THE Central government may have failed to introduce Civil Services Bill which was drafted almost two years ago, but
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar riding high on his landslide victory is moving ahead fast in undertaking massive administrative reforms in his state.
The Central government’s Civil Services Bill is however different in nature. Indian bureaucrats have been closely watching the development related to the Bill as it envisages to break them free from the clutches of their political masters in matters related to transfers among others.
A number of former bureaucrats including ex-revenue secretary NK Singh (1964 batch IAS) and Ram Chandra Prasad Singh or RCP, (1984 batch IAS), are close confidantes of Nitish Kumar who guide him on administrative measures for the state. Both Singh and Ram Chandra Prasad Singh are now Rajya Sabha MPs.
CBI website hacked?
The website of India’s leading investigative agency, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has been reportedly hacked by a group who calls themselves “Pakistani Cyber Army”. No official statement has been issued so far about who are these hackers, or whether the server of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) has been hacked. Significantly, NIC is the root server which controls most Indian government sites.The CBI is one of the investigative agencies that are currently probing 2G Spectrum Scam, Bribe-for-Loan scam and Commonwealth Games scam. Only a few days ago, Amar Pratap Singh, a 1974 batch IPS officer from Jharkhand cadre, was appointed as the new Director of the agency replacing Ashwani Kumar.