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Dilip Cherian

Free to air views, ex-babus square up in ‘letters war’ on ‘love jihad’ law

The love jihad law legislated by the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has triggered a letter war between former bureaucrats

21 Jan 2021 4:15 AM

Dilip Cherian | Karnataka home secy shunted out for calling Safe City ‘scam’

Public spats are rarely pretty and the one between these two senior IPS officers has brought out the intense rivalries in the service

14 Jan 2021 12:11 AM

Dilip Cherian | India's toppers no longer find civil services a dream career?

For decades, the civil services have enjoyed an unparalleled social standing

07 Jan 2021 4:15 AM

Govt's lateral entry move fails as babus protect turf

Until 2014, the chairmanship of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) was held by dairy professionals

31 Dec 2020 4:42 AM

Centre spars with Mamata in bid to turn Bengal babus into stool pigeons

Apparently, there is little the Centre can do against civil service officers who are posted under the state government

23 Dec 2020 7:02 AM


Dilip Cherian | Gymkhana divided on suspension of ex-babu

Its elections are a hotly contested affair, often leading to accusations of use of 'illegal' and 'unlawful' means between the contestants

17 Dec 2020 8:56 AM

Dilip Cherian | Babus angered by Haryana IAS cadre post appointments

Haryana IAS officer and well-known whistleblower Ashok Khemka has entered the fray with his take on the issue

09 Dec 2020 8:01 PM

Dilip Cherian | Caste fraud stench in Chhattisgarh secretariat

According to Baghel’s instruction, all government servants whose caste certificates are false will be immediately removed from their posts

03 Dec 2020 9:04 AM

Dilip Cherian | Who’s afraid of Nitin Gadkari?

It is indeed rare for the political executive to haul up the bureaucracy in the manner that Gadkari did

25 Nov 2020 2:02 AM

Dilip Cherian | MHA hard put to find officers ready to serve in Ladakh, J&K

A year after the change in the status of J&K and Ladakh, there is an acute shortage of IAS, IPS and other all-India service officers in UTs

19 Nov 2020 5:42 PM


Dilip Cherian | Centre denies Gehlot his chosen babu

Until the last working day of outgoing chief secretary Rajeev Swarup, the Gehlot government hoped to push for a tenure extension for Swarup

11 Nov 2020 11:19 AM

Dilip Cherian | Crunch time for babus preparing Budget 2021

Sources say that the first meeting of the budget preparing exercise took place with officials of the department of financial services

04 Nov 2020 3:47 PM

Dilip Cherian | Dhesi, Khattar’s favourite, gets a second innings

It is likely that Dhesi will become another power centre in the CMO, with all important files meant for Khattar being routed through him

29 Oct 2020 9:58 AM

Dilip Cherian | CIC sans chief, only 10 of 28 panels worked during lockdown

Fifteen years after the Right to Information (RTI) Act came into force, does the nation have more transparency or less?

22 Oct 2020 10:58 AM

Dilli ka babu | RAW and IB set to teach tax officers about ‘tradecraft’

The training programme is being conducted by the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB) of the finance ministry.

14 Oct 2020 10:18 PM


Dilli ka Babu | 7 former DGPs jump in to defend Mumbai police

Their petition to Bombay High Court says there are sinister designs behind the campaign

17 Sep 2020 7:56 PM

Dilli Ka Babu | Civil servants under watch for corruption

Last year, the government endorsed lists of dozens of officers of the IRS and IT services accused of corruption and other charges

09 Sep 2020 5:18 PM

Dilli Ka Babu | Rajiv Kumar in sight of CEC chair in 2024

He replaces Ashok Lavasa, who is leaving to join the Asian Development Bank as vice-president

02 Sep 2020 7:17 PM

Dilli ka Babu | Audit service is unhappy over G.C. Murmu as CAG

Sources say that in becoming CAG, Murmu who is from the 1985-batch Gujarat cadre of the IAS, has superseded at least six IAS officers

26 Aug 2020 5:47 PM

Dilli ka Babu | India strengthens team at UN ahead of Security Council stint

The Indian delegation is being strengthened with the appointment of an additional deputy permanent representative

19 Aug 2020 4:48 PM