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Dilip Cherian

Dilip Cherian | Systemic change: Bureaucrats now getting a longer & stabler tenure

Bureaucratic trends Tenure stability Babu reshuffles Government governance style IAS officers

15 Mar 2024 4:46 AM

Dilip Cherian | Will waterways boss be next MP chief secy? But it’s still uncertain

Within MP’s babu circles, murmurs suggest that his recall may be tied to a potential appointment as the next chief secretary of the state.

19 Jan 2024 1:30 AM

Dilip Cherian | Central posting of Gujarat IPS officers sets off huge Delhi buzz

13 IPS officers from various states were initially shortlisted for Central deputation

03 Nov 2023 12:17 AM

Dilip Cherian | Two decades on, India plans to strengthen diplomatic corps

This view was endorsed earlier by the parliamentary standing committee on external affairs.

19 Oct 2023 12:10 AM

Dilip Cherian| As more babus get involved in politics, BJP’s cadres unhappy

Recently, BJP workers in Rajasthan complained about Chandra Mohan Babu, a 1980-batch IAS officer.

12 Oct 2023 12:35 AM


Dilip Cherian | Amit Khare to continue as adviser to PM

The extension of Mr Khare’s tenure signals a commitment to continuity and stability within the government.

05 Oct 2023 12:56 AM

Dilip Cherian | Khattar’s whiplash: U-turn on appointment raises eyebrows

The recent abrupt reversal of a key appointment by Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar raises questions about its decision-making process

14 Sep 2023 12:05 AM

Dilip Cherian | J&K water dept whistleblower trains guns on Manoj Sinha

It’s rare for an officer to directly accuse two very senior functionaries of the state

07 Sep 2023 12:27 AM

Dilip Cherian | Buzz in Bengal on ex-CBI man as Mamata’s security adviser

Some critics, however, view Mr Dutta’s appointment with scepticism.

03 Aug 2023 12:02 AM

Dilip Cherian | J’khand officer in a fix for touching up govt note on Eklavya schools

Senior babus say that government decision-making adheres to established procedures and protocols, ensuring checks & balances.

20 Jul 2023 12:31 AM


Dilip Cherian | Himachal dithers as babu shortage persists at the top

Currently, Himachal Pradesh has only 110 IAS officers across various positions, falling significantly short of the required strength.

13 Jul 2023 12:05 AM

Dilip Cherian | Centre extends envoy’s tenure ahead of WTO meeting in Feb

This extension comes ahead of the crucial 13th ministerial conference of the WTO in February 2024.

06 Jul 2023 12:05 AM

Dilip Cherian | Junior officer’s appointment to UPSC sets off hierarchy concerns

In a world driven by hierarchies as much as by performance, babus are rather prickly about these matters.

16 Jun 2023 12:10 AM

Dilip Cherian | Lingering void in Doha since placement of envoy in PMO

The absence of an Indian ambassador in Doha is not merely a bureaucratic matter.

01 Jun 2023 12:50 AM

Dilip Cherian | Mizoram’s curious case of two chief secretaries

Clearly, there has been an obvious lack of coordination between the two authorities leading to the creation of this awkward situation

03 Nov 2021 1:43 AM


Taking cue from Centre, Didi nod to lateral entry in state’s executive

Sources say that the state government is hoping to get domain specialists in senior positions, such as special secretary and joint secretary

06 Oct 2021 1:18 AM

Dilip Cherian | Kerala first state to appoint point man for diaspora, is Punjab next?

The bureaucracy in India moves at a slow pace is a truth that needs no explanation

29 Sep 2021 2:57 AM

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: Will Air India get a new CMD?

Rajiv Bansal has been elevated to secretary level at the Centre

26 Apr 2020 3:39 AM

Dilli ka Babu: Behind the scenes, babus take the lead against C-virus

Besides taking salary cuts, babus across the country are also taking other steps in the efforts to fight the novel coronavirus

16 Apr 2020 9:23 AM