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Thursday, September 19, 2019

'The government provides opportunities to officers at all levels'

April 27, 2013 16:42

The formation of IES was in the context of India launching herself on the path of economic development in the early 1950s.

'Most jobs in ministries involve economic decisions'

April 27, 2013 16:36

If the IAS allowed the IES officers at higher positions, how would they have a larger-than-life role in the Central government?

IES a rising power

April 27, 2013 16:28

Last year the number of posts for economic advisers in central ministries were increased to 89 from 52.

Chaffing under Big Brother

April 27, 2013 16:24

The Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and the Indian Economic Service (IES) are two ends of the economic administration spectrum in the country.

Income Tax in dire need of reform

April 27, 2013 16:06

The history of the taxation since time immemorial has been the history of the attempts of one class to make other classes pay for their expenses or, more appropriately, for the expenses of the state.

Mere safety valves

January 12, 2013 13:50

For the democratic well being of any country, constitutional bodies have a big role to play.

'Death penalty is a deterrent'

January 12, 2013 13:42

We have got enough infrastructure but we find it difficult to cope with the work. Even so, we have been able to dispose off a large number of cases.

Nominations at NCM flawed

January 12, 2013 13:37

The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) was established amidst a growing perception that despite safeguards provided in the Indian Constitution, there was a feeling of inequality and discrimination within the minorities.

'There are five notified minorities in India'

January 12, 2013 13:33

We have five minorities notified as early as 1993 (the law came into force in 1992). They are Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhist and the Parsis.

NCW a place for political appointees

January 12, 2013 13:24

The Status of Women Report 1975 had correctly identified that the biggest problem for women is not just conferring the status due to them but also absence of adequate laws, budget, programmes and projects.

‘We have outdone the British’

November 2, 2012 18:50

B D Sharma, former IAS and social activist says that Indians need to read the Constitution to see how our values have been eroded

Where terror is the key

November 2, 2012 18:39

In Odisha’s Maoist-affected districts, the term ‘development’ is an aphorism. There are schools without teachers, hospital minus doctors and government offices which are strangely vacant in the absence of any official.

‘Official attitudes have to change’

November 2, 2012 18:19

G Asok Kumar, a 1991 batch IAS officer, has worked for ten years in areas affected by Left Wing extremism in Andhra Pradesh. He details how administration functions in India’s liberated zones I have worked in three areas that were affected by Left Wing extremism in Andhra Pradesh beginning 1993. My first posting was as a Project Officer in charge of Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) at Utnoor, Adilabad district, Project Officer, ITDA, Bhadrachalam, Khammam, and later as District Collector in Nizamabad from 2001 to 2003.

Ray of light

November 2, 2012 18:12

The largeness of India is at once its strength, as well as weakness. Sitting in Delhi, with the incumbent pressures it entails, it is easy to forget what is happening in some place 1,000 kilometres away from your steady home and hearth.

Reject neo-liberal economics

August 24, 2012 16:34

Recently there has been much noise about the sharp decline in the growth rate of Indian economy. It is being argued that we have a crisis now.


Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017