Monthly Archives: July 2016

From the Editor

The post of Chief Secretary is not only enshrined in the Constitution as the sole authority of the administration, but the person holding the post is also the custodian of civil services of a State. In Haryana, the Chief Secretary … Continue reading

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Vadra land deal Dhesi under a cloud

When Manohar Lal Khattar took over as the Chief Minister of Haryana on October 26, 2014, he did not have a slightest idea how to run the administration. Khattar joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1977. He worked as … Continue reading

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School for scams

In case you are wondering why mega public sector undertakings continue to make losses and bleed, here’s why: Mismanagement and total lack of accountability from top to bottom in the leadership chain. One of the classic examples of such mismanagement … Continue reading

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The war within

The war for parity between IAS and non-IAS officers of the Union Government is far from being over. In the last couple of weeks, it came very close for the non-IAS services to win parity with IAS. I am sure … Continue reading

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Female power at NHAI’s Mathura toll plaza

To provide better commuting experience to road users using the stretch and for generating employment for female population residing in close vicinity of the Mathura toll plaza, the NHAI concessionaire has employed only local girls as collectors of toll fees. … Continue reading

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Indian democracy’s underbelly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi prostrates before Delhi’s Parliament House, venerating it as ‘Temple of Democracy’. At Capitol Hill in Washington DC, he uses the same superlative for the US Congress: “This temple of democracy has encouraged and empowered other democracies … Continue reading

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MCD : The diabetes infamy

The Delhi Government called a two-day special session of the Assembly beginning Friday, June 10, 2016, primarily to highlight alleged corruption and irregularities in the municipal corporations of Delhi. The session was extended by a day and concluded on Monday, … Continue reading

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National Civil Aviation Policy : Better late than never

India finally has a National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP)—a good 25 years after private airlines were allowed to fly in Indian skies; a good 63 years after Air India and Indian Airlines came into inception as government airlines through nationalisation; … Continue reading

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IATA’s Dublin AGM : Blocked funds raise concerns

Historic Royal Dublin Society was aesthetically decorated in the first week of June to host the 72nd International Air Transport Association (IATA) annual general meeting (AGM) at Dublin, Ireland. $709 billion Air Industry with an estimated profit $39.4 billion this … Continue reading

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Force for Good…

Aviation is not just connecting people and shifting goods,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO in his report on the air transport industry at the 72nd IATA AGM in Dublin. “Our work is building a better future for … Continue reading

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