Narendra Modi govt needs to shed British-style bureaucracy, move faster to achieve $5 tn economy: Gopichand Hinduja
Hinduja Group co-chairman Gopichand Hinduja on Tuesday said that while the $5 trillion target of 2024 is achievable, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government needs to shed the British style of bureaucracy to move faster
CBDT sacks another 15 high-ranking tax officials as Narendra Modi govt continues crackdown on corruption
The CBDT said action against senior tax officials is in line with what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his address to the nation
Sources said the action was in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort when he had said some black sheep in the tax administration may have misused their powers and harassed taxpayers,
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Ashok Gehlot asserts that he 'deserves to hold Rajasthan chief minister's post', names transparency as top priority
Months after the bitter lobbying for the Rajasthan chief minister's post between him and state Congress chief Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot said he became the chief minister because he deserved it
Bureaucrats beware: Narendra Modi 2.0 gives bureaucracy a taste of what working for a strong govt is going to be like
After a long gap, the bureaucracy has been unambiguously told to align itself with the government’s agenda and do what is expected. But it may take a little longer for Indian bureaucrats to shake off their tone-deafness accumulated over decades and recognise the real message
Compulsory retirement of 12 tax officials: Govt should come up with structural reforms for radical change in bureaucracy
One of the drawbacks of the compulsory retirement rules is that they apply to those who have crossed the age of 50 or completed 30 years of service.
Centre dismisses 12 I-T officers: Process had begun in August 2018; action against more officials likely soon
Sources in the Income Tax department said a WhatsApp group of IRS officers has been flooded with messages since the government action on Monday night.
Modi govt 'sacking' 12-odd senior officials incremental step towards reorienting bureaucracy to align with Centre's agenda
Narendra Modi-led government's message is loud and clear — lead, follow or get out of the way. The purge of deadwoods that was long overdue from the gargantuan but ramshackle structure of the government has begun in right earnest.
Those in power have a feudal attitude, and see the force as an instrument given to them
BJP claims moral victory as Supreme Court directs Kolkata Police chief to appear before CBI in Shillong
Banerjee has been on a 'dharna' since Sunday night over the CBI's attempts to interrogate the police chief.
Supreme Court may have handed Mamata Banerjee a setback, but face-off a win-win proposition for TMC, BJP
The spin in Mamata’s statement would make even Shane Warne or Anil Kumble blush
Mamata's dharna proves interference in bureaucracy has become integral to Indian politics, sets unhealthy precedent
The situation in West Bengal right now, with Mamata Banerjee's dharna against CBI action, raises the question of how politics and bureaucracy are intertwined today.
HC Gupta's conviction in coal scam case is a travesty of justice, has grim portents for administrative system
A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to former coal secretary HC Gupta shortly after sentencing him to three years in prison for criminal conspiracy and misconduct in the coal block allocation scam.
After Kisan Kranti Yatra, government decides to hike MSP on six rabi crops according to farmers' demand
The proposal is set to be put forward to the Cabinet of Economic affairs later in the evening, according to News18. The move also comes before the state Assembly elections, particularly Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Kisan Kranti Yatra in Delhi: Presentations alone won't solve agrarian distress, govt must examine ground reality
The ill-conceived effort to resolve woes of farmers, who are harvesting debt every month, through official presentations is nothing more than a repetitive process irrespective of the shades of power in the Centre since independence, and the reason why farmers marched to Delhi as part of Kisan Kranti Yatra
Amendments to Prevention of Corruption Act will ensure this law isn't used to prosecute honest bureaucrats
Parliament has recently passed the bill to amend certain key provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
With laws like FCRA, govt stifles attempts by NGOs to bring about political change, clamps down on dissent
Laws like the FCRA hold NGOs back from fighting the government's crackdown on dissent and re-imagine ways to bring about political change.
IAS lateral entry: The 'crush him, crushed him, found him crushed' school of bureaucracy and why it's nervous
If the government is determined to cut the cobweb of complexity created in governance by bureaucracy in the past, it is a welcome step. The lateral entry of officers from the private sector is apparently such a move.