All stories by Madhav Godbole
Commissions of inquiry have become weak, bluntedRediff.com18 Sep 2018
Commissions of inquiry are potentially powerful instruments to fix responsibility on public functionaries, but everything possible has been done to blunt this instrument, says Dr Madhav Godbole, retired Union home secretary.
Let us not stop the police from doing its jobRediff.com3 Sep 2018
'To ascribe motives to the actions of the state government at such an early stage of police investigation will be counter-productive,' says former Union home secretary Madhav Godbole.
Neglect of 1992 scam led to Mallya, Modi fraudsRediff.com7 Mar 2018
'The Modi government has been taking credit for improvement in respect of the ease of doing business in India.' 'But when I look at the scams I cannot help feeling that it is too easy to do business with banks in India, if one is a Harshad Mehta, Vijay Mallya or Nirav Modi and their tribe,' says former Union home secretary Madhav Godbole.
Modi has been let down by bureaucracyRediff.com28 Nov 2016
'The experience so far is a shocking example of how critical scheme of national importance can be brought into disrepute by inefficient and badly designed implementation,' says Dr Madhav Godbole, the former Union home secretary.
The lecture Madhav Godbole was not allowed to giveRediff.com9 Apr 2016
'Are we back to Emergency days?' Madhav Godbole, the distinguished civil servant asked, after his speech was abruptly cancelled by the Maharashtra government.