Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: bureaucrats

Dhami ministers want say in IAS officers’ appraisal, claim orders get ‘ignored’ without it

Uttarakhand minister Satpal Maharaj says writing & revising ACRs of civil servants is a ‘minister’s right’. CM asks chief secretary to assess system in states where ministers are involved in process.

PM’s principal secy, 2 CMs, Union & state ministers, officials — key govt figures hit by Covid

3 Union ministers infected include MoS Home Nityanand Rai. Rajasthan CM Gehlot & Delhi CM Kejriwal also ill with Covid, as are many state ministers and MLAs.

India’s smug civil service officers can learn lot from politicians during Covid: IRS officer

Bureaucrats often take pride in appearing cold, distant and unapproachable. Such traits don’t work in a pandemic.

How Yogi’s ‘Super DMs’ and ‘Team 11’ are a bigger problem than caste of SPs and DMs

Uttar Pradesh has a law and order problem. Not just caste, blame Yogi Adityanath’s new posts that were created because of his own shortcomings.

NEP 2020 is a good document but its real job will be to weed civil servants out of academia

The education policies of 1968 and 1986 were also excellent and visionary, but could not be implemented due to political and bureaucratic resistance.

India Inc loves retired bureaucrats. Modi govt can stop the stink with cooling-off period

Former CVC K.V. Chowdary’s joining Reliance Industries as an independent director highlights the need for urgent reforms in Indian bureaucracy.

71 ex-bureaucrats write to PM against prosecution of 4 former officials in INX Media case

The retired civil servants also expressed concern over 'selective targeting' of retired and serving officers which included 4 finance ministry officials.

New portal for PM Modi to track appointments, transfers & postings of senior IAS officers

The portal will allow Modi to have direct access to who is being appointed where, the posts lying vacant, who can be placed where and who is retiring.

Modi govt looking to split DoPT into 2 departments to train its civil servants better

Govt is exploring idea of having separate departments handle personnel matters and training, which could help coordinate training of officials across the country.

PMs come and go but these PMO officials have prospered — under Vajpayee, Manmohan & Modi

A number of civil servants in Modi govt have held significant positions either under PM Vajpayee or during the Congress govt of Manmohan Singh.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

Quad action against ‘illegal fishing’ may also target China’s Indo-Pacific ‘political activities’

Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness will use advanced & integrated satellite imagery & technology to combat illegal fishing & 'dubious operations' of Chinese maritime militia.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.