Friday, September 24, 2010

Bureaucrats brainstorm the future of outcome-oriented civil services

WILL outcome-based civil service be a reality in India? Senior bureaucrats from across the country have gathered in New Delhi on Friday to debate over the future of outcome-oriented civil services. This debate is one of the three plenary sessions being held today as a part of the conference of secretaries of administrative reforms of the states and union territories. The other topics to be discussed include implementation of ARC recommendations pertaining to the states in respect of the 12th Report, citizen-centric administration. The administrative reforms secretaries will give their presentations during the conference which will be inaugurated by minister of state (PMO and PP) Prithviraj Chavan.

Two senior Bihar IAS on long study leave
Santosh Mathew, a 1985 batch Bihar cadre IAS and principal secretary in the department of rural development has gone on a 94 days leave. According to a media report, Matthew is pursuing his PhD at his own cost in a foreign university. A postgraduate in economics, Mathew had a stint at the Centre at the rank of a deputy secretary at DoPT. He had also served as a professor at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA). 
Also, Bandana Preyasi (In Picture), a 2003 batch IAS, has gone to UK on a three months study leave from September 25. Preyasi, an alumnus of Delhi’s St Stephens college is an MA and M Phil in English literature. She came in news when as a sub-divisional officer (SDO) of Barh, she locked the foodgrain godown of don-turned-ruling Janata Dal (United) MLA Anant Singh alias 'Chhote Sarkar'. She also served as Bhgalpur’s DM. 

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