Saturday, 20 August, 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


Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.