Dilip Cherian

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Dilip Cherian

Stressing over Budget

Finance minister Arun Jaitley and officials involved in preparing the Budget are working feverishly to meet the month-end deadline.

Marching orders

The ignominious exit of home secretary Anil Goswami, for trying to dissuade the CBI from arresting former Congress MP Matang Sinh for his alleged role in the Saradha scam, is a strong message from Mod

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

Politics is the art of the possible in which there can be strange bedfellows in pursuit of po-wer.

With the Israeli elections appr-oaching and Prime Mini-ster Benjamin Netany-ahu’s anti-Obama address to the joint US Congress on Iran, there is an air of unreality to the whole exercise.