Dilip Cherian

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Dilip Cherian

Seth gets to stay

The third six-month extension for Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth makes him perhaps the only senior babu that the Modi sarkar has chosen to retain from the UPA government.

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Telangana chief secretary Rajiv Sharma and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Krishna Rao met in the capital recently to discuss the cadre allotment issue, after the list prepared by the Pratyush Sinha Co

Ranjit Sinha’s successor

Just a week before the Central Bureau of Investigation chief Ranjit Sinha retires under a cloud, the government is making hectic efforts to appoint his successor, though some believe that the process

Dilli Ka Babu

Tumult in the mea

Poor vigilance

Trouble trails Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi wherever he goes.

Unfriendly vibes

When Kerala governor P.

Parting blues

Embattled Central Bureau of Investigation director Ranjit Sinha’s career has entered the twilight zone and the government has reportedly begun the process of finding his replacement.

Breaking norms

Home minister Rajnath Singh has been showing signs of a new assertiveness of late. Recently, Mr Singh surprised babu-watchers by transferring 10 joint secretaries in one fell swoop.

Centre to decide

The Gujarat government is keen to extend the tenure of the state chief secretary, Varesh Sinha, for an unprecedented third time.

Unsure future

The dismantling of the Planning Commission has come as a blow to the 500-strong Indian Economic Service (IES) officers, many of whom work in the plan panel.

India’s retail sector is a potpourri of formats.

There was a news report not so long ago that ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics), an international organisation and part of the CGIAR (Consultative Group on Inte