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.
A known workaholic, Prime Minister Modi has also sought greater accountability from those taking foreign trips and junkets
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.
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.
Within days of taking office, Modi issued 10 administrative commandments. The first: Build Up Confidence in the Bureaucracy.
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.
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.
The Punjab government ordered the transfer of 76 senior bureaucrats and police officers in the state, on Wednesday.
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.
This Bill is the new Jokepal in the House and needs some serious debate by our Elders to fix its many shortcomings.
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.
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.
"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.
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.