Conduct Rules, Freedom of Expression and the Government Servants

Recent controversy surrounding the tweet by J&K Cadre IAS Officer Shah Faesal's and subsequent order of departmental enquiry against him has brought into focus issues of freedom of expression for government servants in the light of Conduct Rules. The write up explores various dimensions of the issue and argues for a more open, transparent system for government servants to express themselves in the public realm.

Shut Up and Delete your Critical Posts on Social Media

Recent proposal of DoPT to extend restrictions on civil servants on expressing critical viewss on Social Media has generated lots of debate. Article argues that restrictions on Social Media are against the human dignity even of civil servants. It is unpractical and wrong to enforce this new set of restrictions

A Tale of Tangled Wings and Spiked Dreams

-Rajesh K. Jha If IAS is the steel frame, Why can’t IIS be imagined to serve as the Nervous System?  Two incidents stand out vividly in my memory whenever I think about my early days in the Indian Information Service. The first incident relates to the period when I was on training. One component of … Continue reading A Tale of Tangled Wings and Spiked Dreams