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Can Lateral Entry in the IAS Ensure Good Governance?

The recent decision of the central government to allow lateral entry for joint secretary-level posts comes in the wake of a long-pending need for administrative reform. It remains to be seen how far this decision will be successful in making Indian bureaucracy effective.

New Education Policy and the Continuing Contentions

A critical reading of the Report of the Committee for Evolution of the New Education Policy underscores the continuing contentions in India. The article analyses these contentions in terms of how systemic misadventures are collaterally damaging the existing complexities of education in the present-day choice discourse in the country.

Caste and the Mainstream Narratives

The changing nature and forms of the caste system are often assumed to be static in mainstream discussions, as the continuing debate on Ashis Nandy's remarks on corruption and the marginalised castes shows. Neither academia nor the state understands the changing dynamics of the nature and forms of caste.

False Consciousness

This is with reference to Krishna Kumar’s “Teaching and the Neo-liberal State” (EPW, 21 May 2011). Most of the opposition to neo-liberalism in India uncritically accepts Keynesianism. This, to a greater extent, justifies the corrupt nature of the State and its inefficiencies.

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