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‘Babus’ in politics: Warm the benches or anchor a win?

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 13:15

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.

Performance-based incentive scheme for babus: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 15:28

The government has in principle approved a performance related incentive scheme for bureaucrats but no time frame has been fixed for its introduction, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Approval to probe babus creates privileged class: SC told

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 21:45

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.

Babus facing graft charge to get copy of UPSC advice

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 15:51

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.

Govt proposes online filing of performance report for babus

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 21:23

The Centre has decided to introduce a system of online filing of annual performance reports for IAS officers and will seek states` feedback on it.

Govt to bear babus` medical treatment expenses abroad

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 14:32

The government has eased norms and allowed bureaucrats and their dependent family members to get medical treatment abroad at state cost.

Govt mulling cool-off period for babus before joining party

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 17:48

The government is considering a proposal as per which there would be a cooling-off period for officers who are retiring or leaving its service before they can join a political party.

Tharoor tells babus to be responsive to citizens` demands

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 21:01

Civil servants should be responsive and accountable to meet demands of "informed" citizens for better services, Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor has said.

Cong slams MP govt for prohibiting CBI to act against babus

Last Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012, 14:51

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.

Govt to tighten noose on corrupt babus

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 09:27

Corrupt public officials beware! Government officials found taking bribes might have to face 10 years of rigorous imprisonment, while big spenders would have to voluntarily report high-value transactions; as per the recommendations of a panel on black money.

CVC awaits sanction for prosecuting corrupt babus

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 15:59

The Central Vigilance Commission is awaiting for over four months the sanction to launch prosecution against 47 government officials for their alleged involvement in corruption.

Govt accepts GOM recommendations on corrupt babus

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 21:54

The government has accepted some of the recommendations of the Group of Ministers on corruption which includes strengthening of vigilance administration in central ministries and departments.