Amarinder needs to play as Captain of his dream team

Manish Tiwari | Chandigarh That the bureaucracy likes to work for Capt Amarinder Singh has been amply clear from the way it responded to his leadership and command during his previous stint as Chief Minister. In the last one and half years of his tenure, especially 2005-6, most officers in the Secretariat worked hard as […]

The Captain’s tryst with blame game, ‘vendetta’ politics

Manish Tiwari | Chandigarh The politics of blame game has just begun in Punjab. The Aam Aadmi Party is training its guns on the Congress and the Akali Dal for allegedly hatching a conspiracy against the Leader of Opposition, Sukhpal Singh Khaira; SAD President Sukhbir Badal sees a larger design on the part of the […]

VK Singh, Agarwal moving on Central deputation; search begins for suitable replacements

DW Bureau | Chandigarh With two Punjab Cadre IAS officers of the 1990 batch having been picked up for Central Deputation as Joint Secretaries, the Punjab Government will soon need to identify suitable officers of the seniority of Additional Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary to man the posts held by them. Anurag Agarwal, Financial Commissioner, Excise […]

Daily World Special SYL imbroglio: Centre’s draft proposal ready — No SYL shall be built, addl water to flow to Haryana

Manish Tiwari | Chandigarh The Union government has finalised a draft proposal to end the vexed river-waters issue between the two neighbouring States of Punjab and Haryana. The formula among other things includes that the SYL canal shall not be built even as all efforts shall be made to augment the capacity of the Bhakra […]

Daily World Special: The Captain, his lieutenants and the game of thrones

Manish Tiwari | Chandigarh Some party MLAs who had ÔÇ£high expectationsÔÇØ from the Govt are not happy with ÔÇ£bureaucratic solutionsÔÇØ. The answer to most of their problems lies in ÔÇ£political solutionsÔÇØ which are far beyond the bureaucrats and their rule books. Suresh Kumar, one of the most trusted officers of Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder […]