Rarely does a civil servant have such a wide variety of assignments over a period of fifty years, that include key posts offered, after retirement, by...four different Prime Ministers. Even more rare is to find an officer who has acted so independently and come out unscathed. This is the story of G. V. Ramakrishna, who held some of the sensitive and high profile jobs in the last twenty years of his service. Well known as the redoubtable Chairman of SEBI, he was a crusader for protecting the interests of the small investor. He took strong measures to ban badla. As the first Chairman of the Disinvestment Commission he charted the road map for successful disinvestments. He was the only one to have successfully thwarted Quattrochi in his efforts to grab a major project. Throughout his career, G. V. Ramakrishna has upheld the best traditions of his service and has been acknowledged as the role model for others. In this book, Ramakrishna provides a first hand account of how Government functioned at high levels in the States and at the Centre.
The subtle methods of utilizing Government institutions for unconstitutional, political and bureaucratic ends, have been brought out with modesty and sensitivity.