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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...

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It’s time for conscious public service delivery

WORKING on the concept of institutional ethics as a possible solution to the menace of corruption in government, the IC Centre for Governance...

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The malady of political interference

IN the last seven decades, innumerable studies on civil services have been conducted from time to time. They have been read, commented on...

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A cruel pattern comes to the fore

IT is a tale of two cases in quick succession, where two senior civil servants were put on trial for alleged acts of...