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5 Most Powerful Bureaucrats in India, 2015
For 2015, BoI finds former IPS, ex-spy and current National Security Adviser Ajit Doval as the most powerful bureaucrat in the second year in a row. Regulator Ram Sewak Sharma who resisted massive lobby of Indian telecom companies and internet giant Facebook to disrupt net neutrality, get the second position. And those with huge Twitter followers and those who are highly influential in states get power ranks too.
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5 Most Powerful Bureaucrats in India, 2014
In BoI Power List 2014, there is a surprise. Though a number of bureaucrats, politicians and journalists surveyed, directly recommended National Security Adviser (NSA) and former intelligence bureau director Ajit Doval as the most powerful bureaucrat today, BoI has decided to go with the majority view: under prime minister Modi’s rule, there can’t be any bureaucrat who could be termed as the most powerful in the corridors.
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5 Most Powerful Bureaucrats in India, 2013
When young Indians fearlessly question the conduct of India’s high and mighty, a top-ranked post may no longer give a license to a bureaucrat to flex his muscles. The BoI Power List 2013 has ranked Durgas of bureaucracy as India’s Most Powerful Bureaucrat, 2013. The list also includes a high-profile IPS officer, a diplomat often called Diva of Indian Diplomacy and an ex-IRS officer stationed a thousand miles away from Delhi North and South Blocks. Why are those bureaucrats more powerful than the rest?
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Who are 5 Most Powerful Indian Bureaucrats, 2013? 

5 Most Powerful Bureaucrats in India, 2012
The final BoI List of India’s Most Powerful Bureaucrats, 2012, is here. And this is the fourth year in running, www.babusofindia.com has come out with the list of 5 most powerful Indian bureaucrats. This time, the selection is based on opinion of about 100 people including politicians, bureaucrats and civil society activists who understand the nuances of corridors of power: who goes up and who is lagging behind. The power list incidentally includes a seasoned diplomat, a state chief secretary and even a joint secretary for the first time.
And ladies and gentlemen, the most powerful Indian bureaucrat in 2012 is none other than…
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5 Most Powerful Bureaucrats in India, 2011
Here is the final BoI (www.babusofindia.com) list of 5 Most Powerful Bureaucrats of India, 2011. Surprisingly, it’s not a PMO babu who is ranked top, but 1972 batch retired IAS Vinod Rai has been chosen as India’s most powerful bureaucrat, 2011. Rai, who took over as Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in January 2008, has been a game-changer, forcing the government guessing what damning report comes next in this season of corruption scams. On certain occasions, Prime Minister himself took on Rai, but the CAG remained unperturbed and indirectly dragged in the PMO in Commonwealth Games fiasco.
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Who are 5 Most Powerful Indian Bureaucrats, 2011?


5 Most Powerful Bureaucrats in India, 2010
The final BoI (babusofindia.com) list of 5 Most Powerful Bureaucrats in India, 2010, is based on feedback from over 50 bureaucrats and politicians in corridors of power in Delhi and elsewhere. The list that BoI Team has prepared has three IAS, one IRS and one IFS officer. These bureaucrats, who wield tremendous power and have capacity to influence key government decisions, have derived their power not because of the posts they hold, but thanks to their proactive and at times controversial way of pushing matters ahead. In corridors of power, you can criticize each one of them for some decision or the other, but you can’t simply ignore any one of them. Welcome to the world of power babus.
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Who are 5 Most Powerful Indian Bureaucrats, 2010?


5 Most Powerful Bureaucrats in India, 2009
These 5 master bureaucrats have the power and ability to fix problems, manage crises, push agenda and get things done. Pulok Chatterji, who has personal equation with Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s family, topped the list of power bureaucrats. BoI Team was the first in August 2009 to anticipate that Chatterji who had a say in virtually every appointment of the government during Dr Manmohan Singh’s first innings, may soon come back to power pockets of Raisina Hill.
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