Editorials, GS-2, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

State of the service

We currently treat our best bureaucrats badly because we don’t punish bad ones; our government has become too big for small things and too small for big things; and the state is unable to deliver on its own intentions. Blaming India’s bureaucracy for all this is silly. (notables bureaucrats include V.P. Menon for the integration of… Continue reading State of the service

GS-2, Indian Polity, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

SC upholds law fixing edu criteria for panchayat polls

In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court upheld the Haryana government's law mandating minimum educational qualifications as a prerequisite for contestants in panchayat polls. The order validates a similar law passed by Rajasthan, the first state to do so. In December 2014, Rajasthan brought in the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2014, which provides… Continue reading SC upholds law fixing edu criteria for panchayat polls