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Telling It All

Telling It All Nireekshak IN the light of the Lusaka fiasco, G K Reddy's perceptive study of India's Foreign Service (The Hindu, August 12) is vastly to be commended. Reddy, a long-timer in Delhi, points out the serious gaps in our diplomatic service, noting, in passing, that "there is no country in the world which permits its senior officers to solicit free trips, scholarships, lecture tours and teaching assignments abroad, besides accepting foreign jobs which in many cases have been much inferior to their pre-retirement positions". Reddy's criticism of the diplomatic service is sharp but happily to the point and when he adds that "apart In bringing the parent service into ule, the scramble lor this sort of job hunting and self-promotion has led to a lot of jealousy and recrimination". One hopes the government will take note of it

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