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    Crusader or Conspirator? : Coalgate and Other Truths (English, Hardcover, P. C. Parakh)

    Crusader or Conspirator? : Coalgate and Other Truths  (English, Hardcover, P. C. Parakh)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Manas Publications
    • ISBN: 9788170494874, 8170494877
    • Edition: 2014
    • Pages: 288
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    In 2012, a controversy over allocation of coal blocks to private companies rocked the country. The government's finance watchdog - the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) - found that the government had picked favourites and avoided open and competitive bidding which would have generated far more revenue for a cash starved state. The CAG concluded that India had lost ` 1.86 lakh crore (over $ 30 billion) in the process, all of which went to the private companies. It was the biggest recorded scam in the history of India.

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India's premier investigation agency, then filed an FIR against the top officer in the coal ministry - Secretary PC Parakh and industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla. Parakh had by then earned a fine reputation for ability and integrity in over three decades as a civil servant. His stint as the top bureaucrat in the coal ministry was his last posting in a sterling career. The FIR outraged the civil services and corporate India and was widely condemned by the intelligentsia of the country.

    The book isn't just about the coal scam. It is also about working with some of the biggest Indian politicians, starting with chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh. It is about life in the coal ministry with Mamata Banerjee, Shibu Soren and Dr. Manmohan Singh, who was also the Prime Minister. It is about the lessons learnt before Parakh met any of these dignitaries. It is an account that startles with neverbefore revealed information"
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      • 2014
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    Good book
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    Classy product

    Nice book. Worth reading.
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    Bhupendre Singh Parmar

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    Cursaer or conspirator?

    scam happened once twice thrice and many more times... but if audit reports is still conspirator then what else to say :\
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    manish dabra

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    good

    The author has described the difficulties and obstacles he has faced during his regime under administrative services in the corrupt system and seniors.It comes out that how helpless you are many a times even being an IAS officer and bearer of authority.A GOOD READ.
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    Apoorv Ankur

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    5

    For political followers

    Surely this book gives a very glimpse of man loop holes in the Indian bureaucracy. It is a sure go for Political enthusiasts and politics followers.
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    Jafar Ali

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    INFORMATIVE BOOK..............

    This book of P.C.Parekh gives lot of awareness for do and undo of Govt. and their work,
    CAG limitation etc.

    If U Like Politics a must read for u.........................
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    5

    A book that every Indian should read

    An excellent book and every indian should read to know about our system. If you're an civil service aspirant then it is must for you.
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    Gowri Sankar Kota

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    Very honest yet interesting description about systemic arrangements in our government offices.

    P.C. Parakh has given very nice and honest incidents a place in the novel which can make understand many people about the government problems and also problems a bureaucrat faces while delivering his duties. I liked it..............Also language is quite easy and makes what we call a heart to heart connection between author and the reader.
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    13 Jul, 2014

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    Inside bureaucracy

    As usual - Flipkart is the best! Got the book in two days.

    This book gives you insiders perspective on bureaucracy. You may get amazed by the functioning if you are new to it.
    Writing style is very normal, nothing great about it. Sometimes boring, too.
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    Rupesh Thakare

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    2 Jul, 2014

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    I chose to be a crusader!!!!

    Alpacino in his movie said, "I was warned not to come here.............I chose To FIGHT BACK............"
    Definitely PC Parakh in my opinion is a Crusader. He chose to Fight Back!
    Now note that this intelligent officer have never been proved guilty of any misconduct either official or non official manner. He has NOT WRITTEN THIS BOOK TO JUSTIFY anything, Rather to EDUCATE THE SO CALLED UPSC ASPIRANTS that how strong your heart should be to face the ill will of any Politician,Mafia or Colleagu...
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