There has been a tendency of many babus to join politics imm after leaving/resigning top jobs of Government.
This tendency needs to be checked.Babus aiming for politics do not develop this desire overnight.
Many top people have joined BJP recently.Probably they feel that this will allow them to continue in seats of power.
Similarly a retirement age for our politicians to become MP/MLA is a must.
Why these gentlemen resist this is funny,why only becoming a MP/MLA can you serve people?
it actually shows a lust for hanging on to power,rather than a desire to serve people.
a babu trying to be in politics may become receptive to the party he intends to join. Neutrality of babu becomes doubtful.
Cooling off period of three years for babus to join politics and retirement age for our political leaders will help the nation.
Parties need to be more responsible and stop welcoming top babus into their party.Freedom has limits.
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  • For those babus who desire to continue serving the aam aadmi even after retirement this link will be worth readinghttp://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/babus-in-politics-warm-the-benches-or-anchor-a-win_917195.html
    Extract of news item from zeenews.comBureaucrats have made politics a favorite hunting ground in recent years cutting across party lines. This poll season has so far evidenced former home secretary R K Singh alongside former diplomat Hardeep Puri. Former controversial army chief V K Singh too turned saffron this time throwing his weight behind BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Adding to the list is retired IAS Bhagirath Prasad who just switched to BJP after getting Congress ticket for Lok Sabha polls.

    However, going by the past trend, it is a long and arduous wait to experience power as a minister. An analysis of babus in politics in recent times shows bureaucrats turned politicians have had to be truly patient to get any important role in the government.
    My view
    But it does not matter,after all they have joined the rising star parties only to serve people.By joining itself they are serving people.
    I am sure most have no ambition to become minister or any such high honorable post.
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  • Its not just politics, but the post-retirement assignments are equally bad. The lure of post-retirement assignment creates a conflict of interest and can bias their judgment.

    Moreover, almost all the regulator positions are captured by these generalist babus.

    While political corruption has received high attention, the corruption in bureaucrazy has not received its due attention. These babus run a parallel government and are no less corrupt than netas.
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  • "These babus run a parallel government and are no less corrupt than netas.""
    Yes.
    But when crunch comes,they get sacrificed and still can get booked under law of the land.
    But netas remain out of the clutches of law to great extent even for huge scams.
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  • Papa Kobra also eyeing to be an MP in the coming elections.

    (from a reserved seat of course as he is a Dalit)
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  • Originally Posted by vaibav123
    "These babus run a parallel government and are no less corrupt than netas.""
    Yes.
    But when crunch comes,they get sacrificed and still can get booked under law of the land.
    But netas remain out of the clutches of law to great extent even for huge scams.


    Its other way round. Netas, even if not convicted by courts, pay a huge political price and face bad publicity.
    However, the faceless babus survive all storm with the able assistance of other babus.
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  • If netas pay a political price they would never be corrupt.
    Ex CM of Maharastra was in the woods for some event after 26/11,he is being rehabilitated.The then Home minisiter who specialised in changing suits is also rehabilitated.

    The situation in India is the politician gets away with everything-pays at best a temporary price of loosing office.How many have gone to jail
    Yedriapa spent time in hospital when he had to go jail.
    Babu has his nexus and old boys network of corrupt fellow official who will join together to protect,but if crunch comes they will go to jail,loose pension etc.
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  • jaijai,
    Read this post about babus:https://www.indianrealestateforum.com/forum/iref%C2%AE-lounge/the-off-topic-forum/indian-politics/congress/17346-congress-party/page5?t=19519&page=5

    When crunch comes and choice of sacrificial goat is between babu and neta,you know who will go?
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  • Originally Posted by vaibav123
    jaijai,
    Read this post about babus:https://www.indianrealestateforum.com/forum/iref%C2%AE-lounge/the-off-topic-forum/indian-politics/congress/17346-congress-party/page5?t=19519&page=5

    When crunch comes and choice of sacrificial goat is between babu and neta,you know who will go?


    That's incorrect. Politicians have to pay a heavy political price while babus come out unscathed. There are politicians who are still thriving despite corruption charges but the 'hit rate' is higher i.e. % of netas adversely affected due to corruption charges is higher than that of babus.

    Devyani is a babu...I can give you innumerable examples if you want.
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  • The netas are protecting the babu.Babus by themselves have done their bit behind the scenes.but power to protect is from netas.
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  • Originally Posted by vaibav123
    The netas are protecting the babu.Babus by themselves have done their bit behind the scenes.but power to protect is from netas.


    This is only partially true. Even a CM cannot discuss an IAS. An average DM has more power than an average MP.
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  • The minute a so called powerful than MP - DM acts as laid down in the service manual,he will get transferred or sent to non consequential posting.You must have ben reading about average tenure of an IAS babu.
    Even a corporator can create enough problems for a DM.
    Political power is always triumphant in our nation.
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