April 1, 2001
The men managing the Prime Ministerís Office are in the news. They seem to command the power to over rule even senior ministers. How has the PMO become so powerful? Is it because the political leadership has weakened or has the stranglehold of the bureaucracy become stronger, asks T. R. Ramachandran.
ENTIRE FACE of the Prime Ministerís Office (PMO) has undergone a
radical change in its style of functioning and exercise of authority
since the days of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Considering the stature of
Jawaharlal Nehru and the tremendous influence he wielded as
independent Indiaís first Prime Minister, he functioned with a very
small staff which restrained itself to a large extent from being an
overriding factor in the decision-making process.
business of weddings
more zip out of your walks
of father & son
that make mice of lions
of religious symbols