Lateral entry will serve corporate, not public interests: CPI-M

New Delhi : Recruitment of officers from the private sector, corporates and multinational companies will pose a serious threat to the nature of public service in the bureaucracy, the CPI-M has warned.

“Such appointees would be prone to serve corporate interests disregarding the public interest,” said an editorial in the CPI-M journal “People’s Democracy”. “This would be the aping of the American model where corporate executives and posts in the administration are inter-changeable.”

The central government has advertised for 10 posts of joint secretary to be recruited by a committee headed by the cabinet secretary.

The applicants can be from either the public sector, universities or the private sector including those working in multinational companies. The requirement is that they should have 15 years experience in the job.

The lateral entry recruits will be on contract for three years which can be extended by another two years.

“This is just a thin end of the wedge,” the Communist Party of India-Marxist said.

“Lateral entry is being pushed by none other than the Prime Minister himself. It is part of the grand privatisation plan…

“The lateral entry policy comes in the background of a large cut in the recruitment of IAS officers – nearly one-third after liberalisation was ushered in. The shortage, thus, created is now sought to be filled up by recruitment from the private sector.

“The other notable feature is that the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which is the constitutional body enjoined to select civil services cadre, is being bypassed.”

The editorial pointed out that in earlier times, lateral entry was restricted to a narrow band – mainly of economists who were appointed as economic advisors to the economic ministries, or, the chief economic advisor.

But now lateral entry at the key joint secretary level was being opened up for all the economic and infrastructure ministries.

“The lateral entry route will be utilized to infiltrate RSS-Hindutva minded personnel into the higher echelons of the civil service – a process which has been going on in other areas where the government makes direct appointments,” the editorial said.

It said the integrity of the civil services, particularly the IAS, must be protected. The democratic accountability of civil servants to the political authority should not be disturbed.

At the same time, provision for specialization and domain knowledge should be made.

“But the efforts to bypass the UPSC and directly recruit senior civil servants through the political authority of the day must be opposed. The lateral entry policy should be reversed,” it said.

—IANS

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  1. GOI has cut the ROI on savings rates

    People of Hindoosthan have to understand that GOI is bankrupt,Banks are bankrupt.Therefore,the GOI HAS TO privatise and outsource – NOT TO RAISE CAPITAL – but to DOWNSIZE STAFF FOREVER.Those Jobs will go forever. dindooo hindoo

    The Methodology is Simple – Take Banks,ports,Hotels … of GOI.`1st the GOI destroys these PSUs,by corruption and mismanagement and overstaffing – and then PAID NEWS IN THE BANIA MEDIA – HIGHLIGHTS THE “OPPORTUNITY” to PRIVATISE, and that the savings will be used for GAU MATA.Then comes in the “INDIAN CONSULTANT”, who is paid a bribe to make a PRIVATISATION RECOMMENDATION.

    Then ANOTHER CONSULTANT IS HIRED,FOR RFQ/RFI/RFP,to rig the tender in favour of the pets of Chaiwala and Fat Pancho – Amit Shah.

    Another SOP of Chaiwala ! Set up a sea port where there is NO SEA or an AIRPORT where a plane CANNOT LAND.So it will make losses. Losses are good,as it ENSURES THAT NO STAFF IS HIRED (which is a good excuse NOT TO HIRE).Then privatise – FOR THE REAL ESTATE.

    FOR THE PSUs which are NOT privatised,the GOI INCREASES THE QUOTAS,BUT ALSO THE QUALIFICATIONS,AND THESE JOBS ARE NEVER FILLED (as the Dalits have no education and cannot pass or meet the standards). Total Job Destruction !

    Then we come to the Banks,which are bust.What does the GOI do ? Demonetisation of deposits – through sleight of hand. 1st,REDUCE SAVINGS BANKS INTEREST RATES,so the BANKS GET RECAPITALISED BY PROFITS,and the POOR DEPOSITOR GETS NIL REAL INTEREST,AS THE “TINA” OPTION comes in.The Option is the DISASTER OF CHIT FUNDS AND CO-OPERATIVE !

    By lowering bank savings interest,the govtt and corporate borrowing costs ALSO REDUCE.Corporate profits rise and the tax thereon,FLOWS TO THE GOI

    SME and SME jobs ARE DESTROYED by GST and DEMO – as a part of a plan.EVEN COVID is AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE STATE TO DESTROY SME.SME ARE A BURDEN ON POWER INFRA AND TAX INFRA.They pay No tax (GST and Profit Tax),No power,No PF,No ESI and deal in cash.All the SME business has gone to TYCOOONS,AND they are NOW PAYING TAX ON INCREMENTAL PROFITS.In the next BUDGET the TAX RATES ON THESE TYCOONS WILL BE LOWERED ! The Stock prices of these Tycoons has gone up and so has the STT earned by the GOI.SO THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SME HAS MET THE PURPOSE.

    Agriculture is doomed.All inputs rate are up and farm gate prices are the same or lower.There is NO MSP in India.THE GOI HAS NO MONEY.THE GOI finds ingenious ways to,NOT PAY MSP.AI and Farm tebchology will DESTROY 90% OF INDIAN FARMERS.THEY ARE NOT REQUIRED ! ALL THAT THEY PRODUCE,CAN BE IMPORTED,AT HALF THE COST.THERE ARE NO JOBS FOR FARMERS – AS THEY HAVE NO EDUCATION OR SKILLS.THIS HUGE DISASTER WILL LOWER LABOUR COSTS (FOR THE BENEFIT OF TYCOONS)

    Because of the LOOT of the BANIAS and MARWARIS over 70 years, EDIBLE OIL IS IMPORTED AT 100% DUTY,AND THERE IS A 200% TAX ON DIESEL ! And that is Y the savings banks rates,will go to NEAR ZERO – as the GOI needs the DUMB INDIANS,TO LEND MONEY AT ZERO RATES OR NEGATIVE REAL INTEREST RATES.

    The RBI model is simple ! Con the DUMB INDIANS to put the money in banks (at close to zero rates),tax the interest,AND THEN LET THE BANIA COMPANY LOOT THE BANKS VIA LOANS AND PAY OFF THE NETAS.Y do the DUMB INDIANS put the money into banks ? Simple ! RBI has ensured that ALL OTHER OPTIONS ARE EITHER DISASTER (FRAUD) OR NO SECURED BENEFITS OR MUCH LOWER RATES.

    The Last STEP of Chaiwala will be RETAIL.That will WIPE OUT THE BANIA SHOPKEEPERS AND BRING THE RETAIL PROFIT IN THE TAX NET !The excuse will be,that IT WILL RAISE FARM GATE PRICES !

    NET CONCLUSION – THERE WILL BE NO GOVTT JOBS AND THERE WILL NO PRIVATE JOBS FOR THE SEMI SKILLED AND LOWER SKILLED PERSONS.

    I do not blame Chaiwala – He has NO CHOICE ! And nor does Rakesh Tikait – except that Tikait does NOT REALISE that MSP is NOT the solution ! AGRI IS DOOMED – BY AI AND TECHNOLOGY – SOLUTION IS PARTITION !

    If farmers get higher rates and higher yield,the GOI takes it back in the form of fertiliser and other prices (which lowers the subsidy bill).OUT OF ALL THE MONEY SAVED BY THE CHAIWALA – by KILLING THE JOBS,the farmers are paid a monthly dole of Rs 1000,AND THE FARMERS ARE MIGHTY THRILLED.dindooohindoo

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