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Why CBI? Upgrade, reform police forces

(DC: 14 September 2017)


The bureaucracy is ailing

(The Telegraph: 14 September 2017)

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A cosmetic corporatisation will do nothing to improve Doordarshan or AIR

(HT: 12 January 2017)

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(The New Indian Express: 26 December 2016)

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(The New Indian Express: 25 December 2016)

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Why Tamil Nadu’s Enayam port is the need of the hour

(The New Indian Express: 24 December 2016)

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Police reforms must to target corruption

(Business Standard: 09 December 2016)

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The race to demonetize Modi

(Business Standard: 12 December 2016)

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Yes, Prime Minister

(Indian Express: 31 January 2016)

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Govt downgrades ranks of defence officers, civil-military rift may widen 

(24 October 2016)

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The Gandhis’ slipping hold over the Congress’s party apparatus

http://www.caravanmagazine.in/perspectives/states-of-disarray-gandhis-congress

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The Iron Cage

Why the Indian state is failing in Kashmir

http://www.caravanmagazine.in/reportage/the-iron-cage-indian-state-failing-kashmir

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One-Man Show

Why the personality cult of Arvind Kejriwal is here to stay…

http://www.caravanmagazine.in/perspectives/one-man-show-kejriwal-aap

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How govt used WhatsApp to curtail work given under MNREGA

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/how-govt-used-whatsapp-to-curtail-work-given-under-mnrega-116102400673_1.html

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(Updated: 25 October 2016)

Cyrus Mistry’s ouster: Ratan Tata follows Narayana Murthy

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/company/corporate-trends/cyrus-mistrys-ouster-ratan-tata-follows-narayana-murthy/articleshow/55035148.cms

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(UPDATED: 02 October 2016)

The death of a family: Tracing the lives of the Bansals

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/bk-bansal-family-suicide-cbi-corruption-case-harassment-3060345/

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DIG Sanjeev Gautam once said, I’m Amit Shah’s man, Who can touch me?: States Bal Krishna Bansal’s suicide note

http://www.indialivetoday.com/dig-sanjeev-gautam-once-said-im-amit-shahs-man-who-can-touch-me-states-bal-krishna-bansals-suicide-note/38813.html

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This moving Facebook post by a Pakistani girl on India-Pakistan relationship is a must read

 http://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/this-moving-facebook-post-by-a-pakistani-girl-on-india-pakistan-relationship-is-a-must-read-3058475/

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Why a Decrease in Crime Statistics Isn’t Always Good News

(By Abhay, an IPS officer currently IG in BPR&D)

http://thewire.in/68550/ncrb-crime-statistice-police/

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Rahul Gandhi should retire, BJP will be hegemonic force for next 15-20 years

(By Ramchandra Guha, historian & writer)

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/rahul-gandhi-should-retire-bjp-will-be-hegemonic-force-for-next-15-20-years-ramachandra-guha/articleshow/54499233.cms?utm_source=ETnotifications&utm_medium=autopush&utm_campaign=Politics%20and%20Nation

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The importance of being Narendra Modi

(By Makarand R. Paranjap, Professor at JNU)

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/lkLXc6b1v5OyOqFxCiLLeO/The-importance-of-being-Modi.html

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IT will be the key for GST to become game changer

(By Aman Singh, Principal Secretary, Dept of Electronics & IT, Chhattisgarh)

http://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/et-commentary/unchain-by-blockchain/

ED requests HC to reject Karti’s plea against summons

http://www.dailypioneer.com/nation/ed-requests-hc-to-reject-kartis-plea-against-summons.html

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Babudom barricade: John Kerry’s criticism of Indian bureaucracy is spot on

(06 September 2016)

http://www.firstpost.com/india/babudom-barricade-john-kerrys-criticism-of-indian-bureaucracy-is-spot-on-2992724.html

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Why does the IAS Association defend HC Gupta but not Ashok Khemka?

(01 September 2016)

http://scroll.in/article/815293/why-does-the-ias-association-defend-hc-gupta-but-not-ashok-khemka


Indian bureaucracy expert in setting up roadblocks: John Kerry

(31 August 2016)

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Indian-bureaucracy-expert-in-setting-up-roadblocks-John-Kerry/articleshow/53946699.cms

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Day of the specialist

(By Manish Sabharwal, Chairman, Teamlease Services; 29 August 2016) 

Public policy requirements of the 21st century demand a bureaucracy less generalist

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/day-of-the-specialist-india-china-great-divide-economy-3000980/

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Not up for slaughter – I

(By Tuktuk Ghosh; 29 August 2016)

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/opinion/not-up-for-slaughter-i/162179.html

(The writer is a retired IAS officer and comments on governance issues.)

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Civil Servants Bear the Brunt of Corrupt Governance 

The former coal secretary, H.C. Gupta’s case, shows that a distinction needs to be made between administrative oversights and criminal acts, to ensure that civil servants are not easy scapegoats in the system.

(By B K Chaturvedi, former Cabinet Secretary; 28 August 2016)

http://thewire.in/62184/civil-servants-bear-the-brunt-of-corrupt-governance/

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A modest proposal to improve governance

(By Ramchandra Guha, a renowned historian; August 27, 2016)

Guha’s advocates for bringing down the hegemony of IAS

http://m.hindustantimes.com/columns/a-modest-proposal-to-improve-governance/story-CSbVP8DQuxYdszWT8RZKfK.html

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The Roll-out Challenge

The use of technology will be key to making GST a success

(By Aman Singh, Principal Secretary to CM Chhattisgarh; 26 August 2016)

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/gst-goods-and-services-tax-bill-pass-tax-arun-jaitley-parliament-2996409/

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Court decision to charge former coal secretary Hrish Chandra Gupta may paralyse bureaucracy

(By Sarita Singh & Aman Sharma; 25 August 2016)

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/court-decision-to-charge-former-coal-secretary-harish-chandra-gupta-may-paralyse-bureaucracy/articleshow/53852132.cms

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SC stands up for Rajeshwar Singh against MoF

(Indianmandarins.com; 31 July 2016)

http://www.indianmandarins.com/sc-stands-up-for-rajeshwar-singh-against-mof/

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360 model of empanelment: No big deal(Indianmandarins.com, 28 July 2016) http://www.indianmandarins.com/360-degree-is-no-big-deal-indeed-its-cronyism/————————————————————————————————————————————————————-Bring them back home
(By Somesh Goyal, IPS, DGP, Prisons & Correctional Services, Himachal Pradesh; May 26, 2016 )http://www.millenniumpost.in/NewsContent.aspx?NID=300859
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IRS (C&CE): Demise of a service

(Indianmandarins.com; 01 May 2016)

http://www.indianmandarins.com/irs-cce-demise-of-a-service/

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Rajeshwar Singh wins battle, will be absorbed with ED permanently

(Indianmandarins.com; 09 September 2014)

http://www.indianmandarins.com/rajeshwar-singh-wins-battle-will-be-absorbed-with-ed-permanently/

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