ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Appointments Season

The Appointments Season APRIL is the "appointments season". So, in keeping with the spirit of the times, appointments to senior posts in the Government of India, 'autonomous' corporations, and in the military hierarchy, have become the subject of intense lobbying, manipulation and even conspiracy. We have now reached a point of anarchy where all manner of senior positions, critical to performance, lie unfilled for months on end. At other points, the suspect practice of extending the 'superannuated' is increasingly resorted to. And, of course, selections properly made are for ever being overridden by ministers and senior bureaucrats for their own sinister ends.

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