Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicCivil service

Topic: Civil service

IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS should have specific civil service entrance exams. At least discuss it

Would it not make sense if the Prelims and compulsory Mains were common to all, but service-specific papers introduced for IAS, IPS, IFS and Revenue Services?

How did Pakistan’s “IAS” deal with lateral entry? Lessons for Modi’s India

Zulfikar Bhutto's lateral entry system demoralised the civil service and was finally discarded under the subsequent regime of General Zia-ul-Haq.

Under Modi govt, civil servants have lost initiative and drive. India is paying the price

In various state govts, the office of district magistrate has been reduced to a glorified post office that receives instructions from various govt departments.

India’s smug civil service officers can learn lot from politicians during Covid: IRS officer

Bureaucrats often take pride in appearing cold, distant and unapproachable. Such traits don’t work in a pandemic.

Why Ashok Gehlot is under fire after appointing Rajasthan’s first Dalit chief secretary

Gehlot appointed Niranjan Kumar Arya, a 1989-batch IAS officer, as chief secretary through a midnight order passed 1 November. Arya will hold the post for 15 months.

UPSC to reimburse full airfares of candidates flying to Delhi for civil services interview

The Commission will also help the candidates with their lodging and transport requirements, according to an official statement issued Monday.

UPSC considers online interviews for candidates to avoid Covid risk

UPSC has asked NIC to explore the possibility of online interviews for candidates for different exams in case the Covid situation persists for long.

4,057 orders in 4 months: Covid crisis shows how much Indian officials love making rules

Central and state govts have since January issued 4,057 orders on Covid-19 crisis. Experts say the number & impenetrable language are evidence of red-tape.

The ‘dreaded’ IRS is back and so is India’s pushback against it during Covid crisis

IRS officers — the eyes and ears of the government’s economic decision-makers — found themselves under extra scrutiny this week.

I&B panel wants information service revamp — with double cadre strength, new media wings

10-member Cadre Review and Restructuring Committee will soon submit a report detailing the recommendations to the government.

On Camera

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.