Major reshuffle of bureaucracy in Odisha

In a major reshuffle in the bureaucracy, Odisha government changed portfolio of 20 senior IAS officers, official sources said Tuesday.

No proposal to change five-day week: Govt

There is no proposal to change the present five-day week for the employees of central government ministries and departments, Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Will Modi be able to motivate India`s vast bureaucracy?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought to boost the morale and motivation of civil servants and has laid thrust on efficiency and delivery but will his message percolate down to the 18 million-strong bureaucracy known to work at its own pace?

Will Modi be able to motivate India`s vast bureaucracy?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought to boost the morale and motivation of civil servants and has laid thrust on efficiency and delivery but will his message percolate down to the 18 million-strong bureaucracy known to work at its own pace.

The Civil Servant

We can improve the quality of public administration by encouraging bright youngsters to join civil services, who can make the public administrative apparatus responsive and sensitive to people’s needs, says G.Ramachandran

Need political will to bear down on bureaucrats for better services: Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar on Tuesday hit out at the bureaucracy for non-convergence of schemes at the grassroots level.

Increase S&T investment, eliminate bureaucracy: Panel

Concerned over the country`s tardy progress in innovation and scientific research, the Science Advisory Council to the Prime Minister has "strongly recommended" increasing investment in S&T including higher education.

IAS officers will no more act on oral orders: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central and state governments to usher in bureaucratic reforms, lamenting that political interference was affecting the functioning of bureaucracy.

Governance chaotic as steel frame has rusted, says SC

The Supreme Court Thursday said India`s governance would not have faced a chaotic situation had the bureaucracy not allowed itself - the "steel frame" of the state - to be rusted.

SP, BSP leaders have `misused` bureaucracy in UP: BJP

The BJP on Monday alleged that due to the "corrupt" leadership of SP and BSP, bureaucracy in Uttar Pradesh has become "unbridled".

PoK refugees protest over bureaucratic apathy

Alleging bureaucratic apathy, refugees from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Saturday staged a protest here threatening to launch an agitation if steps were not taken for their early rehabilitation.

UP CM undertakes biggest reshuffle of bureaucracy

The 11-month-old Akhilesh Yadav government has undertaken the biggest reshuffle of the bureaucracy by transferring several top officials.

Don`t browbeat bureaucracy and police: Punjab Govt

The war of words over the case of alleged kidnapping of a girl in Faridkot on Thursday intensified with the Punjab government accusing Congress of "vitiating" the state`s atmosphere.

Need to cut through bureaucratic red tape: Panetta

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday sought removal of bureaucratic red tape for promotion of defence trade and technology transfers.

Govt to rotate 22 bureaucrats

The government has decided to transfer 22 all-India service officials, working in one ministry for over seven years, by the end of this month.

Guidelines to check corruption in bureaucracy

Government is likely to issue a set of guidelines soon to check corruption in bureaucracy.

CBI under Lokpal? Govt in a tizzy

The government has begun back door negotiations with Team Anna to end the deadlock over bringing lower bureaucracy and the CBI under the purview of the Lokpal.

Ashamed of belonging to bureaucracy, says Aiyar

Citing former Prime Minister
Rajiv Gandhi`s observation that only 15 paise of a rupee
reached the deserving, Congress member Mani Shankar Aiyar
said the bureaucracy was responsible for the situation.

‘Dependency on bureaucracy worsened Kandhamal’

Blaming Naveen Patnaik for prolonged violence in Kandhamal after the killing of VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati in 2008, BJP leader BB Harichandan said the Orissa CM`s "over dependency" on bureaucracy worsened the situation.

‘No-confidence can`t be vested in the bureaucracy’

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled
that "no-confidence motion" was an inherent and integral part
of democracy which cannot be vested in the bureaucracy as it
creates a "very dangerous situation" and is unconstitutional.