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gfiles is the country's first independent magazine written, designed and produced for India's civil services—the vast and formidable network of bureaucracies and public sector organisations that provides continuity and stability to this nation's governance.

From the Editor : Anil Tyagi

NIRMALA Sitharaman’s first Budget, the first under Narendra Modi 2.0, was both praised and criticised by economists and experts. Some gave it thumbs up, others thumbs down. But what most failed to grasp was this was a typical ‘Dhanda’ Budget, … Continue reading

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COVER STORY : National company flaw tribunal

Experts praised it. Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gloated over its achievements. Several entrepreneurs hailed its efforts. But when one examines the intricacies of its decisions to resolve the recoveries of huge debts owned by India Inc to financial, corporate, … Continue reading

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CORRUPTION : From Raj to Rafale11:Bofors and After

In this part of the series on corruption in modern India, we look at bribes in defence deals. We look at the secretive mechanisms used by the giant global military-industrial complexes to win lucrative deals. We look at how they … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE : The Bogey of One Nation, One Election

There is more to it than meets the eye in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s loud pronouncement of One Nation, One Election once again. For all the challenges and pitfalls that this idea poses, it could lead to a dangerous situation … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE : A WEB OF DECEIT: The man who pretended to know too little…

It would be wrong to suggest that Jignesh Shah, who was one of the “key managerial personnel” on the Board of Directors of NSEL, did not know what was going on there. All outward emails of NSEL were routed through … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE : Do we need a new education policy?

A group, headed by Dr Kasturirangan, was constituted by Government of India a couple of years ago to prepare a draft of New Education Policy. This Group has submitted a draft that has been placed for comments in public domain. … Continue reading

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STATE SCAN : Perils of wielding willow on the streets

Most BJP watchers started knowing Kailash Vijayvargiya a little better only after the BJP’s eye-popping performance in the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal this year. But a far bigger number of Indians now know the high-profile BJP general secretary … Continue reading

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GLOBE SCAN : How the Civil Service prepared for EU Exit

THE Civil Service has worked for well over two years to prepare for the UK to withdraw successfully from the European Union. In the run-up to 29 March, around 17,000 civil servants were working in EU-Exit-critical roles. They were working … Continue reading

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TALKTIME : ‘You should always have respect for people’s votes and opinions’

Erna Solberg (Høyre) has been Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway since 2013. During the parliamentary elections in autumn 2017 the 58-year-old became the first conservative politician for 30 years to hold the office of prime minister. Solberg is … Continue reading

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Bric-a-brac : India Foundation gets prime space

India Habitat Centre is a go-to place in Delhi. It’s the meeting point for the country and capital’s who’s who, after the India International Centre and Delhi Gymkhana Club. It’s controlled and managed by the Ministry of Urban Development. The … Continue reading

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