Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: bureaucracy

From Jharkhand to Yogi’s UP, BJP leaders are sparring with bureaucracy. ‘Petty’, say IAS officers

Last week, Sitharaman berated a Telangana district collector because a ration shop didn't have PM's photo. BJP leaders in other states have gotten into spats with civil servants too.

Bureaucrats should not be punished in retrospect for decisions

The Government should encourage decision making, assure and protect the officers from bonafide errors, writes Vaidyanathan Subramanian.

Hours after Yogi confidant retires, ‘troubleshooter’ IAS officer ‘close’ to UP CM transferred

While Awanish Awasthi retired Tuesday, Navneet Sehgal transferred from key information & public relations dept to low-profile sports, as part of latest reshuffle of 16 IAS officers.

BJP is remodelling India as a one-party state. And there’s a striking resemblance to China

Modern China gave the world capitalism without democracy. Now India looks set to give the world a one-party state in a multi-party polity.

IAS duo transferred for walking dog in stadium joined ‘punishment postings, then took long leave’

Sanjeev Khirwar & Rinku Dhugga were transferred to Ladakh and Arunachal in May after a media report said a sports stadium in Delhi was closed early to athletes so couple could walk their dog.

Ministry of all things secret: UP’s Confidential department gets fresh thrust under Yogi 2.0

Dept collects 'secret' information and intelligence inputs from police. In a first, UP govt Tuesday said it would have its own additional chief secretary-level officer in charge.

Modi govt forms DoPT panel to solve IAS crunch at Centre, members say more intake won’t fix it

According to rules, 22% of total sanctioned strength of IAS officers (1,451) is supposed to be deputed to the Centre. However, DoPT report says only 6% (445) are in place.

‘Officials don’t listen to me’, says Bihar minister as bureaucrats’ power irks Nitish’s allies

Ex-CM Jitan Ram Manhji supported minister Mukesh Sahani’s complaint in front of CM Nitish Kumar at NDA meeting Friday, in latest instalment of tussle over officials’ dominance in Bihar.

Modi govt’s policies have brought an end to Nehruvian statecraft

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Indian civil servants are expected to be karma yogis. But look at ground reality first

Surendranath Banerjee showed gaps in Indian civil services. India needs to identify the problems in its steel frame.

On Camera


51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.