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Dilip Cherian

Dilip Cherian | Shouldn’t babus ‘cool off’ before contesting polls?

Two senior babus in Uttar Pradesh took voluntary retirement and decided to join politics, with an eye on the upcoming Assembly elections

12 Jan 2022 1:43 AM

Dilip Cherian | Secys’ shuffle in Delhi: Change of guard, or is it change of heart?

Nine Central ministries and departments got new secretaries

05 Jan 2022 1:45 AM

Dilip Cherian | Ex-babus want Peace Nobel for farmers’ front

A forum of former IAS officers has come out in support of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the apex body of the farmers

30 Dec 2021 7:37 AM

Dilip Cherian | After transfers, U’khand forest officers unite to protect turf

With Assembly elections looming, the state government cannot afford to have a large section of forest officers feeling disgruntled

22 Dec 2021 11:30 PM

Dilip Cherian | Supreme Court restrains Centre from acting against Bengal babu

The babu failed to attend a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had visited the state in May

16 Dec 2021 1:09 AM


Dilip Cherian | Shadow boxing over Aadhaar seems puzzling

Suspension of Indian Forest Service officer Bennichen Thomas by the Kerala govt has created a row between the Centre and the Pinarayi govt

09 Dec 2021 9:40 AM

Dilip Cherian | Repatriated as future Gujarat chief secy, babu awaits release

The Supreme Court has ruled that successful UPSC aspirants do not have the right to be allocated the cadre of their choice

02 Dec 2021 2:21 AM

Dilip Cherian | Niti Aayog performance under review, rejig on cards

The last time Aayog was reconstituted was when current vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar was appointed after the resignation of Arvind Panagariya

25 Nov 2021 2:55 AM

Dilip Cherian | Babu’s return smacks of long term planning, Gujarat style

The current chief secretary is 1986-batch IAS officer Pankaj Kumar, who was brought in after Anil Mukim retired in September this year

17 Nov 2021 1:56 AM

Dilip Cherian | Madhya Pradesh ponders letting IAS officers run medical college

The move to use officers with administrative as well as medical skills worked well for the state given the emergency-like situation

11 Nov 2021 3:07 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

Dilip Cherian | Disinvestment agenda gets a push: BPCL, LIC among targets

The protracted but ultimately successful Air India sale has recharged the government’s resolve to expedite its disinvestment efforts

21 Oct 2021 10:32 AM

Dilip Cherian | One scrape too many: Is it time now to rethink training for IAS?

There have been at least two similar instances when young IAS officers have dragged their governments and the service into disrepute

15 Oct 2021 12:34 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 | Govt bends to apex court over filling vacancies in law tribunals

An unprecedented new situation has developed at the secretary-level in the Narendra Modi sarkar

22 Sep 2021 1:23 AM

Dilip Cherian | A big win for Rajya Sabha cadre officers

Parasaram P.K. Ramacharyulu is the first officer of the RS cadre to be appointed as the Secretary-General of the upper house of Parliament

15 Sep 2021 3:16 AM

Dilip Cherian | Hit by glitches in tax portal, new CBDT chief hits the deck running

It’s an embarrassment that the finance ministry would like to put behind it at the earliest

09 Sep 2021 3:05 AM

Dilip Cherian | All of Gujarat is abuzz over future role of ex-CS Mukim

Babus are blaming the flood situation in Maharashtra for having missed the deadline for filling the vacant posts in MPSC

02 Sep 2021 1:07 AM