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By the way : Experience counts

WHAT do cabinet secretaries do when they retire? Being at the helm of the affairs of India, they are usually busy in academic and social fields. They write, give lectures and interact with the government in track two interactions. Recently, … Continue reading

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By the way : Practicality wins in Haryana

MOST of the Haryana Regional Transport Authorities (RTAs) are dens of corruption and this fact is widely known in the state. And, the RTAs lobby is so powerful that they can take on the Chief Minister himself. But, recently, it … Continue reading

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By the way : To probe or not to probe

MINISTRY of Defence Production secretariat is agog with the buzz regarding the recommendation of an enquiry by the Chief Vigilance Commission about a lady IAS officer from the Tamil Nadu cadre who has worked in the ministry. The enquiry is … Continue reading

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by the way : Super Chief Minister!

WHO is the most influential functionary after Naveen Patnaik in the Odisha government? It’s an open secret that Patnaik’s private secretary, V Karthikeyan Pandiyan, a 2000-batch IAS officer of the Odisha cadre, is the ‘Super Chief Minister’ of Odisha. Though … Continue reading

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Fasal Bima in quandary

BJP MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe got his doctorate on ‘Political Parties as Victims of Populism and Electoral Compulsions’. Now, Dr Vinay has been given the job to analyse Narendra Modi’s popular ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’ (PMFBY) scheme as he heads … Continue reading

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UPSC to Appoint DGPs

THE Chief Minister is the most powerful person in any state because he has complete control over appointment of Director General of Police and other police personnel. But this control has been punctured by the Supreme Court. The apex court … Continue reading

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Retire (retd)

ARE you a retired civil servant and write (retd) on your visiting card. Be careful as a case was registered against KS Premachandra Kurup, a former IAS officer and former director of state-run Cooperative Academy of Professional Education (CAPE), stating … Continue reading

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Pawn or puppet

THIS is an old story but it indicates the character of the Swayam Sewaks who are working in the RSS. There was a strategy in the RSS in 2013-14 to contact senior civil servants who were against the Congress regime … Continue reading

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Modi’s foreign visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the globetrotting leader of India. He has galvanised external affairs and diplomatic relations. Diplomacy is a sensitive issue, where every moment and action indicates different nuances. Modi is aware of it. It is learnt that … Continue reading

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Strengthening the NSA’s Office

Few officers in the government are aware about the activities of the NSA’s office. It is learnt that Ajit Doval, India’s NSA, is the most trusted officer of the Prime Minister. Doval has emerged as the biggest trouble-shooter for Modi. … Continue reading

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