Saturday, 25 June, 2022
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Topic: governance

Why Yogi ministers can’t choose personal staff, but can turn down women as personal secretary

Ministers in Yogi 2.0 government are being assigned staff through digital randomisation to avoid ‘bias’. But they can turn down women personal secretaries as ‘practical’ measure.

Governance accountability is a myth. Just see what has happened in India: Ex-IAS officer

Where does India stand, in today’s post-accountability world? The government has won, civil society has lost.

Reader View: Time for govt to fulfill its minimum government, maximum governance promise

YourTurn is our weekly feature in which ThePrint's readers share their views or opinions in response to the question of the week.

‘Girl-Friendliness’ ranking of African countries is the new thing

The Girl-Friendliness Index is a rights-based statistical tool anchored on three pillars of children’s rights: protection, provision and participation.

Your role is minimum government, maximum governance, PM Modi tells IAS probationers

Modi told the probationers that people are the 'real driving force' of govt policies during a video conference from Kevadiya in Gujarat.

Bring presidential system to states, cut MLAs to size and watch corruption shrink

Corruption can only be tackled effectively if there is a strong push from the highest level — the political executive. This may seem like asking for the moon but it is not impossible.

Indian state great at handling Covid-like crises. But it can’t deal with complexities

India’s ability to deliver during a crisis was never the problem. The problem is that everyone from CM to DM waits for complex diktats from the top.

In Covid-19 pandemic, Modi govt focussed more on headline management than crisis management

One week into coronavirus lockdown it is clear that thinking and planning began after PM Modi’s momentous decision. And PR has overridden governance.

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

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1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

Defence

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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.
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