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Indian state great at handling Covid-like crises. But it can’t deal with complexities

India’s ability to deliver during a crisis was never the problem. The problem is that everyone from CM to DM waits for complex diktats from the top.
The North Block of the Central Secretariat buildings| Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Experts are leading Covid fight globally. But not in India, the bureaucrats won’t allow it

In their fight against ‘vested interests’ of experts, Indian bureaucrats are losing fight against reality during the coronavirus crisis.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with IAS officers participating in a training programme in New Delhi | pmindia.gov.in

IAS officers say no recourse left against ‘arbitrary’ appraisal system after HC upholds it

Delhi High Court ruled last month that Modi govt’s appraisal system for senior civil servants, which officials call ‘arbitrary’ and ‘opaque’, isn’t illegal.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | ANI

Lateral entry, biometric attendance won’t fix Modi’s bureaucracy issue. Reinvest in the state

Contrary to popular belief, the Indian state is remarkably thin. Compared to other G20 countries, India has the smallest number of bureaucrats per capita.
Narendra Modi inspecting the Guard of Honour at Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day | PIB

What Indian politicians, bureaucrats and military really think about each other

Tensions between civilians and the military are not new in India. However, the proliferation and reach of social media has only amplified differences.
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How WhatsApp is tackling Indian bureaucracy’s biggest challenge – last mile accountability

In Maharashtra, Odisha and Haryana, WhatsApp is facilitating greater coordination within the local bureaucracy.
Representational image of the seat of the Indian government on Raisina Hill, New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Modi govt reshuffles top secretaries, Ajay Kumar Bhalla to be next home secy

Power Secretary Bhalla will serve as OSD in the home ministry until Rajiv Gauba retires, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg will replace Bhalla.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) building, New Delhi

IAS, IFS, IRS officers hail Modi govt crackdown on ‘corrupt’ colleagues

Most IAS, IRS, IFS officers ThePrint spoke to welcomed Modi govt’s move to forcibly retire 'corrupt' officers and said it would make bureaucracy productive.
Illustration by ThePrint Team

Influx of lateral entrants: Is it reform of bureaucracy by Modi or dilution of IAS grip?

Modi government is expanding its plan of recruiting people from outside the civil services into the ranks of joint secretary, deputy secretary and director.
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BJP came to power in UP to end goonda raj but it’s Yogi’s police who are now running amok

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Why Singapore’s 4-G leaders need to return to Lee Kuan Yew to navigate Covid world

Singapore, which was established by Lee Kuan Yew in 1965 after its divorce from Malaysia, must go through another wrenching reinvention to emerge from the pandemic era.
A worker serves food to her children outside the Secunderabad railway station | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Ethiopia, India top countries where poor nutrition is costing companies billions of dollars

The greatest productivity losses from being undernourished were in agriculture, mining & construction, with Ethiopia and India facing highest burden.


India and China to formally verify disengagement in Ladakh by end of the week

India and China to begin next phase of disengagement only after formal verification of initial phase is complete. Verification being done through visual detection and drones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.