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Saturday, October 03, 2015

Subbu's loud thinking !


Glad to read (hear?) Subbu's loud thinking.

I have been unfailingly enjoying Subbu's inserts in your chat column. Blessed are those like him who can make people around laugh happily, each time they say something.

Hats off, Subbu, 
(if you don't mind my bald head). 
For me it is LOL every time.

Subbu seems to have attempted this loud thinking, for once as a serious thought sharing, at least less funny.  But I am glad he didn't succeed, when he referred to Officers during Probation, whether they need to sign the Attendance register or not etc.

I am reminded of a serious issue that bothered we HGAs, in 1973 & 74, when certain senior HGAs were promoted based on Service Record, purely temporarily, pending regular promotions that were already in the process. Such promotions lasted for about thirteen months. Most of them were selected for regular promotions and took charge afresh in Feb 1975. A few unfortunately did not get selected and were reverted. 

During those thirteen months Divisions raised several queries and obtained clarifications from ZO & CO. Some of us who did not get the temporary elevation were sore about the whole scheme. When a Circular was issued to clarify what were the privileges and powers enjoyed  and those not conferred on the temporary Officers, it transpired that they hardly counted as Class 1, except to exercise financial powers to do work with higher responsibility and accountability. They had to sign the attendance, cannot grant casual leave to subordinates, etc. but can sign routine letters to policy holders. In a way they were only 'used'  by LIC for work.  

Some HGAs desperately waiting for promotion for nearly a decade even after qualifying as Fellows (useless Fellows), could not control their anger about the whole thing. An unsigned mischievous circular was surreptitiously taking rounds which said that a clarification was being obtained from ZO on whether the temporary AAOs could use the Officers' Toilets or they should continue to visit their original ones as before. (There used to be three separately in a row, in each floor in our new DO Building, MEN, WOMEN & OFFICERS. 

The other jokes in circulation on the above specific categorization, may not be printable and so shall not become part of my 'loud thinking'.

Thank you, Editor and thank you Subbu. 

(How and where can I meet Subbu? I am dying to do it before I die)                  
Thanks and regards,
M Sreenivasa Murty