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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) building, New Delhi | Manisha Mondal/The Print

There’s a drop in Muslims clearing UPSC exam this year, but it’s not all bad news

Muslim candidates who have cleared the civil service exam this year say coaching is now more accessible, and credit UPSC for being a ‘fair’ institution.
Why the IAS cannot be abolished

There is no way India can abolish the IAS

There is a feeling that all the problems of India would disappear simply if the IAS is abolished, writes former UPSC chairman Deepak Gupta.
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Older IAS entrants tend to have lower performance levels, says a global study

Research by scholars from University of Chicago, UC Berkeley and London School of Economics backs Niti Aayog suggestions for civil services.
File image of Narenda Modi | @MannKiBaat_PMO/Twitter

Midnight orders and hurried transfers: Where Modi govt is going wrong with IAS officers

Enormous delays in postings, shifting of top IAS officers and short tenures — a lot is amiss in Modi government.
North Block and South Block on Raisina Hill | Manisha Mandal/ThePrint

India needs Reforms 2.0 to save both bureaucracy and good IAS officers like H.C. Gupta

Hope that the judiciary wakes up to the travesty of convicting good civil servants like H.C. Gupta.

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
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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.

On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.