Sunday, 9 September 2018

A Story With A Moral….Being Thankful.











A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: “I am blind, please help.”
There were only a few coins in the hat. A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words.

He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words. Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were.

The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, “Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?”
The man said, “I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way. I wrote: “Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it.”

Both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people that they were so lucky that they were not blind.

Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

Moral:
Be thankful for what you have…
Be creative.
Be innovative.
Think differently and positively.

When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000 reasons to smile.

Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear. Keep the faith and drop the fear.

The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling… And even more beautiful, knows that you are the reason behind it!!!





Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire ... if you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something ... for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times ... during those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations ... they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge... which will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes ... they will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary ... because it means you've given your all.

It's easy to be thankful for the 'good' things ... yet, a life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive ... find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने धारा 377 को अपराधमुक्त घोषित किया l


 शासन व्यवस्था, संविधान, शासन प्रणाली, सामाजिक न्याय तथा अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संबंध।
( भारतीय संविधान–ऐतिहासिक आधार, विकास, विशेषताएँ, संशोधन, महत्त्वपूर्ण प्रावधान और बुनियादी संरचना)
Supreme Court
चर्चा में क्यों?
हाल ही में सर्वोच्च न्यायालय की पाँच न्यायाधीशीय संवैधानिक खंडपीठ ने चार अलग-अलग लेकिन समेकित निर्णयों में आपसी सहमति से दो समान लिंग वाले व्यक्तियों के बीच बनने वाले यौन संबंधों को वैध घोषित किया। 
प्रमुख बिंदु
  • इसने 2013 के फैसले को संवैधानिक रूप से अस्वीकार कर दिया। सर्वोच्च न्यायालय समलैंगिकता को अपराध मानने को चुनौती देने वाली याचिकाओं के एक समूह पर सुनवाई कर रहा था। 
  • पाँच न्यायाधीशीय खंडपीठ की अध्यक्षता भारत के मुख्य न्यायाधीश दीपक मिश्रा ने की और इसमें जस्टिस आर.एफ. नरीमन, ए.एम. खानविलकर, डी.वाई. चंद्रचूड़ और इंदु मल्होत्रा शामिल थे।
  • यह फैसला नर्तक जौहर, पत्रकार सुनील मेहरा, शेफ रितु डालमिया, होटल उद्यमी अमन नाथ और केशव सूरी तथा बिज़नेस एक्जीक्यूटिव आयशा कपूर द्वारा दायर की गई पाँच याचिकाओं के संबंध में था। 
  • इस वर्ष की शुरुआत में सर्वोच्च न्यायालय द्वारा की गई चार दिवसीय सुनवाई के दौरान केंद्र ने कहा था कि वह याचिकाओं का प्रतिरोध नहीं करेगा और फैसले को "न्यायालय की बुद्धिमत्ता" पर छोड़ देगा। 
क्या है धारा 377?
  • भारतीय दंड संहिता (IPC) की धारा 377 का संबंध अप्राकृतिक शारीरिक संबंधों से है। इसके अनुसार यदि दो लोग आपसी सहमति अथवा असहमति से आपस में अप्राकृतिक संबंध बनाते हैं और दोषी करार दिये जाते हैं तो उनको 10 वर्ष से लेकर उम्रकैद तक की सज़ा हो सकती है। अधिनियम में इस अपराध को संज्ञेय तथा गैर-जमानती अपराध माना गया है। 
  • यद्यपि व्यक्ति के चयन की स्वतंत्रता को महत्त्व देते हुए 2009 में हाईकोर्ट ने आपसी सहमति से एकांत में बनाए जाने वाले समलैंगिक संबंधों को अपराध के दायरे से बाहर करने का निर्णय दिया था। किंतु 2013 में सर्वोच्च न्यायालय  द्वारा समलैंगिकता की स्थिति में उम्रकैद के प्रावधान को पुनः बहाल करने का फैसला दिया गया।
स्रोत : द इंडियन . The Hindu.

भारत और अमेरिका की पहली 2+2 वार्ता

2 plus to dialogue with IND AND USA



 शासन व्यवस्था, संविधान, शासन प्रणाली, सामाजिक न्याय तथा अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संबंध।
( द्विपक्षीय, क्षेत्रीय और वैश्विक समूह तथा भारत से संबंधित अथवा भारत के हितों को प्रभावित करने वाले करार)
Defence Deal
चर्चा में क्यों?
हाल ही में भारत-अमेरिका के बीच पहली 2+2 वार्ता संपन्न हुई। इस वार्ता के दौरान अमेरिकी रक्षा सचिव जिम मैटिस और राज्य सचिव माइक पोम्पेओ ने राजनीतिक और सुरक्षा संबंधों को मज़बूत बनाने के उद्देश्य से अपने भारतीय समकक्ष रक्षा मंत्री निर्मला सीतारमण और विदेश मंत्री सुषमा स्वराज के साथ कई महत्त्वपूर्ण समझौतों पर हस्ताक्षर किये।
वार्ता संबंधी प्रमुख बिंदु 
  • दोनों सरकारों के बीच 50 से अधिक द्विपक्षीय वार्ता तंत्र है किंतु भारत के प्रधानमंत्री और अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति के बीच शिखर स्तर की भागीदारी के बाद यह सहभागिता का सबसे उच्चतम स्तर है।
  • इस वार्ता के दौरान दोनों देशों के प्रतिनिधियों ने शांति और स्थिरता सुनिश्चित करने के लिये सहयोग करने की बात को दोहराया साथ ही दोनों देशों के बीच आर्थिक विकास, समृद्धि और प्रगति के बारे में दोनों देशों के लोगों की आकांक्षाओं को पूरा करने पर ज़ोर दिया।
  • दोनों देशों के समकक्ष, संयुक्त राष्ट्र और फाइनेंसियल एक्शन टास्क फोर्स जैसे अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मंचों के माध्यम से मज़बूत संबंधों को स्थापित करने पर सहमत हुए।
  • इस वार्ता के दौरान दोनों देशों के रक्षा मंत्रियों और विदेश मंत्रियों के बीच हॉटलाइन शुरू करने का भी निर्णय लिया गया है जिससे दोनों रक्षा मंत्रियों और विदेश मंत्रियों के बीच सीधा संपर्क स्थापित हो जाएगा।
  • वर्तमान में भारत और अमेरिका के सुरक्षा बल साथ-साथ प्रशिक्षण और संयुक्‍त अभ्‍यास कर रहे हैं और इस क्षेत्र में सहयोग बढ़ाने के लिये वर्ष 2019 में भारत के पूर्वी तट पर अमेरिकी बलों के साथ पहली बार तीनों सेनाएँ संयुक्‍त अभ्‍यास करेंगी, का निर्णय लिया गया।
  • अमेरिका द्वारा भारत को अपना प्रमुख रक्षा साझेदार बनाने के विषय पर विस्‍तार से चर्चा हुई।
  • उल्लेखनीय है कि अमेरिका ने भारत को STA-1 का दर्जा प्रदान किया है। 
सामरिक व्यापार प्राधिकरण या स्ट्रैटजिक ट्रेड ऑथोराइज़ेशन (STA)
  • वर्ष 2011 में निर्यात नियंत्रण सुधार पहल के रूप में सामरिक व्यापार प्राधिकरण या स्ट्रैटजिक ट्रेड ऑथोराइज़ेशन की अवधारणा प्रस्तुत की गई।
  • इसके अंतर्गत दो सूचियाँ- STA-1 और STA-2 बनाई गईं, जो देश इन दोनों में से किसी भी सूची में शामिल नहीं थे, उन्हें दोहरी उपयोग की वस्तुओं के निर्यात के लिये लाइसेंस की आवश्यकता पड़ती थी।
  • STA-1 सूची में NATO के सहयोगी और ऑस्ट्रेलिया, जापान तथा दक्षिण कोरिया सहित 36 देश शामिल हैं, इन देशों की अप्रसार व्यवस्था को अमेरिका द्वारा सबसे अच्छा कहा गया है।
  • ये देश चारों बहुपक्षीय निर्यात नियंत्रण व्यवस्था- परमाणु आपूर्तिकर्त्ता समूह (NSG), मिसाइल प्रौद्योगिकी नियंत्रण व्यवस्था (MTCR), ऑस्ट्रेलिया समूह और वासनेर व्यवस्था के हिस्सा हैं।
  • यह व्यवस्था अमेरिका से निर्यात के संबंध में लाइसेंस अपवाद की अनुमति देती है।
  • अमेरिकी सरकार इस प्रकार के प्राधिकरण को निश्चित स्थितियों में लेन-देन विशिष्ट लाइसेंस (transaction – specific license) के बिना निश्चित वस्तुओं के निर्यात की अनुमति देती है।
  • STA-1 देशों को निर्यातित वस्तुओं में राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा, रासायनिक या जैविक हथियार, परमाणु अप्रसार, क्षेत्रीय स्थिरता, अपराध नियंत्रण आदि शामिल हैं।
  • उल्लेखनीय है कि STA-1 में शामिल होने से पहले भारत सात अन्य देशों अल्बानिया, हॉन्गकॉन्ग, इज़राइल, माल्टा, सिंगापुर, दक्षिण अफ्रीका और ताइवान के साथ STA-2 की सूची में शामिल था।
  • बैठक के दौरान ‘मेक इन इंडिया’ कार्यक्रम के तहत भारत में रक्षा उत्‍पादन को प्रोत्‍साहन देने के संबंध में सरकार द्वारा उठाए गए कदमों का जायजा लिया गया।
  • इस वार्ता के दौरान सैन्य संचार से संबंधित समझौते COMCASA पर हस्ताक्षर किये गए।
COMCASA
  • संचार संगतता और सुरक्षा समझौता (Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement-COMCASA) एन्क्रिप्टेड संचार प्रणाली के हस्तांतरण को सरल बनाता है तथा उच्च तकनीक वाले सैन्य उपकरणों को साझा करने हेतु यह समझौता अमेरिका की प्रमुख आवश्यकता है।
  • यह समझौता संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका को अपने इन्क्रिप्टेड (Encrypted) संचार उपकरणों और गुप्त प्रौद्योगिकियों को भारत के साथ साझा करने की अनुमति देगा, जिससे दोनों पक्षों के उच्च स्तर के सैन्य-नेतृत्व के बीच युद्धकाल और शांतिकाल दोनों में ही सुरक्षित संचार संभव हो सकेगा।
  • इससे संयुक्त सैन्य अभियान के दौरान सुरक्षित संचार में सहायता मिलेगी।
  • इस तरह की उन्नत प्रौद्योगिकियों और संवेदनशील उपकरणों को सामान्यत अमेरिका से खरीदे गए सिस्टमों पर ही स्थापित किया जाता है।
  • अत: यह समझौता भारत-अमेरिका रक्षा संबंधों के लिये मील का पत्थर सिद्ध होगा।
  • साथ ही इस तकनीक की मदद से भारत को चीन पर नज़र रखने में भी मदद मिलेगी।
  • इसके अलावा आतंकवाद के मुद्दे पर दोनों देशों ने साथ लड़ने का फैसला किया।
  • महत्त्वपूर्ण बात यह है कि इस वार्ता से दुनिया के दो सबसे बड़े लोकतंत्र दक्षिण अफ्रीका और हिंद महासागर में चीन के विस्तार के प्रभाव को कम करने हेतु बेहद नज़दीक आ गए हैं।
  • दोनों देशों के समकक्षों द्वारा दक्षिण एशिया की स्थिति पर भी चर्चा की गई तथा भारत ने राष्ट्रपति ट्रंप की दक्षिण एशिया नीति का समर्थन भी किया।
स्रोत: लाइव मिंट,द हिंदू एवं पी.आई.बी.

Think Positive Words




:

  1. Don't confuse your path with your destination. Just because it's stormy now doesn't mean that you aren't headed for sunshine.

  2. :
    You are strong when you know your weaknesses. You are beautiful when you appreciate your flaws. You are wise when you learn from your mistakes.
  3. In helping others, we shall help ourselves for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.
  4. "You must believe you can. You must find the place inside yourself where anything is possible. It starts with a dream. Add confidence, and it becomes a belief. Add commitment, and it becomes a goal in sight. Add action, and it becomes a part of your life. Add determination and time, and your dream becomes a reality. When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, Never Give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
  5. You are strong enough to cope with your challenges, wise enough to find a solution to your problems, and capable enough to do what needs to be done.
  6. sandalwood is pleasant (cool), moon (or moon light) is more pleasant than sandal. (but) company of a good person (sAdhu) is pleasant then both moon and sandal.

    @spiritual_quotes

I AM A TEACHER.......Education means inspirng someone's mind, not just filling their head".





I May be a School Teacher/
I May be a College Lecturer /
I May be a University Professor.
Behind That Doctor,
It is Me, a Teacher...........
Behind That Engineer,
It is Me, a Teacher..........
Behind That Statistician,
It is Me, a Teacher..........
Behind That Nuclear Physicist,
It is Me, a Teacher..........
Behind That Mathematician,
It is Me, a Teacher..........
Behind That Scientist,
It is Me, a Teacher..........
Behind That Zoologist,
It is Me, a Teacher..........
Behind That Entomologist,
It is Me, a Teacher..........
Behind That Botanist,
It is Me, a Teacher..........
Behind That Economist,
It is Me, a Teacher..........
Behind That Entrepreneur,
It is Me, a Teacher..........
Behind That Lawyer,
It is Me, a Teacher..........
Behind That Political Scientist,
It is Me, a Teacher..........
Behind That Psychologist,
It is Me, a Teacher..........
Behind That Musician,
It is Me, a Teacher..........
Behind That Architect,
It is Me, a Teacher..........
Behind That Astrologer,
It is Me, a Teacher..........
Behind That Astronomer,
It is Me, a Teacher..............


Life teaches you that you cannot attain real maturity until you are ready to accept this harsh knowledge, this limitation in yourself, and make the difficult adjustment. Either you must learn to allow someone else to meet the need, without bitterness or envy, and accept it; or somehow you must make yourself learn to meet it. If you refuse to accept the limitation in yourself, you will be unable to grow beyond this point.
~Eleanor Roosevelt



I Carry the Light Even Though They Mostly Make Fun Of Me By Their Uncharitable Jokes ... But I am a Teacher........
I Don't Qualify for a Bungalow or a Villa nor Earn Enough to Buy an Expensive House or a Car............. Like Corrupt Officers and Corrupt Politicians. But Yes, I am a Teacher...........
Some Think or Even Say That I Have too Many Holidays. They Never Know That I Spend Those Holidays Either Correcting Papers or Planning What and How I am Going to Teach When I Go Back to School/College/University /Institution........
Because I am a Teacher.....
Sometimes I Get Confused and Even Get Stressed by the
Ever-changing Policies Over What And How I Have to Teach.......
Despite All That, I am a Teacher and I Love to Teach and I am Teaching ....
On Pay-days I Don't Laugh as Corrupt Officers and Others Do, But by the Next Day I Love to Come With a Smile to Those That I Teach..... Because I am a Teacher....
The Main Source of My Satisfaction is When I See Them Growing. I See Them Succeeding. I See Them Having All Those Assets. I See Them Bravely Facing the World and its Challenges. And I Say Yes I Have Taught in Spite of Living in a World Opened by Google.. Because I am a Teacher.... Yes I am a Teacher........

Success requires no apologies, failure permits no alibis.
~Napoleon Hill



It Doesn't Matter How They Look at Me, It doesn't Matter How Much More They Earn Than I Do.
It Doesn't Matter That They Drive While I Walk Because All What They Have is Through Me, A Teacher...
Whether They Acknowledge Me or Not...... I am a Teacher....
*This Message is Dedicated to All the Amazing Teachers , Lecturers And Professors .*
*You May Pass This Message to All the Teachers / Lecturers / Professors If You Like And Make Them Proud of Their Careers .*


Think Positive Words:“I am enough. I am full of sparkle and of compassion.I genuinely want to make the world a better place. I love hard. I practice kindness. I am not afraid of the truth. I am loyal, adventurous, supporting, and surprising. I am enough. I make mistakes, but I own them and I learn from them. And sometimes I make a lot of mistakes. But I am enough.”

- Molly Mahar


*DROP FIVE STONES"






  1. *On top of the mountain lived a Sufi master. Once, every month, he would visit the village at the foot of the mountain. On one such visit, a man approached him and asked, "How come I cannot ever see God? Can you help me to see God?" "Sure", was the reply of the Sufi master. "But to do that, you will have to help me," he said. "What help do you need, master?" "You will have to pick up five stones of equal size and weight.*
  2. *Carry them to the top of the mountain, so that I can use them to build a platform outside my hut." The seeker agreed. Both started their journey up to the mountain. Soon the man got tired and walking became a tiresome task- "Discard one of the stones," the Sufi master said. "Then it will be easier for you," he continued. The man discarded one of the stones and walking indeed became easier. But soon, the man was tired. Walking towards the mountain top was again becoming very tough. The master asked him to discard another stone. Very soon, he had discarded all five stones on the way to the top of the mountain. The Sufi master then said to the man, "Now, I have shown you the way to God." The man was perplexed. He said, "I still cannot see God. "The master explained, "The five stones symbolize your major weaknesses to see God. They are lust, anger, greed, desires and ego. Learn to discard these. It will not be easy, but these are the curtains between you and God. Throw them away, and you will be able to see your beloved God, effortlessly.*

Attachment in Detachment



When my daughter, the older of my two, wed and left home, I felt a part of me gone.
With a daughter and a son, I know what both mean, differently.
When she was in her teens I felt as if she was my "physical extension" !
So when she left home to set up her own, I felt I lost a limb.
Next time she came to stay with us, I was astonished how her priorities had changed.
We too must've given the same shocks to our own parents !
When she said Amma,
she meant her mother-in-law, not me!
I felt she was always in a hurry to go back to her house and not stay with me for a few more days.
That was the first time, it dawned on me that I have to start practising detachment with attachment.
Two years after my daughter’s marriage, my son left for higher studies to US.
Having experienced a child's separation once, I was better equipped emotionally.
I plunged head long into various classes held in the city starting from vedanta to healing to ikebana -
I just wanted to be away from home..since my husband was a 24/7 workaholic.
My son used to write how he was missing my home cooked food, how he was waiting to come back to live in Chennai with us ...
After a few years, he did come back and we got him married.
He started living separately with his wife and we were also happy that they wanted to be independant from the beginning...
But now, it was all changed !
When in the U S, he missed my cooking, now if I called him to come over with his wife for a meal, it was always some excuse like "oh, amma, we have other plans for the day, please don't mistake us if we don't drop in today" !
I could see that his priorities had also changed completely..
We talk so many things and give so much advice to others, but when it comes to our own children, acceptance comes very late. Our next step is to just leave them undisturbed in every way.
It was at that time, that I made the following, my 'new profile'.
In all my relationships, rather interactions, I give my best and do my best to live up to what I say.
My attachment with them is complete.
However, I remain detached in the sense that I do not expect them to reciprocate my affection.
Most importantly, I make a conscious effort , not to interfere or pass judgements on the lives they choose to lead.
My concern for my near and dear ones will not fade with my detachment.
If you let go of the ones you love, they will never go away – this is the beauty of attachment with detachment !
I have learnt to love and let go.
This dictum has developed tolerance in me.
When I let the people live the way they want to, I learn to accept them for what they are.
Most importantly ,
I learn to tolerate the world around me and this tolerance brings in me a sense of peace and contentment.
Since both my children live in Chennai, I follow this very strictly, you know why !
Now I have realised that we start growing mentally much more only after the children leave the house and we have to tackle the emotional vacuum, that arises, along with age-related problems .
I specially dedicate this post to my friends, who are totally dependant on their children's lives, to nurture their own selves emotionally.
Please develop your own interests, hobbies etc, however mundane they seem to be..
We must learn
*To love whatever we do instead of doing whatever we love !*

Today - Inspiring Thoughts


:

When work is done as a choice, you tend to enjoy what you do, when it is finally completed you experience a sense of fulfilment.

When work is undertaken as a compulsion, you struggle to do what you do, and when it is finally completed, you experience a sense of relief.

Let us shift from the attitude of
"I must do it"
to
"I Want to do it."




#Forgiveness is the key to letting go of the #past & being available in the present.

By focusing on old grievance, you are utilizing vital life #energy in a negative way — energy that would be better spent focusing on the achievement of what you do want.

DIGNITY IS NOT NEGOTIABLE.

One morning at our Law College, when our new teacher for "Introduction to Rights" entered the classroom, the first thing he did was to ask the name of a student who was seated on the first bench: "What is your name?"

"My name is Juan, Sir."

"Leave the classroom and I don't want to ever see you in my class ever!" screamed the unpleasant teacher.

Juan was bewildered. When he got hold of his senses, he got up quickly, collected his belongings and left the classroom.

All were scared and angry; however nobody spoke anything.

"Well, let's start the class," said the new teacher. "What purpose do the enacted laws serve?"

We were afraid, but slowly gained confidence and we began to answer his questions.

"So that there is order in our society."

"No!" the teacher shouted.

"So that people pay for their wrong actions?"

”No! Doesn't anybody here have enough brains to know the answer to this question?!" asked the teacher, sarcastically.

"So that there is justice," said a girl timidly.

”At last! One person who is not a complete moron! That's correct.... so that there is justice. And now, what is the use of justice?"

All of us were extremely uneasy with his rude attitude. However, we continued trying to answer....

"To safeguard human rights."

"Well, what more?" asked the teacher.

"To differentiate right from wrong and to reward the good."

"Ok, that's not bad. However, answer this question: Did I act correctly when expelling Juan from the classroom?"

All were quiet, nobody answered.

"I want a decisive and unanimous answer!" he shouted.

"No!" we all replied in unison.

"Then could you say I committed an injustice?"

"Yes!"

Then his voice softened and he asked, "And why did nobody do anything in that respect? So why do we need rules and laws if we don't have the necessary will to practice them? Each one of you has an obligation to do something when you witness an injustice. ALL of you! Do not stay quiet, never again! Go and call Juan," he said staring at me.

On that day, I received the most practical lesson in my course of Law. When we don't defend our rights, we lose our dignity, and dignity is not negotiable.

↴➤
*Your intelligence is impaired*
*1. when you are emotional.*
*2. when you are ego involved.*

*You will always regret later*
*for the decisions made*
*and the actions performed,*
*out of emotions or ego.*

*Mastery is to abstain from*
*action and decision making*
*when the 2 Es are ruling you.*Our destiny is shaped by our character; our character is shaped by our habits; our habits are shaped by our actions.

But, what shapes our actions? It is our thoughts. Thus, by shaping our thoughts, we will shape our destiny.

How do we shape our thoughts? How to steer our thoughts from discord to harmony , from hatred to love, from negative to positive; from animalism to spiritualism, from darkness to light:
A three pronged approach is needed:

1. Reduce the quantity of your thoughts.

2. Improve the quality of your thoughts.

3. And, provide the right direction to our thoughts. "

Importance of Integrity in Civil Service



  • Integrity is most essential to counter the evil of corruption in public administration
  • It ensures sincerity towards one’s job
  • The actions of public servants have a direct bearing on the character of the community

  • Causes for decline of integrity in civil services:
    • Colonial attitude of administration – indifferent, sense of superiority
    • Low salaries compared to private sector jobs + rising inflation
    • Liberalization has further empowered bureaucracy = more scope for corruption
    • Lack of public opinion against corruption
    • Inadequate laws + lethargic judiciary
    • Misuse of legal protection to civil servants. Eg. Article 311, CAT etc
    • Pressure Groups have emerged as a breeding ground for corruption by seeking favours for their respective communities
  • How to improve integrity:
    • Make conditions of civil service attractive. Eg. Performance based bonus etc
    • Simplification of complex working procedures = to ensure transparency and better compliance by less informed citizens. Eg e-tax filing.
    • Independent + Powerful Ombudsman to attend public grievances
Stringent laws + swift conviction = restore citizen’s faith in public services

Values for Civil Service – 2nd ARC



In performing complex administrative tasks, a public servant employs a range of values as a means to guide his behaviour and actions. Externally, he should work as per the organisation’s value system. At times, two values may be contradicting. Eg. Rule of Law and Efficiency. Uncertainty regarding values may lead to ethical and decision making dilemmas. It may also affect an organisation’s work culture, reputation and create interpersonal problems.
Core civil service values (code of conduct) are:
  • Integrity – Quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. It is important to avoid conflict of interest.
  • Respect for law – Cardinal principle of governance. Decisions are made adhering to the law
  • Impartiality and Objectivity – Means acting solely based on the merit of the case. Evidence based decision making devoid of personal emotions, opinions etc
  • Political neutrality – Decision making should be independent of any political influence or favours. It should be governed by the aim of maximising public interest. It is important for building trust vis-à-vis the public
  • Compassion – To understand the sufferings of other. It is a universal virtue
  • Transparency and Accountability – For own actions and create such an environment for others as well (work culture)
  • Courage – To stand by the right decision and manage external pressures

Sunday, 15 July 2018

My Favorite Quote's - Every Day in Life

Quote's:-  "We all contain mysteries, especiallywhen seen from the inside.”“She is so lost in her sadness that she has no idea how visible it is.”“If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: We all want everything to be okay. We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.”
“You can learn a lot about people from the stories they tell, but you can alsoknow them from the way they sing along, whether they like the windows up or down, if they live by the map or by the world, if they feel the pull of the ocean.”
“What is it about the moment you fall in love? How can such a small measure of time contain such enormity?”
“The moment you fall in love feels like it has centuries behind it, generations– all of them rearranging themselves so that precise remarkable intersection could happen. In your heart, in your bones, no matter how silly you know it is, you feel that everything has been leading to this, all the secret arrows were pointing here, the universe and time itself crafted this long ago, and you are just now realizing it, you are just now arriving at the place you were always meant to be.”
“It’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to feel someone else falling in love with you, and to feel a responsibility toward that love.”
“But instead of the pain, I felt something just as bad— the fierce, living weight of terrifying guilt.”
“The sound of words as they’re said is always different from the sound they make when they’re heard, because the speaker hears some of the sound from the inside.”
“You shouldn’t have to venture deep down in order to get to love.”
“Falling in love with someone doesn’t mean you know any better how they feel. It only means you know how youfeel.”
“I feel such a tenderness for these vulnerable nighttime conversations, the way words take a different shape in the air when there’s no light in the room.”
“I have woken up because the thoughts are so loud, and none of them mean well.”
“It would be too easy to say that I feel invisible. Instead, I feel painfully visible and entirely ignored.”
“The devil doesn’t make anyone do anything. People just do things and blame the devil after.”
“But do you know what happens to girls who love lost boys? They become lost themselves.”
“It was so much easier when I didn’twant anything. Not getting what you want can make you cruel.”
“Because when something happens, she’s the person I want to tell. The most basic indicator of love.”
“There will always be more questions. Every answer leads to more questions. The only way to survive is to let some of them go.”
“We are outside, but the walls are closing in. We are on solid ground, but the bottom has just dropped out.”
“I wanted love to conquer all. But love can’t conquer anything. It can’t do anything on its own. It relies on us to do the conquering on its behalf.”
“The past and future are what’s complicated. It’s the present that’s simple.”
“If you stare at the center of the universe, there is a coldness there. A blankness. Ultimately, the universe doesn’t care about us. Time doesn’t care about us. That’s why we have to care about each other.”

Goodreads Synopsis: Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.
It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

A Story With A Moral….Being Thankful.

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: “I am blind, please ...