Govt. must reveal what training the IAS officers obtain in USA

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Around a hundred IAS officers have been sent to USA to obtained training. They are being trained in which matter? And why USA has become their training destination?

Since long, conspiring to capture Indian market and exploit the vast natural resources of India, the US of America has been using all its tricks including arranging occupation of important administrative and policy framing posts by its agents.

Therefore, it is essential that the public be apprised of by the government as to what training the officers are obtaining from USA at the cost of Indian exchequer.

The Government must reveal who of the IAS officers has acquired what expertise in which subject from training in USA and to what extent that expertise has benefited India.

The government should also tell the public as to whether or not India has the scope to reorient the officers with necessary training in India. If there is no scope, why so?

We have enough reason to term training in USA as pro-American mind-washing. So, to us, deputing IAS officers, whose service objective empowers them to “control” administration, to obtain truing in USA would be devastative to our national interest.

Let the government tell us everything clearly and unambiguously.


Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

When Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh shall take a heart surgery this morning, our sincere wishes for success of the surgery and for his speedy recovery will be very much there mixed with the wishes of all of our countrymen and of the global community as well.

The peoples of Orissa, apart from wishing him all the best as the PM of India, have two special reasons to wish the surgery success. Firstly, his son-in-law Asok Kumar Patnaik, an IPS officer, is an Oriya and secondly, Dr. Ramakant Panda of Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai, who will do the surgery in the Operation Theater of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), also belongs to Orissa by birth.

We as Oriyas are very proud of Dr. Panda being the choice for the most responsible surgery of the day. On this day, there is perhaps no surgery being conducted in any part of the globe that could be bearing more global importance and attracting more global attention than what Dr. Panda is going to do now. We are sure of his success even as we know, it would be the most brilliant service he should be giving to the nation.

However, it would be wrong to remain silent on how adversely it affects the health of the country. Dr. Singh’s Information Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, yet battling against ailments, was, after being admitted for cardiac problems, shifted from AIIMS to privately run Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in October 2008 and now, even though the PM is going to be operated upon in the OT of AIIMS, the surgery is to be conducted by Dr. Panda of another privately run hospital, the Indian Heart Institute, Mumbai.

This makes it abundantly clear that our leaders, who are in power, know that the AIIMS is dead or has lost its vigor. They have killed the AIIMS or eager to see it killed.

The all-powerful Government of India that could strangulate our democracy to help the then USA President Bush succeed in his stratagem to subject this country to his country’s nuke hegemony, has failed to appoint a full-term Director after termination of the term of Dr. P. Venugopal eight months ago. It cannot but be deliberate.

It is not the time to say; but one cannot but say that in Dr. Singh’s regime the AIIMS has been massacred.

The manners of his Minister Ramadoss in the context of its autonomy and the impact thereof on the psyche of its Doctors should have been taken to serious consideration if Dr. Singh was not bent upon to open up the health sector like all other sectors to private players.

No wonder that the PM who never hesitated to steer the administration into doing any utter inhuman operation to free the country of “Left-Viruses” for providing a safe environment to private capital, has preferred a private Doctors’ team to the Doctors of the AIIMS for his own surgery.

But in this, he has ensured that the greatest of the public sector institute of health sciences in India succumbs to the “Right-Viruses”.