No more a disqualification!

Governors, Lt Governors, CMs or Ministers arraigned of corruption do not resign anymore. Corruption might have been a disqualification sometime ago but not anymore. For government officers penalized for proven acts of corruption, it is no disqualification for future promotions. The DoPT orders clearly lay down that major penalty imposed on a corrupt officer shall not be a disqualification for future promotions unless it is specifically so ordered!! By the same logic a minister, especially in a coalition government shall not be disqualified to hold office unless so laid down in the judgement of the court–who knows the rules governing the salary etc of the ministers might contain such a clarification/note/explanation/GOI order under the relevant rule! The fact of the matter is that corruption has become an essential qualification for northward rise in the career graph of officers in the past few years. Posts on the WIC for quite some time have been referring to the sufferings of the honest officers. However reality cannot be wished away.

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