Bureaucracy’s digital challenge

Synopsis: If civil servants don’t use social media appropriately, their role as independent advisers stands threatened. Introduction The article highlights the good use of social media in bureaucracy to make it more effective and public-friendly. Why using social media by civil servants is considered wrong? Indian Bureaucracy is characterized by hierarchy, formal relationships and standard… Continue reading Bureaucracy’s digital challenge

Practice of reserving cadre posts for certain services is exclusionary, must be reconsidered

Synopsis: The cadre system, part of British legacy systems, needs to be reformed if we are working towards good governance. Introduction Recently, the Haryana government issued an order, appointing an IPS officer as principal secretary (transport) — a cadre post of the IAS. This opened up the debate of cadre posts in the Indian Administration… Continue reading Practice of reserving cadre posts for certain services is exclusionary, must be reconsidered

Major Administrative Reforms by the govt

Source: PIB What is the news? In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, the Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions stated various administrative reforms brought by the government, to encourage greater efficiency, to transparency and create corruption free governance by increasing accountability and reduce scope for discretion. Reforms Initiated Launch of… Continue reading Major Administrative Reforms by the govt