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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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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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Recognise the small entrepreneur

IT is widely believed, and not without substance, that the recent large scale replacement of currency has caused avoidable distress to the small...

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Demonetisation: The jury is still out

WHEN we are confronted with the evidence in any matter, for example a personal or a political issue, the cognitive process in our...

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Puzzling silence

I N the foreword to the White Paper on the ‘State of Law and Order in Delhi’ that was released to the media...