Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicAll India Services

Topic: All India Services

Odisha IAS-IPS officers ‘politicians in disguise’, says BJP, after visit to ‘congratulate’ CM

Chief secy & DGP led officials to CM’s house to congratulate him on BJD’s civic polls win. But chief secy says visit, 1st after Covid, was to update Naveen Patnaik on projects.

Retd IAS officers aren’t bound by any code of conduct. There should be no room for them in CMO

Gujarat under Narendra Modi started it, India now must end the CMO culture of letting retired IAS officers in.

Centre’s Bengal move can make CMs lose faith in AIS, rely more on state services

Law is clear that Modi govt shouldn't have treated former Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay as a central services officer to be transferred at will.

Centre vs states, rules vs convention — who really controls IAS officers

The tug-of-war over former West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay has triggered a debate over the separation of powers between central and state govts.

Modi-Mamata battle over Bengal chief secy is another proof civil services needs reforms

Political masters hold the power of appointment and transfer, and use it to bend the bureaucracy to political will. Tussle over Alapan Bandyopadhyay is a case in point.

Modi govt’s order to Bengal IPS officers shows federalism is back to Indira Gandhi’s ways

Modi govt can't lord over Mamata Banerjee-run West Bengal. All India Services are loaned by states to the Centre.

On Camera

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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