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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

THIS is another face of capitalism, albeit an ugly one. But it is as much an inherent part of the various moods and hues of ideology. Large companies, on the brink of bankruptcy, are trying to make last-minute deals to … Continue reading

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FROM RAJ TO RAFALE 17: The Twin Curses Of Earth and Sky

Some of the biggest scandals in independent India took place in the cases of illegal mining, stealing oil and gas from neighbouring interconnected reserves, gold-plating of projects, and sale of such precious resources at rock-bottom prices. If one includes telecom … Continue reading

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Surviving a financial storm

Media baron Subhash Chandra had to fall back on the last resort of selling Essel Group promoter stake in November 2019 to save his jewel in the crown, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited from sinking under the debt burden of Rs. … Continue reading

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RANA SUGARS How they duped the investors

THE GDR (global depository receipt) scam, which was perpetrated by dozens of companies between 2002 and 2014, was as simple as it gets. Float a GDR issue—the amount raised is meaningless and can be a few million dollars. It is … Continue reading

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Land mafia runs for cover

MADHYA PRADESH has never seen such a sustained and coordinated crackdown on organised, white collar crime since the state came into being in 1956. Of course, there have been sporadic and selective campaigns against mafias, particularly land-grabbers, under previous governments … Continue reading

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Miscued effort

THE government release on the appointment of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) issued on December 26, 2019 says the CDS will be of the rank of a four-star General with salary and perquisites equivalent to a Service Chief. He will … Continue reading

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Governance is an overarching concept with many dimensions

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, while delivering Sardar Patel Lecture on Governance at IC Centre for Governance on January 24, 2020, stressed upon unity of the country and enumerated Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s efforts in achieving this Namaskar! I am delighted that … Continue reading

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There’s Seven for You, Three for Me

My book There’s Seven For You, Three For Me–Chronicles of a Taxman was launched on November 27, 2019. My book There’s Seven For You, Three For Me–Chronicles of a Taxman was launched on November 27, 2019. I am a former … Continue reading

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Scindia hurt and angry

JyotiradityaScindia is the angry young man of the Congress Party. Circumstances for him have taken a U-turn. Once he was considered a chief ministerial candidate for Madhya Pradesh but Kamal Nath and Digvijay jointly turned the tables against him and … Continue reading

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Struggling to make a mark

JAGAT Prakash Nadda, the Party President of the BJP, has a major task ahead in the reshuffle of office bearers. It is to be seen whether Nadda will have his own team or keep working under the shadow of Amit … Continue reading

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