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A group of IAS probationers of Uttar Pradesh cadre (2014 batch) as well as probationers hailing from Uttar Pradesh while participating in an interactive session with 11 Union ministers in New Delhi on October 19, 2016.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How To Avoid Bureaucracy: Japan PM’s experiments fail

IN AN unprecedented development, Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan has sidestepped the country’s bureaucratic channels and in turn created a temporary response team to the nuclear crisis. Kan, known for his anti-bureaucracy stance, has included his own advisers in the response team. The move has angered Japan’s career officials who are now subtly spreading the message that the earthquake-tsunami-nuke leak crisis is not being handled properly, local media reports say.
Kan has also junked nuclear emergency plans that were largely written by bureaucrats. Kan’s top aid Yukio Edano told a section of media that usual bureaucratic system is slow and there’s no way such a method could respond to a disaster of this scale.
But Kan’s office is getting flaks for avoiding normal bureaucratic procedures to handle the crisis. When there was a fire, Kan’s office reportedly gave the order to send police trucks rather than fire tenders!
(In Picture: Japan PM’s Official Residence)

Govt invites suggestions on prevention of bribery of foreign public officials
The government has invited comments and suggestions from people on “The Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organizations Bill, 2011” which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on March 25, 2011. Those who are interested may send their views or suggestions on the Bill by 30th April 2011,a DoPT circular dated April 11, 2011 says.

Action and Appointments
P Hazarika, a retired IAS officer from Guwahati, presently working as officer on special duty in the Sports Authority of Assam has been appointed as an advisor for Goa National Games Secretariat. Goa will organize the National Games 2011.

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