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The "SPECIAL" Coal Case - Ministers and Scamsters!

The judgment rendered by the Special Court betrays complete ignorance of the constitutional fundamentals of a Parliamentary form of Government.

A minister is responsible to Parliament for whatever goes on in his department, whatever the extent of delegation and whether he is personally involved or not. 958 more words

An Officer And A Coal Scam

PUBLISHED ON: May 22, 2017 | Duration: 21 min, 18 sec

The coal scam has claimed ex-coal secretary and two other former bureaucrats. Is this a watershed moment for anti-corruption? 33 more words

You Tubes And TV Shows

Coalgate: What is the scam all about

On Monday, a special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation sentenced former secretary H C Gupta, former joint secretary in Coal Ministry K.S. Kropha and former director of Coal Ministry K C Samaria to two years in prison for their involvement in the Coal Scam. 18 more words

Vicky Nanjappa

The coal-gate bell tolls selectively

On Monday, May 22, 2017 CBI Special Judge, Bharat Parashar will sentence the five accused, convicted by him on May 19, 2017. Among the convicted are three officers – H.C. 1,395 more words


Indian bureaucracy - a Kafkaesque drama

Nothing disturbed me as much in recent months as the news reports of the former Coal Secretary of the Government of India (and my former senior colleague in the Petroleum Ministry) facing prosecution in the “coal scam” case; he has now been convicted. 2,098 more words

Public Affairs

CBI files FIR against its former director Ranjit Sinha for influencing coal scam probe

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a case against its former director Ranjit Sinha in the coal scam case. The CBI says that the case was filed after it had found that Sinha had met with accused linked to the coal scam.

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Vicky Nanjappa

Not Just an Accountant: Book Review

The title “Not just an accountant: The Diary of Nation’s Conscience Keeper” (Amazon link to buy with discount) is picked up from a judgement of the Supreme Court, where it mentions that CAG is not just a munim (Accountant) and the position of CAG is said to be a Conscience keeper of the nation for its overarching powers to audit the nation’s exchequer of its expenditures and to hold political executive accountable to Parliament through audit along with the Public Accounts Committee. 474 more words