26th August 2010
I am breaking my silence after a long time. I wish to share an interesting view of things happening around. You are aware of the trials and tribulations that I have been undergoing. But you would be surprised to find me and my family happy and enjoying every moment. We are also watching the unfolding of events with amazement and amusement. There is no drop in our happiness. We have bought a new car during this period (a Luxury car – Mitsubishi Cedia). Of course I informed the Government well in advance. The Government refused to sanction me a car loan even after I moved the Central Administrative Tribunal, Madras Bench. Finally my younger brother contributed the gap and we registered the car on 24thAugust 2010. It is to indicate that life is normal despite the false vigilance cases foisted against me and an illegal suspension order imposed on me for standing upright.
Friends, the purpose of this mail is to tell about my present spiritual life. I draw my full energy and powers from God. (Please do not consider it proselytizing. I want to share the present situation, which is not tense and the future which is tense elsewhere).
After I was shifted from ELCOT when I was physically verifying the scam records in ELNET’s premises, I went into deep depression. As a man who was proved to be courageous by filing cases against Jayalalitha regime in 1995 when I was hardly 4 years in the IAS, the impulse was to expose Karunanidhi regime. But then my family members, who refused to believe what was happening, asked me to wait for a week. They were of the opinion that Mr.Karunanidhi would see reason and reverse the illegal transfer orders. In the meanwhile I was going into further depression.
On 3rd August, 2008 – that is, 5 days after my transfer orders were issued on the 28thJuly 2008, there was a message from the Church (Assembly of God Church, Anna Nagar). The week’s message was “I would restore whatsoever that had been taken away from you”.
A man who had lost everything needed this little olive branch. I was in fact literally weeping. Because the projects that were headed by me were very close to my heart, and they had transformation capabilities. Leaving them in the middle was a disaster which I was not ready to accept easily. As an IAS officer, I am not supposed to be like this. But then, I trusted too much Mr.Karunanidhi. I reaped the results.
Coming back to the church issue, I heard the one hour audio of the church message again and again and found that I was getting consoled by each word. From the next Sunday onwards I started going to the church. The first church experience was amazing. Like a child I was weeping all through the message when Pastor Abraham Thomas was delivering the hour long message. My hand kerchief became wet every Sunday. This was the happening for more than 3 months.
There were two options before me after the illegal transfers from ELCOT viz., quit service and join private sector or quit the world.
As a strong person I discarded the second option.
The final option was to take up private service. Got offers. My sister Latha (Austin, Texas) started professional reconfiguration of my resume so that I could get a high level job in the US.
But the church messages changed it all. I decided to stay on in the IAS.
Never in my life Iwould put my faith in any human being. I have learnt my lesson.
Over the two year period I have been going to Church, I have found a new face of Jesus. He is not only the kindest God but also a strong God when it comes to protecting His beloved ones. The more I heard about Him as the Lord of the Hosts (Leader of the armies), the more confident I grew. That I don’t need to do anything when a wrong is committed against me. Jesus would take the revenge. It is His role.
From August 2009, Jesus has been giving me promises. These are like covenants (agreements) to do or not to do certain things. I will indicate just two of them for your understanding.
1. The life promise to me: (confirmed through 4 prophets), No enemy will stand before me throughout my life time. There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee (Joshua 1:5).
2. Miracles and terrible things that are to happen.
Exodus 34:10 And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art, shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee.
So, when the Karuninidhi Government suspended me, there was no distress at home. When they filed false vigilance cases, we all smiled. Because, everyone at home knows that even 1000 Karunanidhis cannot do any damage to me or to any member of the family. That is the protection we got. Thanks to Jesus.
Mr.Karunanidhi is trying to eject me from IAS quoting that I am a Christian.
I am telling everyone that it is the very same Jesus who is going to do marvellous things and I would stand on top in the IAS not long from now.
Well, there is another side of Jesus as the LORD OF THE HOSTS.
Whoever attempts to intimidate His beloved children has to necessarily face the LORD OF THE HOSTS. It is not going to be a pleasant meet.
Jesus has already declared that He Loves me so much. He also told me that He would not allow even a strand of hair to fall from my head. I am happy that I discovered such a loving and powerful God.
I can only pity the people who have put me in this unpleasant circumstance. When terrible things happen, they will realize their sin.
My faith is only in God. Now you know why!
You all would have a valid question. Will I do e-governance in the future?
Yes, indeed. The difference is that I would not be disturbed from now onwards in the march to attain transparency in public administration.
C.Umashankar IAS., (TamilNadu Cadre)
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
Brothers and Sisters, I don’t think anything more need to be said. It is quite clear from whatever our brother, Mr. Umashankar has said, how our Lord Jesus Christ can work miracles in our lives if only we willingly accept His ever extended helping hand.
Dr. Sajan K George
Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC)
Accessed on 4th November 2011
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