Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Topic: Civil service

Unhappy with ‘generalist’ tag, IAS body wants appointment based on qualification 

Newly appointed IAS Association president says most officers are engineers, CAs and doctors and have technical knowledge.
File photo of government buildings on Raisina Hill

Why I wrote a letter requesting punishment for IAS officers who file false complaints

We must find an administrative remedy, rather than a judicial one, to address the rising number of wrongful accusations in the bureaucracy.
Indian army

By no stretch of imagination can the military be compared to IAS and IPS officers

Army, Navy & Air Force have to climb out of their respective silos, cease empire building, and create a joint plan to address military angst
Latest news on government | ThePrint

IAS officers see tremendous growth in two areas: Ignorance and arrogance

Most IAS officers end up as pen-pushers and cynics, with no faith in their contribution.

Should an IAS officer be free to air views on social media or is it unbecoming behaviour?

A departmental inquiry has been initiated against Kashmir cadre IAS officer Shah Faesal for tweeting about rape culture in South Asia. Experts weigh in.
Latest news on IRS | ThePrint.in

We’re domain experts too, but ignored for IAS officers in top posts: IRS body writes to PM

IRS officers say we have experience of revenue and govt. Same as railway, forest officers. Yet these ministries are headed by IAS.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) building, New Delhi

India thinks it can produce IFS officers by testing them on wildlife more than geopolitics

The foreign services is the biggest casualty of the generalist nature of the UPSC exam.
PM Modi interacting with IAS probationers in 2015 | pmindia.gov.in

Lateral entry into bureaucracy is not a new idea. It’s been around since 2006

Veerappa Moily in 2008 and a panel headed by former SC judge B.N. Srikrishna made similar suggestions, but neither was implemented by the government.
PM Modi meets IFS probationers | YouTube

Change in IAS selection, Indian Army’s socialising rules, 7 reasons for Modi’s upper hand

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

What India can learn from Pakistan’s scheme to incentivise its civil servants with better postings

A study based on Pakistan's civil servants showed that incentivising officers with a posting of their own choice remarkably improved their performance.
Madhya Pradesh

Congress promises restrictions on RSS shakhas in MP: Cynical poll ploy or hard secularism?

The Congress party in its manifesto for Madhya Pradesh has vowed to ban government employees from attending RSS shakhas or using government property for their m...