Monthly Archives: May 2012

A govt that runs, but how?

COVER STORY civil services day  A govt that runs, but how? Sometimes, how you run the government is more important than merely running it. This was the message that came out loud and clear during the 7th Civil Services Day. … Continue reading

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EXPOSE coal scam Robbing the Black Gold The CAG report on discretionary allotment of coal blocks only touches the tip of the scandal, and could well turn out to be the ‘mother of all scams’ by Naresh Minocha The Comptroller … Continue reading

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First among equals

COVER STORY public sector day First among equals The SCOPE Awards given away by the President of India saw several Navratnas bag the spotlight as award-winning PSEs in different categories. by Ravindra Dubey The Department of Public Enterprises and Standing … Continue reading

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Civil Services: O Tempora! O Mores!

COVER STORY corruption m g devasahayam Civil Services: O Tempora! O Mores! Today, the objectives of civil servants and their political masters have seamlessly coalesced, with the former awaiting ‘orders from above’ on almost everything   IN the mid-fifties, Management … Continue reading

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Heroes or villains?

COVER STORY psychology prabhat kumar Heroes or villains? The civil servant is afraid of annoying his political masters; afraid to do something that does not have a precedence and is always fearful of being victimised. The civil service in India … Continue reading

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Think About a Second Republic?

GOVERNANCE democracy  a k verma   Think About a Second Republic? Questions are being raised about the validity of democracy in the Indian Republic. There is a widespread view that democracy in India is no longer by the people, of … Continue reading

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Appointed to disappoint

MY CORNER appointments amitabh thakur Appointed to disappoint There are thousands of senior posts in various bodies, commissions and institutions belonging to the Government where no definite method of  appointment exists OUR country has a very large number of bureaucratic … Continue reading

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‘My dream holiday is to go to Switzerland’

RAPID FIRE zu siddique dc, north delhi ‘My dream holiday is to go to Switzerland’ The 1985 batch IAS officer of AGMUT Cadre, Z U Siddique is a focused, hard working officer who joined as DC North Delhi in 2009   … Continue reading

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Living life king size

FIRST STIRRINGS rm sethi Living life king size RM Sethi has worn many different of hats while leading a life completely on his own terms. And, he has succeeded in almost everything he did. Coming from a refugee family that … Continue reading

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So remarkable a journey

BOOK REVIEW development So remarkable a journey Bihar through the eyes of a seasoned IAS officer by Diptendra Raychaudhuri A book like this, almost each page of which is filled with interesting anecdotes, that too by someone who has remarkable … Continue reading

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