Authors

N Vittal

 

N Vittal (born 31 January 1938) is a retired IAS (1960 batch, Gujarat cadre), who has held a number of senior positions in the Government of India, most prominently that of Central Vigilance Commissioner. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2012. He has held the appointments of Chairman, Telecom Commission; Secretary, Department of Telecommunication; and Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board.

Among the honours he received are: Honorary Fellow, Computer Society of India (1992); Dataquest IT Man of the Year 1993; Honorary Fellow, Asia Electronics Union (1995); Honorary Fellow, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (1997). Included in the list of ‘Fifty men and women who shaped the economy’ in the fifty years after India’s independence by the Business Today magazine (August 1997).

Widely travelled, he is interested in application of management principles in organisation in the public and private sector. He has written more than 15 books and 400 articles on various subjects relating to management, public relations, human resource development, corruption in government and so on, published in Economic and Political Weekly, The Financial Express, The Times of India, Business India, and the Journals of the IIMA, LBS National Academy of Administration, HCPS, RIPA, IIFT and others. He is a regular columnist for The Economic Times and a Web magazine ‘Rediff’.

With the daring of one who knows the system, he posted on the CVC website the names of 85 IAS and 22 IPS officers against whom the Commission had sought criminal/departmental proceedings for major penalties.

Parvez Dewan

Parvez Dewan, IAS (J&K Cadre) was educated at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and the University of Cambridge. He was elected a Visiting Research Fellow of Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University. He retired as Secretary to the Government of India (Ministry of Tourism). After retirement he joined as Advisor to the Governor (J&K).
    Parvez Dewan is an established writer and has authored a series of books on history, culture and people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

Dr PK Agrawal

Dr PK Agrawal is a renowned writer in the field of bureaucracy and land reforms. He has more than fifteen books to his credit on various topics of public interest. Some of his celebrated books are: Bureaucracy to Bureaucrazy; I am Sorry: Indian Bureaucracy at Cross Roads and Naxalism: Causes and Cure.
      Dr Agrawal has an experience of 37 years working on different posts in public service in the States of UP, MP, Maharashtra and West Bengal as well as in the Central Government at Delhi. Dr Agrawal worked from the bottom to the top in the hierarchy of bureaucratic set-up. Apart from working in tax administration for three years, he
worked for 34 years in the Indian Administrative Service (West Bengal cadre).