Monday, 24 September, 2018

Topic: bureaucracy

File image of the North Block, Central Secretariat, New Delhi

IAS has now become a customer service, pleasing politicians and businessmen

The new motto for the IAS seems to be: 'Customer, not the Constitution, is Supreme.'
Mittali Sethi of IAS 2017 Batch with her students | Facebook/Humans of Lbsnaa

Suicide prompts three IAS officers to show the unglamorous side of civil services

Spurred on by an aspirant’s suicide earlier this year, the officers have started a Facebook page to share stories of civil servants’ struggles to make it.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The IAS has thinned at the top of the bureaucracy under the Modi government

Just 11 IAS officers have been empanelled by the government this year for joint secretary posts, down from 87 officers in 2014.

For lateral entry, Modi government struggles to get IAS-level quality candidates

Modi government has so far received just about 4,000 applications, had expected far greater interest
File photo of government buildings on Raisina Hill

Why I wrote a letter requesting punishment for IAS officers who file false complaints

We must find an administrative remedy, rather than a judicial one, to address the rising number of wrongful accusations in the bureaucracy.
Madan B. Lokur

Sluggish bureaucracy to homophobia, what makes SC Justice Madan B. Lokur very angry

Lokur, known for his liberal values, has often been criticised for exceeding his judicial role. 
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IAS officers see tremendous growth in two areas: Ignorance and arrogance

Most IAS officers end up as pen-pushers and cynics, with no faith in their contribution.
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Hiring non-IAS officers as joint secretaries may be too radical a step for India

India’s bureaucracy is the last refuge of the talented generalist, a tradition inherited from Oxbridge but long since abandoned by the British.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Officer Trainees of Indian Foreign Service in May 2018 | PIB

Don’t ignore us for top posts: IRS body tells Modi, and a visual timeline of the Emergency

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint in the last 24 hours.
File photo of Yogi Adityanath | MYogiAdityanath/Facebook

‘No one cares about party’: Chorus of dissidence grows louder in Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh

BJP MLAs join party MPs to call out failures of the leadership, say RSS’ Sunil Bansal, who is another power centre in the state, doesn’t listen to MLAs.
IL&FS

Indian regulators need to stop the IL&FS rot from spreading

RBI & SEBI need to urgently offer an emergency bailout to IL&FS before it does more harm to the rest of the market.

Christian priests accused of rape: Isolated events or eroding credibility of Indian church?

While allegations against Bishop Franco Mulakkal are under investigation, there is pressure on Bishops' Council to initiate a full-fledged probe. Experts weigh in.