Monthly Archives: May 2017

Go hard on Soft Bank

Are civil servants in the Ministry of Finance aware of the big ticket funding by Japan’s Soft Bank to many Indian companies. The way Indian companies are receiving funds from foreign banks has surprised many. North Block needs to be … Continue reading

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Mess in awards

There are two important awards functions in Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi, every year. The first is the SCOPE Awards on the occasion of Public Sector Day on April 11. Second, the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration on Civil … Continue reading

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Lal Batti Gone…

The use of red beacons which symbolise power, a sense of entitlement and VVIP culture in the corridors of Delhi and state capitals has come to an end from May 1. There is an eerie silence among the civil servants … Continue reading

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Kudos to Sinha

Dr PK Sinha gets a one-year extension as Cabinet Secretary in a one-line order/ The government said that the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the extension of Cabinet Secretary and 1977 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer PK Sinha’s … Continue reading

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Building an IT capital

IF the Asaf Jah dynasty (Nizam) built Hyderabad, it was the British who founded Secunderabad. Credit must be given to Chandrababu Naidu, who ruled un-divided Andhra Pradesh for a decade, for adding a new city called Cyberabad, a high-tech hub … Continue reading

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The Jaitley durbar

It would be an understatement if we term Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as indispensable to the Modi government. Or a master in statecraft? When it comes to crunch decisions, he is like Kautilya; when it comes to the passage of … Continue reading

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Modi reads in the morning

NARENDRA Modi is the first Prime Minister of India who likes gadgets and digital media. Whenever he is free, he likes to be updated with the latest happenings of the world. But old habits die hard. He still regularly reads … Continue reading

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A man of vision

NO way! I shall not retire till I die… I have a lot to do…” These are the words of one of the youngest old man in the community of NRIs in UAE, a textile magnate, chairman of the Regal … Continue reading

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Emaar MGF : Loot in the open

It’s a story that has all the classic and inherent ingredients of a mega scandal-a realtor operating in India, where most real estate deals are murky; a foreign promoter based in the Middle-East, where no distinction can generally be made … Continue reading

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Quick response

ATUL Chaturvedi, 66, was born in a family of civil servants. His father, PN Chaturvedi, was a PCS who was coopted into IAS. His father’s elder brother, BS Chaturvedi, was an IPS. His grandfather, Harcharan Chaturvedi, also a PCS, retired … Continue reading

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