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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Satyananda Mishra

The writer is former secretary, DoPT, and a former CIC

Many orders passed by courts have directly or indirectly shrunk citizens’ right to information
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

The relationship of the RTI with the judiciary has been fraught from the beginning. Since the RTI Act conferred powers on the chief justice of the Supreme Court of India and the chief justices of high courts of states for carrying out its provisions, all these courts framed their own rules.

Decade on, why RTI needs a second revolution
Tue, Oct 13, 2015

A number of significant disclosures were forced by the RTI, including the information regarding 2G and Commonwealth Games and so on.

Just appointments
Sat, May 30, 2015

New National Judicial Appointments Commission promises public participation in deciding who will be superior judges

Justice, bottom up
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

No amount of judicial reform is likely to yield results unless legal education is also cleaned up.

Civil disservice
Tue, Feb 10, 2015

We suspect sudden transfers but ignore the arbitrary rules for appointment.

This parrot can’t be set free
Tue, Sep 09, 2014

Competence and accountability are bigger issues for the CBI than independence.

Par for the course
Fri, Aug 15, 2014

The CSAT is not unfair. Class 10-level skills are not too much to ask for

How to compress government
Thu, Jun 26, 2014

Restricting decision-making to four levels is a start. Now build on it

Start with the bureaucracy
Thu, May 22, 2014

The new prime minister must restore the primacy of the appointments committee of the cabinet.

Autonomy is overrated
Thu, Dec 05, 2013

The CBI needs to be strengthened by reforms in recruitment,training and investigative techniques.

Deliver us from legislation
Mon, Mar 12, 2012

Reforming the bureaucracy will yield better results than demanding more laws

Drawing the civil lines
Mon, Dec 12, 2011

Let us treat the bureaucracy as our own with a degree of possessiveness