Sunday, December 16, 2012

IAS Officer Raju Narayanaswamy's Story: Read and Weep.

it is a good story, but there are a couple of small factual errors

1. there is no such thing as All India IIT Computer Science. it he was all india first in the IIT entrance exam, automatically he is first in any subject too

2. alphonse kannanthanam is not exactly a model IAS officer. he was an elected MLA (or was it an MP) on (if i remember right) a congress ticket. such a person couldn't possibly be an untouched and unsullied crusader

much of the rest of the story i have heard anecdotally as raju narayanaswamy is a kerala cadre officer.

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From: Ishwar Sharan <>
Date: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 7:15 PM
Subject: IAS Officer Narayanaswamy's Story: Read and Share ...







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 then, 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 bureaucrats  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?





With best regards



RB said...

RNS got AIR 10 in IIT JEE 1985.

He was All India First in IAS 1991.

Currently he is Commissioner of Civil Supplies Department, Kerala.

Radhnar said...

I am shocked to see this piece of article which is mostly constituted by blatant lies in circultion again under a different name this time.let me correct atleast one of those swami unlawfully demolushed his ex father in laws property and narrowly escaped severe punishment he deserved due to the ex father in laws generosity .his marriage broke down not because he was honest but because he was a rotten liar and cheat running after cheap popularity and publicity in a way that would put the worst politician to shame.let me clear a silly doubt of mine;if mr swami has secured first ranks from Lkg onwards in what way the people of Kerala/India are benefitted?to my humble knowledge the sole beneficiary is mr swami himself or may be his immediate family members whoever that might is obvious even to a blind person that this dirty piece of work us by the redoubtable swami himself as I myself have seen the same article under different names in various blogs and epublications without so much as a change of is saddening to realise that our young brood of investigative journalists have no ethics or shame to publish this under their name eith out even bothering to check the facts when they are supposed to stand for only the truth!!.frankly I have seen this article do often it has become a dire to the eyes and bore to the mind.also presently we do have rather pressing and genuine issues which demand our focus on a national level itself.i would like to see the energy put on that rather than this dirty piece of work

souixsie said...

@Radhnar, never heard of RNS before now, but this post is a lot more believable than your pathetic innuendos. You have provided no facts at all to support your scurrilous insinuations and resorted to ad hominem attack on this gentleman. Crawl back into the hole that you came from. Begone!

Nirmal M said...

You are just uttering some mad words.. You even don't know what you are telling, stupid.....

Radhnar said...

Normal souixsie, I didn't write this to get cheap publicity like ur 'idol' but to protect my family from being used for a dishonest persons selfish ends and preventing my family from getting hurt more.i don't care a hoot about what the kinds of you think about me; but what I have said is the truth and will remain so even if thousand other idiots like you deny it and God knows it my conscience knows it. It is my duty to protest and protect my family against injustice and I will continue to do so till I achieve it. You say you haven't even heard about that person and yet u are making loud noise of protest ( against truth); imagine how I would I feel when somebody unfairly against truth use my family toclimb up the social ladder and hold on to a job and to gain cheap popularity?? U will understand the anguish when this calamity befalls you.after that letme see if you have the guts to write what u have written. I have proof for mr swamis forgery and the court order which condemned and criticised his actions. I would like to publish them but they are in jpg format so if u have spine give ur mail Id I will send them to you ; not to make you believe but to make u swallow ur own words and eat them and I am sure it will cause u indigestion. The "demolished " wall of the property is restored long back lawfully as per the court order. Tmr swami never mentions that or the fact that he was criticised for acting subjudice or the fact that he was running around high court trying to get the criticism expunged or else he would have lost his job and for getting that done he committed forgery??so nirmal and souixsie ; post ur Id if u actually exist and wait for the proof before uttering nonsense and later u may think of joining ur scum group in the sewage where u two belong.thanks

nizhal yoddha said...

the comments on this topic are getting to be a) personal attacks, b) incoherent, c) the product of personal gripes. since i have no idea who radhnar is -- and i have no particular wish to know -- i posted his comment just to point out that i am closing comments on this topic. no more will be entertained. nizhalyoddha, moderator.


today i could hear his speech at PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY it was a wonderful speech and i got a chance to speak with him he is so humble and honest bureaucratic man i have ever seen...........

Arun Balakrishnan said...

@radhnar ..can u mail me the facts which u couldnt publish here... my mail id..

Unknown said...

I am curious to
Know if @radhnar did send you the so called proofs