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Dilip Cherian

Dilip Cherian | Why is govt not filling vacancy of 3rd EC member as polls get near?

An election commissioner post has been vacant for the past four months after the retirement of Sushil Chandra in May earlier this year

28 Sep 2022 12:02 AM

Dilip Cherian | Jump in UPSC vacancies due to new management cadre in Railways

Instead of 861 CSE vacancies, the recent recruitment circular issued by UPSC notifies hiring on 1,011 posts

22 Sep 2022 12:05 AM

Dilip Cherian | Railway officers’ worry grows over new rules on GMs

For the GM level, it is believed, that the ministry received 135 applications but shortlisted only about 35 officers

15 Sep 2022 12:12 AM

Dilip Cherian | Babu exit saga shows cracks in Centre-UP ties

While often discussed in quiet conversations, Awasthi episode has once again brought the uneasy Centre-UP government equation to the fore

08 Sep 2022 12:02 AM

Dilip Cherian | Mystery of the vanishing IAS: Shrinking turf, fall in muscle?

Just recently the government promoted 31 officers to additional and joint secretary ranks across ministries, but only 12 are IAS officers

02 Sep 2022 12:00 AM


Dilip Cherian | Railway officers now likely to face appraisal by juniors and peers

The Railways Board has introduced a process that allows peers and juniors to evaluate their reporting officers

25 Aug 2022 12:07 AM

Dilip Cherian | To fight image problem, UP babus told to scan local news

What’s behind this sudden urge of the Yogi Sarkar to scrutinise news emerging from the grassroots?

18 Aug 2022 12:06 AM

Dilip Cherian | New worry for UP govt: Exit of senior officers

Some blame the over-politicisation of the service in UP, which is making babus avoid working in the state

11 Aug 2022 12:09 AM

Dilip Cherian | Why babu rejig in UP govt is an ongoing process

Last week, the UP government reshuffled 13 IAS officers, including 10 of the rank of district magistrates and CDOs, with immediate effect

05 Aug 2022 12:30 AM

Dilip Cherian | Tripura gets a new DGP, but succession plan needs a relook

Three other superseded officers have been moved out of Intelligence Bureau

28 Jul 2022 1:55 AM


Dilip Cherian | Curious moves kead to choice of Himachal’s new chief secy

The search for his successor has been a convoluted one

21 Jul 2022 11:28 PM

Dilip Cherian | No room now for laggards in Delhi govt

However, there are no reports yet of how the babus who are likely to be affected by this decision have reacted

13 Jul 2022 11:50 PM

Dilip Cherian | UP plans to hire retired officers to probe serving IAS bureaucrats

A panel headed by the state CS Durga Shankar, including other senior IAS officers, will recommend names of candidates suitable for the job

07 Jul 2022 12:00 AM

Dilip Cherian | Protocol chief background to help India’s new UN envoy

Like good wine, protocol often sets the mood and creates the right atmospherics for the serious diplomatic business that is being conducted

29 Jun 2022 7:24 AM

Dilip Cherian | More IAS babus for Uttarakhand, but not enough

Last week, CM Dhami got a partial wish-fulfilment when the Centre agreed to increase the state’s IAS cadre strength from 120 to 126 officers

23 Jun 2022 12:44 AM


Dilip Cherian | Centre eases off on changes in IAS cadre service rules

In 2021, only 10 per cent of mid-level IAS officers were posted with the Union government, a sharp dip from 19 per cent in 2014

14 Jun 2022 11:00 PM

Dilip Cherian | Centre faces calls to shift Mizoram chief secy, bring in a Mizo speaker

For some time now, major civil society groups in the state have been campaigning with the Centre to replace the state’s chief secretary

09 Jun 2022 12:53 AM

Dilip Cherian | Fiscal advisers may get to have a larger say in ministry spends

Financial advisers are a crucial interface between ministries and the expenditure department

02 Jun 2022 12:09 AM

Dilip Cherian | Pro-IAS tilt in promotions leaves all other services irked

The move has created a gap of six years between parallel ranks in the IAS and IPS, and IPS officers are upset at this 'unprecedented' order

26 May 2022 3:09 AM

Dilip Cherian | Cool-off debate rages on amid MNC absorbing senior officials

The recent appointment of Archana Goyal Gulati, former member of Niti Aayog and CCI, at Google, has revived the old debate

19 May 2022 12:04 AM