Karnataka MLA uses foul language against a woman forest service officer; “No upright officer will take such nonsense lying down”, she replies
“I will slap you and it will break your teeth…Don't you have any shame?” This is what an MLA from Karnataka Satish Reddy allegedly told deputy conservator of forests and 2010 batch Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officer Deepika Bajpai. After media reports were published about the use of foul language by the MLA, IAS Association took to Twitter to say: “Strongly condemned. Dignity and honour of officers can’t be compromised. Threatening officers on duty is unacceptable”. The woman officer wrote in a social media site that “no upright officer will take such nonsense lying down”.
SP Neta who allegedly used abusive language against Baghpat DM sacked
The government of Uttar Pradesh has sacked the chairman of UP Liquor Prohibition Board after an alleged video clip of him abusing district Panchayati Raj officer Sarvesh Kumar Pandey and using abusive language for Baghpat’s district magistrate Hriday Shankar Tiwari, went viral in social media sites.
"Fair that action has been taken", says IAS Association
In a rare instance, over 30 MPs of the BJP and its allies from Bihar moved a privilege notice in Lok Sabha against 1982 batch IAS officer Sudhir Kumar, now member of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), alleging that the senior bureaucrat “insulted” the law makers over a discussion on the condition of Bihar’s road projects.
10 things about this new Neta-Babu row
Patna DM betrays me, says Bihar CM
Patna DM ne mujhe dhokha diya (Patna DM betrayed me). This is what none other than chief minister of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi said in the legislative assembly...
How a Babu betrays (?) a Neta
Full list of ex-IAS, IPS, IRS officers who won or lost Lok Sabha polls
Former IAS officers RK Singh and Bhagirath Prasad, ex-IPS officers Satyapal Singh, Harish Chandra Meena and Vishnu Dayal Ram and former IRS officer Udit Raj -- all from the BJP--- are among the 543 winning candidates in the Lok Sabha polls. Full list here:
List of winning, losing candidates
How bureaucrats need to tactful: Prez Gives Tips
In this age of growing political pressure on bureaucrats, many officers belonging to IAS, IFS and IPS who listened to President Pranab Mukherjee at Mussoorie’s Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), wanted to know what the veteran politician prescribes to them in dealing with babu-neta situation...
Pranab Mukherjee's Prescription for Babu-Neta issues
UP CM asks reporters to ask direct questions to babus
It was a rare occasion that state chief minister Akhilesh Yadav was not accompanied by his uncles (read senior politicians of the state) but by UP’s top bureaucrats including chief secretary and principal secretaries when he attended a function...
Are UP bureaucrats losing respect? CM's tips
UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav asked his bureaucrats to introspect and find a solution themselves. His argument is that senior officers from the cadre were losing ‘respect’ because of their growing inability to deliver. Later, he had a friendly cricket match with the IAS officers...
Lalu says bureaucrats are good servants, poor masters
“Bureaucrats may be good servants but they are very poor masters” — is what former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad said recently in a public rally at Panchanpur near Gaya, according to local media reports. Prasad’s anger was however not directed against bureaucrats per se, but...
Babus' sons and daughters make bids to be Netas
If Akhilesh Yadav is new poster boy of Indian politics, MIT product Abhishek is also an inspiration for sons and daughters of top bureaucrats not just to prepare for IIM or UPSC but to take a plunge into dusty world of politics. It's not just Samajwadi Party which mobilized sons and daughters of bureaucrats to lead from the front. Former UP DGP Yashpal Singh’s son Yashraj fought elections from Gonda in UP on a Peace Party ticket.
Union minister CP Joshi spins against Dixit
Sanjay Dixit, a 1986 batch Rajasthan cadre IAS and passionate cricket lover, is finally giving rooms to Union road transport and highways minister CP Joshi to control Rajasthan cricket. The power struggle between the bureaucrat and the Union minister has continued for quite sometime which only got intensified when supporters of both Joshi and Dixit put locks on Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) office on July 30, 2011. Only recently, CP Joshi’s faction got the locks opened from the office as Irani Trophy was to begin on October 1, 2011.
Union minister CP Joshi spins against 1986 batch IAS
Pawar-Point Presentation: Ajit Pawar's dadagiri
Two major news-makers of recent time, Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy, are on the same side when it comes to bureaucracy bashing. Whereas Pawar said there is nothing wrong to be stern with bureaucrats, Swamy accused bureaucrats mainly the law ministry officials of trying to protect former telecom minister A Raja by wrongly advising Prime Minister on whether to sanction Raja or not.
Pawar and Swamy lash out at bureaucracy
UPA minister says bureaucrats ineffective
In what could be described as the harshest criticism of bureaucracy by an Indian politician in a television interview during recent time, minister of state for health Dinesh Trivedi, a senior Trinamool Congress leader, termed Indian bureaucrats “ineffective” and suggested the need for secretary level officers to visit villages with Members of Parliament to have some sense of accountability.
College kids better administrators than bureaucrats
Bureaucrat-Politician fight over Rs 140 cr project
Sahay slams 'autocrat' bureaucrats
After minister of state for health Dinesh Trivedi terming Indian bureaucrats “ineffective” and “non-accountable”, it’s the turn of Union food processing minister Subodh Kant Sahay, who has said bureaucrats in his home state Jharkhand have “gone out of control”. Sahay who is also an MP from Ranchi told media recently that there is a need to tighten the noose on those bureaucrats who have become autocrats after Jharkhand came under President’s Rule.
What has made Sahay angry?
For Jairam, bureaucrats are consultants
Environment and forests minister Jairam Ramesh’s tirade against bureaucrats in the wake of Shyam Saran’s controversial resignation was quite hard-hitting, and some would perhaps argue it as avoidable. Asserting that he was not a rubber stamp to the bureaucracy, Mr Ramesh said that it’s the job of a politician to set the policy, and bureaucrats are consultants. “Bureaucracy cannot dictate policies”, he said.
Jairam Ramesh's anger against diplomat Saran
Why Goan Netas hate bureaucrats?
Tensions between netas and babus in India are well known, but it has reached the climax in Goa where politicians have openly criticized their bureaucrats as inefficient and non-cooperative.
Goan politicians want separate IAS cadre
Has bureaucracy bashing become a fashion statement for global Netas right from British Prime Minister David Cameron to Japanese premier Naoto Kan? As David Cameron entered No 10 Downing Street, he talked about a “post-bureaucratic age”. New Japan PM Naoto Kan’s insult to bureaucracy has been pretty well known in power corridors of the world’s second largest economy. As soon as Democratic Party of Japan took over in August, 2009, he called bureaucrats “a bunch of idiots who just got good grades in school.”
Bureaucracy bashing as a fashion statement