BUREAUCRACY

  • Barack Obama praises PM Modi for shaking India's 'bureaucratic inertia' December 4, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Thursday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to shake up the "bureaucratic inertia" in India, less than a month after he described the Indian leader as a "man of action". However, Obama said that this was a long-term project and one would have to see...
  • Major bureaucratic shake up ahead of Modi's US visit, 8 secretary-level officers transferred September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Hours before leaving for United States, Prime Minster Narendra Modi has given the central bureaucracy a major shake up. Eight secretary level officers have been transferred in a mid night order by Cabinet's Appointment Committee on Thursday. The order came a day after over 40 joint secy level...
  • Government extends assets declaration date for public servants till December 31 September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has extended the assets declaration date for public servants till December 31. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) extended the date after a lot of unease in the bureaucracy as they were under compulsion to declare the assets of their family, including wife and children. The declaration...
  • More power to PM, will take final call on allocation of cadre for IAS, IPS officers, RTI replies August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Making his message 'more governance and less government' loud and clear once again, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now take major bureaucracy decision. He will decide on allocation of cadre for IAS and IPS officers, said government sources on Wednesday. Sources added that the Prime Minister will have the...
  • Officials going abroad will have lot of explaining to do now July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Procedures for official foreign visits of bureaucrats have been made stringent as they will have to explain a host of things, including "benefits" of the trip and why the objectives cannot be achieved by the Indian missions, a junior person or through video conferencing. The Finance Ministry has prepared...
  • 26 RAS officers transferred across the state August 6, 2013

    The Rajasthan government on Tuesday reshuffled 26 officers of state administrative services. Of the 26 Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) officials, 20 were transferred on vacant posts in parts of the state, a department of personnel order said. Girdhari Lal Kataria Rajasthan Administrative Serviceswill be Additional District Collector and Additional District Magistrate...
  • 'Bureucracy should be kept away from political interference' August 5, 2013

    People have been reacting over the controversial suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal that brings out the debate about political interference in bureaucratic issues. Bangaloreans feel that political interference reduces the efficiency of the bureaucracy. ...
  • Think India: Sheila Dikshit says she's confident of winning Delhi polls June 29, 2013

    She's already been the Chief Minister of Delhi for the past 15 years and says she's going to contest elections being confident of victory....
  • Catholics hail Mumbai cardinal Gracias as Pope's advisor April 15, 2013

    Mumbai: The Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) on Sunday hailed the appointment of Mumbai's Cardinal Oswald Gracias by Pope Francis as one of his advisors in the Vatican. Cardinal Gracias, 68, was among the eight highranking advisors appointed on Saturday by the new Pope to an advisory council to look into ways...
  • Trial court proceedings against Suhaib Ilyasi stayed March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed the trial court proceedings, going on for the last 12 years, against the producer of TV serial "India's Most Wanted" Suhaib Ilyasi who is accused in the dowry death case of his wife Anju Ilyasi. Justice Kailash Gambhir stayed the trial court...
  • TN: New Principal, Joint Secretaries in Industries Dept September 27, 2012

    Chennai: In a major bureaucratic shakeup, the Tamil Nadu government on Thursday effected several secretarylevel transfers, including posting new principal and joint secretaries to the Industries department. Vikram Kapur, Chairman of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, will be new Industries Principal Secretary, while N Mathivanan, MD of Tamil Nadu...
  • Kochi Metro: Red tapism costing Rs 40 lakh per day September 5, 2012

    Kochi: For each day that the Kochi Metro Rail project gets delayed, the cost of the project goes up by Rs 40 lakh, project head E Sreedharan said here on Tuesday. The Metro Man blamed the bureaucrats for the indefinite procedural delay. It is not the politicians but the bureaucrats...
  • 'Not right to brand entire bureaucracy as corrupt' January 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Calling on the youth to "cooperate" with government in fighting the corruption, Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy on Wednesday said branding the entire bureaucracy and the political leadership as corrupt was not correct. "Tarring the entire bureaucracy or tarring the entire political leadership as being corrupt is not the right...
  • Indian bureaucracy rated worst in Asia January 11, 2012

    Singapore: Indian bureaucracy is the worst in Asia with a 9.21 rating out of 10, according to a report by a prestigious consulting firm based in Singapore. India fared worst than Vietnam (rated at 8.54), Indonesia (8.37), Philippines (7.57) and China (7.11), said the report released on Wednesday by Hong...
  • CVC to suggest changes in proposed Lokpal Bill September 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The CVC will suggest to the Parliamentary Standing Committee certain changes in the proposed Lokpal bill and pitch for greater powers to prosecute higher bureaucracy in corruptionrelated cases. Senior officials in the country's top anticorruption body said that a detailed presentation explaining the Commission's...
  • Guidelines to check corruption in bureaucracy soon September 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Government is likely to issue a set of guidelines soon to check corruption in bureaucracy which will include reducing the time taken to penalise delinquent officials. In the midst of Anna Hazare's campaign against corruption, a threemember Committee of Experts, formed to examine and recommend...
  • Anna Hazare's resolution: who stands where August 27, 2011

    A CNNIBN explainer on who stands where on the three sticking points in the Anna Hazare resolution. ...
  • ExCEC Seshan prepares his own Lokpal Bill August 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan has submitted a draft of the Lokpal Bill and Lokayukta to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. He said that if the Government and Team Anna agree on his proposed draft than it can implemented soon. "I have send a draft bill on Lokpal and...
  • Govt may have separate law for lower bureaucracy August 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday said that the government was planning to bring in a separate law that would deal with corruption cases related to lower bureaucracy. According to Ramesh such a law will ensure transparency in the working of the bureaucracy. Sources in the Congress...
  • Trivedi flays bureaucracy, calls it inefficient July 2, 2010

    Minister of state for Health Dinesh Trivedi lashed out at his bureaucracy, saying even college graduates were better than senior secretaries to the government. Trivedi is upset because the bureaucracy in his own ministry is not working on a concept note prepared by Knowledge commission chairman Sam Pitroda. The note dealt...
  • 'Bureaucrats are not innovative or techno savvy' July 1, 2010

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi has come down heavily on bureaucracy calling them ineffective. Speaking exclusively to CNNIBN's Seemi Pasha, Trivedi said that Health Ministry shouldn't get bogged down by red tapism. He claimed that if Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad had not been proactive...
  • Won't allow corrupt to hide behind law: Moily September 13, 2009

    New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India believes that precious time gets wasted in seeking official permission to prosecute corrupt authorities. Law Minister Veerappa Moily agrees. Moily on Sunday there was a need to "revisit" the article that protects government employees from prosecution. "There is no gainsaying that the provisions...
  • Indian bureaucracy worst in Asia, says survey June 3, 2009

    Singapore: Singapore's civil servants are the most efficient among their Asian peers, a business survey on 12 economies released on Wednesday showed, but they tend to clam up unhelpfully when things go wrong. India's "suffocating bureaucracy" was ranked the leastefficient by the survey, which said working with the country's civil...
  • End redtapism for an effective Army: Antony February 4, 2009

    New Delhi: In a stunning admission, Defence Minister A K Antony has said that redtapism is hindering India's military preparedness. "Modernisation of the Indian Army is long overdue. Even though the Government is earmarking huge budgets, it is not being fully reflected in our modernisation efforts. Allocation of funds for...
  • Govt workers get a new job: competence at work December 12, 2008

    New Delhi: The Administrative Reforms Commission has come out with its first report on accountability of bureaucrats. The first of its kind report in 150 years suggests farreaching recommendations, including removal of non performing bureaucrats and perhaps even a formal degree in public policy. In the aftermath of Mumbai terror strikes,...
  • Corporate GenNext on babudom February 18, 2007

    New Delhi: India is on the move like never before. The reform process started with the liberalisation of the economy in the 1991 is bearing fruit today. And the most significant consequence has been the emergence of a new face of entrepreneurship. At CNNIBN, we call this the birth of...
  • Govt vs bureaucracy in Kerala? February 4, 2007

    Thiruvananthapuram: Relations between ministers and the IAS topbrass in Kerala seem to be souring with a public spat between Dewaswom Minister G Sudhakaran and outgoing Principal Secretary Bharat Bhushan. Sudhakaran alleges that Bhushan is corrupt and has asked the state Home Minister for a vigilance probe against him. There is...
  • India must speed up to progress: Murthy January 16, 2007

    Mumbai: Squarely blaming the bureaucracy for India's slow progress, Infosys Chief Narayana Murthy said that in order to bring accountability, the Government needs to start performancelinked incentives. "There is no linkage between performance and reward in our governments. Hence, most projects get delayed inordinately," Murthy said while delivering the fourth Nani...