Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicCivil Services

Topic: Civil Services

In a 1st in 7 years, 3 women top UPSC exam. Among them, student of ‘controversial’ Jamia academy

Although there have been several instances of women topping UPSC exams in previous years, the 2021 result is the first time since 2014 where the top three scorers are women.

Not just Kota factories, we need to talk about delayed induction of state officers to IAS

State civil service officers constitute one-third of the total strength of the IAS, but few rise to fill the vacancies in the IAS and IPS.

Covid didn’t give much of a choice to UPSC aspirants. Modi govt should learn from states

Despite promising UPSC candidates one more attempt and an increase in the age limit, Modi govt's U-turn is more than insensitive, it has consequences.

Interactive sessions, experts as mentors: Your guide to Bengaluru’s top IAS coaching platforms

A list of the best IAS coaching institutes in the city, where one can start and improve his/her preparation to get success in the UPSC civil services exam.

Expert panel says civil service ICAS can exclude people with some disabilities, activists aghast

Controller General of Accounts-appointed panel says those with muscular dystrophy, autism, learning disorders or intellectual disability & mental illnesses be excluded from intake.

I fought corruption, communalism and 17 transfers under 3 Haryana CMs: Ex-IAS officer

I could not compromise the principles of democratic governance. So I took voluntary retirement in 1985 with 15 years of service left, writes MG Devasahayam.

Your UPSC interview score also depends on your category. See this correlation

The award of lower marks to the EWS candidates gives us a counter-intuitive argument.

Failing UPSC Mains sends you back to square one. Replace Prelims with a new exam system

We can make the UPSC less costly and time-consuming. Enter the Civil Services Foundation Exam.

Centre’s Bengal move can make CMs lose faith in AIS, rely more on state services

Law is clear that Modi govt shouldn't have treated former Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay as a central services officer to be transferred at will.

Modi-Mamata battle over Bengal chief secy is another proof civil services needs reforms

Political masters hold the power of appointment and transfer, and use it to bend the bureaucracy to political will. Tussle over Alapan Bandyopadhyay is a case in point.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
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.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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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.
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