Dilip Cherian's Blog

Dilip Cherian Blog Dilip is considered India's foremost Image Management guru and resident iconoclast. He wavers between irrational exuberance and cataclysmic gloom but can be influenced at mail@dilipcherian.com

06 December 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Do we need more banks? Is the #RBIs new on-tap norm for small #banks enough? Should a #BigBoy be allowed to play? #economy #today #FridayMusings

Do we need more banks? Is the #RBIs new on-tap norm for small #banks enough? Should a #BigBoy be allowed to play? #economy #today #FridayMusings

03 December 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Finance Ministry may get new faces

Babu watchers expect a reshuffle at the top level in the Finance Ministry in the coming weeks. It has been necessitated after G.C. Murmu, who headed the Department of Expenditure in the ministry, was appointed the first Lt Governor of Jammu & Kashmir after it became a union territory. Further, Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar is […]

25 November 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Babus as mentors for poor kids

From now on, civil service trainees will have an additional role under the Modi sarkar’s “Nurture the Future” programme, which was started recently. Under the programme, civil service probationers of the 2019 batch will have to adopt adolescents and mentor them throughout their educational and professional lives. The government has reportedly identified 425 children from […]

13 November 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Is deputation to the Centre losing its lustre?

It wasn’t too long ago when babus used to vie for a stint at the Centre. But in the Modi era, babus seem to be increasingly reluctant to serve in Dilli. In fact, the government has admitted that the number of IAS officers appointed on central deputation is the lowest in five years. According to […]

04 November 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Recipe for repatriation

The Modi sarkar has despatched peremptorily Rina Ray, Secretary School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, to her parent UT cadre. The order issued by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, Ministry of Personnel, stated that the panel had approved the repatriation of Ray, a 1984-batch IAS officer, to her parent cadre with […]

21 October 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Niti CEO puts the pedal to the metal

After criticism from the Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant over the slow progress on overhauling of railway stations, a stung Railway Ministry has swung into action, which is probably what the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) wants anyway. In a letter to Railway Board chairman V.K. Yadav, Mr Kant panned the prolonged delay in a station […]

07 October 2019 ~ 0 Comments

IPS-CAPF tussle on MHA advisor’s exit

It’s not the heaven-born alone who feel their turf is being trodden upon in the Modi sarkar. The IPS officers too are losing their ‘superior’ sheen. The recent unexplained removal of advisor to the Ministry of Home Affairs, R.K. Mishra within days of receiving an extension, seems to be part of this situation. The ministry’s […]

01 October 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Mysterious reshuffle

The sudden replacement of Coal Secretary Sumanta Chaudhari with A.K. Jain has set tongues wagging in the power corridors. The unexplained mystery is that the appointment order of Jain as Mr Chaudhari’s successor is silent on Mr Chaudhari’s future. He has neither been repatriated to his home West Bengal cadre nor appointed to another ministry […]

24 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Rebels’ with a cause quit IAS

The Modi sarkar is not amused. The highly-publicized resignations by three IAS officers, all within a month, have created well-hidden consternation in government circles. Kannan Gopinathan, an AGMUT cadre officer and Sasikanth Senthil, a Karnataka cadre officer resigned from service alleging the shrinking space for dissent in the country. In both instances, the officers’ decision […]

16 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Clean-up time

The Modi sarkar’s crackdown on corruption is ongoing. Recently, Parliament was informed that the government has dismissed two IAS officers and suspended nine IPS officers on charges of corruption in the past five years. This is apart from the sanction given by the Centre to prosecute 23 IAS officers and four IPS officers under the […]