Authored By: Parimal Kbrahma
Year of Publication: 2019
|Pages: 312||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 350.00||Price in (USA) $. 28|
Parimal K Brahma (IAAS: 1966)hada distinguished careeras Civil Servant spanning over forty years having worked in seven Ministries of the Government of India and in seniorpositions of the CAG’s Organization.Brahma retired as Deputy CAG of India (equivalent to Secretary) and after retirement, worked as the Banking Ombudsman of the Reserve Bank for the Gujarat Region. As Accountant General, Chairman, Audit Board, Deputy CAG of India and Leader of United Nation’s Audit Team, he had unprecedented access to knowledge and information about the functioning of the Central Government, the State Governments, the Central Public Sector Enterprises and the United nations.
For the last ten years, Brahma has been working as Adjunct Professor teaching Corporate Governance and Business Ethics in various Business Schools in India.Brahma has kept his deep interest in music, poetry and writing. Among his publications are a book of poems in Bengali, On the Corridors of Power: the Theatre of the Absurd and The Paradise Birds of Mansarovar and Other Stories.
Brahma has one son and two grandchildren who live in the US.He and his wife Nandita live in New Delhi.
Written in a humorous style, Confessions of a Bureaucrat, basically a Memoir, is based on the personal experiences of the author while working at various levels in seven Central Ministries and in the CAG’s Organization.The book contains, out of hundreds of incidents, 51 stories attempting to highlight the funnier side of bureaucracy and the political bosses. The idea is to produce laughter and sheer entertainment. In the process, however, serious issues confronting the author like the defence scandals, India’svanishing Forests and Tigers, destruction of the Ganga and Yamuna, plight of the Tajmahal, corruption at high places, role of the CBI, gross misgovernance and the politics of appointing weak CAG (the most important Officer of the Constitution who is equated with the Judge of the Supreme Court) have been dealt withgreat objectivity. The book should be of interest to the policy makers, the public servants and the civil society and the citizens.
This book is about my personal reflections and not of scholarship, a rendezvous in the lanes and by lanes of the memory land. This is basically a modified version of my earlier book ‘On the Corridors of Power: The Theatre of the Absurd’.