Dr. Malati Das

Former IAS Officer & Chief Secretary
Planning & Statistics

Dr Malati Das has worked as an IAS officer in the state of Karnataka. She retired as Chief Secretary. As Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Statistics, she developed the conceptual framework, and managed the preparation of the Karnataka Human Development Report 2005. As Secretary, Women and Child Development, she developed a gender action plan for the state known as the Karnataka Women's Development Plan. Dr. Das has worked with the World Bank as a consultant in Ethiopia, Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) Bangalore, and currently she is an advisor with Janaagraha

Dr. S.T. Ramesh

Former DG & IG, Karnataka

Dr S.T. Ramesh worked as an IPS officer in the state of Karnataka. He retired as the DGP of Karnataka in 2011. He was the Central Intelligence Office, Intelligence Bureau, Bangalore, Deputy IG CID, & IG Police Computer Wing & State Crime Record Bureau, where he digitized the crime record of Karnataka. He represented India for various overseas programs related to police & security, including the Atlanta Olympics, 1996. He has also received various accolades viz. the President's Police Medal for Meritorious Service – Independence Day 1995, President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service – Independence Day 2007
  • 11 months ago

Can anyone become a police officer?

Posted on August 02, 2017 by Bhargava KD

Yes, anyone can become a police officer. However,    you    have    to    fulfill    the conditions and standards laid down for that particular rank. For example, to join as a constable you need to have at least passed high school. To join as a Sub Inspector you need to be a graduate.

  • 11 months ago

Is paperwork involving several officials in availing Public Services a boon or a curse? If we get processes digitized will it necessarily cut down corruption?

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Shivakeshav D

Digitization and minimizing public interface are believed to reduce corruption to a great extent. Governments in the country have been trying to introduce e-governance and digitization in several aspects of governance and delivery of public services. There is still greater scope to implement digitization and meet public expectations.

  • 11 months ago

Sir/Madam. I would like to ask that when i went for police verification he was asking for bribe i said if its official i would pay then he said you have to give this as printing charges we need to incur i said printing you have to do why shall i have to pay he than took documents and also took away the acknowledgment slip and everything even that token slip given during passport office verification. I would be getting the PCC check done or not

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Ankit Rathod

Please post your complaint in detail on

with details such as date of event and name of officer etc.

  • 11 months ago

I am from Palam Vihar. Police officer called to bring the documents along with the police verification form. On submitting all the documents to him with proper information and correct Ids. He asked for Sewa, when i asked what for and how much. He told that it is for verification process and 1000 rupees as Sewa. I was not sure so I told I will come back as he is asking 1000 which is more than the PCC application fee (rs. 500). What should I do?

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Manoj Kumar Arora

This appears to be a bribe demand. Please don’t succumb to the pressure of the police officer. Instead please meet a police officer of the rank of Superintendent of Police or above in your area and explain to him the demand for bribe and your need for getting Police verification done.

  • 11 months ago

Dear most revered Madam and Sir can you explain if GST is going to bring down corruption? I am an MBA Student from IIM-S and we are doing a case on it.

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Armaan

It is too early to say whether introduction of GST can bring down corruption or not. There are opportunities for official or bureaucratic corruption as long as there is enforcement. However, it is generally believed that introduction of GST would reduce tax evasion, widen tax base of indirect taxes. Since one of the features of GST is the abolition of interstate check-posts which were cesspools of corruption, it is certain to reduce corruption to that extent. Since GST largely deals with online transactions and filing of returns, corruption is likely to reduce due to reduced human interface.

  • 11 months ago

I am a trader froom Jamshedpur. Very recently the need for Aadhar came and I got it too. But some details are wrong in the card. When I am going to the Aadhar office they are taking me aside and asking for 500 rupees for changes as they say its mandatory. Is it? Can you guide

Posted on July 12, 2017 by A Bc

Please approach the senior most officer in the local UIDAI office and make a complaint to him.

  • 11 months ago

What are the major Police reforms in Karnataka in the last 5 years? I am an IT Student and would like to know what the Police force has been doing to tackle corruption by means of digital advancements

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Darshan H

Karnataka State Police (KSP) has been computerizing in a big way since year 2000. Apart from putting hardware in every police office in the State including about 1000 Police Stations, laptops have been provided to senior officers. A massive software covering all activities of Police is up and running. A robust LAN and WAN is functioning for data transfer. Apart from the above, several e-governance initiatives and digitization of functions have been carried out. Most of these initiatives have reduced citizen interface resulting in reduction of corruption. For more details please approach Additional Director General of Police, Police Computer Wing, 7th Floor, MS Building, Bangalore in person or through mail.

  • 11 months ago

How To get licence for Beedi Factory

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Mahesh kumar

All information on the subject indicates the beedi industry is primarily home based where beedi rolling is concerned. Only 10 per cent of beedies is produced in factories. Establishment of a factory requires clearance under the Factories Act 1948. 

  • 12 months ago

What are the paramilitary forces?

Posted on July 04, 2017 by K Nagaswamy

Paramilitary forces like the  Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the  Border Security Force (BSF), the Assam Rifles, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the National Security Guard (NSG) are armed policing organisations established for special duties by the central government. They are structured along


the lines of the army and thus called paramilitary. They help the police in counter- insurgency or anti-terrorist activities and in moments of civil unrest.

  • 1 year ago

Hello, my name is Paul Lagunes and I'm an Assistant Professor at Columbia University. Could you please point me to reports or studies that have analyzed corruption trends based on I Paid a Bribe data?Thank you!

Posted on June 24, 2017 by Paul Lagunes

You can write in to with a formal mail, and he can help you out on some reports.