CONTENTS:- 1. Promotion System in the Army; 2. Tenure as Military Attache; 3. The Nagaland Tenure; 4. Promotion to Lt Gen; 5. The Appointment of Army Commander; 6. The Case in Delhi High Court; 7. A Question of Ethics; 8. The Case in Supreme Court; 9. After the Supreme Court judgment; 10. Let There be Competition.
The general impression among the civilians is that the system of promotions and senior appointments in the Army is totally above board and free from political interference. This book punctures the bubble of that myth. Based on facts and well-documented evidence, it highlights not only the arbitrariness at the political level but also corruption in the bureaucracy and making misleading and even false statements by the highest in the services, in pursuit of personal as against organizational interests. The colouring and falsifying of service records to support a pre- determined decision has been highlighted, fully supported by evidence. The book also includes exhaustive accounts on how the judiciary views cases related to promotions in the Defence Forces. It leaves the reader wondering whether we, as a country, are fair to our uniformed personnel who have been wronged and who seek justice. Are they being dealt with on the principal of 'Satyameva Jayate' that adorns our national emblem? The book is riveting in narration and makes shocking revelations. It will be eminently readable by both the uniformed personnel as well as the civilians.