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2017 batch IPS officer-trainees with President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, in New Delhi on October 12.

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Global Bureaucracy

USA
As over-armed federal officials in US are increasing getting flak from critics for using military tactics even for routine financial probes, their Indian counterparts are still miles away from taking an aggressive Ninja style. Read
Thank God, CBI does not have Ninja Bureaucrats
Canada
The trend of retired bureaucrats grabbing high-valued contracts has become a problem in Canada. The Canadian government has now said, any contract worth Canadian dollar of 10,000 or more, or roughly Rs 5.4 lakh, have to be publicly disclosed...
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Ex-bureaucrats grabbing big contracts 

Pakistan
Hundreds of Pakistani bureaucrats may need to submit what they had learnt from short courses in US after it was alleged that a sizeable portion of a $61 million World Bank loan was actually used up to finance their pleasure trips to US...
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UK
The 56-page long government background paper gave the UK example where more than 30% of vacancies at the top three levels of the civil services were openly advertised during the recent years...
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Lateral Entry: UK crops up as example

Australia
The Federal government in Australia adopted a unique method of encouraging bond among government employees. It hired a firm to help bureaucrats play finger-painting, Barbie dolls and balloon animals.
But that soon created a controversy...

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Bureaucrats playing barbie dolls create controversy

China
Anna Chapman, flame-haired Russian spy and daughter of a diplomat, has entered into a new innings in Russian politics. Dubbed as modern day Bond girl and considered to be hot favourite of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, 28 years old Anna...
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No to sex and booze parties


Russia
Anna Chapman, flame-haired Russian spy and daughter of a diplomat, has entered into a new innings in Russian politics. Dubbed as modern day Bond girl and considered to be hot favourite of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, 28 years old Anna...
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Hot Spy, a diplomat's daughter

Pakistan
Pakistan government has reshuffled its key economic team and made Waqar Masood Khan, a doctorate in economics from Boston University as the country’s finance secretary...
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Canada
AS Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai’s team is unearthing one corruption after another in Indian government, here is an interesting observation on bureaucrats by his Canadian counterpart.
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Auditor in support of bureaucrats

Russia
In a unique way to spot corrupt bureaucrats, Russia’s internal ministry squad offer bribes to bureaucrats and fire those who cannot resist such temptation. The method, termed as the “corruption-resistance test”, was proposed by the ministry’s internal security directorate
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Corruption-resistance test for bureaucrats

USA
Like to know the average salary of bureaucrats working at various public authorities in New York? About 5,000 bureaucrats in New York’s public authorities earn an average of USD 128,000 per annum (about Rs 57 lakh), according to a Reuters report. 
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Australia
Australian bureaucracy could be one of the best in the world, but bureaucrats in Down Under are not necessarily a happy lot. Many senior bureaucrats now want a more “settled and orderly” existence under new Prime Minister Julia Gillard as life was quite difficult under Kevin Rudd as PM.
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China
China has banned its armymen from using some internet tools including blogging fearing that they could be in “internet traps” and give away confidential data.
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Japan
Sounds funny, but if the same rules apply in India’s corridors of power too, food processing industries secretary Ashok Sinha who sports a French cut beard or urban development secretary M Ramachandran will have no other options but to rush to the bathroom with a razor in hand and come clean, virtually.
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