Babu bossing over the minister

August 03 2014

This is possibly the first government at the Centre where the bureaucrats have an upper hand over the ministers; some secretaries in ministries are behaving with the ministers as if they were Modi’s spies and their sole job is to keep an eye on the minister. Several secretaries don’t even think it is important to send important files to the ministers and several are making negative comments about their own ministers’ files. When a veteran minister arrived in Panchvati to give a presentation to the Prime Minister, he was shocked to see that his PS had changed the entire presentation that had been approved by him. When Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh went to the PM to complain about his departmental secretary, Modi advised him to find a balance with bureaucracy and work in tandem with the officials. Is there something amiss?

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