Not the proper channel!
The time-bound promotion of IAS officers is
creating a peculiar problem at the Centre. It has
created a hierarchy which nobody takes seriously.
Take the case of Additional Secretaries and Special
Secretaries. There are too many of them in the
government. The Joint Secretaries are supposed to
report to Additional Secretaries and the latter, in
turn, report to Special Secretaries. But it has been
observed that every time the minister wants to
convey something to the bureaucrats, he conveys it
directly to the Joint Secretary. Read more..