Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: AGMUT

Modi govt reorganises AGMUT civil service cadre, keeps IPS strength same in J&K after merger

J&K cadre was merged with AGMUT last year. Now, UT of J&K has been allotted 70 IPS posts and Ladakh 10. Fewer positions likely to fall vacant with J&K categorised as ‘hard area’.

After bringing J&K, Ladakh under IAS-IPS AGMUT cadre, Modi govt tags them ‘Hard Areas’

Areas under AGMUT cadre are divided into 'Regular' & 'Hard', based on topography & sensitivity. Officers posted there get incentives. Arunachal & Mizoram are other 'Hard Areas'.

Chandigarh DGP thanks ‘lord Ram, PM Modi & Shah’ for promotion, triggers row

IPS officer Sanjay Beniwal, who has been posted in Chandigarh since June 2018, was promoted in the DGP scale by Union Home Ministry Tuesday.

Anticipation & confusion among J&K’s IAS, IPS officers as they await AGMUT cadre merger

With the state set to be bifurcated into 2 UTs from 31 October, IAS, IPS officers meant to serve in J&K will now be recruited from the AGMUT cadre.

After political furore in Punjab, Modi govt suspends notification on Chandigarh cops

Punjab's ruling Congress and opposition Akali Dal have been protesting against centralisation of Chandigarh bureaucracy and dilution of state's role.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.