Are Arunachal and Ladakh dog’s life for IAS & IPS?

By Sushil Kutty

After the newspaper report with the photo showing the IAS couple watching the dog wander around the stadium, the Home Ministry moved Sanjeev Khirwar to Ladakh and Rinku Dugga to Arunachal Pradesh, separating the couple and punishing the dog for being the reason for their separation. The decision that will ruin the IAS couple’s careers and dog them for the rest of their lives is also a whistle blow to the powerful in the upper echelons of the bureaucracy.

At the same time, this is a case of a tail wagging dog, and a violation of a rule regarding IAS/IPS displays put there at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, in 2017 That said, the transfers of Sanjeev Khirwar and Rinku Dugga, both members of AGMUT, whose love for the dog put them in the kennel, are now part of IAS lore.

For, without a doubt, these are “punishment posts”, except that it was the dog who was punished worse than Khirwar and Dugga. Along with separating K9 from his friends Sanjeev and Rinku, the pet dog has been branded as asexual. Is it a ‘he’ or a ‘she’, or a pronoun? The newspaper, basking in the light of the presentation, did not bother to identify the ‘sex’ of the canine.

Also, a nameless pet is an insult to all pets. There is no dog in the entire nameless universe. And there are famous dogs with names. Google and you will get them. In the United States, where the dog is the most revered of pets, this can cause a wave of outrage. If Americans dislike Chinese and Koreans for one reason, it’s their love of dog meat.

Union Home Secretary Amit Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal would not be welcome in America if the Khirwar-Dugga-and-dog story spreads to white localities in the United States . The Black and Hispanic in the United States may be forgiving, but it’s the white man and woman, not the person of color, who will show Shah and Kejriwal what they think about the wagging tail the dog.

Of course, the dog and the IAS couple are also in the dock because of the fight between the Delhi government and the Centre, who both want to usurp each other’s amateur sports titles. The stadium that emptied for the dog falls under the jurisdiction of the Kejriwal government while the Khirwars and Dugga answer to Lt. Guv of Delhi i.e. MHA.

The dog in the stadium led to a bat-fight between the Center and the Delhi government, who both take credit for Khirwar and Dugga’s swift transfers to the east and west – des icy hills and green forest.

Of course, the Kejriwal government is at fault. Khirwar and Dugga emptied the stadium every night under the noses of the Delhi government. Khirwar was secretary (returned) and therefore should not have control of the “stadiums”. The one who had failed in his duty; stadium staff were equally complicit. Some heads have to roll on the stadium tracks too, right?

But would that leave the Center and the Home Office on the safe path? Barely. If anything, the decision to punish the two IAS not only violates the Centre’s rules of service, it also shows how unimaginative and insensitive the Modi government can be, despite all the tom-tomings that it is acts the most sensitive Center of all time, especially when it comes to the northeast and border states.

Isn’t it a fact that Modi and Shah always present themselves as the “saviors of the Seven Sisters” in this world of dog-eating dogs? Dog-in-the-stadium exposed them, and it’s not a pretty picture, when Arunachal Pradesh is not only considered, but also made a punishment post – the Kaalapani among the posts?

Are the border states of Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Assam all punishment posts, for rogue IAS and IPS, and in many cases , ‘punishments’ for honest IAS/IPS who make them not toe the Center line or refuse to follow certain orders? Is Ladakh also a punitive zone, an area that was cut off from the former J&K state and declared union territory after Section 370 was dropped in a Himalayan gorge?

Are the scenic and verdant Arunachal Pradesh, blending seamlessly with the Tibetan landmass, and the rough, harsh, abrupt Ladakh, marked by the vastness of space above and the terrain below, the borders of civilization, where punishment is inflicted on those who have exceeded, rightly or wrongly?

In 2017, an IAS officer and his IAS spouse pleaded for them to be posted under the same and the case was taken to the Cabinet Appointments Committee chaired by the Prime Minister, who changed the rules of the Indian Civil Service to enable IAS/IPS couples to work. in a state.

Five years later, this rule is abandoned somewhere on the side of the 3465 km road between Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh, the distance traveled in 72 hours by road. But what happens to the nameless, genderless dog is the real Shakespearean tragedy played out in this episode of “It’s a Dog’s Life.” (API Service)

Are Arunachal and Ladakh dog’s life for IAS & IPS? first appeared on IPA Newspack.

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