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Rather than the checking and frisking itselfthe manner in which the former president of India was treated should be of concern to us After allDr Kalam is someone who has earned the respect of many Thishoweverwas not a one-off incident since other Indian VIPs have also been treated shabbily under similar circumstances Yetall airlinesIndian or foreignmust follow the security protocol Rules are rulesand they should apply to one and all Hence its wiser to not magnify the issue Vinod C Dixit Ahmedabad To learn from • Former President APJ Abdul Kalams regard for rules and inviolable procedures need to be applaudedand taken lessons from Rather than being a snooty VIPhe willingly submitted to the frisking prior to boarding the Continental flight Moreoverthat this incident became public knowledge months after it actually happened shows Dr Kalams sense of dignity and self-respect His is an excellent example of good citizenship VS Malhotra Mohali Playing together • India has a legacy of divisive reformsand this holds particularly true for educational reforms Children are divided on the basis of caste and class and this can be seen in the playground also Continued divisiveness will weaken society Genuine education will be available only when all schoolsstate or privateoffer value education Rishibha Gupta Delhi Hold back • Given that Ajmal Kasabs case has taken a dramatic turnrestraint needs to be exercised The fact that the electronic media are openly publicising detailswhich have repercussionsis of particular concern Those involved in his caseon either side of the legal argumentshould hold back until a verdict is given RJ Majithia Jaipur Scaling down • Its heartening to hear that SPG guards are being withdrawn from certain individuals such as Mulayam Singh YadavLalu Prasadet al since it is taxpayer money that funds VIP securitythe Union government needs to ascertain the degree and kind of threat to a politician at any given moment and decide on his/ her security accordingly Security cover has become a status symbol That should change MH Nayak Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIndia needs to be careful when negotiating with its powerful friends. starting his coaching stint at Vivekananda Byamagar. Rocky takes Shivangi to the hospital. However, or is it just Cook having some fun with the media. Ashwin and Co would be doubly dangerous.unlike reality shows like Indian Idol or Sa Re Ga Ma Pa which are only on song. whose first look was released on social media on Wednesday. this feel-good Hameed story might see a serious twist. McDaniel won for her role in “Gone With the Wind” but was sat at a table in the back of the ceremony.

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She asks Aaliya to do something as all the arrangements for Mehndi are done. Rao said.The power of one (IEJuly 31)Shekhar Gupta has highlighted the role of heroes in public service When he argues that all it takes to transform an institution is one person with no past and no greed for the futurehe is seeking people who will emerge from anonymity to perform the necessary act of heroismand then disappear into noble obscurity He has cited the examples of TN Seshan and JM Lyngdoh as election commissionersand how they built and ensured the credibility and impartiality of the election commission Certainlythe country owes them an enormous debt of gratitude At the same timeone should not overlook the way the executive has tried to ensure that there will be no future Seshansby expanding the commission into a three-person bodyand making sure that no chief election commissioner gets a long enough term to strengthen the commission further The same is true of our Supreme Court While the US has had 17 chief justices in 221 years of its historyIndia has seen 36 chief justices in 63 years since Independencewith an average tenure of a mere 21 months The tenures of secretaries to the governmentchiefs of armed forcesand heads of departments have progressively shrunk to ensure that the chances of an incumbent attempting radical reforms in the institution he is in charge ofis minimal The generalist philosophy of our administrative culture ensures that in a majority of casesby the time the office-holder learns the intricacies of his jobit will be time for him/her to retire The entire Indian politicaladministrative and judicial system has been structured to maintain the status quo When TN Seshan and James Lyngdoh were appointed chief election commissioner and member of the three-person election commission respectivelythe calculations of the powers-that-bebased on their past records could not have been that they would carry out their tasks in the spirit and style they did TN Seshan had been defence secretary and cabinet secretary and was known for his loyalty to Rajiv Gandhi Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar appointed him on the recommendation of Rajiv Gandhi When he took charge of the election commissionhe was a pillar of the establishment He was an ambitiousbrillianthard-working civil servant who reached the top of the hierarchy as an efficient managernot an innovator He was known for his loyalty to the current bossassertiveness in his dealings with colleagues and his reputation of being a hard taskmaster to his subordinates For the first timeas chief election commissionerhe found himself with the Constitution as his boss and not a bureaucrat or politician It was a case of the man and the moment coming together to produce a beneficial result for the nation James Lyngdoh reached the top of his career as a civil servant as secretary (co-ordination) in the cabinet secretariatnot a highly fancied post among IAS officers That would indicate that he was not a high-flier as a civil servant Whatever the reasons for his appointmentperhaps nobody expected his stubborn streak and his capacity to resist bullying As election commissionerhe was his normal selfbut refused to budge to political pressure This interpretation of the personalities and roles of the two election commissioners is not intended to diminish the sterling roles they played But election commissioners and the judiciary operate in constitutional enclaves which provide them a splendid autonomyand which these two officers used creatively The posts of central vigilance commissioner and director of the Delhi Special Police Establishmentto call the CBI by its appropriate namedo not enjoy that constitutionally-guaranteed autonomy The enactment governing the CVC clarifies the limits of his supervisory functions The CBI is not under the administrative control of the CVC but of the department of personnel While the Central government preaches to the state governments to reform the police and make crime investigation autonomousthe Centre itself has not shown any inclination to make the CBI autonomous A single person without any past and no greed for the future can follow the Seshan-Lyngdoh model only when the CVC and CBI become constitutionallyor at least legally endowed autonomous enclaves Let us look at the irony of the situation todayThat qualification of a man without a past and one without any greed about the future will not fit anyone more aptly than our prime ministerManmohan Singh Is he able to make the office of the prime minister what he himself would like it to be He had to threaten to resign to get his way on the Indo-US nuclear deala threat he cannot hold up for every issue he wants to promote As an accidental PM with no career in the partyhis powers and ability to innovate are circumscribed It is highly doubtfulif he had risen through the party hierarchywhether he would have still been a man without a past or greed for the future We have the examples of KhrushchevGorbachev and PV Narasimha Rao as men who rose to the top because they played a very conformist role vis-a-vis their leadershipand concealed their individual views to advance in the party as useful and efficient tools of the leadership If they had exhibited any signs of independent thinkingthe leadership would have parked them somewhere on the wayside The same fate overtakes non-conformists in the bureaucracy and armed forces and any other large organisational structure But these three were not men without a past They had many IOUs to discharge They ended up without a future not because they had no greedbut because but they lost their fight with the system In spite of all thisthere is no denying that the role of the individual is very important in day-to-day good governance An index of good governance is the average tenure of people in important offices Shuffling people in high offices and ensuring they do not stay long enough to assert their autonomy is the surest way of ensuring centralisation and stunting institutions That is the state of Indian misgovernance today The writer is a senior defence analyst For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by K The case had come to light when a woman complained to police that the SHO of Jahangirpuri police station and staff under him had pocketed money that Titu had found while going through trash. “But then I couldn’t hold myself back, It eyes a July 28,By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Updated: July 17 Delhi Police had informed the court that it was looking into the issue of fake arms licences and had cancelled over 300 ‘fake licences’ procured from outside Delhi.World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found evidence of state-sponsored doping in the country. does not have any immediate plan for going public with an IPO.

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