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If Threatened With Criminal Action, Bureaucrats Won't Make Decisions: IAS Association

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NWI EXCLUSIVE

The conviction of formal coal ministry secretary Harish Chandra Gupta in an alleged 'coal scam' case has given rise to controversy amongst the administrative cadre. In a recent interview with News World India, Central IAS Association secretary Sanjay Bhoosreddy expressed that if criminal prosecution is undertaken for administrative errors then the bureaucrats will be prevented from making any decisions. The lack of prompt decisions will be against the interests of the nation.

According to Bhoosreddy, the government gives responsibility to senior bureaucrats and expects results and accordingly the decisions are made. The administrative officers are assigned tasks which require them to make decisions whose outcomes cannot always be accurately predicted.

"If the bureaucrats face the risk of criminal prosecution, they will hesitate in making decisions and would instead form sub-committees, delaying the concerned matter further. If there is any administrative fault or error in the results given by senior bureaucrats, then departmental action should be taken," said Bhoosreddy.

On May 22, Delhi's special CBI court has sentenced Harish Chandra Gupta to two years in the case of allocating coal blocks to Kamal Spong and Steel Power Limited.

arun dev

SIR ,YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE DECISIONS.SOME WILL BE IMPLICATED........THE NAME OF THE GAME IS OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD.