Date: 20 Jan 2012


In a message dated 20/01/2012 16:20:23 GMT Standard Time, \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ writes: \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\There is a joint competitive examination for the IFS, the IAS and allied services including the IPS and the IRS, etc. Many successful candidates do not like the IFS, the topmost service, because there are so many other countries less developed than India in which they could be posted, because they are under the watchful eye of an intelligence services colleague in the same embassy and because there are (this is perhaps no longer true) fewer opportunities for money making, so they prefer the IAS. Candidates from the top of the list are normally nominated to the IFS or the IAS. But cases are not unknown in which candidates who qualified for the IAS preferred to be nominated to the IRS, for the unspoken reason that IRS officers made money even more quickly than IAS officers. An IAS officer before he was caught had made about Rs. 10 Crores in 12 years of service. IRS officers (especially if they have a business family background knowing how these things are dome) can make much more than that in the same period. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ The Case reported in today's Hindu concerns IRS officers and is being pursued by the CBI. It would fall under the ambit of even the government's weak Lokpal. But to what extent it would be pursued would depend not on the Lokpal but on men like Mr Mukherjee and Mr Sibal, themselves under charges of financial irregularities (not being pursued). That illustrates the absolute necessity of the CBI being under the Lokpal. It also illustrates the fact that although MBAs are paid higher salaries, people recruited through the UPSC are perhaps still making more money. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ THE HINDU Today's Paper \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Mumbai, January 20, 2012 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ CBI charge sheets two senior women I-T officials in bribery case\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Staff Reporter \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a charge sheet against two senior women Income Tax officials in a corruption case involving a bribe of Rs. 1.5 crore. The agency is separately investigating whether the two officials, in connivance with other senior officials above the rank of Joint Secretary, threatened various builders in Thane that they would conduct search operations on the offices if huge amount of bribe was not paid.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ The CBI charge sheet also named the husband of one of the accused officers.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Sumitra Banerji, a 1992 batch Indian Revenue Service Officer and then Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, Thane and Anjali Bambole, then Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax, Thane were booked in April 2010 after a builder complained that the duo demanded a bribe of Rs. 2 crore. The CBI will also investigate the role of the then Thane Commissioner of Income Tax Anirudh Rai in the corruption case. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ The third person named in the charge sheet is Subroto Banerji, a chemical engineer and businessman, who is charged with accepting the bribe of Rs. 1.5 crore. Officials said Thane's Income Tax department conducted a survey of Ram developers, a firm engaged in construction business.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \“The survey team was headed by Anjali Bambole. While the survey was in progress, Sumitra Banerji visited the firm's office and threatened one of the partners that if a bribe of Rs. 2 crore was not paid, the survey would be converted into a search operation. She also instructed Ms. Bambole to prepare fake documents so that a particular amount is arrived at as undisclosed income,” a CBI official said. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ He said that while Ms. Bambole prepared fake documents, the negotiation was on for reducing the amount of bribe, which was decided as Rs. 1.5 crore.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ “The CBI arrested Mr. Subroto Banerji while accepting the said bribe amount of Rs. 1.5 crore,” a press release issued by the agency stated.After Ms. Banerji confirmed with her husband about the receipt of the bribe amount, she called up Mr. Anirudh Rai to tell him about\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ======================================== 000000000