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APPOINTMENT OF MR. ARVIND SUBRAMANIAN AS THE CHIEF ECONOMIC ADVISER

The appointment of Mr. Arvind Subramanian as the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government is a welcome step, given his strong credentials as a ‘pro market’ and ‘pro reforms’ economist who is likely to bring vast and varied ex

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THE ANNADATA

The tragic ‘death’ of Mr. Gajendra Singh, a farmer from ‘Dausa’ ( Rajasthan) who came to participate in the farmers rally (much in ‘vogue’ these days) organized by AAP, is much more than a mere addition to an unending series of suicide being committed by ou

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MADHYA PRADESH GOVT’S DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST COLLECTOR

He was present on time and greeted Mr. Modi with all decency, full of energy and enthusiasm then what’s wrong with his sunglass. He is looking good. If service rules disapprove of such attire, it should be amended to create some space so that our officials could wear

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CIVIL SERVICES REFORMS

L’affaire CSAT The significance of Civil Services in the context of any civilized society cannot be over emphasized though its nature, behavioral orientation, professional competence and equation of r

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JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS

The ongoing war of words between the Judiciary and the Central government regarding the constitutional validity and the advisability of National Judicial Appointment commission is gradually unraveling the political side of our much esteemed judiciary in so far as the l

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NEPAL

The paradise ruffled The ‘heart rending’ catastrophe which visited Nepal recently rendering more than 7000 people dead and tens of thousands injured along with inexplicable loss of world class architectu

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IGNITING MINDS

Mr. Kalaam’s profile was a rare ensemble of incisive professional competence of a scientist, all pervasive visionary flare of a statesman, unfathomable perseverance of a nationalist, revolutionary zeal of a youth, philanthropic instinct of a saint – all revolving a

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JUDICIAL ACTIVISM AND PRIMARY EDUCATION

The Allahabad High Court’s direction to the Uttar Pradesh Government to ensure that the children of bureaucrats and political leaders are compulsorily admitted in the Govt. schools so as to improve the quality of education exhibits the dangers of jurisdictional trans

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CAG

The significance of an independent, efficient and comprehensive auditing of all the financial affairs of the government for an effective financial administration need not be emphasized yet the nature, scope and functional orientation of ‘ auditing’

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NJAC

The landmark judgment of the Supreme court declaring the ‘National Judicial Appointment Commission’ as unconstitutional is a regressive step which not only fails to stand the scrutiny of constitutional scheme of things but also runs the risk of undermining the ‘i