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SC fiat to Centre, states on bureaucracy revamp

Last Updated: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 20:34

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought
response within four weeks from the Centre and states on a PIL
for setting up high-powered statutory Civil Services
Boards to decide transfers/postings of civil servants in a bid
to rid the bureaucracy of political interference corruption
and inaction.

The PIL has also sought fixed tenure for at least three
years for civil servants to insulate them from political and
other extraneous influence.

A bench of justices Dalveer Bhandari and Deepak Verma
granted the four weeks` time after noting that the Centre and
most of the states had failed to respond to its earlier
direction on March 4.

"It is a very serious matter and we want to dispose it
off within six weeks. It can`t be deferred. Otherwise, it will
never be completed. Please be serious," the bench said.

The bench passed the direction on a PIL filed by 83
former bureaucrats through counsel Menaka Guruswamy.


First Published: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 20:34
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