“The Indian Parliament to be dissolved shortly” “No more Parliament - new systems in place”
Thus screamed the newspaper headlines. I read on…
“It has been decided to dissolve the Indian Parliament within the next 6 months. An interim government will take care of the day-to-day functioning of the country until new systems are in place – in about two years.
Along the lines of the civil services, an IPPPS has been mooted by the Government recently and IPPPS Act, 2012 and IIS Act, 2012 have been passed by both the Houses of the Parliament. The IPPPS and IIS systems will be implemented at both the Central and State levels. The present serving politicians at the Centre and States will be pensioned off in the next two years.
What is IPPPS?
IPPPS is Indian Professional Politics & Public Service. Henceforth, the country will not be run by parliamentarians (representing different political parties), elected by the people. The parliamentary system is being replaced by IPPPS.
Eligibility criteria for IPPPS
Any Indian citizen who is between 23 and 35 years of age
Is at least a Graduate
Has to qualify with at least 60% marks in the IPPPS Entrance Exam to be conducted by UPPPSC (Union Professional Politics & Public Service Commission)
Score at least 70% in the Group Discussion & Final Interview
The marks scored in the Group Discussion & Final Interview will be averaged out to arrive at the final marks
Composition of UPPPSC
The Union Professional Politics & Public Service Commission shall comprise:
A Retired Chief Justice of Supreme Court to act as the Chairman of UPPPSC
Two eminent economists
Two Bank CEOs – one from the private sector and the other from a PSB
Two eminent Corporate Sector CEOs
Two eminent IT & ITES company CEOs
Editors each of a leading newspaper and TV news channel
A top HR expert from one of the IIMs
UPPPSC will announce the schedule for IPPPS Entrance Examination to be held once in four years
A UPPPSC Examination Panel comprising experts from different fields shall set Main Subject and Ancillary Subjects test papers in Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Information Technology, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Current Affairs & General Knowledge, and Statistics
Candidates should choose any one subject from 2. above as their Main Subject and choose any two as Ancillary Subjects
Another UPPPSC Expert Panel shall be responsible for Group Discussion and Interview.
Each UPPPSC batch shall consist of 500 candidates
The candidates who qualify the rigorous UPPPSC Selection Process will be conferred IPPPS
The selected IPPPS candidates will be put through an intensive one year training programme which will provide them with all the inputs and skills to take over the administration of our vast country. During this one year, they will do on-the-job stints of 45 days each at rural, semi-urban, urban and metropolitan centres to round off their training. A knowledge of municipal administration will add immense value to their training
The selected IPPPS candidates will also be given Information Technology training
They will also be given Austerity & Social Service training for a month at ASSCI (Austerity & Social Service College of India) with a 15-day stint in an NGO
They will be imparted lobbying, negotiation, strategic communication and inter-departmental co-ordination skills to achieve timely and seamless execution of projects. These skills are also expected to equip them with exceptional capabilities to achieve diplomatic successes globally.
During the entire training period of the IPPPS candidates, an independent Group of Observers will select the best candidates and appoint them as the President, Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, MPPS (Members of Politics & Public Service)
Each IPPPS batch will function for a period of 5 years. At the end of 5 years, they will facilitate the smooth entry of the next batch of IPPPS candidates as President, Prime Minister, Ministers, and MPPS etc.
While the fresh batch of IPPPS takes over the functions, the earlier batch of IPPPS will act as advisors, mentors and facilitators for the next five years.
As the IPPPS system settles, the earliest batches of IPPPS would be redeployed to work in different fields as trainers, mentors, advisors, Group of Observers, UPPPSC Selection and Expert Panels and different Committees, etc.
Outcome of IPPPS
The IPPPS will put an end to the current political establishment in the country. The country will be professionally run by Politicocrats who will function in the best interests of the country. Bureaucrats will work closely with the Politicocrats to give policies and projects correct direction for timely execution.
Governance of rural, semi-urban, urban and metro centres will be on par as also the project implementation processes thereby infusing a balance and need-based progress and development at all centres in view of the in built professional approach of the IPPPS.
India can now expect execution of plans in a time-bound manner as each IPPPS batch will aim to complete its projects within the mandated 5 years. For the long term projects, the earlier IPPPS project head and key IPPPS members will continue to aid the smooth completion of the project.
The IPPPS is a high-paying job with excellent perks and a huge opportunity to serve the nation in an apolitical way
A similar Indian Intelligence Service (IIS) is also in the process of being designed. The IIS officers will function under an independent agency that operates without any fear or favour….”
Our country to be run by professional politicians trained in public service…? No political parties…? No parliament…? No elections…? No corruption…? Seamless and timely execution of projects…? What will be the role of bureaucrats..? An independent Intelligence Agency..? What about our avowed democratic principles…?
I had a whole lot of questions …?!
A huge explosion woke me up from my longish dream with a start… I was sweating….It was 2 am. The transformer in my building had conked off with a big bang and there was no electricity….!