Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicHC Gupta

Topic: HC Gupta

Bureaucrats should not be punished in retrospect for decisions

The Government should encourage decision making, assure and protect the officers from bonafide errors, writes Vaidyanathan Subramanian.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.

‘Shakespearean tragedy’— why IAS fraternity is rallying behind ‘coal scam’ convict HC Gupta

Former coal secretary H.C. Gupta, a 1971-batch IAS officer, was this week given 3-year jail term in the latest among a string of ‘Coalgate' cases dating back to UPA era.

‘No malafide intention’: How CBI’s case against former coal secretary HC Gupta fell apart

CBI levelled several charges against H.C. Gupta in a corruption case related to the allocation of a Chhattisgarh-based coal block, but couldn’t prove any.

IAS Association activates idle welfare fund to help colleagues fight coal scam taint

The IAS Association has thrown its weight behind former coal secretary H.C. Gupta and two others convicted in the coal block allocation scam.

The dreaded, dead law under which three IAS officers have been convicted in coal scam

Government servants have lashed out at the conviction of IAS officer H.C. Gupta and two others under Section 13(1)(d)(iii) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Coal scam convict HC Gupta’s son wants to be an ‘upright’ IAS officer just like his father

HC Gupta’s son Sarthak says his father’s legal tribulations over the coal scam have been ‘disheartening’, but he is driven to enter the IAS.

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.

H.C. Gupta’s conviction in coal scam case will force IAS officers to play safe

Despite being castigated and pilloried over the years, India’s IAS officers have performed well.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.