Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicCivil servants

Topic: civil servants

Farm laws to hate speech, IAS-IPS-IFS retirees split, pro- & anti-govt sides fight war of letters

Over past few years, rival lobbies of ex-civil servants, with no official political affiliation, have organised groups and issued statements backing or criticising govt on many issues.

Indian civil servants are expected to be karma yogis. But look at ground reality first

Surendranath Banerjee showed gaps in Indian civil services. India needs to identify the problems in its steel frame.

Changes in pension rules ‘attempt to impose silence’ — ex-civil servants write to PM Modi

The letter was signed by over 100 signatories including former foreign secretary Shyam Saran, former NSA Shivshankar Menon, and former Delhi L-G Najeeb Jung, among others.

Lakshadweep draft laws disturbing, against ethos of islands: ex-civil servants to PM

New Delhi: In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah Saturday, a group of 93 former civil servants raised...

Reality of Lucknow’s Covid funerals stands in stark contrast to UP govt’s claims

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Bengal changed postings of 2 IPS officers — one, twice in 5 days, the other, thrice in 12 days

Posting of IG, CIF, Manoj Verma was changed thrice, while Ajeet Singh Yadav, SP, CIF, was first posted as SP, STF, but five days later, he was brought back to his previous post.

IAS officers are not lazy ‘babus’. Time to reject the colonial slang

In his Parliament speech, PM Modi came down heavily on the ‘babu culture’ in India. But who made civil servants ‘babus’ in the first place?

100 former civil servants write to PM Modi, raise questions over PM CARES

New Delhi: A group of 100 former civil servants wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday raising questions over transparency...

55% of Modi govt’s top secretaries have science background, about half of them IITians

Of 84 secretaries & directors at top of civil service, 46 are science graduates, 28 are engineers, and 22 are from 4 IITs — Kanpur, Delhi, Madras, Bombay.

‘Mamata’s trusted officers don’t retire’ — chief secretary joins list as industry body head

Rajiva Sinha, who has been made West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation chair, is latest civil servant to earn important post-retirement posting under Mamata govt. 

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Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.