A Non-Resident Indian who lives in Wales, England, shouted an obscene ABUSE at the civil service staff back home in PARTITIONED DYSFUNCTIONAL India.
Though he loved the land of his birth he left it in utter disgust, fed up with the slow moving SNAILS, RED TAPE and frustratingly corrupt and indolent bureaucracy known as "baboos" who are law unto themselves. They may grant a citizen audience or keep him waiting for days or simply deny having received his application or submission!
In dealing with any official office or bank the citizen would be asked for information that is already there with the "baboos". For whatever he has to tell them he meets with their blank look, the look of disbelief as if the average citizen is a habitual liar and fraudster who must first find a public notary, magistrate, bank or head of an institution to countersign whatever he states. The average citizen in India finds it so INSULTING to be considered a LIAR at every step.
In the United Kingdom one has simply to tell the Council that he is living alone since his wife died several years ago. In India he would have to go to a Magistrate to get the same statement COUNTERSIGNED, ATTESTED or VERIFIED.
When he reached the age of 70 the television authority in Wales sent him a letter to say that he no more needed to pay for television fee. The officials look at the record they hold and act accordingly. In India he will keep on paying the TV fee till he "wakes up" and asks them to waive it. They will then ask him to get his statement certified by a magistrate or two witnesses. The Indian "coolie" then runs around to approach friends to do him a favour.
As a pensioner he was entitled to enhanced amount. Though the administration has his date of birth on record they asked him to tell them that he was 80 years old now and then get his statement attested and certified by a bank manager or a solicitor!
He had another shock. He was asked for the Certificate of Non Re-marriage. WHY "CERTIFICATE"? The baboon could just ask him, "Are you married?" and then record his reply. But NO! This is INDIA under BABOONS. He was then asked to certify his reply by signatures and rubber (sic) stamp of one of the following:-
Magistrate, Gazetted Officer, Post/Sub-Post Master, Gram Panchayat Pradhan, Member of Parliament, Area MLA, Member of the central board of trustees/Regional committee- EPFO, Head of any recognized educational Institute, Chairman/Secretary/Member of the Municipal/District Local Board.
"ON THE RUN, YOU INDIAN COOLIE!" THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA MUST HAVE THE SELF-ESTEEM OF A "DOG".)
"RIDICULOUS, ABSURD! STUPID!" one would shout. But it is the normal "way of life" of wretched Indian subjects who have yet to see real freedom that brings them DIGNITY.
It is this LABYRINTHINE WEB OF ADMINISTRATION, A RELIC OF PAST SLAVERY WHEN THE NATIVE, THE VOICELESS SLAVE, WAS MADE TO RUN AROUND FOR SUCH FUTILE MENIAL TRIVIAL JOBS, WHILE THE RULERS HAD ALL THE TIME FOR STUDY, RESEARCH, CREATE, CLUBS, TRAVELS, SPORTS AND EVEN HIGH LIFE OF ROMANCE & DANCE. The native had only gloom and despair in life, approaching the notaries, bank managers and directors of firms to verify what he wrote.
There is NO system of inviting FEEDBACK from the citizen after he deals with a BABOO!
That India, nearly SEVENTY YEARS after Independence, still has the same old official practices of era of SLAVERY tells a lot for the COWARDLY SUBMISSIVE citizens who don't carry guns, who dare not shoot back, or even reply back, "Mr BABOO, look up the records held by YOU. The information you want me to give after getting it attested by a magistrate or a bank manager, or four witnesses, IS ALREADY THERE IN YOUR OFFICE!" In India to offend a baboo is the same as offending a doctor who can give the LETHAL INJECTION. So there is NO arguing and questioning in India.
One frustrated NRI thought of praying to GOD ALMIGHTY, "PLEASE BOMB NEW DELHI to LET A NEW AND EFFICIENT ADMINISTRATION BE BORN THERE THAT WOULD GIVE RESPITE AND RELIEF TO THE MISTRUSTED DEGRADED HARRIED & HARRASSED CITIZENS OF INDIA."
God Almighty replied, "Why can't the PEOPLE down there do it?" I am TOO FAR AWAY above the clouds to know that the PEOPLE in India even do not mind the sons or daughters taking over the office of their fathers and mothers automatically without a murmur and the reform that the NRI's are praying for may take another thousand years. The Sonias, Laloos and Mulayams of Bharat are also praying to me to make them billionaires and autocrats to squeeze the compliant citizens even more."