The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation -

ry Su­jatha Singh and former DGP of Pun­jab Julio Riberio, says there should be a rea­son­able pe­riod of time af­ter which files should not be re­opened.

The former bu­reau­crats said they were con­cerned over “se­lec­tive tar­get­ing” of re­tired and serv­ing of­fi­cers for “nar­row po­lit­i­cal ad­van­tages”. They ac­cused gov­ern­ment of mak­ing of­fi­cers bear the brunt of crim­i­nal pro­ceed­ings that “orig­i­nate from set­tling of po­lit­i­cal scores”, adding that it will only reaf­firm civil ser­vants’ fears that they will not be pro­tected for bona fide of­fi­cial work. “Serv­ing of­fi­cials will nat­u­rally be de­mo­ti­vated if dili­gent and hon­est of­fi­cers are se­lec­tively tar­geted for pun­ish­ment for no fault of theirs other than that they were im­ple­ment­ing the pol­icy de­ci­sions of gov­ern­ment of the day,” the let­ter said.


The news item ‘In­dia’s cut­ting down on plas­tic, and ev­ery­one’s chip­ping in’ pub­lished on Oc­to­ber 3 dis­cusses the steps in­di­vid­ual states are tak­ing to re­duce plas­tic use. While reg­u­la­tions against use of spe­cific types of plas­tics are in place in these states, they do not have a blan­ket ban on plas­tics.

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