Jobs for boys, Mr Jaitley?
September 04, 2014  10:55
The Narendra Modi government yesterday formally appointed as Kerala governor P Sathasivam, who retired as the Chief Justice of India just four months ago.

By nominating a former CJI for governor for the first time in the country, the BJP-led government has not only swallowed its own luminaries' words when in Opposition but also put its appointments policy under the scanner.

The Modi government had struck a jarring note when it appointed former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India chairman Nripendra Mishra as the Prime Minister's principal secretary. The chief of Trai, an arbiter on issues involving crores of rupees, was legally barred from taking up a job after the term at the watchdog. The Modi government went to the extent of promulgating an ordinance to ensure Mishra's appointment.

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