Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: CAPFs

Send more IPS officers to Centre to end ‘acute shortage’, Modi govt tells states

In a letter dated 22 February, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla told states that the shortage of IPS officers at the Centre is causing severe cadre management issues.

How CISF plans to absorb retired Army personnel into its ranks

CISF Tuesday invited applications from retired Army personnel below 50 years of age through an advertisement. A committee to select the candidates will be constituted by CISF.

New twist in tussle as CRPF withdraws cooks, drivers posted with retired IPS officers

CRPF cites Covid-19 but also points out 2016 MHA order that said retired IPS officers cannot retain staff after a month of leaving posts.

Delhi, UP show IPS officers can’t even manage states but want to control CAPFs: Ex-BSF ADG

Let’s not mince words in condemning IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar's unprofessional comments about the integrity of CRPF, over which IPS wants to retain its stranglehold.

Armed police forces to become service like IAS & IPS, officers to be recruited via UPSC

Modi govt plans to club all Central Armed Police Forces into one Indian Central Armed Police Service, to bring the forces on par with other civil services.

Modi govt plan to merge CAPF, IPS recruitment exams could end animosity between them

The Centre is looking at changes in the UPSC test, for recruitment of paramilitary officers, in order to merge it with the coveted civil services exam.

In a first, Team India of armed police personnel to climb Everest for ‘camaraderie spirit’

A 38-member team of CAPF personnel, eight of them women, will leave from Delhi in the first week of March for the 75-day expedition.

IPS-CAPF officers’ tussle intensifies over farewell party, and Amit Shah has JNU V-C’s back

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Assam Rifles operational control shouldn’t be under home ministry. Don’t mess with the best

The move will affect the Assam Rifle’s operational efficacy. Unless it is simply about the oldest Indian governmental ailment – empire building.

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say the central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.

On Camera


Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.