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October 21, 2017

Category: Accountability

CBI registers case in the huge Antrix-Devas scam

Lalit Shastri The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against K.R. Sridharamurthi (former MD of ANTRIX), Ram Vishwanathan of USA based Forge Advisors LLC, MG Chandrasekhar, a former ISRO official and chairman of Devas and Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd of Bangalore in the huge Antrix-Devas S-band Transponders scam. The 2005 agreement between

Selection of Chairperson and Members in Lokpal held up

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Feb 3: After the applications have already been received, the selection of Chairperson and Members in Lokpal is held up as the process, which would include the constitution of the Search Committee by the Selection Committee and other steps, can can continue only after the Lokpal and Lokayuktas and other related law (Amendment)

Dismissed IAS officer Tinoo Joshi gets bail

Newsroom24x7 Desk Bhopal, Jan. 30: Dismissed IAS officer Tinoo Joshi, who was on judicial remand in connection with a case relating to amassing of assets and wealth disproportionate to known sources of income was granted bail by the Jabalpur High Court today. Ms. Joshi’s lawyer Pratulya Shandilya had filed the application in the court of

Officers raise voice against putting property returns in the public domain

Lalit Shastri As the extended deadline is round the corner, pressure has started mounting on officers and public servants, who are yet to file their revised property returns under the Lokpal Act. The voice of dissent is getting sharper among a section of civil servants who are opposed to placing the officers’ property returns in

Senior IAS officer’s husband arrested in recruitment scam case

Newsroom24x7 Desk Bhopal, Jan. 20: The Special task Force of Madhya Pradesh Police investigating and handling the huge MP Porefessional Examination Board (PEB) scam today arrested Amit Pandey, husband of a senior IAS officer borne on Madhya Pradesh cadre, after he was interrogated for over two hours at the STF headquarters in the State capital. One

Political Mirage

      Click here to download ebook     The book “Political Mirage-Fifty years after India became Republic” by Lalit Shastri is on the importance of transparency and good governance. It is a collection of articles published in The Hindu exposing corruption and lack of concern for environment and causes responsible for poor law

Transparency in Public Purchase

Lalit Shastri  Mostly the system remains shrouded and the government working remains under wraps as long as there is no disgruntled element, someone who has been rubbed the wrong way by his superiors or co-workers, who ends up spilling the beans. Even when that happens, the entire government machinery becomes a cohesive unit and officers

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