When remarks of CAT seemed heavier than its judgement

Sanjiv Chaturvedia IFS, CVO AIIMS, Magsaysay Award, Anti corruption OSD

Sanjiv Chaturvedia IFS

“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high

Where knowledge is free, Where the world has not been broken up into fragments

By narrow domestic walls……Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.”

The Principal Bench of CAT in one of its latest judgement (in the case of a bureaucrat as applicant) quoted the poetry of Dr Rabindra Nath which seemed remarkable to many bureaucrats. The bench chaired by Justice Syed Rafat Alam and Member Dr B K Sinha quoted Dr Rabindra Nath Tagore’s poetry and added that ‘we do hope and trust that a situation may never arise, where honesty is punished and corruption rewarded. Such a system can not be expected to last for a long time.

The rest of the story and the judgement is worth exploring.


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