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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.
In their fight against ‘vested interests’ of experts, Indian bureaucrats are losing fight against reality during the coronavirus crisis.
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.
Contrary to popular belief, the Indian state is remarkably thin. Compared to other G20 countries, India has the smallest number of bureaucrats per capita.
Tensions between civilians and the military are not new in India. However, the proliferation and reach of social media has only amplified differences.
In Maharashtra, Odisha and Haryana, WhatsApp is facilitating greater coordination within the local bureaucracy.
Power Secretary Bhalla will serve as OSD in the home ministry until Rajiv Gauba retires, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg will replace Bhalla.
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.
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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