Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Topic: bureaucracy

North Block and South Block on Raisina Hill | Manisha Mandal/ThePrint

India needs Reforms 2.0 to save both bureaucracy and good IAS officers like H.C. Gupta

Hope that the judiciary wakes up to the travesty of convicting good civil servants like H.C. Gupta.
Indian Army | Yuri SmityukTASS via Getty Images

There is growing civil-military dissonance and acrimony in India’s defence ministry

The Indian military needs to introspect and ensure that no one has the cause to cast aspersions on its personnel.
TalkPoint | Civilian-military tensions

Civil-military tension over privileges: Bureaucrats pampered or have forces overblown it?

The defence spokesperson had responded to a photograph showing a civilian officer’s car with a flag on the bonnet, pointing out misuse of privileges.
Representational iamge | TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images

Defence ministry spokesperson who criticised military on Twitter sent on leave

Tweet by Swarnashree Rao Rajshekhar, principal spokesperson for defence ministry, has angered the military brass.
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. 

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress ...