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Yogi lords over bureaucracy

Uttar Pradesh has never seen such adhocism in the civil services. It was August 31, 2019 when the previous Chief Secretary Anup Chandra Pandey retired from the service. Instead of appointing a full-fledged chief secretary, the Yogi Adityanath government handed … Continue reading

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Local body politics

The Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has got its eighth civic chief, in a span of around eight years, this time in the form of Chandrakant K Dange a 2010-batch IAS officer of the Maharashtra cadre who took charge from … Continue reading

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Importance of sons-in-law

If you are a top ranking civil servant and happen to be the son-in-law of a Supreme Court judge, then imagine the guest list of those who attend even a mundan (hair shaving) ceremony. Yes, even the Prime Minister and … Continue reading

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Running with lateral entry!

If one observes the trends of recruitment by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), it appears the government intends to focus more on the lateral entry system. The declining numbers were revealed when Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh, … Continue reading

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Perturbed IAS lobby in UP

THE Uttar Pradesh government recently introduced the police commissionerate system by posting two additional director general (ADG) of police rank officials as the first police commissioners of Lucknow and Noida, Sujit Pandey and Alok Kumar, respectively. The IAS officers of … Continue reading

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A Secretary’s Dilemma

EVERYBODY wants their sons/daughters to be gainfully employed and that too with a top ranking institution. This becomes easier if the son/daughter happens to be the ward of a top-ranking civil servant. Read more

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Seeking gurus

HOW to penetrate the ‘steel frame of India’? This question puzzles everybody – whether it’s businessmen, politicians, NGOs, diplomats or so called self-proclaimed ‘Gurus’. The edifice of the Government of India is so humongous that it’s difficult to know where … Continue reading

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Fading sheen of Delhi Darbar

THE graveyards are full of indispensable men, said Charles De Gaulle. This apparently appears to be true with the central government. Raisina Hills is facing an acute shortage of IAS and IPS officers. Sources disclosed that senior officers who used … Continue reading

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Under the scanner?

Shatrujeet Singh Kapoor, ADGP, a 1990 batch IPS officer of the Haryana cadre, is in the news. He is the first IPS officer who is the Chairman cum Managing Director, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd. (DHBVNL) & Uttar Haryana … Continue reading

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Gender bender

There is an eerie silence in the corridors of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. It’s reported that a complaint of misbehaviour has been filed by women officials of Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University at Fursatganj Raebareli, Dist. Amethi, Uttar Pradesh … Continue reading

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