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Governance Watch

Governance Watch

October 2011

Supplementary Issue

Cover Story

Terrorism Combat

Ranjit Bhushan

India needs protection against hostile neighbourhood military oligarchies and a self-serving political class unaware of the complexities of security

'Reform police or perish'


A Padmashree awardee, Prakash Singh, who served as DG, BSF and DGP, Uttar Pradesh and Assam, says forces have averted anarchy

‘In intelligence, everyone has a price’


During his long stint in the IB, Maloy Krishna Dhar saw action first hand. An insider account of what India can do to secure herself

Bureaucrat in Focus

‘Unorthodox methods have helped’

Vikash Kumar

Six-years-ago when the Nitish Kumar government took over the reins to rule crime infested Bihar, the biggest challenge before the government was to restore a sense of security in the public

From the Editor

A flawed model

Ranjit Bhushan

When people say that India is not a security conscious nation, they are probably missing the woods for the trees. It would be difficult to find another example of a nation rated as the second largest growing economy in the world also being among the most security slack countries in the world.


Financing innovation

Shruti Murkutkar

People who tread the difficult path of inventing & exploring have discovered some hope in NIF


‘Set up a committee to study the Lokayukta Act’

Doddipalya Narasimhamurthy

Former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Shivaraj Patil shared with Doddipalya Narasimhamurthy his ideas on the institution and corruption just before he quit abruptly after a two-month stint at the helm


Taking the lead

Surinderpal Sarao

Government inaction and indifference over the decades have spurred on a new kind of activism in Punjab


Some changes, but more needed

KS Narayanan

One of the critical dilemmas facing the bureaucracy is this: who are they accountable to, the Centre or the State


‘We proved that good roads could be made in India’

Vikas Kumar

Any wrong doer will be brought to book. We discussed this issue at various levels and everybody welcomed the decision. Team Anna had come to meet us and they were appreciative of our decision


Stacked against the collegium

Parimal Peeyush

The appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and the high court saw Parliament bridge the party divide and find loopholes in the prevailing collegium system of appointment of judges. the government is now set to replace this system favouring something  more transparent


Rolling Stones in Bharatpur

Anil Sharma

Some east Rajasthan villages in the throes of backwardness have evolved a unique process to generate employment and sharpen skills.


Bridging the divide


The IPTP aims to provide web connectivity to all post offices in the country by 2012-13

Mining Row

Neither civil nor servant

Kumar Buradikatti

Karnataka is a classic example of how powerful politicians in league with crooked industrialists can subvert governance.