As in the past this poll season too has witnessed entry of some high profile babus drawn from civil, foreign and defence services but a trip down the memory lane shows top jobs were yet generally reserved for traditional politicians.
The Supreme Court was on Wednesday told that the law which makes it mandatory for CBI to take approval of competent authority to probe senior bureaucrats in graft cases creates a "privileged class" of central government employees and violates equality clause of the Constitution.
Officers facing corruption charges will now be mandatorily given a copy of the advice tendered by Union Public Service Commission to disciplinary authorities, before a final decision is taken against them.
The ruling BJP government in the state had recently issued a notification prohibiting the investigative agency from taking action against IAS, IPS and IFS officers without taking state government`s consent.
Fifteen All India Services officers, including 7 IAS and 8 IRS, have been booked under corruption charges this year by CBI even as it registered 83 complaints against officers above the rank of Joint Secretary during 2008-11.
ity MLAs cutting across party lines were united in accusing top officials of various government departments of being responsible for delay in implementation of social development schemes and infrastructure projects.