Bureaucrats

  • Lokpal: Bureaucrats to declare assets under new rules July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central government has notified rules under the Lokpal Act making it mandatory for all its employees to file declarations of their assets and liabilities and those of their spouses and dependent children. It has issued new forms for filing these returns which have fields to give details on...
  • Major secretary-level bureaucratic reshuffle at the Centre July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, senior IAS officers Rakesh Garg and Jugal Kishore Mohapatra have been appointed as Secretaries in Department of Telecommunications and Department of Fertilizers respectively. Besides, the Government has approved appointment of Enforcement Director Rajan S Katoch as Secretary in Department of Heavy Industry. Sanjay Kothari,...
  • Over Rs 205 crore earmarked for training of babus July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Government on Thursday allocated over Rs 205 crore for the Ministry of Personnel for 2014-15 to augment its training facilities for bureaucrats. In the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Rs 205.66 crore has been earmarked for the Ministry to meet establishment-related expenditure of Institute of Secretariat...
  • In major reshuffle, 26 bureaucrats transferred in Chhattisgarh June 18, 2014

    In a major reshuffle in the civil administration, as many as 26 bureaucrats including 17 IAS, six IFS and three SAS (State Administrative Service) officers were shifted in the state. "The order in this regard was released late last night from Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhavan), Naya Raipur," an official statement said here. As...
  • Seven IAS officers, two others shunted in Chhattisgarh May 29, 2014

    As many as nine bureaucrats, including seven IAS officers, have been transferred in Chhattisgarh. The General Administration Department released the order of new duties of seven Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers and two State Administrative Service (SAS) officers late on Wednesday evening, an official said. As per the directives, Durg Collector...
  • Election season attracts bureaucrats to politics February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: We have a long list of former bureaucrats, police officers, diplomats, technocrats, academics and army officers who are into politics. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is himself a former bureaucrat cum economist. He was a lateral entrant into the Union Cabinet, when the then Prime Minister PV Narasimha...
  • Ex-bureaucrats seeking to contest LS polls unsure of bringing stability February 24, 2014

    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. All of them said they joined politics only...
  • UP top babu's wife stuck in traffic, 4 policemen suspended December 30, 2013

    Four policemen have been suspended for stopping traffic to clear the way for the vehicles a former UP police chief and his family that apparently left many commuters stranded including the wife of a top bureaucrat in the state. Former Director General of Police Prakash Singh and his family were on...
  • Four policemen suspended as UP bureaucrat's wife stuck in traffic December 30, 2013

    Four policemen have been suspended for stopping traffic to clear the way for the vehicles of a former UP police chief and his family that apparently left many commuters stranded including the wife of a top bureaucrat in the state. Former Director General of Police Prakash Singh and his family were...
  • 30 Minutes: Why is Mumbai crumbling? November 2, 2013

    CNN-IBN brings you how builder-politician-bureaucrat nexus is choking Mumbai and why housing policies like slum, clusters redevelopment have failed? ...
  • Don't act on verbal orders of political bosses: SC tells bureaucrats October 31, 2013

    New Delhi: In a path-breaking verdict, the Supreme Court on Thursday said bureaucrats should not act on verbal orders given by political bosses as it sought an end to frequent transfers and suggested a fixed tenure to insulate them from political interference. Suggesting sweeping reforms in the functioning of bureaucracy, a...
  • Delhi: Wife killed bureaucrat, claims post-mortem report October 27, 2013

    The post-mortem examination report on the government official and his wife found killed in their home revealed she killed him before hanging herself, said sources. The bodies of K Vijay Kumar, 57, and his wife Sita, 51, were found in two different rooms of their Kaka Nagar house Friday evening. "The report...
  • Are honest bureaucrats being targeted by the establishment? October 17, 2013

    After the controversy over Robert Vadra's land deals, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka has cried foul yet again after the Haryana government gave a go ahead to file another chargesheet against him. Khemka will be chargesheeted for low sales of seeds when he was the Managing Director of Haryana Seed...
  • Didi takes on 'non-performing' ministers, says 'perform or perish' August 24, 2013

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has delivered a stern message to her team - "perform or perish". In a review meeting of all the departments earlier this week, Banerjee pulled up the "non-performing" ministers and bureaucrats, asking them to deliver or face the music.The Trinamool supremo, who earlier in the...
  • Was the UP govt preassurised by sand mining mafia to suspend IAS officer Durga? August 2, 2013

    CNN-IBN National Affairs Editor Bhupendra Chaubey asks panelists whether the Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government was preassured by the sand mafia to suspend IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. Bhupendra Chaubey is joined by Minister of state in the Uttar Pradesh Naved Siddiqui, BSP MP Sudhindra Bhadoria and former bureaucrat and...
  • Create investment-friendly climate, PM urges bureaucrats April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday stressed the need to build a climate favouring enterprise and investment while observing that the current economic downturn was only temporary. "I believe that we are facing only a temporary downturn that we should correct as quickly as possible...more needs to be done,...
  • Timebound Services Bill strengthens the rights of citizens: Kiran Bedi March 7, 2013

    The Cabinet has given the in-principle approval to the Bill providing for time-bound delivery of services. This effectively means that bureaucrats will now have to face the music for delay in dispensing services like pensions, passports, caste certificates, ration cards, tax refunds and police procedures. ...
  • Cabinet approves Bill to provide time-bound delivery of services March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet has given in-principle approval to a bill providing for time-bound delivery of services. This effectively means that bureaucrats will now have to face the music for delay in dispensing services like pensions, passports, caste certificates, ration cards, tax refunds and police procedures. Any delay in providing...
  • Mulayam warns bureaucrats against holding multiple offices January 30, 2013

    Lucknow: Giving a strict message to bureaucracy, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday said that a long list of transfers was in the offing and once it was done it would not be cancelled. "A long list of transfers (of officers) are in the offing...once it is done...
  • Anti-rape law: Bureaucrats, police favour denial of bail January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Stricter punishment for gang-rape, denial of bail for crime against women and lowering juvenile age limit to 16 are among the key recommendations made by top bureaucrats and police brass to the government. The conference of Chief Secretaries and Director Generals of Police held in New Delhi on...
  • Gujarat polls: 32 bureaucrats transferred September 2, 2012

    Ahmedabad: In a major bureaucratic reshuffle ahead of the Assembly elections, Gujarat government on Sunday transferred 32 officers including district collectors and district development officers (DDOs) who had completed three-year term. Avantika S Aulakh, Collector of Anand, was transferred to Bharuch. She replaces Roopwant Singh, who has been appointed as Collector...
  • CBI booked 129 senior bureaucrats in last 3 years August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: As many as 129 officers above the rank of joint secretary have been booked by CBI, which has registered 97 corruption cases against such officers during the last three years, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday. Of the 97 cases registered, 71 are regular cases and 26 preliminary...
  • UP minister clarifies 'steal a little' remark August 10, 2012

    Lucknow: Blaming the media for misquoting him, Uttar Pradesh PWD Minister and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's uncle Shivpal Yadav clarified that he did not give any bizarre advice for bureaucrats. Yadav earlier in the day was quoted saying, "I told PWD officials that if you work hard, you can steal...
  • Work hard, steal a little: UP minister to bureaucrats September 30, 2012

    Etah: Uttar Pradesh PWD Minister and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's uncle Shivpal Yadav has given some bizarre advice for bureaucrats. He told district officials in Etah that it's okay to steal a little but not loot as long as they work hard. "I told PWD officials that if you work...
  • No polls for bureaucrats right after quitting jobs July 22, 2012

    New Delhi: A move may be in the offing to bar civil servants, including top police officials, from jumping into the electoral fray immediately after they exit government service. The government may prescribe a "cooling off" period to such civil servants under a proposal of the Legislative department through an amendment...
  • New guidelines for officers visiting abroad July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Fresh guidelines have been issued for bureaucrats visiting abroad asking them to furnish details about their sponsors and expenditure. In an order, the Centre has said officials who seek the mandatory government clearance for going abroad have to submit a "write up" if they are going to attend...
  • FTN: Are Indians ready for austerity? May 23, 2012

    Politicians and bureaucrats are spending lakhs on their foreign travel. Are Indians ready for austerity? ...
  • No witch hunt, take bold decisions: PM to bureaucrats April 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Asking civil servants to take bold decisions, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the government would not indulge in "witch hunting" against them in the name of fighting corruption and was committed to protecting the honest. He also said they should not be affected by the "nature and...
  • Major bureaucratic reshuffle in UP March 15, 2012

    Lucknow: In a major administrative reshuffle soon after taking oath, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday transferred 17 IAS and five IPS officers placing 11 senior officials considered close to his predecessor Mayawati on the waiting list. Principal Secretary (UP reorgaisation cordination department) RM Srivastava has been made Principal...
  • Babus in Rs 3 lakh cr Odisha mining scam: Report December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: The Shah Commission which is probing the alleged Rs 3 lakh crore mining scam in Odisha's Keonjhar district reveals that the state bureaucrats are directly involved in it. The commission however observed that the involvement of state politicians need a further probe as there is no direct evidence...