Balancing act

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Balancing act
Governance is the art of balancing all the resources at one’s disposal. A slight error in judgement can prove to be a grave mistake.Who knows this better than Shiela Dikshit, the fire-brand Chief Minister of Delhi. The fact that she likes to be surrounded by favourable forces was amply clear when she asked the Central Government to put Delhi Police under her adminstrative control. Even otherwise, she seems to be having a tough time marshalling the men and women close to her. One such person is her trusted lieutenant P K Tripathy, a retired IAS officer who is a known power centre in her absence. He was recently appointed the Chairman of the Public Grievance Commission and Advisor to the Chief Minister for Innovations and Reforms. Another such officer is D M Sapolia, who took charge as the Chief Secretary of Delhi. Since the day Sapolia’s appointment was reported by gfiles, he seems to be facing problems. One of his problems is that  Rakesh Bihari, the senior-most IAS officer in the State, who is also empanelled as secretary in the Government of India, refused to work under his command. Finally, Dikshit had to intervene by offering him the post of Principal Secretary and Chairman, Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation. Similarly, Arun Broka was inducted as Secretary Urban Development, while Shakti Sinha, who was looking for a plum job, was made Secretary Finance. Shiela surely knows how to keep her men happy. READ MORE…

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