PM Modi keeps close eye on mantris with Doval's help

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  1. Singh

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is watching out for all possible wrongdoings by his ministers, learning from the deadly mistakes of his predecessor Manmohan Singh who did not, or could not, do so.
    That is why he is firewalling himself with various elementary and eminently doable methods that Manmohan Singh could have employed but did not – because of the ‘coalition dharma’, or because of oversight or simply because of the fact that he had more pressing issues to attend.
    But Modi, a practitioner of Chanakya Niti to the hilt, understands that he cannot be a good shepherd until he keeps a close eye on all his sheep. It is only then that one would know which ones are the black sheep.
    And one of the basic tenets of Chanakya Niti is: “By failing to plan, you are planning to fail. Every effective performance is based on thorough preparation.”

    Thus, PM Modi is employing all possible means to closely monitor his ministerial colleagues to prevent something he dreads most: scams.
    In his heart of hearts, Modi knows that if he has scripted electoral history in the 2014 elections he has been able to do so only because the UPA government was way too crass about nipping scams in the bud.
    PM Modi’s sharp gaze is pointed in all directions and covers each of his 44 ministers. He has put his loyal bureaucrats in all ministries. He has taken more special precautions with regard to ministries which are scam-prone and without which corrupt practices cannot take shape.
    His biggest weapon in this invisible war within is his most trusted lieutenant Ajit Doval, the National Security Advisor. In fact, it would be well nigh impossible to carry out such covert operations to monitor his ministers without the logistic and technical guidance from Doval.
    So much so that some ministers are engaging professionals privately to ‘clean’ their cars of possible bugging devices before they get inside!

    Here is how PM Modi has been donning the mantle of an ancient king in keeping a close vigil on what his ministers have been doing – or not doing.
    Two security guards have been posted right outside the office of oil and petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan. They keep a strict tab on who is meeting the minister. Pradhan’s ministry is cash-rich and thus scam-prone, because just one signature of the minister can result in the outflow of government money worth hundreds or even thousands of crores of rupees.

    Incidentally, Pradhan happens to be among the few ministers who could not carry out his press conference on the completion of 100 days of the Modi government. The reason: Modi did not give him permission to do so.
    Insiders reveal that Pradhan was all ready with a list of “achievements” of his ministry in the first 100 days of the government and had even a detailed press release prepared for the occasion. But Modi did not give him the go-ahead as he felt that Pradhan did not have the kind of “achievements” in 100 days that he could truly boast about.
    Piyush Goel, who holds three ministerial portfolios including coal and power, is another minister under the gaze of PM Modi.
    Modi has got a senior Gujarat-cadre bureaucrat installed in the power ministry to keep a tab on crucial decisions being taken by this other cash-rich and scam-prone ministry. With the help of this bureaucrat Modi has been able to track even the movements of all important files in the ministry.

    Modi has not spared even his closest confidante Arun Jaitley, who holds three portfolios including finance and defence. Just a few days ago, Modi placed another Gujarat cadre officer Hasmukh Adhia in the finance ministry.
    The 1981 batch IAS officer has just been appointed as secretary in the finance ministry’s Department of Financial Services. Adhia is practically Modi’s eyes and ears in the all-important finance ministry.
    Moreover, the PMO has wrested control from the finance ministry when it comes to dealing with the menace of non-performing assets (NPAs) of public sector banks which are worth over Rs two lakh crore or over $33 billion, clearly the biggest challenge before the Government of India and not just the finance ministry.

    A celebrity industrialist was recently dubbed as a ‘willful defaulter’ by the government. He approached Jaitley complaining against the alleged ham-handed treatment meted out to him. In response Jaitely told him that it was the PMO, not the finance ministry that is dealing with the larger issue of NPAs and thus his case was out of his purview.
    In fact, the PMO has the entire list of NPAs and is monitoring the issue.

    In a nutshell, PM Modi has been highly circumspect in nipping potential scams in the bud. He has been using the bureaucracy to the hilt in this endeavour knowing full well that scams cannot take place without the connivance of the bureaucracy.
    Moreover, he has openly exhorted all bureaucrats to reach out to him directly if they feel their seniors or ministers are forcing them to do something illegal.
    While all such steps are laudable, there is a flip side too. Such tight controls may also trigger decision paralysis, something that the BJP had consistently attacked the UPA 2 government for.


    No UPA-style scams: Modi keeps close eye on mantris with Doval's help


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  3. Eesh

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    King should keep a close watch on his ministers and top officers lest they should indulge in corruption.- Chanakya Niti.

    MMS allegedly never knew what Rajas of his cabinet were doing.
     
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    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    A King always keeps three networks active to spy, This is the basic thing in spying

    The basic rule is

    Two networks should be competing with each other and the third network is a separate one which is invisible to these two networks.
     
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    Good to see PM doing what he can to ensure the Govt mechanism is in control.
     
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    There will be pros and cons of having a strong NSA. There is no doubt that Ajit Doval is one of the best Intelligence officer of India. The official residence allocated to Ajit Doval (in Janpath area) is an indication of his prominence in this government. But the best part is still now he is working in the background. He is not in lime light (in media) like few of his predecessors (Brajesh Mishra and M K Narayanan).

    There will be few babus in our MEA and many ministers who will not be very happy with Doval. But nobody will have the courage to overrule him as he has strong backing of the PM. In my opinion, in our current security context he is the best person to be NSA.

    Regarding keeping an eye on his ministers, every PM should do that. After all the PM is leading the cabinet and should try his best to stop corrupt practices.

    Here is what this man upto in last 5-6 months.

     
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    I still prefer people taking up politics as very important job in running the country.
    For the last few months, I had seen lot of changes in our society. Everyone is changing their colors and posing as good guys.
    And the sad thing is Our PM has no option but appoint these snakes because there is no good enough person in our country to take up the posts.
    It is not the people that corrupt the system but the 'Not Caring' or 'Not Interested in politics' attitude of our people that is ruining our progress.
    Are we brave enough to take back the Indian National Congress from the clutches of that family?
    can we join the BJP and help Modiji by taking up the posts in his rule?
    Those old geezers are nasty enough to make a government style for the country which has no education and poor to the core.
     
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    But it is still debatable if Doval is doing the surveillance. But watch on the activities is being kept and ministers are aware of that fact. Fear of being caught with hand in the till should be enough.
     
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    PR exercise!
     
  10. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    One cannot make the mistake that Manmohan Singh did, that reduced him to be a footnote in history and labelled a ventriloquist dummy, even though he was academically illustrious.

    Politics is all all power and pelf and little to do with service to the Nation as has been seen over the years.

    Therefore, no matter which Party one belongs to, getting political positions of power make them feel that they have indeed come to a party and they indulge in wild partying at that.

    An eye in the sky is very essential to keep them on the straight and narrow or else they should be held by the short and the curlies.
     
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    @ Casper.
    In UPA it was a CLOSED eye, else how could so many scams happen? MMS himself said he was powerless due to coalition compulsions.

    @ray. MMS reduced himself to be the First Foot Mat of the Dynasty. See how an ordinance approved in cabinet meeting was torn by RaGa. He stomached the insult. At least Modi is not open to such insults from any corner.
     
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    Chidambaram kept a close eye on Pranab Mukherjee and that is why he bugged the office.

    MMS was the Coal Minister and the Coal Scam happened.

    He did not have a close eye on anyone except himself.

    He had CLOSED EYES.

    And would it be that Aunty had hypnotised him so?
     
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    MMS was Three Monkeys in one. Did not see, did not hear, did not speak.
     
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    Modi is impressive.

    If there is any country that needs to keep an eye on its Ministers like a hawk.....that would be India.
    Even more than the Gov apponted ministers would be the CM of each state and the people that latch onto them.
     
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    there are two scenarios

    if they(mantris) are not corrupt,why should they afraid/care about vigilance

    if they are corrupt, they have every reason to be afraid :rofl:
     
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    Modi keeping an eye on his ministers with help from Doval- well if its true .. it cant be in news. Both are legends in keeping their cards very close to them.
     
  18. anoop_mig25

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    I think he is more fearfull of torjan horse them compare to corruption
     
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    Old tactics of Modi. He'd been doing the same in Gujarat and it's effective.
     
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    Former top secret service guy, keeping an eye out for corrupt mantris :thumb:. Non performers being pulled down. Finally the cabinet ministries will be held by deserving candidates.

    What happened to fast track courts for MP's? Last I heard was that SC is not interested.
     
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    Modi is a real leader. A real leader is a solid administrator. Spying is too strong a word but it is necessary for him to watch.
     

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