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Surendranath Banerjee showed gaps in Indian civil services. India needs to identify the problems in its steel frame.
The letter was signed by over 100 signatories including former foreign secretary Shyam Saran, former NSA Shivshankar Menon, and former Delhi L-G Najeeb Jung, among others.
New Delhi: In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah Saturday, a group of 93 former civil servants raised concerns over a slew of draft legislations brought in by the Lakshadweep administrator P.K. Patel since February this year. Calling Patel’s decisions as “disturbing”, the body called the Constitutional Conduct Group (CCG) said each of the new “draft regulations is part of a larger agenda that is against the ethos and interests of the islands and islanders”. The letter was referring to three draft legislations — Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulation (LDAR), the Lakshadweep Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Regulation (PASA Act), and the Lakshadweep Animal Preservation Regulation (LAPR) — as well as changes to the Lakshadweep Panchayat Staff Rules over the two-child policy. Pointing out that these draft laws have been introduced without local consultation, the retired civil servants noted several issues with the provisions of each of these...
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Posting of IG, CIF, Manoj Verma was changed thrice, while Ajeet Singh Yadav, SP, CIF, was first posted as SP, STF, but five days later, he was brought back to his previous post.
In his Parliament speech, PM Modi came down heavily on the ‘babu culture’ in India. But who made civil servants ‘babus’ in the first place?
New Delhi: A group of 100 former civil servants wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday raising questions over transparency in the PM-CARES Fund. They said it is necessary that, for reasons of probity and adherence to standards of public accountability, the financial details of receipts and expenditures be made available in order to avoid doubts of wrongdoing. "We have been keenly following the ongoing debate about the Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations, or 'PM-CARES', -- a fund created for the benefit of people affected by the COVID pandemic. Both the purpose for which it has been created as well as the way it has been administered have left a number of questions unanswered," they said in the letter. "It is essential that the position and stature of the Prime Minister is kept intact by ensuring total transparency in all dealings the Prime Minister is associated...
Of 84 secretaries & directors at top of civil service, 46 are science graduates, 28 are engineers, and 22 are from 4 IITs — Kanpur, Delhi, Madras, Bombay.
Rajiva Sinha, who has been made West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation chair, is latest civil servant to earn important post-retirement posting under Mamata govt.
In 2020 civil services exam, Samkalp Foundation has claimed a success rate of 61%. The institute with close ties to RSS claimed similar success in the last few years too.