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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

Yatha Raja, Tatha Praja (The way the King is, so is the society)”. This is an old Indian saying. But there is a contradiction in modern India. “Neither will I eat (take a bribe), nor will I let others eat.” … Continue reading

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Corruption : From Raj to Rafale13: The Mysterious Mr Q

In the 1980s, an entire generation, or possibly two, read avidly about Mr Q, a Sicilian-Italian who was publicly known, but there was a huge ring of mystery around his character, network, and antecedent. OttavioQuattrocchi was the regional director of … Continue reading

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COVER STORY : Shadow Boxing : The fight against corruption

As the economy continues its downward spiral with certain sectors touching a historic low, it seems the government will be hunting for feel-good headlines in the coming days. If that is the case, sacking some more bureaucrats and government officials … Continue reading

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COVER STORY : Shooting the messenger

On August 21, Collector of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Kannan Gopinathan, a 2012-batch AGMUT cadre officer, resigned from his post and quit the civil services. Usually, resignations of junior civil servants don’t attract much attention. In the past too, junior … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE : Abandon proposed education policy

The “New India” Government was sworn in on May 30, 2019. The very next day, a Committee led by Dr K Kasturirangan, former ISRO chairman, submitted the voluminous Draft National Educational Policy (DNEP) to the new Union Human Resource Development … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE : Old song with new ragaa

Comments have been sought on the Draft of the New Education Policy prepared by a Group headed by Dr Kasturirangan. This Group was constituted about around three years ago. However, in 2014, when the NDA had come to power, a … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE : NRC All about politics, not security

The much-hyped National Register of Citizens, more famously NRC, has come as a damp squib. Those who pushed for it the most are now crying hoarse. Those who were not interested in NRC are putting pressure on the BJP-ruled Assam … Continue reading

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Bric-a-brac : Rafale’s global hub

The controversial Rafale deal may go through another labyrinth of a new deal. Sources confirm that Dassault Aviation, the manufacturer of Rafale aircraft, recently submitted a reworked proposal to transfer the entire production facility of the planes to India. From … Continue reading

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Bric-a-brac : PM’s media-man

When you are in a financial crisis, even your best friends stay away from you. This is especially true if such friends are politicians. Take the case of a powerful and well-known Mumbai-based media mogul, who owns a clutch of … Continue reading

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Bric-a-brac : Terror in Lutyen’s Delhi

A slowdown in the economy can be good for those shadowy players, who operate in invisible and clandestine ways and own enormous wealth. They can nudge, goad, and pressurise those who are in trouble to sell assets that can yield … Continue reading

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