Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Topic: bureaucracy

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.
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‘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.
Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping at the Plenary Session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, in Qingdao, China on 10 June 2018

India says ‘no’ to BRI and government opens bureaucracy doors to private talent

M Narendra Modi, in an oblique reference to the BRI, said any mega connectivity project must respect sovereignty and territorial integrity of the countries involved.
Bureaucrats

No, reservation does not produce inferior IAS officers, say two US scholars

The findings of the study have significant policy implications because it suggests that bureaucracies can achieve diversity without compromising performance.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

‘IAS officers who are assigned to home state cadres more likely to be corrupt, underperforming’

A new research paper suggests letting Indian Administrative Service officials work in their home states may be opening the door for greater corruption.
Indian Navy Sea Hawk aircraft during 1971 Indo-Pakistani war

Did IAF win 1971 war? Pak scholar says no. Ex-Indian Navy chief says debate with facts

India’s bureaucracy is responsible for the vacuum in military history. But there’s a new crop of young scholar-warriors eager to fill this gap.