Monthly Archives: December 2012

Logjam of files

cover story files that don’t move Logjam of files Decision-making in the Government has taken a back seat, with the bureaucracy not willing to act unless it is assured that there will be no negative repercussions by Ramesh dixit Governance … Continue reading

Posted in Full Magazine2 | Leave a comment

Files & excuses

cover story files that don’t move Files & excuses All Government work revolves around 3Ds and One F: Dak, Draft, Desk and File. And endless meetings, rules, procedures and precedents are a way of life. by Neeraj Mahajan Eighteen-year-old James Dilip … Continue reading

Posted in Full Magazine2 | Leave a comment

Programmed for crash landing

GOVERNANCE aviation airport authority of india Programmed for crash landing AAI has become a textbook example of bad governance. It is being groomed to slip into the red on the lines of Air India by Naresh Minocha To provide for … Continue reading

Posted in Full Magazine2 | Leave a comment

Banking on scams

governance hsbc banking Banking on scams The reported money-laundering and terror financing operations run by HSBC bank pose a threat to the safety and integrity of not only the banking industry but to the security of the country itself by Ajit … Continue reading

Posted in Full Magazine2 | Leave a comment

Sri Lanka: In search

GOVERNANCE neighbours m g devasahayam Sri Lanka: In search The 26-year war left at least 100,000 people dead. There are still no confirmed figures for tens of thousands of civilian deaths in the last months of battle. EVENTS in Sri … Continue reading

Posted in Full Magazine2 | Leave a comment

‘Work done by women after marriage is more than dowry’

talktime prem narain, secretary, women and child development ‘Work done by women after marriage is more than dowry’   THE Government cannot reach every family or every home in the country, says Prem Narain, a 1978 batch UP cadre IAS … Continue reading

Posted in Full Magazine2 | Leave a comment

‘Police is still looked upon suspiciously

FIRST STIRRINGS arun bhagat ‘Police is still looked upon suspiciously Instead of acting objectively, senior officers today have a tendency of looking at which way the wind is blowing The appointment of Ranjit Sinha  as the new CBI director has … Continue reading

Posted in Full Magazine2 | Leave a comment

Engaging with China

MANDARIN MATTERS china jagat s mehta Engaging with China Competition between the uncaged elephant and the inscrutable dragon is inevitable. Jagat Mehta paints the history of encounters on a wider canvas of the civilisational identities and ideological aspirations of India … Continue reading

Posted in Full Magazine2 | Leave a comment

Excuse me, sir

MY CORNER appraisal amitabh thakur Excuse me, sir The use of 360-degree feedback helps improve employee performance as it helps those being evaluated to see different perspectives of their performance. Times are changing and we need to amend many of … Continue reading

Posted in Full Magazine2 | Leave a comment

Black money and politics

ReflectionS democracy b n uniyal Black money and politics People expect too much of their politicians. They wish them to be clean, moral, ethical, honest, upright, truthful and saintly, if not saints. In a word, people want their politicians to be … Continue reading

Posted in Full Magazine2 | Leave a comment