Gajendra Singh Negi

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Squanderer officer Lavish lifestyle and spendthrift nature of a Babu heading one of the power corporations of the State is financially bleeding the organisation. His obsession for wastefully splurging public money has resulted in repainting of the entire head office of the corporation even though the structure was painted recently. Unsatisfied by this avoidable expense, the Babu famous for...

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TSR Bolstered The pat on back given by the BJP president Amit Shah to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat during the former’s recent visit to Dehradun has boosted the camp followers of TSR in Uttarakhand. Shah minced no words while heaping accolades on Uttarakhand CM while addressing booth level workers of Tehri and Haridwar parliamentary constituencies at Parade Ground....

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Hilarious Harak Cabinet Minister and a battle hardened veteran of many a political battle, Harak Singh Rawat with his mercurial ways and swagger approach is a delight for journalists. The scribes know it perfectly well that the redoubtable Rawat with a little prodding could utter something which would grab immediate public attention. However his recent interactions with media suggest...

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Friday, 25 January 2019 | Gajendra Singh Negi | Dehradun Son Rise Rule of dynasty is the destiny of Congress party. Even as Congressmen across the country are celebrating arrival of Priyanka Gandhi into the political center-stage and are confident that she would prove to be nemesis of Modi who is haunting them for last many years, politics of Uttarakhand witnessed...

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CANDID NOTES Attempt aborted? The damning news reports in which Vivek Doval, the son of the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, is accused of running a hedge fund company from a country famous for being a tax haven and close association of his companies with his brother Shaurya at a time when Lok Sabha elections are round the...

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Cut paste fiasco An example how sloppily the highly pampered officers of State secretariat function was witnessed recently when Secretary, Home, Nitesh Jha was mentioned as Principal Secretary, Home in an order. This order was not a routine one but amended transfer order of two officers of Indian Police Service (IPS). When the error was spotted, the order was...

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Defunct Directorate The health directorate of the Himalayan state is a classic example of how hegemonic attitude of top bureaucrats makes an institution redundant. The powers of the directorate responsible for providing health services in the state were progressively taken away by the babus and it has resulted in a situation where spineless officials of health directorate look to...

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Truce with TSR? Bonhomie exhibited between chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and former CM Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank during the mega ceremony organized to launch Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana recently has given enough ammunition for many to speculate on reason behind the new found camaraderie. While some term the accolades heaped on TSR by the former CM as mere theatrics...

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Gajendra Singh Negi   Vanishing Act It seems that a medico turned businessman appointed to the coveted position of advisor, health services by TSR government has simply vanished into thin air. Shortly after assuming charge bestowed upon him, the man appeared on a mission and those associated with the health department were confident that he has the required vision...

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Candid-Notes Boozing Babu Love for liquor of an officer heading an important government department dealing in one of the basic services has become subject of juicy talks among his staff. The grapevine has it that in one meeting held in a swanky hotel in Mussoorie, the Sahab was so high in spirits that instead of attending the meeting he...