mental torture for a person who is creating problems for the establishment. How can an honesty on the job rewarded in this manner? It is worst than slavery,. either you fall in line or suffer, is the message. But dare not play with us.These are powerful politicians.

Where are all the congressmen from Rahul Gandhi to Dr Manmohan Singh who take high moral grounds when an honest IAS office is harassed and mentally tortured?

Is this Congress government not committing Human Rights violation? 
Where is the conscience of Rahul Gandhi that he dramatized against the Ordinance to protect elected representatives who are criminals ?

Why is an Honest officer Ashok Khemka today made to go through hell ? His only fault is, he dared to take on Robert Vadra? And for challenging the top powerful family he is penalized.
Are we living in Republic of India that boasts about Democratic Rule or Monarchy?
 
When any political figure or a Dynasty becomes too powerful or made powerful by others around, it is a danger to Democracy. Today, in India, we have many political families who are running their empires with all members involved in position of power. This has promoted sycophancy and slavery around them. This is coming from feudalistic mindset and this needs to be addressed as it is posing serious issues in our political system for many of our honest admin officials. 

Plus, the country is being looted systematically by the corrupt political class and bureaucracy. 

We need to work towards strengthening our Democracy after 67 years of independence and make it work as a participatory democracy that is in real sense by the people, for the people and of the people.

It can not be person centric and family centric. Or it will not be too far to be autocratic and dictatorial pseudo Democracy.  Which is the case today.

India is facing serious corruption in governance. And that needs to be addressed immediately if India needs to be saved from the looters.

Ajay Angre
Author, Writer, Publisher