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Shake up or shake down

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Indian Foreign Service have long been seen as silos, sometimes criticised at home as aloof and elitist. Yet peers view the IFS as among the best diplomatic services. Though MEA has a … Continue reading

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Raids strike fear

Gone are the days when IAS officers were relaxed and convinced that nobody can dare to touch them. There have been income tax, CBI, and Enforcement Directorate (ED) raids on the premises of IAS officers in Noida, Kerala, Maharashtra, Haryana … Continue reading

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In Gupta’s defence

There is widespread anguish among serving and retired civil servants on the issue of a two-year jail term for retired coal secretary HC Gupta along with two serving IAS officers-KS Kropha, 1982 batch IAS and former joint secretary in coal … Continue reading

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Perplexed civil servants

There has been discussion in the civil services over the so-called 360 degree profiling that the Modi government has opted for where feedback from colleagues plays a critical role in promotion and appointment of officers. And of late, civil servants … Continue reading

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Go hard on Soft Bank

Are civil servants in the Ministry of Finance aware of the big ticket funding by Japan’s Soft Bank to many Indian companies. The way Indian companies are receiving funds from foreign banks has surprised many. North Block needs to be … Continue reading

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