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No stand-by mode for PC

If the babus in the Home Ministry were hoping that the elections would somewhat ease the pressure on minister P Chidambaram.....

If the babus in the Home Ministry were hoping that the elections would somewhat ease the pressure on minister P Chidambaram,they were sadly mistaken. Chidambaram has made it clear that all ongoing work in the ministry must follow the milestones in his 100-day programme regardless of election pressures. Lest anyone contemplates hoodwinking the boss,he is believed to have told officers that he would be present in the ministry at least three days a week despite his political commitments and constituency work. One of the issues continuing to occupy the attention of the minister is the consolidation of the newly formed NIA,which is still operating from Centaur Hotel,much to the Ministry’s embarrassment. The appointment of the next Home Secretary is also apparently not settled as yet. While it is widely believed that Madhukar Gupta,due to retire at the end of this month,will get a three-month extension to ensure continuity during elections,the Government is still in conversation with the EC on this.