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  • Centre keen to achieve ‘Ease of doing Business’ goal

    Centre keen to achieve ‘Ease of doing Business’ goal

    According to Commerce Ministry officials, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently interacted with secretaries of various departments in September and discussed ways and means to reduce compliance burden.

    December 12, 2021
  • Maha Cabinet ‘outraged’ at Governor’s ‘interference in governance’

    Maha Cabinet ‘outraged’ at Governor’s ‘interference in governance’

    The provocation for the fresh war between the MVA government and the Raj Bhavan was the Governor's plan for a 3-day visit to Nanded, Hingoli, and Parbhani districts later this week.

    August 3, 2021
  • ‘Autonomous, transparent research best safeguard against bad governance’

    ‘Autonomous, transparent research best safeguard against bad governance’

    Pointing to the lacunae that exist in the system, he says "there is an urgency in the country to reverse the trend of the past decade so that independent research, assessment, and evaluation of public policies is not on an extinction course" in the book, which is subtitled: "The Rise of Populism, Decline in Social Research".

    May 4, 2021
  • Slothful governance

    Slothful governance

    At a time when almost everything is freely available everywhere, it is not understood as to why the Government believes in centralised purchases and the rigmarole of antiquated procedures when budgets can be allocated to smaller units to buy from the market at the market price

    November 17, 2020
  • Dichotomy in Nepal

    Dichotomy in Nepal

    In an effort to settle the quite obvious dichotomy in terms of governance, Prachanda will serve as executive chairman of the party with “full power” to handle party affairs. At another remove, Oli will focus on governance.

    September 15, 2020
  • Delhi CM calls meeting with top officers to discuss implementation of 10 guarantees

    Delhi CM calls meeting with top officers to discuss implementation of 10 guarantees

    This would be the first meeting of Kejriwal with top officers of various departments of the Delhi government after taking an oath of office on Sunday.

    February 18, 2020
  • BJP mastered WhatsApp elections in India: Shashi Tharoor

    BJP mastered WhatsApp elections in India: Shashi Tharoor

    "The upcoming elections will be fought on the mobile phone... In a way, you could say they would be ‘WhatsApp elections'."

    May 19, 2019
  • Tragic destiny – Part-II

    Tragic destiny – Part-II

    The problem lies in the proverbial three-monkey statues in which one monkey is blind, the second is dumb, and the third is deaf. India's public offices and the bureaucracy or the so-called steel frame function like the three monkeys

    May 10, 2019
  • Governance and ungovernable states

    Governance and ungovernable states

    There is perhaps no word that is more frequently used and less clearly understood than governance. And now, a related word is gaining currency: Pakistan, we are being told is ‘ungovernable’, (and the remedy lies in democratic governance). This article explores the meaning, history and politics of the term, and the racist imperialism underlying its …

    October 2, 2018
  • Governance and Ranks

    Governance and Ranks

    The recent recommendation of the armed forces cadre review committee that every army officer should retire at the rank of Major-General or above has put our governance structure in the dock. The Committee, which has also recommended the abolition of a couple of middle-level military ranks, makes no bones that these radical proposals emanate from …

    August 21, 2018
  • Kerala best governed state, Bihar worst on Public Affairs Index

    Kerala best governed state, Bihar worst on Public Affairs Index

    Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka and Gujarat followed Kerala among the top five states delivering good governance.

    July 22, 2018
  • When all isn’t well

    When all isn’t well

    Are chief ministers in the North-east — who have just taken office — ready to get into the act of bringing transparency and accountability?

    May 20, 2018
  • Modi asks IAS officer trainees to research governance issues

    Modi asks IAS officer trainees to research governance issues

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with IAS officer trainees at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) and asked them to study and research governance issues in depth. Modi, who is at LBSNAA on a two-day visit, interacted with over 360 officer trainees of the 92nd Foundation Course. According to an …

    October 27, 2017
  • JD(U)-RJD alliance was unable to deliver good governance: BJP

    JD(U)-RJD alliance was unable to deliver good governance: BJP

    The BJP decided to support the JD(U) in Bihar as the Nitish Kumar-led party was not able to deliver good governance in alliance with the RJD, BJP national spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said on Saturday. “People gave their verdict to what? They gave it for good governance. They did not give their verdict for corruption …

    July 29, 2017
  • Time to shake up the bureaucracy

    Time to shake up the bureaucracy

    Civil Services Day provides an occasion for serious soul-searching as to what ails this age-old institution of governance and what should be done to restore it to its pristine glory. But at the outset a recap of history beginning with the first prime minister of the country is necessary to garner a holistic view of …

    April 22, 2017
  • Transformed governance

    Transformed governance

    Holding simultaneous elections for different tiers of governance across the country has been advocated by the President and Prime Minister and has found favour with the Election Commission of India and many political commentators. However, it will be supremely naive to expect the reform to see the light of day anytime soon, notwithstanding its intrinsic …

    April 21, 2017
  • Governance through judiciary

    Governance through judiciary

    Last week, Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered that only Qingqi rickshaws produced by government-approved manufacturers shall operate on roads. Not long ago, the SC passed an important verdict on water, sanitation and environmental conditions in cities in Sindh. It directed respective government authorities to abide by the various directives included in the verdict. The top court …

    April 5, 2017