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13 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Ready to desert?

Are bureaucrats in Uttar Pradesh sensing a regime change after the assembly elections? The buzz in Lucknow’s babudom is not just about vote shares, seats and party performances. Observers there have noted that several high-profile bureaucrats, including chief secretary Anoop Mishra, additional Cabinet secretary Ravindra Singh and principal secretary to chief minister Mayawati, R.P. Singh, […]

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06 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Food for thought

There are no free lunches, literally, in Union Minister for rural development Jairam Ramesh’s domain. The minister who strives to strike a different note has launched a vigorous austerity drive in his ministry and its associated departments. In the minister’s crosshair now is the Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART), which […]

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30 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Missing signature

Missing signature If you ever wondered why the ‘war against corruption’ more often than not hits a brick wall, it might be worthwhile to consider this episode. More than three years ago, the Central Board for Direct taxes (CBDT) initiated departmental action against 30 revenue officials, but the issue has not progressed for want of […]

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23 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

All bark, no bite?

All bark, no bite? The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) succeeds where the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) failed! The CBI recently arrested central excise commissioner Anup Kumar Srivastava for his alleged role in a tax evasion case. This followed a raid by CBI on Mr Srivastava’s premises earlier this month. But the curious thing about […]

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16 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

A rare joy

A rare joy Whistleblowers among the tribesmen (yes, that rare breed still exists) rarely find their careers sailing smoothly, even in these enlightened days where the cry for accountability and transparency is shaking babu bastions. Ask Sanjiv Chaturvedi, a lowly Indian Forest Officer in Haryana, who clearly rubbed the powers that be the wrong way […]

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09 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Babus versus Maya

Hectic political activity seems to have eclipsed everything else in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. But the usual business of babudom continues amid the election din. Chief Minister Mayawati’s relationship with her babus has been prickly at best, especially with those who have refused to kowtow to her wishes. In September the state’s senior-most IAS officer Promilla […]

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30 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

India-Japan Global Summit- 2011

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29 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

India-Japan Summit – 2011

India-Japan Summit – 2011 http://www.perfectrelationsconnect.com/uploadedstuff/%7B10946C42-BE3B-441A-B438-45ECEDDCF65C%7D_IJGPS%20-%202011.pdf

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29 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

India-Japan Global Summit- 2011

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12 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Servants of people

Servants of people Politicians may be thick-skinned when it comes to listening to the plaints of their constituents but are extremely touchy when it comes to a perceived lack of respect and courtesy from their bureaucratic underlings. Following several complaints from MPs and MLAs, the department of personnel and training has issued a standard procedure […]

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