Civil Servants

  • Waste of human resources to retire civil servant at 60: Meghnad Desai 4 days ago

    New Delhi: India-born British economist and Padma Bhushan awardee Lord Meghnad Desai said 60 years of age was too early for civil servants to retire and they should be allowed to continue their services if they are delivering them in a perfect manner. "It is a total waste of human...
  • Supreme Court directions on civil servants will serve public interest November 3, 2013

    The Supreme Court's directions that civil servants should have an assured minimum tenure and should refrain from acting on verbal orders given by politicians will serve public interest by improving governance and bringing greater accountability in the system, say retired bureaucrats who have held key positions in the government. Former cabinet...
  • Form board for civil servants' transfer, posting: SC to Centre, states October 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Centre and state governments to form a board for transfer and posting of civil servants within a period of three months. The verdict is expected to bring some relief to bureaucrats like Haryana cadre IAS Ashok Khemka who often find themselves vulnerable to...
  • CAG Shashi Kant Sharma has 'unblemished' records: Centre to HC August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Shashi Kant Sharma has an "unblemished record" as a civil servant and his appointment to the post has been made as per the practice being adopted in past. "He (CAG) is having...
  • IAS officer Durga not alone, 36 pc civil servants say they're harassed August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal's story resonates across the administrative and police services. In a survey released by the government in 2010, 36 per cent civil servants said they were being harassed while 33 per cent had even considered quitting the famed services. Durga isn't the only civil...
  • Air India bans excess baggage checked in by VIPs August 25, 2012

    New Delhi: In an attempt to plug revenue loss of Air India, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has imposed a blanket ban on excess baggage checked in by ministers and civil servants, which is generally carried free by the airlines. Singh, in a letter to Air India CMD Rohit Nandan, said that...
  • 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...
  • An officer and a manager: IAS gains from IIM August 31, 2009

    Sample this conversation from the book, Yes Minister, between Dr Cartwright, a bureaucrat, and Right Honourable Jim Hacker, Minister, Department of Administrative Affairs. “I’m a professional economist,” he explained. “Director of Local Administrative Statistics.” “So you were in charge of Local Government Directorate until we took over?” He smiled at my question. “Dear...
  • 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 least-efficient by the survey, which said working with the country's civil...
  • I-Day bonanza: Govt may approve pay panel report August 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Civil servants, armed forces and paramilitary personnel will get to rejoice this Independence Day with the Government all set to approve the Sixth Pay Commission report in its Cabinet meeting on Thursday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday chaired a meeting attended by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Defence...
  • Kidney racket claims top UP officer's job March 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar, a confidante of Chief Minister Mayawati, has been stripped of his powers days after an accused in the multi-state kidney racket made accusations against him. Shekhar will no longer have the status of a Cabinet Minister—a privilege he enjoyed as vice-chairman of the...
  • Briton traces dad's footsteps in Bihar November 10, 2006

    Patna: Patna: The journey from Sussex to Bihar's Kishanganj district is a long one. But for Linda Barr, who is not a run-of-the-mill visitor to India, the journey is a special one. She has travelled all the way from UK to Kishanganj to fulfill her father's last wishes. Her father David...
  • New codes to check corruption November 7, 2006

    New Delhi Unscrupulous leaders and bureaucrats beware! Codes for the political executive and civil servants are in the offing. With India being projected as one of the most corrupt nations in the world, the Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) plans to come out soon with a set of codes for political executive...