Arun Bhatia (born on 3rd Aug 1942, at Pune) is the President of People\s Guardian Party. A retired IAS officer and ex-PMC Commissioner, he has earned a reputation for exposing the shortcomings of and corruption in the very system he works for. Bhatia has paid a price for his actions - regular transfers, insignificant postings, numerous charges and enquiries, bad assessment reports, ridicule by peers, subordinates and seniors, lack of support , ugly mafia threats and denials of promotion. But nothing deterred this bureaucrat and he just carried on with digging out carefully guarded skeletons within the institutions of governance. In 1984, he was selected by the United Nations for assignments. Later, in 2004 he contested the parliamentary election as an independent candidate from Pune and received over 60,000 votes without any infrastructure or organisational support and without
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