ramana wrote:One fatal flaw is assigning them to State cadre when they belong to All India Services.
My understanding is that all though these folks were All India Services, more or less they had to be assigned to a state when they begin their careers. Their only benefit being their rights to move to a "central department". And I do feel in a big country with very many languages etc, a kind of centralised services would help. Because at their level IAS/IPS fellows come with a pan-India outlook and would be able to work with any person from any state, who is another IAS/IPS fellow. It is a kind of "old school boy network" .
But over the course of years, perhaps the All India Services folks have also clearly understood on which side the bread is buttered. If they find the state offering a better incentive they stay put here, or else they use their leverages in their old boy network and get pulled up to the central govt. On top of it many states also have their own "conferred" IAS/IPS Babus who generally are champions when it comes to buttering up the state politicians. Many times key positions also gets assigned to such folks so that the political machinery would be able to function easily.
A case in my mind is that of a young ASP who was in Kerala cadre who was posted at Thalassery,North Kerala to quell a communal riot. He quelled it, but also went back to the central cadre only to rise up high in the IB ranks. Another was that of a state service police officer (joined as SI) who some how got very rapid promotions, got conferred IPS easily and rose upto become a DIG. He was then assigned in North Kerala when political murders were really bad, only because he was actually a CPI(M) man who happened to be in police uniform.
Vikas wrote:How many moneybags did congress raise. There is no end to people who were/are holders of Money for congress but acting as Businesses men.
At least in KA, the trend I have noticed is that politicans very rarely go around throwing money at every one. They all have their money bags who have to be in professions which at least allows/expects huge volume of money transfers. So generally they are "businessmen". These "businessmen" are the ATMs for the politicans who comes knocking when they need the money. The really bad situation I have heard of in KA, was when a movie actor was kidnapped by a forest brigand. The ransom asked was really high; and state govt. officially cannot pay it off. So here at least every money bag of every politician was tapped; and given clear targets on money they were to cough up. Quarry owners, movie makers and right down to the lowest Abkari contractor had a target to be met.