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Activist Bureaucrats

The Uttar Pradesh bureaucracy is witnessing a rather new phenomenon. Though I can claim to be the harbinger of this new movement, it gained true momentum and caught eyeballs when senior IAS officer Surya Pratap Singh, currently, Principal Secretary (Public … Continue reading

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An ode to Rahul Sharma

He has played his role as a true IPS officer successfully, in periods of acute crisis, without being partisan to one and all Rahul Sharma was an Indian Police Service officer of the Gujarat cadre, belonging to the 1992 batch, who … Continue reading

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I the Minister, I the Trustee

The government has every right to distribute largesse but it must be through fair, transparent and equitable measures THERE is a Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Shodh Sansthan in Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, situated in the midst of the city. This … Continue reading

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Victim of rape?

The concept of burden of proof shifts to the accused, both legally and socially. This is the real threat and danger involved in the crime and herein lies the need for having a relook at the criminal provisions related with … Continue reading

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The making of Yadav Singhs

It is scary to realise that the Yadav Singhs of the country get the best support from the system and that they have a number of friends among peers, superior officers in the department, senior bureaucratic circles and the political … Continue reading

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Let ‘em speak

The public servant is definitely handicapped through various conduct rules and is even denied the freedom of expression Recently, Bihar-cadre IPS officer, Amitabh Kumar Das, currently posted as SP, Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC), was in the news. He sent … Continue reading

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Bureaucrats as feudal lords

The behaviour of many superior officers is governed by personal fancy Durga Shakti Nagpal is now almost a household name, with her claim to fame being her suspension as SDM, Noida, when she opposed the State government order. Almost the … Continue reading

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Men at the receiving end?

MY CORNER gender amitabh thakur RECENTLY I filed a writ petition in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court, praying for the formation of a National and State-level Men’s Commission to look into specific men-oriented issues and problems. The … Continue reading

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Police must acquire a human face

MY CORNER police amitabh thakur RECENTLY, I went to the UP Police Academy in Moradabad to deliver a lecture to Deputy SP probationers. There a probationer shot a question: “These days so much focus is being given to humane policing. … Continue reading

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Developing oneself

recently a certain occasion warranted me to go to Ranchi to see my younger brother, Avinash Kumar, who is an IAS officer in Jharkhand. There, a large number of IAS and IPS officers came to meet him, with whom we … Continue reading

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