Dilip Cherian

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Dilip Cherian

Attendance blues

The biometric attendance system installed in all Central ministries and departments amid much hype is apparently in shambles.

Sudden exit

Modi sarkar has a rather dramatic way of ousting senior bureaucrats it thinks are no longer required. Nearly two months ago, the Special Protection Group chief, Durga Prasad, was sacked.

A different wapsi

This is a different kind of wapsi and a non-controversial one.

Cadre wars

Being the capital of two states and a Union Territory, Chandigarh witnesses a constant power tussle between babus of Punjab, Haryana and the UT cadre, due to the rather unique 60:40 ratio in posts fil

Dilli Ka Babu

New Chiefs

PMO moves

PMO moves

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.

Back to beginning

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

I travelled to Hampi recently and was blown away by the palace and temple ruins, and the fascinating landscape it was set in. To make it even more interesting, I stayed in a wildlife resort nearby.

President Barack Obama’s visit to India as the chief guest for our 66th Republic Day was a first since, surprisingly, no other US President had come in this capacity before.