Saturday, 10 January 2015

Satya Nadella corrupt as P Mohammed Ali?

Dear Sir, 

I am happy to know that our government is awarding Satya Nadella with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards for 2015.

Mr Nadella is a very good example of young Indian technical professionals who honour our nation not just by their skills and financial remittance but also by being recognised for their integrity. 

I am shocked however by the fact that the government has done nothing to strip an convicted corrupt businessman, P Mohammed Ali (Number 64, awarded in 2004). 

Here are from news reports of his conviction: 1,2,3.

As per the Government of India, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Notification published on the 6th August, 2010, point 15 names you as the Chairman of the Jury-cum-Awards committee. 

Point 19 of the notification states: 

The President may cancel and annul an Award in the event of any adverse information on the awardees coming to light subsequently. 
I request you to take note of this matter and do what is necessary. Having a corrupt businessman on the rolls of this prestigious award is an insult to others like Mr Nadella.


Jacob Joseph Puthenparambil

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