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By the way : Big brother is watching

WHEN Narendra Modi took over as the Prime Minister, bureaucrats were overjoyed. There was a visible loss in the popularity of the elected public representatives. In fact, department secretaries of different ministries started superseding the ministers and directly submitted their … Continue reading

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By the way : IAS vs IPS in UP

confrontation has risen between IAS and IPS officers on the commissionerate system in UP Police. Following Governor Ram Naik’s strong pitch for a police commissioner in the state, supported by DGP OP Singh with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the UP … Continue reading

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By the way : Change of fortunes

WHEN Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia were watching the Assembly poll results on television at the PCC office in Bhopal with baited breath–with each seat being fought bitterly till late into the night on … Continue reading

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By the way : Slip between the cup and the lip

ASHWANI Lohani, the former Chairman of the Railway Board, had a successful tenure, that ending on December 31. According to sources, he was on the verge of getting an extension, but luck played truant. Lohani, stickler for rules and protector … Continue reading

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IAS forum takes up cause

FORMER Coal Secretary HC Gupta (1971 IAS), KS Kropha (1982 IAS) and KC Samariya (1993 batch IAS) have been sentenced to jail in the coal scam that happened during the previous UPA regime at the Centre. The charges against all … Continue reading

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NOTA a fictional candidate!

WHEN Dr. Dalip Singh, a 1982 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre, was appointed as Commissioner, Haryana Election Commission, nobody guessed he is a serious civil servant who is determined to spot anomalies of elections in the state, improve and … Continue reading

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Son rise in North Block

WHAT happens when a civil servant becomes a secretary of the government in North Block, the power hub of India? Obviously, he or she becomes very busy and most of the times is on call by political bosses. There is … Continue reading

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Adhia’s love for Yoga

WHEN Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel resigned, everybody in South Block thought that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will appoint his favourite civil servant Urjit Patel as the new RBI chief. But Shaktikanta Das was appointed instead of Adhia. … Continue reading

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Rockstar Amitabh

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, a 1980-batch IAS officer from Kerala is called a ‘rockstar’ among his batch mates. He is one civil servant who is most active on social media. Since he has taken over as CEO NITI Aayog, … Continue reading

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J&K Police needs a DG

The names of five top-ranking IPS officers for the post of DG Jammu and Kashmir Police have been sent to the UPSC. According to sources, the panel submitted by the State Home Department to the Secretary, UPSC contains the name … Continue reading

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