Public-Administration

Economic Survey wants modification of FRBM Act

The N.K Singh panel had submitted a report on FRBM.  


‘Reward States’ good fiscal show’

Redistributive Resource Transfers should be linked to fiscal and governance efforts of the States


Don’t speak, don’t tell

Quantitative tests indicate that the banking system is apparently not even prepared for the withdrawal of 10% of depositors’ funds


HC raps government for crackdown on protesters

The police and the government had justified the lathi-charge against the protesters, alleging that a mob had attacked the police and resorted to stone-pelting and arson.


Fielding the finest

We should introspect whether we are selecting the most meritorious as Army Commanders and putting forward only the best candidates for the selection of a chief


Women and invisible work

The question is, in the real world, outside Dangal , who is going to do the work that girls are liberated from?


Donations and disclosures

If you want to know how political parties raise funds in the country, you will only get a part of the answer.


Lift the veil of secrecy

Most people think that the fountainhead of black money is the provision that parties need not disclose source of contributions of Rs. 20,000 or less


Flirting with chauvinism

As the protest slogans have become more shrill, it has become evident that invisible forces have been backing the protesters


‘69% of political funds from unknown sources’

Association for Democratic Reforms says the income of national parties from unknown sources increased by 313%


Our democratic deficit

The Oxfam report shows that wealth is a good proxy for the ability to influence politics via pieces of legislation or campaign contributions


Now, IAF jawan puts out video on grievances

An Indian Air Force jawan was the latest man in uniform to take to social media to flag alleged discriminations between officers and jawans.


Govt. delays judges’ appointments: CJI

The Bench asked the Government to consider passing a directive under Article 224A of the Statute


EC advisory on Union Budget

Asks Centre not to announce schemes specific to poll-bound States to ensure level playing field


‘Use Aadhaar e-KYC to verify mobile users’

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended the use of Aadhaar-based e-KYC for verification of existing mobile subscribers.


Dealing with the deadwood

The obstacle in the way of drastic civil service reform is the judiciary that overturns or stays administrative action against an erring senior officer


Derailments rise but safety reports gather dust

Parliamentary panel pulls up Railways for lack of urgency on track renewal, safety measures


Now, a federation of RWAs in the making in city

Representatives of 118 apartment associationshave decided to form the federation in Bengaluru.  


‘Crime pays off electorally’

Milan Vaishnav offers illuminating answers to questions on the nexus between crime and politics


‘Not all information can be disclosed under RTI Act’

Pinarayi Vijayan