aniita Started The Discussion:

Pls Read this article and think about RAJU NARAYANASWAMY

First Rank in State in Secondary School Examination
First Rank in University in Plus Two
First Rank in IIT Entrance Examination
First Rank in All India IIT Computer Science
First Rank in IAS Entrance Examination
First Rank in IAS Training Institute

On passing out from IIT Chennai Mr. Narayanaswamy was offered scholarship by the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology , USA .. He who came from a middle class family believed that he had a moral obligation to give something in return for the lakhs of rupees the government spent on him as an IIT student. He had the intelligence and conviction to realize that this money came also from the poorest of the poor - who pay up the excise duty on textiles when they buy cloth, who pay up customs, excise and sales tax on diesel when they travel in a bus, and in numerous other ways indirectly pay the government. So he decided to join IAS hoping he could do something for the people of this country. How many young men have the will power to resist such an offer from USA ? Narayanaswamy did never look at IAS as a black money spinner as his later life bears testimony to this fact.

After a decade of meritorious service in IAS, today, Narayanaswamy is being forced out of the IAS profession. Do you know why?

A real estate agent wanted to fill up a paddy field which is banned under law. An application came up before Narayanaswamy who was sub collector the, for an exemption from this rule for this plot of land. Upon visiting the site he found that the complaint from 60 poor families that they will face water logging due to the waste water from a nearby Government Medical College if this paddy field was filled up was correct. Narayanswamy came under intense political pressure but he did what was right - refused permission for filling up the paddy field. That was his first confrontation with politicians.

Soon after his marriage his father-in-law closed down a public road to build compound wall for his plot of land. People approached Narayanaswamy with complaint.

When talking with his own father-in-law did not help, he removed the obstructing wall with police help. The result, his marriage broke up.

As district Collector he raided the house of a liquor baron who had defaulted Rupees 11 crores payment to government and carried out revenue recovery. A Minister directly telephoned him and ordered to return the forfeited articles to the house of the liquor baron. Narayanswamy politely replied that it is difficult. The minister replied that Narayanaswamy will suffer.

In his district it was a practice to collect crores of rupees for earthen bunds meant for poor farmers, but which were never constructed. A bill for rupees 8 crores came up before Narayanaswamy. He inspected the bund. He found it very weak and said that he will pass the bill after the rainy season to ensure that the bund served the purpose. As expected the earthen bund was too weak to stand the rain and it disappeared in the rain. But he created a lot of enemies for saving 8 crores public money. The net result of all such unholy activities was that he was asked to go on leave by the government. Later such an illustrious officer was posted as "State Co-Ordinator, Quality Improvement Programme for Schools". This is what the politician will do to a honest officer with backbone - post him in the most powerless position to teach him a lesson. Since he found that nothing can be achieved for the people if he continued with the State Service he opted for central service. But that too was denied on some technical ground.

What will you do when you have a brilliant computer career anywhere in the world you choose with the backing of several advanced technical papers too published in international journals to your credit?

When you are powerless to do anything for the people, why should you waste your life as the Co-Ordinator for a Schools Programme?

Mr. Narayanaswamy is on the verge of leaving IAS to go to Paris to take up a well paid United Nations assignment. The politicians can laugh thinking another obstacle has been removed. But it is the helpless people of this country who will lose - not Narayanaswamy. But you have the power to support capable and honest bureaucra ts like Narayaswamy, G.R.Khairnar and Alphons Kannamthanam who have suffered a lot under self seeking politicians who rule us. You have even the power to replace such politicians with these kind of people dedicated to the country. The question is will you do the little you can do NOW? At least a vote or word in support of such personalities?


Posted 27th September 2007 From India, Madras
Wonderful Articl Anita, Thanks so much for sharing.


It's indeed sad to observe that after 39 body took the pain to comment.

The question remained unanswered.

Posted 28th September 2007 From India, Mumbai
Thanx kshama,

I was waiting for single reply.......even i was thinking that our all citeHR members quite educated enough and they can easily understand the pain , stress nd situation of Mr Narayan. But i hve seen lots of views but no comment........

Thanx for ur reply,

Posted 28th September 2007 From India, Madras
Poor Indian Political systems and politicians.. The whole system needs to be replaced. But great people remain great no matter wherever they go.. so will Mr. Swamy Hats Off to him! Pooja
Posted 28th September 2007 From India, Delhi
that is why i just hate our political system and the politicians ....................... Welle said india has lost something not Mr narayan.
Posted 28th September 2007 From India, Calcutta
Hi Anita,

It is a really touching story. Previously also we have come across many such true stories but the reality is that people read and forget and never take any action towards the same. The whole system is corrupted by people in power who utilises the System for their own selfish motives.

When talking about India, we feel very sentimental, patriotic and raise an eyebrow when our highly qualified professionals move out of country for better placements but we never realise the situations and hard realities which force them to take such steps. It is high time we should realise our strength and put an end to these kind of corrupt practices by Politicians and save many more "Raju Narayanaswamy's from wrath of mean politicians.

it is true that it is not a one day task but "a long journey starts with the single first step which one daringly undertakes"

Posted 28th September 2007 From India, Delhi
mr. raju, a great mind in great human. i think some politicians are shame for india. you fight well , india needs more like you. mine hearty wishes for you. all the best to you.
Posted 15th November 2009 From India, Jaipur
Hi Anitha,

If you really want to do something good you always have an portal plz send bulk mail to all people in that area where he stays let the youth stand up and help theirself .One man cant do so many things neither he is god .you always have an TV channel website send a mail to them.

I cant say its an gud posting as myself ashmed i cant help such a great person. you can call on 09743329990

With regards.
Posted 15th November 2009 From India, Bangalore
thank for the good article ,i can assure u one thing that these corrupted politicians can only be removed thru educating people and bringing accoutability(ex-RTIact) so it our duty to educate people and create awareness and u have done the first step by posting it in the cite,thank u
Posted 15th November 2009 From India, Hyderabad
Dear Anita

Thanks for writing about raju narayana swamy, infact i am very proud we belong to the same district in kerala state.

But then your question goes unanswered because how much we all try it is of no use because as we have studied earlier india is having a govt which is by the people, to the people, for the people etc. etc.

Posted 15th November 2009 From India, Kochi
That is what once the Cheif Justice of India told that "the God knows future of India". Kiran A T
Posted 15th November 2009 From India, Udupi
There have been several such cases where hones officers have been punished by these corrupt politicians for their honesty, really God only know, where we are heading for ?
Really very painful thing for the nation and for the society.

Posted 16th November 2009 From India, Mumbai
really it's very difficult for a person to survive when u see every where corruption is there.

If u really want the raju narayanaswamy person like him should continued to serve the nation pl forward the mail to as many as person u know mail id is mukesh_rohila at the rate
Posted 16th November 2009 From India, Jamnagar
I would not say its a gud story nd all. . . . its an eye-opener, we watch some movies on this subject, debate for a while and leave off. . . ..
But, we must stand and fight for the same when it comes to reality. . . . .
I think India cannot hold more Raju Narayanaswamy's like this. . . .But where to start?. . . .How to go about?. . ..
Posted 16th November 2009 From India, Tiruppur
Hi Anita Lovely article and loads to learn from it. We all need to change our attitude and thinking for all the politicians. Vaeshalli
Posted 18th November 2009 From India, Mumbai
Dear Anitha,

This is very pathetic, but we have to accept the eternal truth of our Democracy. This is very common fever in India, I understood his pain but this is fate of nation and cruz for the citizen. Any way we missed him, at least we should not forget to wish him good luck. If you have contact number or mail id pls let me know so that i can tell me sciencer gratitude to him.

Posted 19th November 2009 From India, Bangalore
Dear Anitha,

where are the true people like Narayaswamy, G.R.Khairnar and Alphons Kannamthanam, we have such people but our politician do not want such type of people. Myself Selute to them and to u also for posting such truth to citehr.
Posted 19th November 2009 From India, Delhi
Hi. This is a noteworthy message to be shared. Unfortunately we c lot of comments in humor section rather than reality section of citehr. Regards, Nesha.
Posted 19th November 2009 From India, Madras
At least 10 sites are having the same old story. September 2009 edition has come now. pl update.
Posted 19th November 2009 From India, Madras
Suberb Story madam.... Really gr8t..../ I am Excited After read this story.... Gr8t...>Really..... Tank u very much for sharing this story....
Posted 19th May 2010 From India, Calicut
The article is excellent. There are so many stories which are not coming to light. Eventhough people had an idea to serve the nation, the other wing of politicians don't allow them to do so. Many a time this is causing frestation and as a result of frustation brain drain the good old concept.
Posted 19th May 2010 From India, Adilabad
Great post..
...need to teach these politicians a lesson....the problem is when you reach out to the polling booth to caste your vote....some one all ready does everywhere corruption and illegal activities...I strongly believe ..we should atleat have a bench mark to be elected as the MLA's and MP' should be IAS be a MLA or MP..then only we can have a good our country...

Posted 20th May 2010 From India, Srikakulam
Sure!!! what we have derived from this real saga of life is we have to pay back what we get, Mr Narayanswamy has truly paid back all the government and its people have invested.However he needs to pursue his passion of justice.
Posted 20th May 2010 From India, Madras
I say I am proud of my country for its rich heritage and culture ...........and at the same time I am ashamed of the political standards and there behavior knowing all this we still we give votes to such people who don't even know how to serve the nation. I don't say all are the same but I say most are the same.

It is all in the hands of the Youth whether they will stand against truth and honesty to be a true indian and live with pride or bend in front of such mean people and life a shameful life.
Posted 20th May 2010 From India, Hyderabad
well it is not only tru with i.a.s but in every area of public dealing it only requires. inner strength to neutrilse spinless politician
Posted 20th May 2010 From India, Bharat
Hello Anita


Raju Naraynaswamy has defied the age old beauraucratic rule of becoming a puppet in the hands of unscruplous politicians, ( His intention was laudable for giving back to society the benefits of his education, AFTER ALL HE TOO IS A HUMAN BEING HE SHOULD QUIT IAS AND EITHER JOIN ANY RESEARCH INSTITUTE AS HE IS A GENIUS ,( OR START UP A S/W COMPANY PROMOTING LINUX) THUS SHOULD BE A BEFITTING REPLY TO THE POLITICAL SHENAIGANS,

Posted 21st May 2010 From India, Kochi
All I can say is HATS-OFF, in-fact we have many Narayanaswamy's in India trying to change the system but unfortunately they become the victims so either they have to change or they will be changed.. If we go deeper its a question of every individual in this republic India have to think. To be honest when we read such messages, we are getting so emotional and just post our views rather than working on the basicis. These are the factors which keeps the youngsters away from politics even if they intend to get in. If we are looking for changes the way we want, i think its time that we respond rather than react to situation because that can provide solutions. Jai Hind.

I could think of this Quote by John F. Kennedy - Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
Posted 21st May 2010 From India, Coimbatore
heart touching story...

gud ..but there is one phrase and .that is .. "without hindrance . wht's the meaning of life.?". So do the Best Of BEst you can.. And rest of all leave will managed by God... you do the right things.. you get the benefit of this by god in the hereafter.
Posted 4th June 2010 From India, Jodhpur
It is very saddening to know that our country is losing one of the rising hopes in Indian bureaucracy.......
Posted 5th June 2010 From India, Bangalore
It is a shame our society does not want people like him.
Ms Anita, you have forgotten Mr T N Seshan, the giant who humbled politicians with his position of CEC (which was a considered an unimportant post till he occupied it) . Where is he now?
Posted 5th June 2010 From India, Bangalore


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