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Maximum Government, Minimum Governance

No, I have not got the title wrong, as some people might think. It is just that a government elected on the platform of delivering efficient service with minimum intrusion into the lives of individuals is doing exactly the opposite … Continue reading

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Hamam Mein Sab Nange Hain!

“Judge not, that ye be not judged.                                                                   … Continue reading

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Why blame the IAS alone?

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”                    — William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)   Let me begin with a caveat: I worked for thirty years in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). … Continue reading

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Reconstructing the bureaucracy

Anyone familiar with the “Yes Minister” and “Yes Prime Minister” television series that highlighted how the British government bureaucracy ran rings around their political “masters” would have realised that its Indian counterpart is no laggard when it comes to teaching … Continue reading

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