Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: Bureacracy

World Bank, UN, Ram Mandir panel — IAS, IFS officers from Modi’s PMO are rising & going places

Foreign secretary designate V.M. Kwatra was at PMO in Modi’s early days in the chair. ThePrint looks at how other officers from 1st Modi PMO in 2014-15 have risen in their careers.

Pakistan’s civil service reforms ignores top performers and specialised recruitment

Pakistan’s much-awaited reforms for the civil service seem to be more of an attempt to reform the civil servant rather than the civil service.

It’s 2021 and the Indian bureaucracy remains the greatest impediment to progress

Covid has exposed the worst of Indian bureaucracy, which puts paperwork over making people’s lives easier.

Parota-vs-roti tax fight will exist until Indian policymakers let go of Socialist mindset

The roti-vs-parota battle is hardly India’s first tax classification problem. Remember chappal vs sandal? It’s a problem with how Indian officials function.

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.

The other Covid crisis — India caught between a charismatic PM and servile bureaucrats

Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic hit India, it has been clear that the bureaucratic structure Modi built is not delivering. And sometimes, it’s becoming part of the problem.

4,000 rules in 4 months: Are civil servants creating chaos in India’s Covid-19 management?

India’s Covid-19 response is being led by civil servants, but the large number of bureaucratic orders on a daily basis have created chaos among businesses and the public.

Health secretary Preeti Sudan gets 3-month extension amid big-ticket IAS reshuffle

The extension for Sudan is significant because the health ministry is at the forefront of India's battle against coronavirus.

IAS has emerged as India’s steel frame of resistance against coronavirus

Modi government has continuously undermined the IAS, chipping away its rights and privileges. But the coronavirus pandemic is seeing the comeback of IAS officers.

Minister-IAS tiff grows in Rajasthan — another top civil servant defies his boss

Ravi Shanker Srivastava, chairman of Rajasthan State Roadways Transport Corporation, stopped the tender process of e-buses, announced by the transport minister.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.