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Pleasure of Negativity    
I like to write story, song, poem and article but rarely try to write blog or diary, however I feel it is need of the hour to share one’s experience with friends, where blog or diary writings are important to reflect thoughts from the mirror of scenario. In religious discourses, I watch religious gurus or monks discussing various aspects and events from life or our scriptures. They illustrate with pictorial language various relations and tangles of life and advise us with various messages. Their stories may be didactic where ethical canons they explain and sometimes they discuss professional ethics too. Religious gurus are witty orators where they create an atmosphere of positive thinking and ask you to follow rituals, culture, reverence to deities and devotion to adorable god. People use to go temple, church, mosque and holy shrines to have glimpses of gods or to do prayer and they offer oblations and attend sacraments too. Even some people attend the religious conferences for healing and solutions of their problems. Silver-tongued monks and saints solace the restless followers hearing their woeful stories. I observe that numerous devotees go to temple, mosque, and church or holy places to worship or pray to gods, but they create positive atmosphere for a while; even plenty of people remain there in mental tension and negativity escorts them as shadow. Pleasure of negativity is the acid test of life for our hypocrisy and self-centred attitudes. 
It's difficult and derogatory to write stark realities of life or Literary realism, rather biopic events and misadventures, so creating a draft within the frame work of little fiction required; that helps the author to maintain decorum and civility and dignity without hurting some malefactors and shrewd persons. 
● Fraudulent Deeds 
A religious minded person doesn’t want to be a misdemeanour or sinner, but self-interest, profit earned by fraudulent means and favour gained by hook or crook in sagacity make a man sinner, shrewd, and corrupt. 
A Lab Technician retired from an institute and he was detained during summer vacation to discharge his duties for invigilation in the examination and other required tasks of the institute. His account of Earned Leaves was updated, but the concerning clerk of the Establishment Section deducted one month earned leave from his account; pleading last gained earned leaves wouldn’t be taken into account because he was retiring in the same year. 
There is no hard and fast rule to detain a non-vacation and vocational employee for the government works or any special task, say as Election Duty, Examination Duty, Disaster Management Duty and so on. Here, head of the institute may detain any employee for any special task like Survey, Census and institutional physical verification. 
I give nick name to the Lab Technician as Jaggu and call the Head Clerk as Maggu because he looks for Gooding officially. As per his attitude, Maggu wants Gooding [bribe] from Jaggu and Jaggu gave him Rs 5000 to make the bill of Earn Leaves. Maggu told Jaggu that he had to pay Rs 10000 to the Dabbu Junior Officer of Treasury for the final payment; when bill was generated in the computer. Jaggu responded that he would not make Maggu a middleman for the payment, rather he would bargain directly to Dabbu. He bargained to Dabbu over the issue of Earn Leave Encashment and Jaggu paid advance amount Rs 2000 and he would pay Rs 3000 to Dabbu after final payment. They were agreed on the pact. Bill sent onlone to the treasury, but the bill was rejected online. Jaggu thought that bill would be passed for payment within a fortnight. Jaggu approached to Dabbu in treasury as directed by Maggu [Head clerk] – he asked Dabbu for payment. Dabbu introduced him to another section officer Kolhe who demanded Rs 2000 as per his consultation fee for the payment of the Bill. Jaggu paid Rs 2000 to Kolhe the Section officer of treasury, he asked Jaggu to visit him on next Tuesday; where his bill would be considered for payment. 
Next Tuesday Jaggu went to the treasury where he saw that Maggu came there for some official work. Maggu asked Jaggu – “what happened?” Jaggu responded the payment is pending and he came here for the clearance from the concerning officer Kolhe. Maggu went to Kolhe along with Jaggu for the credit and clearance of the Bill. Kolhe said to Jaggu that your bill accrues Rs Seven Lac and Fifteen Thousand where you were detained to do the work in the institute, in the year of retirement. However, there is no hard and fast rule for the payment and detention during vacation to discharge duty for some specific works or tasks assigned to any incumbent or employee; but it is a practice – not to detain any employee in the last semester or year of retirement. I am putting the bill for the final payment to the operator, where a senior officer will recheck it but your institute has to send the paper bill for the payment with necessary document, after a week.  
Jaggu went to the institute along with Maggu and met to the accountant for the making of the paper bill with documents. Accountant Gappu asked Jaggu to pay consultation fee to the clerk of establishment section Zoltu to get the statement of Earn Leaves from the personal file and service book. Here, Zoltu wanted Rs 3000 for making the paper bill as prescribed by the Finance Department. Jaggu questioned – why? Zoltu wanted Rs 3000/-? He responded Rs 1000, he would pay to the boss for endorsement; Rs 1000 would be disbursed to the assistants and fourth-class staff and Rs 1000 would be spent for the stationery and sending information to the Director etc. Jaggu paid Rs 3000/- to Zoltu where Accountant Gappu assured him that bill would be drafted and sent to the treasury within a week, but he added that Rs 200/- advance tip would be paid to the special messenger Banti, who would carry bill to the treasury for submission and payment. Jaggu paid Rs 200 to Banti remorsefully. 
Jaggu was heading home and he had paid more than Rs 10000/- to the clerks, officials and lower staff. He went to the institute next Friday and approached to Maggu. Jaggu asked him for the status of the Bill. Maggu asked the despatcher to give him a slip, writing the despatch-number and date of issue of the bill. Jaggu got the acknowledgement and he was happy that within a fortnight, he would get money deposited in his account through electronic money transfer. Maggu directed him to visit the boss also, and he went with him to the boss. As both entered in the chamber of the boss; then the boss was talking on the mobile phone. After two minutes when conversation finished; boss asked to Maggu – whether he sent the bill to the treasury? Maggu responded, he sent the bill and issued the acknowledgement to him. Boss advised Jaggu to approach the officials of the treasury and please them for the final payment. 
Jaggu headed to home and he decided to visit the officials of treasury next Monday. He was purchasing vegetables in the bazaar on Sunday, where he saw Mr Purohit who was also purchasing vegetables from a stall and his wife was present there also. He greeted Purohit Saheb and asked him about the payments after retirement from the post of professor. His wife yelled – who are you? Jaggu responded – Mam, I am a retired Lab Technician [Lab Assistant] from his institute. Purohit Saheb reacted – I asked the Head Clerk Maggu for ‘Sanction Letter of the amount of Earn Leaves and GIS from the Commissioner/Director of the Department’ and I am still awaiting for the letters of Approval as per the calculation charts furnished by the Principal. Jaggu reacted – Maggu and boss lingered on the papers to submit to the Directorate. He told them that Maggu completed all the formalities and submitted the bill for payment in his case. Purohit Saheb expressed – ‘God bless you, in due course you would get the payment after all you in the institute during summer vacation; and detained for some specific tasks.’ Jaggu uttered – Not only this Sir, I paid them more than Rs 10000/- to get the amount more than Rs 7 Lacs, where they considered me the period of Detention in the last year of my tenure in the office. Madam Purohit surprised and muttered – you greased the palms of Maggu and others. Jaggu responded – Mam, it is only token amount, but I have to pay further, I get the final payment. Madam Purohit saw at the professor remorsefully and commented – Mr Purohit is not going to pay a single penny to the dealing clerks and nexus. He is in the loss of the interest of the amounts. Jaggu reacted – “Sir, without paying money or giving bribes to them, you will not get the amounts that you deserve.” Purohit annoyed and responded – “It is their duties to pay all the amounts incurred after retirement. I will look further; when you get the amounts.”   
After fifteen days, Jaggu went to the Institute and visited Maggu where he was shocked to know that the bill was returned to the office where the official wrote a note of objection that bill should be attached with the approval letter of the Head of the Department, but not to only forwarded by the Head of the Institute, as per amended laws of Earn Leaves Encashment 2008. Jaggu was mortified where he had already invested more than Rs 10000/-. Maggu directed him to meet Mannu the dealing clerk and leader of the Third-Class Staff of the institute. 
Jaggu met Mannu in the context of the bill of Earned Leaves. Mannu told Jaggu that he had worked in the last vacation period when he was retiring, so fifteen days of Earned Leaves to be added in his account in the service book with the permission of the Director, where his service book would be sent to the Directorate. Mannu directed Jaggu that he would go to the Directorate, Bhopal with the service book, and documents of Earned Leaves to get the Approval Letter from the Director. 
Jaggu gave his consent to Mannu to add the order of the Earned Leaves in the Account Page of Service Book and was ready to go with him to Bhopal because it was question of the payment of Rs 7 Lacs. Maggu advised Jaggu – Don’t go with Mannu because they would not issue the letter of approval within two days. Mannu pleaded Jaggu that another method is to send the Service Book, and related documents of Earned Leaves by post then then after a fortnight you may go to Bhopal, but talk prior to the dealing clerk and junior officer about the commission that they want. Jaggu was in dilemma – what to do and what not. He asked Maggu to send his Service Book to the Directorate by post then he would approach to the dealing clerk and other officers. 
Maggu asked Jaggu to pay Rs 2000 to Mannu who is leaving for Bhopal next Tuesday for some office work, where he might submit the Service Book and related documents to the Directorate. Jaggu gave him Ra 2000 where Mannu assured that after a fortnight Jaggu might proceed to Bhopal for further action. 
After a fortnight, Jaggu met to Mannu then he handed over him the copy of acknowledgement of the submission of the Service Book. He also asked him to pay Rs 5000 to the dealing clerk through electronic transfer or go to Bhopal and pay his fee in cash. Jaggu was puzzled, he gave consent to pay Rs 5000 next week to the dealing clerk at Bhopal. Mannu asked him that he would go along with him next fortnight and applied for the reservation of two train tickets. Jaggu gave consent because he was suspicious about the proceeding done by the clerk where a witness needed for forwarding the file to the official. Jaggu asked Mannu that the dealing clerk would show him his service book and file, where Mannu assured him that he would write the note-sheet also. 
Next fortnight Jaggu left for Bhopal with Mannu. They approached the dealing clerk Sonu; he showed them the Service Book kept in the almirah. He commented that officials examine the Service Book of the first-class officers but any case is directed to this office for settlement or any resolution, then service book is produced to the Section Officer and Deputy Director. In your case, Mannu will write a note on the service book that you were detained during the summer vacation, and that period should be added and considered for the payment or encashment then I will endorse it commenting for the approval of the payment as per the standing order. Mannu wrote a note-sheet and Sonu endorsed it writing a note for approval forwarded to the section officer. Mannu and Sonu wrote the comment for the approval of the Earned Leaves in the service book, and Sonu endorsed it. Section officer asked Sonu – who is Jaggu? He responded, Sir, Jaggu came along with Mannu from his city 450 kms away from here. Section officer asked Jaggu – where he stayed? He responded in Sri Ram Lodge. Section officer said – stay for two days, I will try to get the approval letter from the Deputy Director. Jaggu was happy to know that within two days, he would get the approval letter. Section officer called Sonu and gave him a slip. They went to a motel outside ot the office. There were about twenty motels and stalls in the ground. There was hullabaloo and they smelt the aroma of tea, coffe and fried snacks. Sonu carried them to a motel and secured seats for them at a distant corner. He ordered three cups tea and one plate Bhajiya. They were enjoying tea and Bhajiya then Sonu said to Jaggu that he would be benefited by Rs 50000 if earned leaves were added to his account. The amount of Earned Leaves was more than Rs seven lacs, so deputy director wanted money for the approval because he would pay to the higher authorities means additional director and deputy secretary. Jaggu asked him – “how much money they need?”  
Sonu said – The deputy director asked me for Rs30000 but I told him – Jaggu came from a distant place and already he had paid more than Rs 20000/-. It is the amount accrued for Earned Leaves in his whole career, what he toiled in the vacations. I requested him that at least Jaggu had to pay Rs 10000/- where I would recommend him without fee but fees to be paid to the Deputy Secretary and Additional Director. 
Jaggu was sad and felt humiliation and harassment. He told them that he had inly Rs 5000/- but not 10000/-. Sonu responded – you might borrow money from your relative or from Mannu because you are still saving Rs 20000/-. You borrow Rs 5000/- from Mannu then pay him in your city. Sonu responded – it doesn’t matter, I try to draw money from the ATM. They went to the ATM of the premises and Jaggu drew money Rs 5000/- and handedover Rs 10000/- to Sonu. Sonu assured them that he would give Rs 10000/- to the Deputy Director along with the slip given by the section officer.  
Sonu asked Jaggu – you may go back to your city; I will put the case file and Rs 10000/- with the slip to the table of Deputy Director secretly then he will call the section officer for further proceeding. 
They came back to their city. Two months passed but no approval letter was issued. Jaggu approached to Maggu and asked him that he did not receive the Approval Letter. Maggu called Mannu – where is the approval letter? Mannu said – “just phone the dealing clerk.” 
Mannu phoned – Hello, Sonu - - - - It is Mannu speaking, you didn’t send the Approval Letter of Earned Leaves - - - Two months passed. 
Sonu --- Hello, sorry sir - - - the file is with the Deputy director and I try to send the file to the Deputy Secretary for final examination. Within three days, I will manage - - - I will go along with the Research Officer to the secretariat for the Approval.  
Mannu told Jaggu that the file would be forwarded to the Deputy Secretary for final examination and verification. He asked Jaggu to inquire next month. Next month Jaggu approached to Maggu and asked for the Approval letter. Maggu called Mannu and said to him to enquire about the Approval Letter of Earned Leaves. Mannu phoned Sonu - - Hello, Sir! It is Mannu speaking - - - please, let me know about the Approval Letter of Earned Leaves. 
Hello, Mannu Bhai, the Deputy Secretary returned the file and it is kept with the Research Officer.  
Hello! What happened - - why file was returned? 
Mannu Bhai, Deputy Secretary remarked and wrote a note to chart out the account of Earned leaves year wise in the separate sheet or file duly checked by the section officer, and Deputy Director or Research Officer then the Deputy Secretary may recommend for the Approval Letter through the Deputy Director. 
Mannu Bhai - - Research officer also wants fee Rs 5000/- in advance for the final proceeding. He is mediator or coordinator between the Director and Secretary. 
Mannu told Jaggu that Rs 5000 needed more for the Approval Letter. Jaggu was mortified and asked about the mode of payment. Mannu asked him to pay him Rs 5000/- cash then he would go to Bhopal next fortnight and would manage. Jaggu withdrew Rs 5000/- from the ATM and handed over it to Mannu. 
Jaggu went next month to the office and asked for the Approval Letter. Maggu called Mannu to know about the status of the proceeding. Mannu opened the almirah and asked the despatcher to enter the despatch number of the envelope sent to Jaggu from the Directorate. The despatcher handed over the envelope to Jaggu and Jaggu opened the envelope and found the Approval Letter. Mannu said – it is copy for you and now you may meet the accountant and Principal for the payment and Bill Making. Jaggu was surprised and pleased to know that he got the approval letter where he spent Rs 30000 as bribes to the concerning clerks etc. 
He proceeded to the accountant and asked him to make bill. Accountant said to him – now bill or invoice is generated in computer and then sent to the treasury officer. You please meet the principal. 
Jaggu went to visit the principal and told showed the Approval Letter. The principal called the accountant and asked him to generate the electronic bill and get the copy of the Approval letter from the despatcher in office. Principal asked Jaggu to pursue the accountant. The accountant said to him that the bill would be generated after 25th day of the month. Jaggu asked him to generate the bill within a week. Accountant asked him – go to Ramu the peon; who is having format of the paper bill and for the final payment, paper bill would be made. Jaggu went to Ramu and asked him to make the Bill of Earn Leaves. Ramu told him – Rs 2000 fee is needed for making and generating the bill. 
Jaggu was upset and told Maggu that Ramu wanted fee Rs 2000/-. Maggu explained – Ramu is fourth class employee but know how to draft the bills and Account keeping, and he is helping hand of the accountant. Jaggu understood the matter and he went to the ATM for the withdrawal of money [Rs 2000]. Jaggu handed over notes Rs 2000/- to Ramu. 
After a fortnight Jaggu went to the office and inquired about the bill. Ramu told him that he would phone him to meet the concerning clerk of treasury within a week. After three days, Ramu phoned Jaggu and asked him to meet Beni Babu in the treasury and pay his fee in the canteen outside of the treasury, because the bill would be examined and passed through him. Jaggu met Beni Babu and requested him to pass the Bill. Beni Babu said to him – Bill may be passed but you retired one year ago, and bill was put for the payment in this current year. Here, ATO would write a note to pass the bill that it was the mistake of the Head of the institute but not yours so you have to pay Rs 2000 to me then the bill will be forwarded for payment. Jaggu paid him Rs 2000 and asked him to pay the bill within a week. Beni Babu suggested him – you want payment within a week then you have to meet the section officer on duty who does the electronic transfer of money to credit the amount of Earned Leaves in your bank account. I will call you after a week when bill will be put for the final payment to the section officer/accountant; where you may request him for the earliest payment. 
After a week, Beni Babu called Jaggu for negotiation to the section officer/ accountant. It was Tuesday, Jaggu was happy to receive the message that his bill was put on the table of the section officer for the final payment. Jaggu went to Beni Babu and he said – what to do? Beni Babu and Jaggu went to the section officer/accountant and they requested for the earliest payment of the bill. Section officer Topono said – there are seventy bills on his table for the electronic transfer of money. Jaggu produced the photocopy of his bank account number etc. Topono kept the photocopy of the bank account and said – It might take two months to credit the amount Rs 7 Lacs and 49 thousand to your bank account, because I transfer money as per the Allotment of the fund of the department. Generally, three to five bills I do electronic transfer on the respective accounts. It is further Corona Pandemic and allotments of the funds of various departments are scanty or insufficient. Jaggu was gloomy – he thought that the payment might be delayed for two months. 
Beni Babu solaced Jaggu – Not to be desperate – we will meet Topono during lunch time in the canteen and request further. Perhaps Rs 5000/- you have to pay him in advance for the earliest payment within three days. He will manage the funds and electronic transfer of money. 
Topono was sipping tea and eating samosa in the canteen and he was watching the TV show also. Beni Babu greeted him – Good after noon Sir! This fellow Jaggu is in dire need of money and he is submitting you the details of his bank account. Please accept the envelope for easy dealing. Topono commented – you told Jaggu about the deal and scanty fund! 
Beni Babu – yes sir! I told him about the financial position of the department but he wanted to submit you the information about his bank account where he wanted the payment within three days. Please accept his request and information of the bank account etc in the envelope. 
Topono smiled and accepted the envelope and assured them – ok, I will see the matter and read the letter enclosed in the envelope. It was open envelope, so Topono just saw at a glance inside the envelope and saw some currency notes and a letter, but didn’t take them out of the envelope. He looked at Beni Babu and murmured – how much? Beni Babu and Jaggu gestured – They showed him their palms and Beni whispered him five thousand. 
After three days, Jaggu received a message from the bank that the amount Rs 7 Lacs and 49 thousand was credited to his bank account.      
Kamal Kishore Sharma  
Note – As per report of the Economic Times – one in five citizens pay bribe to access key government services. About 18% people offer bribes in exchange for votes and 11% people experience sextortion in India.  [17 June to July 17, 2000]. 




● Cheating Practice   
Malpractice in examination is an offence but it may give you pleasure and profit. Bhukan is peon in the school who was sharing his experience to Punau who is daily wages helper. Bhukan said to Punau that he would earn money as tips, if he is appointed as waterman or attendant to serve water in the rooms to the examinees. Punau questioned him – what the tactics used to earn money? Bhukan explained him – I do work in the confidential room for packing the answer sheets and question papers where I make packets or parcels; I get a chance to send the photos of the question paper within 5 to 10 minutes of the starting of the examination of any particular subject to some students via mobile phone. They may supply you some printed or written notes that paper you have to keep on the windows of the toilets, then after one hour of the examination period, you have to serve water to some examinees in the rooms and tell them code word – ‘a glass of water’ it means readymade answers and notes are kept in the toilet. If you say – one more glass water – it means text materials or book pages or photocopies, even book or guide might be found on the window sills in the toilet or book and cheating materials are kept in the toilets. That examinee will go to the toilet and give you Rs 20/-. I may recommend the duty of Sanjana there as attendant to the girls during examination who will help in packing the question papers and answer books. She will help the girl examinees to do malpractice. She may serve notes and books to them in the toilet. Bhukan told Punau – not only we will help them to copy in the examinations but three teachers will also help the examinees to copy in the examination. You may serve them guide or notes to show to the examinees secretly. They may dictate them answers of the objective type questions, as well as diagram or formulae, they may show them. Some students will pay them Rs 100 to 200 and I will get Rs 50/- to send the photos of the question paper after 5 to 10 minutes of the starting of the examination, by phone to some students. Hence our mission is to support the examinees for cheating in the examination getting fees and tips. 
Some miscreants don’t dictate or help students to copy or cheating the answers in the examination hall, rather those invigilators mislead the examinees who don’t pay their fees. They get pleasure of the negativity and evil doing. They are misdemeanours or sinners. These miscreants supply notes to examinees also and catch the examinees who don’t pay their fees. 
Conclusion: Survival of the fittest theory is feasible, here. Charles Darwin propounded the theory ‘survival of the fittest’ in the book ‘On the Origin of Species’. In short, animals and plants survive in the environment of a particular area when they adopt certain habits to resist and fight the perilous conditions. Species of animals and plants fight for the survival resulting in mutation and development of certain organs also. It happens in Biology, science and evolution. But the principle of changes of habits and modification of life style in vogue to survive in the contemporary society makes men to enjoy the pleasure of negativity and evil deeds, those are considered as good as the bitter medicines in changing pattern of the society and behavioural psychology. Hence, corruption for benefit of the society is liked by the people that we may hold as pleasure of negativity where bribe, commission and kickbacks might be earned by fraudulent means. 
Kamal Kishore Sharma  
Note – Global Corruption Barometer and Survey done in the year 2000 reveal the report in the Economic Times – India has the highest bribery rate in Asia 39%, Cambodia 37%, Indonesia 30%, Maldives and Japan 02%, South Korea 10%, and Nepal 12%. 
Due to digital banking and e-commerce corruption is curbed up to a large extent but misleading, misrepresentation and linger on tactics of the officials accelerate the bribery and corruption in the financial matters of the governments. 
Cheating and malpractices in examinations became the sport of defaulter and dunce students with the support of dishonest employees. A guy opines that theoretical knowledge differs from the practical knowledge. Hence, apprenticeship, training, internship, article-ship and various short trainings required to work on different positions in the industries. That guy passed the examinations doing malpractices, so he favours the students to do malpractices. Even he advises corruption and back door entries in the services because everything has price and services are money oriented.   

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  • Kamal Kishore Sharma

    Kamal Kishore Sharma

    I regret that I submitted two articles 'Fraudulent Deeds' and 'Cheating Practices' under the main caption 'Pleasure of Negativity' where both the articles split in the paragraphs but the 'Writer's Outlet' joined all the text in a single paragraph and format changed. This file was a copy of the word document that I am writing an Anthology. It was not the pdf file. However, I will look into the matter for the publication of the anthology in due course.

    Aug 11, 2021

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