Why should Gupta suffer for chairing a meeting?
Apropos to the BT article on former Coal Secretary HC Gupta finding himself in a legal quagmire published in the September 1-15, 2016 issue. I felt very sorry for the plight of upright retired IAS officer. I think that those officers who perform their duties in good faith must be supported. I hope the IAS Association will brood over how to get this type of atrocities on honest officers corrected by the Government. Also the association must not support any wrong government employees, including its own members. Why should Gupta suffer for chairing an innocuous meeting? The decision taken by the Screening Committee is a matter of interpretation. The politicians who reportedly made money in the Coal Ministry scam are now basking in the glory of their hidden wealth. We need pillars in India’s Civil Services, not caterpillars. Hope Gupta will be acquitted but will those who did the actual wrongdoings be sent to jail?
VK Bahuguna, former Principal Secy, Tripura