Monthly Archives: April 2012

‘Consumer is the king’

RAJIV AGARWAL, a 1975 batch IAS officer, is in charge of handling the affairs of the Department of Consumer Affairs. His Department is looking after Consumer Courts, Standards, Legal Metrology and the Futures Markets. Management of pulses is also the … Continue reading

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The missing will

With a big question mark over the acceptability of NCTC by States, the answer lies in providing autonomy to the police as mandated by the Supreme Court. But the political class does not want to let go of its control … Continue reading

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Follow me or get lost!

Mamata Banerjee flexes her muscle by getting Dinesh Trivedi to resign, thereby pre-empting his game plan to split the Trinamool Congress THE equation the Congress had with the Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee has taken a sudden, unforeseen turn … Continue reading

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  Satraps arrive with a bang As the recent assembly elections proved yet again, the two national parties – the Congress and the BJP – are losing their spheres of influence to the politically and socially savvy regional parties THE … Continue reading

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‘I decided to serve but not be servile to political masters’

Ex-policeman, topper of 1965 batch (UP cadre), speaks about tackling various law and order situations, from militancy and rioting to overseeing PM’s security I joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1965 and have no regrets about it. It gave … Continue reading

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Markets orphaned

Nothing seems to be going right for the markets. The recent elections in five states gave a clear thumbs down to the Congress party, heightening the fragility of the UPA government. Its chances of lasting a full term have further … Continue reading

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His Master’s Voice

The politico-bureaucratic nexus seems to have grown to alarming proportions and the number of public servants who have kept away is diminishing fast India is a democracy where the upper echelons of the executive consist of political entities. Thus, at … Continue reading

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‘Becoming an IAS officer was a proud moment’

  An IAS officer of the 2011 batch from Delhi Andaman Nicobar Island Civil Services, the hard-working and extremely focused G L Meena joined as DC North-East last year. He talks to Gfiles about some of his personal experiences.   … Continue reading

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Seshan the Alsatian

  Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan has a gargantuan name that matches his over-bearing ego. He is a Tamil-speaking Brahmin from Palghat. With Brahmins losing their traditional vocations, they have chosen to excel in four fields — as civil servants, musicians, … Continue reading

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High calling

Most visitors just spend a night at Keylong on their way up to the rugged cold desert regions of Ladakh. But, it is worth the while to spend a couple of days in this small town as it has much … Continue reading

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