Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicBureaucracy

Topic: bureaucracy

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.

New foreign secretary choice shows India will stand up to aggressive China

Vijay Gokhale belongs to a new generation of China experts in MEA which understands changes in Beijing and believes in a direct approach.

Talk Point: Anti-profiteering body of GST could allow bureaucracy to unleash a tax raj

Under GST, the government is setting up a National Anti-Profiteering Authority to ensure businesses do not cheat consumers. The new authority will ensure the benefit of reduced prices under the new indirect tax regime is passed on to consumers, said Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Talk Point: Is making the bureaucracy directly accountable to the PM a good idea?

Experts discuss whether Narendra Modi's idea of talking directly to bureaucrats is a good one.

Red tape be damned, Modi is creating a new bureaucracy tailored to his vision

PM Narendra Modi has begun reaching out directly to officers, keeping tabs on their performance, and setting goals, for better implementation of his policies.

The officer raj

The weakening of the political authority of UPA 2 has given the civil services a golden era of unfettered, unquestioned power.

Icondemnyou.com

Former CVC chief N Vittal's open list of civil servants facing corruption allegations shows it's silly to address question of corruption in bureaucracy in isolation of the system.

On Camera

YourTurn

A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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