Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Topic: bureaucrats

Much before Modi govt crackdown on IRS officers, Yogi’s UP punished 600 officials for graft

Yogi govt took action against 401 officials, retired 201 in its first year; another 400 under scanner; crackdown likely on 'corrupt ministers' too.

Modi govt reshuffles senior-level bureaucrats across central govt departments

About 10 additional secretaries were appointed to various departments in the reshuffle that comes amid the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

Central govt is bearing the brunt of severe shortage of IAS officers

The Centre, which relies on states for IAS officers, has only 34 per cent of the officers it should ideally have.  

CBI names two of its own in chargesheet on officers’ club scandal, Rakesh Asthana left out

The Palika Services Officers Institute (PSOI) scandal is one of six cases that CBI director Alok Verma accused special director Rakesh Asthana of being involved in.

Cosy with CBI officials, caterer of Delhi club helped IAS, IRS officers stash loot

According to the CBI, caterer Rakesh Tiwari helped public servants get tip-offs about corruption cases against them.

Govt opens door to private sector talent, wants specialists to join ministries as joint secys

DoPT ad for applications gets mixed reactions - some welcome the move but others are apprehensive, say may increase scope for political appointments

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.

Defence ministry retires 13 babus for non-performance

Group-A officers from Ordnance Factory Service asked to leave; the move is part of larger plan to cut the flab.

Three officers and their lost cause

Why India needs to set norms for tell-alls by security-bureaucrats.

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.