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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.




Pioneer

Financing innovation

 
Shruti Murkutkar
 

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




Rendezvous

‘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




Activism

Taking the lead

 
Surinderpal Sarao
 

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




Column

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




Interview

‘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




Appointment

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




Enterprise

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.




Web

Bridging the divide

 
Asad
 

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.