While the Government Employees Association has been vehemently opposing any extension in service, the Goa Government has now secured an unwarranted three month extension for its Chief Secretary R.K.Srivastava who was due to retire on June 30th. With the Assembly elections due soon the BJP has chosen to continue with the very pliable Yes-man R.K.Srivastava to enable it bulldoze through without any hindrance all illegal moves it has up the sleeve.
The bureaucrats should have been independent and impartial but sadly in Goa they have totally surrendered to the political rot. The Chief Secretary who heads the bureaucracy should have led by example and kept the administration free from political interference, but the current lackluster incumbent has been shamelessly bending and bowing all over, while signing on the dotted line at the dictates of the political bosses.
Government cannot be using bureaucrats as pawns in their political games. We need to stem this interdependent chronic relationship that exists between Ministers and Civil servants. For Good Governance and Rule of law to prevail, the political neutrality and impartiality of the civil servants is very vital. With bureaucrats acting as colluding caged parrots, the government has been able to carry on with the further destruction and degradation of Goa. Once the Pearl of the Orient, it has now been reduced to a Corruption embedded gambling, prostitution, narcotics and crime hub.