Not Just an Accountant - The Diary of the Nation's Conscience Keeper
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Not Just an Accountant - The Diary of the Nation's Conscience Keeper (English, Hardcover, Vinod Rai)

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Not Just an Accountant - The Diary of the Nation's Conscience Keeper  (English, Hardcover, Vinod Rai)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Rupa
    • ISBN: 9788129134615, 8129134616
    • Edition: 1st Edition, 2014
    • Pages: 288
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    Not Just an Accountant: The Diary of the Nation’s Conscience Keeper is the autobiography of India’s eleventh comptroller and auditor general and the man who is regarded as the symbol of the anti-corruption movement, Vinod Rai.

    Summary of the Book

    This autobiography offers a rich-in-anecdote narrative and inside information as Rai talks about the major scams that shocked the entire nation. It discusses the procedural inconsistencies in the issuance of licenses for second generation spectrum allotment, the last-minute quick-fixes in the conduct of the XIX commonwealth games, the loss of national resources during the allocation of coal blocks, the violation of systems and the clear display of familiar capitalism in the exploration of hydrocarbon and the sad story of civil aviation in India. Rai not only exposes government’s failures and controversies, but also delves into the mandate of the CAG as an ardent watchdog. Also, he focusses on long-term solutions to corruption in the country. He talks about the urgent need for ethics - the pursuit of excellence, accountability, probity and transparency within the governments, the bureaucracy, corporate enterprises, and even public life.

    About Vinod Rai

    Vinod Rai has served as the comptroller and auditor general of India. He has been revered for bringing about a paradigm change in the areas. The systems and qualitative upgrades that he introduced have been highly commended and endorsed within the country and globally, bringing worldwide compliment to the institution of the CAG of India. Rai also has vast experiences in the civil services and has served more than three decades in different capacities at the regional and federal level. He has also left an enduring mark on the financial sector of the nation. Rai currently lives in New Delhi.

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    Publication Year
    • 2014 September
    Book Type
    • Non Fiction Book
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    • 5.98 inch
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    • 9.01 inch
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    5

    Its Awakening moment to all Indians. Mr. Vinod Rai you are awesome.

    Its a book for "the" one who wants to put India first. For a trailer of this book one should watch Arnab's newshour debate which went on air on 11-Sep-2014. Simply Superb. It cannot be rated no iota less than 5. I am a Chartered Accountant and this book excited me like anything. One should be strong enough to be bold like Vinod Rai. He is to be called "the Auditor". Jai Hind.
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    Ganesh Bharadwaj

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    A Prompt Answer to CHANGE!!!!

    It is a Fantastic Account given to Indian people!!!!

    This book has one of very few remarkable "forward" written by Hon.Former President. It is the most Apt note one must read before starting the book.

    The book is incredible in its piece by piece story. yes. The learning from it is; We need Organization and Not Leadership!!!!!
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    sangeeta soman

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    Sep, 2014

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    Government's Auditor!

    Couple of books came around the same time this book was released in the 1st half of 2014 written by Indian bureaucrats. This one by Vinod Rai, the Comptroller and Auditor General is by far the best on the role of the CAG as envisioned by the constitution as one of India's towering institutions versus the elected executive towards providing an effective, efficient & an accountable Governance system.

    He has picked up a bunch of case studies in detail from where he sat & his team conducted the ...
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    Rama

    Certified Buyer, Bangalore

    Sep, 2014

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    A must buy to know "How does Civil Servant works? "

    Hi friend , I want to share you my experiences . This book is totally a marvelous piece by any author of this caliber . It is a worth reading to know how government work and what kind of pressure a genuine civil servant cop with day to day life . It is totally a masterpiece for Self Motivation and to achieve excellency in work . Thank you for reading my comment.
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    MRITUNJAY SHARMA

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    Aug, 2015

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    Saving his Grace

    Not just an Accountant is an attempt by the author to explain the process of Audit adopted by the Nations Auditor in the lay man's language to the Lay Man. It attempts to answer the critics of the audit as caused ripples in the national conscience and finally led to (possibly) a regime change as also bring out the hollowness of the claims of those who mattered.
    The book is divided into 11 chapters each dealing with an aspect in the authors life or/and the most sensational audits ever reporte...
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    Chetna Maheshwari

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    Sep, 2014

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    Not what i was expecting

    I was expecting that vinod rai will be from a different lot than sanjaya baru and parekh saheb, and instead of sensationalizing things and telling us what is we already know, will give his ethical views.. values in civil services, how he dealt with these dilemmas.. His intent was this, and in book we find very little space given for such matter ... hardly last 10-15 lines of every case study... I dont understand ki case study form me likhne ka fayda kya hua, case bana k chod(leave) die, study...
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    Akash

    Certified Buyer, Jaipur

    Nov, 2014

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    A good read

    First of all, I would again compliment Flipkart for providing an amazing shopping and delivery experience. Their courier services E-Kart is so service oriented.
    Regarding the book, it provides an account of the different scams that shook the trust of the common man in the govt during the last decade. It not only shows how the scams could have been prevented as there are conscientious civil servants as well who provided adequate warnings. Similarly the book also attempts at defending the role...
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    Abhilash Baranwal

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    A MUST READ FOR EVERY PATRIOTIC INDIAN

    The author represents the pure soul of this country. It is amazing to read that such a person existed in bureaucracy. The respect of the Indian bureaucracy increases. The capacity of this country to produce such people is a great consolation.So the future is not bleak! May God bless him and his family.
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    Swamy

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    Jan, 2015

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    An account of Mr. Vinod's Rai's professional work which is worth the time invested.

    Very few books have an amazing foreword and preface; and this book is one of them. It keeps you glued to the narrative because of the lucid yet simple language yet high profile assignments which Mr. Rai has handled during his tenure. Must read for everyone who wishes to unravel the real truth behind the mentioned scams.

    Flipkart thank you for a super express delivery within 24 hrs of my placing of the order!
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    Ved Beloskar

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    Nov, 2014

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    Indeed He is "Not Just an Accountant"

    He is most certainly 'Not Just An Accountant' and he has proved to be 'The Nation's Conscience Keeper'. The author comes across as an upright bureaucrat with wide ranging experience. I am not surprised he was a thorn in the path of corrupt politicians. This book should interest readers who want more than a glimpse of the machinations of government and how, even in the corrupt environment of governance that exists today, an upright officer can stand his ground and not be browbeaten. Mr. Vinod ...
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    Saitej

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    Nov, 2014

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