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Coal comeuppance: On coal block allocation case
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It is arguably the logical consequence of the 2014 Supreme Court order declaring all coal block allocations made since 1993 illegal and arbitrary. The conviction of three Coal Ministry officials, including former Secretary H.C. Gupta, marks the first case in which individual criminal liability has been fixed on public servants in the coal block scam. Two previous trials had ended in convictions, but those held guilty were officials of private companies who had deceived the authorities into allotting those blocks. Mr. Gupta was the chairperson of the screening committee that recommended allocations. It functioned for years without regard for guidelines, norms or transparency, until the apex court halted its irregular run. He and two other public servants have been found guilty of abusing their positions to procure a coal block for Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Limited. While it was fairly clear that the screening committee route was only a mechanism to push through the applications of all and sundry for coal blocks, especially under the first UPA government, it was not certain if it could be proved beyond reasonable doubt that public servants had manipulated the system to their advantage. Special CBI Court Judge Bharat Parashar has now ruled that Coal Ministry officials deliberately allowed an incomplete application from an ineligible company to be taken up for consideration. Far from ‘screening’ applications, he finds that the accused actually let all applications pass without any checking so that “they will have an open field to arbitrarily exercise their discretion in favour of any company”.
The verdict is a studied indictment of government processes, or the lack of processes, during the period. Looking at the prosecution charges and the defence claims, it appears there was little clarity on whether the guidelines were being adhered to. The former Secretary and Joint Secretary said in their defence they could not verify applications for completeness and eligibility, as it was the job of the section concerned. The section says this is the job of the administrative ministry or the State government to which applications are forwarded. Other omissions include the failure to evolve any inter se criteria to decide eligibility, or to do any verification either before or after the screening committee recommended allocations to the Minister. Whether there was a conspiracy between the officials and the company and whether the prosecution proved that these omissions amounted to deliberate abuse of their positions will be matters that will, no doubt, be taken up on appeal; but the significance of the verdict is that it may become a benchmark for other ongoing prosecutions on similar lines. The case also raises questions about the role and responsibility of a Secretary to the government, who is not only the administrative head of a department but also an adviser to the Minister on matters of policy.
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Magical Vocabulary from “The Hindu Editorial”
- Consequence (Noun) परिणाम – a result or effect of an action or condition./ importance or relevance.
Synonyms: result, upshot, outcome, effect, repercussion, ramification, corollary, concomitant, aftermath.
Example: Many have been laid off from work as a consequence of the administration’s policies
- Arbitrary (Adjective) मनमाना / एकपक्षीय: based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
Synonyms: capricious, whimsical, random, chance, unpredictable, casual, wanton, unmotivated.
Example: I prefer to have my laws built on reason rather than arbitrary morality.
- Convictions (Noun) प्रतिबद्धता: a formal declaration that someone is guilty of a criminal offense, made by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law.
Synonyms: declaration of guilt, sentence, judgment.
Example: she had a previous conviction for a similar offense
- Deceive (Verb) धोखा देना: (of a person) cause (someone) to believe something that is not true, typically in order to gain some personal advantage
Synonyms: swindle, defraud, cheat, trick, hoodwink, hoax, dupe
Example: ‘It’s difficult to catch someone who is deliberately trying to deceive you,’ Mr. Jeet said.
- Manipulate (Adjective) चालाकी से: handle or control (a tool, mechanism, etc.), typically in a skillful manner.
Synonyms: control, influence, use/turn to one’s advantage, exploit, maneuver.
Example: We should always be trying to influence and manipulate our opponents – this is critical – but there is only so much we can do about that.
- Discretion (Noun) विवेक / बुद्धिमानी / निर्णय – the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offense or revealing private information.
Synonyms: circumspection, carefulness, caution, wariness, chariness, guardedness.
Example: He believes officers should use their discretion when dealing with speeding offences.
- Indictment (Noun) अभियोग: a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime.
Synonyms: prosecution, charge, imputation, plaint, complaint.
Example: This offence is punishable with up to ten years’ imprisonment following conviction on indictment.
- Omissions (Noun) चूक / छोड़ देना: someone or something that has been left out or excluded.
Synonyms: exclusion, leaving out, exception, deletion, cut, excision, elimination.
Example: Accordingly, THB is liable to Commonwealth for its negligent acts and/or omissions.
- Evolve (Verb) विकसित करना: develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form.
Synonyms: develop, progress, advance, mature, grow, expand, spread, alter, change, transform.
Example: Trains on railways such as these moved slowly, and the footpaths alongside them gradually evolved into roads.
Courtesy And Official editorial link :- The Hindu
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