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Environmental Governance in India ISSUES, CONCERNS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Environmental governance is one of the emerging challenges facing the contemporary world. It is the means by which society determines and acts on...

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A Kafkaesque trial in our times

IN March 2013, a concerned group of ex-bureaucrats, including some former cabinet secretaries, met then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to advocate for urgent...

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Unwelcome Change

Strange are the ways of the government at times. For instance, in the beginning of the twentieth century, the government of Madras Presidency...

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A unique initiative

I have spent almost four decades in government. But in my knowledge, never before has a campaign to introduce and spread ethics in...

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Ethics of governance

A new chapter was recently added to the old debate on the relationship between the political executive and the senior bureaucracy when the...

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Lateral entry needs a new perspective

WHAT started as a proposed idea has now emerged in a concrete form with the Department Of Personnel and Training issuing an advertisement...

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Trivial, knee-jerk

THERE is a consensus among the scholars and public administration professionals that the Indian Civil Services in the state and union governments need...

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Falling back on generalities

SWOOSH! Another civil service day has just passed like an ephemeral shower of April. Nothing seems to have changed a bit in government....

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Cover Story : Indian Administered Service Demolishing the dream of Sardar Patel

Lateral hiring may sound like an exciting concept, but it is a flawed one for several reasons. For one, it will destroy what...

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Implement with caution

WHEN we write about governance in the country, we should try to be absolutely honest, and realise at the same time that it...