With Four Prime Ministers: My PMO Journey
Jarnail Singh
  • ISBN 13 : 9788194201830
  • year : 2020
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
"This book is a fascinating account of the inner working of the office of the Prime Minister. The ethos and ethical standards to be maintained in PMO are an eye-opener. His pen portraits and personal anecdotes of the four completely different Prime Ministers make the book a must read. Policymakers and bureaucrats have a lot to learn from the insights on the functioning of government that Jarnail Singh has penned down. G.K. PILLAI IAS (RETD.) Former Home Secretary Government of India With his ringside view of the Office of Prime Minister under four Prime Ministers of different political persuasions, which is a rare opportunity, Jarnail Singh has provided an excellent account of the functioning of the fulcrum of executive governance with focus on the pivotal role of civil servants like him, mostly unseen and unsung. Not only civil servants but also students of governance would immensely benefit from the narrative in With Four Prime Ministers. T.K.A. NAIR IAS (RETD.) Former Principal Secretary to PM Jarnail Singh has a remarkable record of working with four prime ministers of different persuasions. They were all impressed by his sincerity, dedication and the kind of clarity with which he handled challenging tasks in PMO. His integrity apart, he was always immune to extra-curricular influences that civil servants come to experience in their career. His mantra was to quote the Rule Book, do only what it permits and sleep well. This book also gives an insight into working styles of the four Prime Ministers H. D. Deva Gowda, I.K. Gujral, A.B. Vajpayee and Dr Manmohan Singh. They all liked him and his work. H.K. DUA Former Media Adviser to Prime Ministers "