Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 | Last Update : 03:26 PM IST

Dilip Cherian column

Dilip Cherian | ED has a new interim chief; watch out for its future actions

Mr Navin assumed the role in September 2023, succeeding S.K. Mishra

07 Dec 2023 12:05 AM

Dilip Cherian | Ex-diplomat who was Kerala govt’s Delhi OSD refuses 2-week extension

Mr Rajamony played a pivotal role in promoting external cooperation for the state government during his tenure

28 Sep 2023 12:05 AM

Dilip Cherian | TRAI’s future: Corporate titans in the driver’s seat?

This proposed amendment opens doors for private sector leaders with extensive experience, irrespective of government service, to lead TRAI.

21 Sep 2023 12:05 AM

Dilip Cherian | Why bureaucrats from poll-bound states making a beeline for BJP

Ved Prakash, R.K. Mishra and M.K. Agarwal were made official members of the party by Amit Shah.

24 Aug 2023 12:15 AM

Dilip Cherian | Ex-babus to probe corruption among serving IAS officers

Centre is hoping this will restore public confidence and ensure that corruption and violation of service rules are addressed promptly

30 Mar 2023 10:28 AM


Dilip Cherian | With AI & data analytics, will govt files now move quickly?

The new chairman and CEO will get a new team, with the recent empanelment of six officers for holding Level 17 posts under IRMS.

29 Dec 2022 2:15 AM

Dilip Cherian | Customs staff in Mumbai irked by IRS officers’ salute ‘demand’

Revenue and finance babus are not regimental, requiring uniforms and British-era salutes and parades

14 Dec 2022 12:54 AM

Dilip Cherian | While UP police top-heavy, Centre struggles to fill all its vacancies

BJP-ruled states have failed to meet the central deputation quota

24 Nov 2022 12:30 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

Dilip Cherian | Amit Khare to ‘get job done’? PMO now has new point man

Given the buzz surrounding his appointment, he may well outshine the Cabinet secretary during his new two-year tenure

29 Oct 2021 2:34 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

Dilip Cherian | High court pulls up Punjab govt for tainted cops in IPS positions

The court has directed the state govt to explain how and why it has chosen to appoint PPS officers to IPS-cadre posts of SSPs in the state

01 Apr 2021 12:00 AM

Dilip Cherian | Coalition karma takes babu to chief secy spot

A coalition alliance government creates its own special dynamics, which affects the bureaucracy uniquely

10 Mar 2021 7:30 AM

Dilip Cherian | Diplomatic pool to get eight new joint secys soon

It is a known fact that India’s foreign service is woefully understaffed, with most Indian missions abroad having too few diplomats

05 Mar 2021 7:37 AM


Dilip Cherian | ‘Takeover’ of Gymkhana Club strikes fear in Lutyens’ Delhi

This is the first time in the Club’s history that an administrator has been appointed to run its affairs

24 Feb 2021 7:10 AM

Dilip Cherian | Fresh push for lateral entry of babus likely

Though the Supreme Court fixed a two-year tenure for babus back in 2013, few states have complied with the directive

17 Feb 2021 7:26 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 | 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