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Politically neutral, keenly professional: Modi govt's idea of a perfect babu
Politics

Politically neutral, keenly professional: Modi govt's idea of a perfect babu

Narendra Modi has in the past made it clear he wants the IAS force to rectify its image. The new amendments to the conduct rules are more in that line of thinking.

To keep up with Modi's pace, babus sacrifice golf, vacations and more
Politics

To keep up with Modi's pace, babus sacrifice golf, vacations and more

A known workaholic, Prime Minister Modi has also sought greater accountability from those taking foreign trips and junkets

The NDA purge continues: UPA babus put on 'vigilance clearance'
Politics

The NDA purge continues: UPA babus put on 'vigilance clearance'

The clean up task is led by the MHA and will expand to other ministries where a number of UPA appointees, retired bureaucrats and Congress leaders of various hues enjoy ministerial rank perks.

Babus will work if PM whips ministers, secretaries: Shourie
India

Babus will work if PM whips ministers, secretaries: Shourie

Asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reopen old cases of corruption, Shourie said even if a few ministers who are being tried in cases of corruption are put in jail, it will be a new beginning for India.

Clearing out clutter:Bureaucrats love Modi's tough regime
Politics

Clearing out clutter:Bureaucrats love Modi's tough regime

Within days of taking office, Modi issued 10 administrative commandments. The first: Build Up Confidence in the Bureaucracy.

Living with a workaholic: How netas, babus are coping with Modi
Politics

Living with a workaholic: How netas, babus are coping with Modi

A known workaholic who maintains a punishing 18 hour schedule, Narendra Modi has not made life very easy for his ministers and bureaucrats, from whom he expects the same levels of work and commitment.

'Main Hoon Na' but you must deliver: Modi hands power to Babus
Politics

'Main Hoon Na' but you must deliver: Modi hands power to Babus

In their two-and-half-hour long meeting, the secretaries were “encouraged” by Modi “to take decisions” and were assured that he would “stand by them”, should the situation requires.

Punjab: 76 bureaucrats, police officers transferred
India

Punjab: 76 bureaucrats, police officers transferred

The Punjab government ordered the transfer of 76 senior bureaucrats and police officers in the state, on Wednesday.

Jharkhand: Do bureaucrats seeking to contest LS elections fit in politics?
Economy

Jharkhand: Do bureaucrats seeking to contest LS elections fit in politics?

Former bureaucrats, who are seeking to contest the coming Lok Sabha election from Jharkhand on tickets from different political parties, are not sure if they can play any role in bringing about stability in the state which witnessed nine governments in 13 years.

The Whistleblowers act is a joke, but better than no act at all
India

The Whistleblowers act is a joke, but better than no act at all

This Bill is the new Jokepal in the House and needs some serious debate by our Elders to fix its many shortcomings.

Delinking power from offices: Well begun Mr Kejriwal, keep it up
Politics

Delinking power from offices: Well begun Mr Kejriwal, keep it up

All movements in history aim at redistribution of power. Since giving up one’s privilege is never a voluntary affair, it has to be wrested out of those enjoying it.

Fix bureaucrats' tenure, free them from political influence: SC
India

Fix bureaucrats' tenure, free them from political influence: SC

Noting that deterioration of the standards of probity and accountability with civil servants is due to the "political influence", the apex court held that bureaucrats must not function on verbal or oral instructions given by their superiors.

Fodder scam: Politicians connived to loot public money, says CBI court
India

Fodder scam: Politicians connived to loot public money, says CBI court

"High level politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen connived together and entered into a criminal conspiracy for fraudulent withdrawal of public money by way of forging several documents" the judge said.

Katju has reinforced the corrupt patronage system
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Katju has reinforced the corrupt patronage system

Too many judges like Markandey Katju are accepting post-retirement jobs - which compromises them with the system of patronage and corruption.

The Anna upsurge is about snipping neta-babu power
Politics

The Anna upsurge is about snipping neta-babu power

Between them politicians and bureaucrats enjoy too much power. It comes at the cost of the common man. It has to change. The Anna movement aims to redistribute power.