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CMGGA fellowship| Source: Samagra

CMs of Arunachal, Delhi, Nagaland have fellowships to work with youth. Why Haryana stands out

The CMGGA programme in Haryana recruits 22 young professionals every year and places them in the 22 districts to drive the CM’s priorities.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

This is how Haryana govt gave jobs to 45,000 people in 18 months

The M.L. Khattar govt initiated efforts to streamline job recruitment process, especially for Group D staff. Vacancies pending for 15 years, filled up.
Gulham Mohammad Ganai waits outside the office of the Secretary of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj in Kashmir. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

9 months after ‘successful’ panchayat polls, 730 J&K sarpanchs are yet to be notified

Government officials say these 730 sarpanchs will be notified once re-elections are held in their respective villages to appoint panchs.
WhatsApp users in India

How WhatsApp is tackling Indian bureaucracy’s biggest challenge – last mile accountability

In Maharashtra, Odisha and Haryana, WhatsApp is facilitating greater coordination within the local bureaucracy.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | File photo: Nand Kumar/ PTI

Fiery speeches gone, Adityanath gets down to creating a ‘Yogi brand’ of governance in UP

Since the Lok Sabha polls, Yogi Adityanath’s fiery rhetoric has gone missing. Instead, he’s been holding departmental review meetings and pulling up officials.
The 2019 Economic Survey advises the government to step in and take on a major role in the realm of data collection, storage and analytics | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Modi govt should harness data, make it a public good for better governance: Eco Survey

Economic Survey dismisses privacy concerns, says government not collecting new data but integrating already existing data.
People rush to fill their vessels from a water tanker following acute water shortage, in Chennai | Photo: PTI

Not water, Chennai has a governance crisis. This ex-IAS officer has the solution

Chennai has lost several water bodies and more than one-fifth of its greenery in the last 20 years.
A girl goes to school | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Better data can improve public education in India – draft National Education Policy says it too

The new draft education policy has called for ‘a major effort’ in data collection, analysis and organisation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with IAS officers participating in a training programme in New Delhi | pmindia.gov.in

Polls put governance on sleep mode because system doesn’t ‘demand’ that IAS officers work

Both IAS officers and govts can use election period to review past work and plan for the future. Instead they mostly ‘wait and watch’.
North Block and South Block on Raisina Hill | Manisha Mandal/ThePrint

India needs Reforms 2.0 to save both bureaucracy and good IAS officers like H.C. Gupta

Hope that the judiciary wakes up to the travesty of convicting good civil servants like H.C. Gupta.

On Camera

Amit Shah

Coronavirus-hit China must look at helpful India, not pick on Amit Shah’s Arunachal visit

The India-China border dispute is a complicated issue and it is futile to expect it to be resolved in the ‘early harvest’ manner suggested by China.

Do Shaheen Bagh protesters run risk of waning interest or should stay put for CAA endgame?

The Shaheen Bagh protest against CAA has entered its third month. SC-appointed mediators met protesters this week and may meet them again at a different location.

Defence

Representational image of Kandla Port, Gujarat | Photo: Commons

Chinese ship carrying suspected cargo to Pakistan allowed to leave, equipment held back

The ship was detained at Gujarat's Kandla Port for allegedly mis-declaring an autoclave, which can be used to launch ballistic missiles, as an industrial ‘dryer’.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.