Friday, July 03, 2009

Government seeks high standard of ethics among civil servants

INDIA wants its civil servants to be more competent and loyal, and they discharge official duties with integrity and impartiality, a new draft bill on civil services which will be placed in Parliament some time soon envisaged. The government has drafted a Civil Services Bill, which envisages to provide a statutory basis for the regulation of the Civil Services in India, minister of state in the ministry of personnel, public grievances & pensions, Prithviraj Chavan said in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. In fact, the Bill is aimed to ensure a high standard of ethics in the civil service operation, requiring and facilitating every civil servant discharge official duties with competence, and loyalty, care and diligence, responsibility, integrity, objectivity and impartiality, and without any discrimination, the minister said. The Bill will, however, be useful for bureaucrats who always wish to come out of the clutches of their political masters. babu blogger said on June 9, 2009 that if Dr Manmohan Singh’s new government has its way, bureaucrats may not be at the mercy of their political masters in matters related to transfers. If the government is able to convert the proposed Civil Services Bill into an Act of Parliament, the success of government programmes will be linked to the performance of bureaucrats who run those at the ground level, and politicians will have the least control over those bureaucrats, initial reports on the content of the Bill have suggested, babu blogger wrote in his June 9 post.

Action & Appointments A) Khullar given additional charges of ITPO: Commerce secretary Rahul Khullar, a 1975 batch IAS from AGMU cadre, has been given additional charges of the post of chairman and managing director, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO). The assignment is for a period of three months or until further orders, a release said. B) Gill moves to Punjab: P S Gill, a 1975 batch J&K cadre IPS, has been granted an inter-cadre deputation from Jammu and Kashmir to Punjab up to September 30, 2011 which is the date of his superannuation, or until further orders. C) Justice Amarappa & Justice Pachhapura in Karnataka HC: Justice Arali Nagaraj Amarappa and Justice Arvind Shiwagouda Pachhapura, additional judges of the Karnataka High Court, have been appointed as judges of the Karnataka High Court. D) Justice Baruah appointed as Guwahati High Court Judge: Justice Hareswar Baruah, additional judge of the Guwahati High Court, has been appointed a judge of the Guwahati High Court


  1. They are intelligent. No doubt. But are they equally showing integrity and impartiality while in office. Bit doubtful. Once the new law is in place, one can hope more integrity and impartiality from the steel frame of the country.

  2. Every officer, whether senior or junior, should be made accountable and he should raise his standard and qualify some exam at every level before being promoted to the next post as happens in other professions. Qualifying an exam once at the start of the career should not be the sole criteria for continuation and automatic promotions in the service.