Gujarat officer challenges order for disclosure of assets

The Gujarat High Court Wednesday issued a notice to the state government after a senior bureaucrat asked the court to set aside a state government order asking officials to furnish details of their assets. Notices were issued to the state government, its public information officer, the chief information commissioner. Arvind Agrawal, an Indian Administrative Service […]

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BMC spent Rs 70 lakh to beautify one garden

The municipal corporation has spent Rs 70 lakh on laying pavements and redoing the lawn at just one of the five gardens at Dadar Parsi Colony. This is what the residents of the Five Gardens area have found through a Right to Information query. Upset with the “unnecessary work” and “unjustified exorbitant spending”, the residents […]

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BMC turns a blind eye to vacant school inspectors posts

The BMC may well have forged a partnership with Unicef to come up with the School Excellence Programme but a look at its record in taking care of its own schools tells us how neglected the civic schools have been all this while. For instance, the civic body has allowed the number of beat officers […]

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Cops hog Juhu flats, live in govt homes

Investigations reveal that at least 19 IPS officers who bagged flats in a posh Juhu residential society, land for which was given at a concessional rate, did not live in their flats in direct contravention of the rules under which the society was formed. RTI replies have revealed that till March 2010, the 19 officers […]

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Top ‘connections’ save tainted babu

In an inexplicable show of alacrity that you don’t associate the bureaucracy with, 11 signatures, including those of Delhi’s lieutenant-governor (LG) and chief secretary, were obtained on one day to revoke the suspension of an official being probed in a corruption case. The speed with which the file moved across desks and buildings a day […]

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