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As Good as My Word: A Memoir

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Item Code: UBD625
Author: K.M. Chandrasekhar
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Language: English
Edition: 2022
ISBN: 9789354895005
Pages: 310 (Throughout Color Illustrations)
Other Details 8.50 X 5.50 inch
Weight 280 gm
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About The Book

In an illustrious career spanning over forty years in public service and culminating in the highest office in Indian bureaucracy-Union Cabinet Secretary-KM Chandrasekhar has seen, and done, it all. He is one of those rare IAS officers who has held a wide range of senior positions in State government, the Centre and public sector undertakings.

In this autobiography, he paints an intimate picture of the UPA government during one of its toughest phases, and his own crucial role in steering India through some of her most severe crises-the Great Recession of 2008, the oilmen's strike in 2009, the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and scams-the 20 spectrum. case and the 2010 Commonwealth Games corruption scandal. This book describes Chandrasekhar's experiments in public administration, cutting his teeth in trade diplomacy as the Indian ambassador to the World Trade Organization, his excellent working equation with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, his run-ins with some prominent ministers of the time, and his reflections on Indian democracy, economy and defence.

As Good as My Word is the story of the successes and failures of a civil servant, who successfully navigated challenging areas of public life. Unsparingly honest and forthright, and packed with political gossip, the book offers a ringside view of Indian politics and bureaucracy during the UPA era.

About the Author

K.M. Chandrasekhar is a former IAS officer of the 1970 batch, who served as the Cabinet Secretary of India from 2007 to 2011. In a career spanning five decades, he has traversed many sectors- district administration, public finance, taxation, national security and international diplomacy, among others. He was the Founder Chairman of the Spices Board, India's Ambassador to the WTO and the Union Revenue Secretary. He was Vice Chairman, Kerala State Planning Board, and has also held the position of Secretary for Industries and Finance departments in the Kerala government.

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