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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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    Features
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Manas Publications
    • ISBN: 9788170494874, 8170494877
    • Edition: 2014
    • Pages: 288
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    Description
    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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    Lack of Legible print

    I expected a better print quality from the book. The letters crafted in the annexures were not legible.
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    Milind Pande

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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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    A must read for all civil service aspirants

    Teh model code of conduct by a civil servant is explained in details by parakh sahab's own memoirs and struggles.
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    vaibhav Maheshwari

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    WOW!

    This is ONE book we must read. It tells us a lot about the system of functioning in our Govt Departments. Not that we're completely ignorant but reading from a First-Hand experience is something else.
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    Country Let Down by Dr. Manmohan Singh thru these revelations

    I am saddened by what the author has described , a PM who lost his mojo / strength / wisdom / power. But alas we are in elections, hope the new elected head of state would bring in lesser scams and more direction for our country.
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    Sibi Mathews

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    16 Apr, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    12 Aug, 2014

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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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