Last, I had asked them " Who is the competent authority to appoint the Cabinet Secretary?".
They had replied : "The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet(ACC)."
So I reminded the bozos that the ACC consists of ministers and the ministers can appoint no one.
Finally, I got a convulated reply in which they said that they re-evaluated the matter in the Cabinet Secretariat and replied that the President of India is the competent authority to appoint the Cabinet Secretary.
I was elated with joy! They rescinded on their earlier answer and gave the right answer this time!
However, they are still sticking to the logic that the authority to appoint does not have to sign the appointment because President is just a figurehead or a rubber stamp. After all, the bureaucrats have to justify their illegal action of bypassing the President, even though they have now admitted in writing that he is the authority to appoint the Cabinet Secretary.
God save us from this stupidity. Are they so dumb to be claiming this logic?
Even then, this reply was first taste of a success. At least I got the highest government department in the country to correct their assumptions regarding the appointment of and by the highest authorities.