Sunday, 29 May, 2022
TopicIndian bureaucracy

Topic: Indian bureaucracy

Bureaucracy does not want to take any decisions, wants court to do everything, SC says

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ramana said that bureaucracy has developed 'inertia' over a period of time and this attitude has been developed by the Executive.

Modi govt clears empanelment of 27 IAS officers of 1990 batch for secretary-level posts

Of the total, 24 officers have been selected for secretary and secretary-level posts, while three have been cleared for posts equivalent to the level of secretaries.

Erudite, articulate soft spoken but Keshav Desiraju was not afraid to speak his mind

Desiraju had been instrumental in getting gutkha banned in the country. The Mental Healthcare Act 2017, passed long after he had left the ministry of health, was his baby.

What is Ayush Sinha’s crime? The blame in Karnal goes deeper

More than his words, what's most offensive is his body language. It reflects a deep nexus between political leaders and their favourite bureaucrats.

MoD and IDSA no longer separate. How Manohar Parrikar’s name was added to the think tank

With the packing of Executive Council with favorites of the establishment, a major source of resistance to defend IDSA’s autonomy could get weakened.

Modi-Mamata battle over Bengal chief secy is another proof civil services needs reforms

Political masters hold the power of appointment and transfer, and use it to bend the bureaucracy to political will. Tussle over Alapan Bandyopadhyay is a case in point.

CFOs to bankers to SME owners, what India’s business class says about Modi govt

I conducted 63 interviews over the past five months. The majority sentiment among Indian capitalists today is that the mood has moved back to the 1970s.

All ministries to list IAS, IPS, other officers with ‘doubtful integrity’ for early retirement

Ministries have been told to maintain registers, which will contain the performance review of officials in the 50-55-year age bracket and those who have completed 30 years in service.

10 secretaries transferred and promoted in Modi govt’s 3rd reshuffle since May 

The civil servants involved in the exercise include Higher Education Secretary R. Subhrahmanyam, Culture Secretary Arun Goel and I&B Secretary Amit Khare.

India Inc loves retired bureaucrats. Modi govt can stop the stink with cooling-off period

Former CVC K.V. Chowdary’s joining Reliance Industries as an independent director highlights the need for urgent reforms in Indian bureaucracy.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.