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Former IAS Officer Shah Faesal Hints Return To Govt Service After Quitting Politics

Former IAS Officer Shah Faesal Hints Return To Govt Service After Quitting Politics

Shah Faesal was the first UPSC topper from Jammu and Kashmir, who later joined politics and was touted as next big thing in the region’s politics.

28 April 2022
Book Excerpt: Understanding Between Unequals

Book Excerpt: Understanding Between Unequals

The seventh novel by the celebrated author of ‘English, August: An Indian Story’, which satirised India’s bumbling bureaucracy, is a crime thriller that...

12 March 2022

CBI Seeks Sanction From UP Govt To Probe Role Of Bureaucrats In PF Investment Irregularities

The agency has sought the nod of the state government under Section 17 (A) of the Prevention of Corruption Act which mandates prior sanction from the competent...

West Bengal Mulls Lateral Entry In Bureaucracy, Similar To Centre’s Move

West Bengal Mulls Lateral Entry In Bureaucracy, Similar To Centre’s Move

The officials in the state administration said lateral entry would be done for the posts including special secretary and joint secretaries.

28 September 2021

Bureaucrat As A Parliamentarian: Where Value Can Be Added

Every member of the IAS knows intimately how the levers of government are moved and how best an idea can be concretised through the labyrinth of acts, rules,...

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25 June 2021
A Spat That Grows Bigger

A Spat That Grows Bigger

Rohini Sindhuri or Shilpa Nag? Whose side are you on? A public spat between bureaucrats consumes Mysore. The debate is going beyond Covid funds, to the land...


14 June 2021
Rebels Without A Cause: Duplicity Of Retired Babus Giving Unsolicited Advise

Rebels Without A Cause: Duplicity Of Retired Babus Giving Unsolicited Advise

How some retired bureaucrats morph into indignant conscience keepers of the nation.


30 May 2021
J-K Govt's Order Sparks Speculations Over Outgoing Chief Secretary's Reluctance To Leave Charge

J-K Govt's Order Sparks Speculations Over Outgoing Chief Secretary's Reluctance To Leave Charge

The Jammu and Kashmir government recently directed administrative secretaries to address all papers and files to new chief secretary Arun Kumar Mehta.


29 May 2021
Centre Recalls Bengal Chief Secretary To Delhi Hours After PM Modi-Mamata Meet Row

Centre Recalls Bengal Chief Secretary To Delhi Hours After PM Modi-Mamata Meet Row

While asking the West Bengal government to relieve the officer with immediate effect, centre also directed Bandyopadhyay to report in Delhi by Monday.


26 June 2020
Vini Mahajan Appointed Punjab's First Woman Chief Secretary

Vini Mahajan Appointed Punjab's First Woman Chief Secretary

Vini Mahajan has served in the office of former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh from 2005-2012, and handled matters relating to Finance, Industry and...


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16 May 2020
Ball’s In Other Court

Ball’s In Other Court

Bureaucracy to judge merits of its own earlier decisions


06 September 2019
Karnataka IAS Officer Resigns, Says ‘Building Blocks Of Democracy Being Compromised’

Karnataka IAS Officer Resigns, Says ‘Building Blocks Of Democracy Being Compromised’

S Sasikanth Senthil, Dakshina Kannada district deputy commissioner, in a letter said, "fundamental building blocks of democracy are being compromised in an...



16 April 2019
Now, Ex-Bureaucrats Write To President Expressing Concern Over Attempts To 'Discredit' Election Commission

Now, Ex-Bureaucrats Write To President Expressing Concern Over Attempts To 'Discredit' Election Commission

The letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, signed by nearly 80 former civil servants, said "slurs" are being levelled against the Election Commission and doubts...


09 April 2019
66 Ex-Bureaucrats Including Najeeb Jung, Shivshankar Menon Write To President, Say EC Suffering From Credibility Crisis

66 Ex-Bureaucrats Including Najeeb Jung, Shivshankar Menon Write To President, Say EC Suffering From Credibility Crisis

The Election Commission, the bureaucrats allege, is suffering from a credibility crisis which endangers the integrity of the electoral process.


27 December 2018
This European Country Is Ending Bureaucracy By Going Totally Digital

This European Country Is Ending Bureaucracy By Going Totally Digital

Estonia has created one platform that supports electronic authentication and digital signatures to enable paperless communications across both the private and...


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26 October 2018
CBI vs CBI: Murky Details Of Infighting Between No. 1 and No. 2

CBI vs CBI: Murky Details Of Infighting Between No. 1 and No. 2

Infighting within the top rungs of the CBI blows up into an unprecedented crisis of credibility for India’s premier investigation agency, often derided as a...


07 October 2018
Plea Filed In SC Seeking Implementation Of Order On Sending Kids Of UP Bureaucrats To Govt Schools

Plea Filed In SC Seeking Implementation Of Order On Sending Kids Of UP Bureaucrats To Govt Schools

It further said that three years have elapsed since the high court's judgement, thereby causing serious loss of funds which should have accrued for development...


21 September 2018
Deep Throat

Deep Throat

A regular column on the essential buzz


27 August 2018
No Jeans, Denim Wear, Sunglasses For Tripura Bureaucrats: Govt Diktat

No Jeans, Denim Wear, Sunglasses For Tripura Bureaucrats: Govt Diktat

A memorandum issued by Tripura government advising its officials to avoid wearing jeans, denim wear, and sunglasses during official duty has come in for severe...


21 July 2018
A Former CBI Sleuth Dons A New Hat

A Former CBI Sleuth Dons A New Hat

Former CBI top cop V.V. Lakshminarayana could be inching closer to a political debut.


11 July 2018
2010 IAS Topper In Trouble Over Tweet On Rape

2010 IAS Topper In Trouble Over Tweet On Rape

Faesal had posted a tweet saying, "Population +patriarchy +illiteracy +alcohol +porn +technology +anarchy = rapistan".


05 July 2018
Your 'Concurrence' No Longer Required On Any Matter: Kejriwal Tells LG

Your 'Concurrence' No Longer Required On Any Matter: Kejriwal Tells LG

The Supreme Court had yesterday clipped the powers of the LG and maintained he was bound by the aid and advice of the council of ministers of the Delhi...


30 June 2018
Bureaucracy: Babus Versus Idiot Savants

Bureaucracy: Babus Versus Idiot Savants

The bureaucracy needs private-sector culture more than private-sector honchos


11 June 2018
Modi's Move On Bureaucrats A Ploy To Get RSS Men Into Administration: Oppn

Modi's Move On Bureaucrats A Ploy To Get RSS Men Into Administration: Oppn

Parties allege that it's a ploy to get those associated with the BJP and the RSS into administrative ranks.


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