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People are being informed about these schemes, which account for unforgettable entertainment experiences.This year too Macao is geared up to celebrate their highly-anticipated 30th anniversary of Macao International Music Festival (MIMF) commencing on September 28th to October 30th 2016 In the upcoming edition of this world-famous festival popular musicians and ensembles from all over the world including Russia Unites States Germany France the United Kingdom Portugal Mongolia Taiwan China Hong Kong and Macao among others will be performing 27 excellent shows to enthral the music-lovers from all across the globe This year the MIMF will be showcasing several works of ethnic appeal which include renowned Portuguese pianist Adriano Jordo the leader of renowned percussion ensemble Colin Currie Group Colin Currie the nationally acclaimed huqin master Xu Ke and the ‘Queen Of Pipa’ Zhong Hongyan will be conducting master classes for budding musicians Marking the Pearl Jubilee of this much awaited music festival the Cultural Affairs Bureau will be hosting the ‘Macao International Music Festival Forum’ which has ‘Glorious 30 The Sinophone Rhapsodies’ as its theme and will be focusing on ‘Music and Arts Festivals as Drivers of a City’s Cultural Development’ During this festival various renowned guests from cultural sectors of both overseas and the nearby regions will be conducting some very interesting sessions This year will also mark the launch of the publication ‘30th Macao International Music Festival Special Commemorative Edition’ covering programme reviews and the historical evolution of the festival in the past years as well as insightful commentaries and news articles by former festival directors and local scholars offering an overview of the Festival’s contribution to Macao’s cultural development over the past three decades For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: June 20 2014 12:13 am Since visits abroad entail spending precious foreign exchange secretaries have been directed to be strict in sanctioning them and to use our permanent missions abroad to represent the country instead Related News By: Sudhansu Mohanty It is nobody’s case that foreign visits are not essential in a globalised economy Negotiations and consultations are an intrinsic part of bilateral multilateral and international ecosystems But sundry inconsequential visits are a problem The ministry of finance and the cabinet secretariat have put limits on the number and duration of visits Since visits abroad entail spending precious foreign exchange secretaries have been directed to be strict in sanctioning them and to use our permanent missions abroad to represent the country instead Sadly these directions are rarely heeded The urge to go on foreign trips is endemic Proposals for deputation abroad are immaculately crafted and processed with such speed that it could easily give a lie to the putative snail-pace of the Indian bureaucracy It admits no restraint no shame no twinge of conscience — indeed the tenacity is admirable The urge to go abroad is rather natural flowing from an immutable human impulse — obsessive hedonistic individualism Let’s accept reality The standards of financial propriety enjoined on public servants — to exercise the same vigilance with public money as a person of ordinary prudence would with his own — are rarely met It is disturbing when proponents of a junket suggest that the extant orders be rewritten so that no questions are asked about their trips I have even known an officer to travel abroad 60-odd times in three years against the prescribed 12 (four per annum) spending about two-thirds of his time excluding travel time abroad There are wheels within wheels in foreign junkets For instance when economising measures were taken for domestic travel (officers who were earlier eligible for executive class travel now had to travel economy) the measures for international travel were only symbolic Those eligible to travel first class (secretaries and above) were downgraded to business class while those eligible to travel business (joint and additional secretaries) and economy class remained unaffected The one good economising measure was that the tickets had to be bought at the lowest fare in the class This brought an end to the free companion ticket facility I myself insisted on the lowest fare rule and was staggered by the stout resistance and fusillade of bad logic trotted out against it The impulse to travel using government money when sponsorship from international agencies is available has assumed alarming proportions All because officials are allowed to travel business class It matters little that such acts mean the wanton depletion of taxpayer money So officials should live by the following rules: Thou shalt not covet foreign visits except those that are most necessary unavoidable inescapable thou shalt not manufacture foreign jaunts through specious logic or spend all thy office hours coveting such excursions; instead thou shall devote all thy time and energy to the job at hand which thou as public servant art solemnly sworn to perform and art being paid handsomely with all attendant perks to do Doing this is rather easy All it needs is undoing the blatant wrong perpetrated by the Sixth Pay Commission While for domestic travel the daily allowance was done away with by the commission and replaced by the reimbursement of food bills the same logic wasn’t invoked for foreign visits which continue with the per diem allowance Consequently foreign jaunts are an easy way to earn non-taxable dollars Rectifying this egregious error say through a travel card (with limits) shall demonetise and cap the urge to seek out foreign safaris It’s likely that restless minds will be stilled (due to the lack of possibilities) and their extra time made available to their work in office It shall verily amount to putting the internal moral compass (ever so artificially though) in the right place Given the prime minister’s emphasis on minimum government and maximum governance and his firm commitment to transparency one would suggest that there is also a dire need to rid the system of nepotism and establish an arm’s-length and merit-based system instead It needs to be remembered that networkers are not-workers Because at the end of a long arduous networked day they are far too mentally fatigued and physically drained to perform their assigned tasks Though a tad off-centre I would like to sign off with a bit of mirth to lift the spirit of unrelieved pessimism by recalling Eugene McCarthy’s wry words: “The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty” How ironic and predictable And yet another cause however small for gratitude The writer is additional secretary ministry of environment and forests [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian 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