Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicCivil Services

Topic: Civil Services

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.

After ONGC barge crash, old question rises: Why is shipping regulator post held by IAS, IRS?

Post of Director General of Shipping is held by civil servants even though it is responsible for technically sensitive task of ensuring ‘safety of life and ships at sea’.

Did Ashok Lavasa case change it all for EC? Why India needs a TN Seshan: Ex-IAS officer

The election commissioners should have controlled the madness in West Bengal, but their partisan attitude has only strengthened the negative impression about civil services.

This is how a training panel for civil services will revamp HR practices in Modi govt

The Modi government has approved the formation of the Capacity Building Commission. It will supervise all existing training institutes of the government.

Rush your review of ‘dying’ civil services so we can trim them, Modi govt tells ministries

Cadre reviews, although routine, are imperative for govt to trim down bureaucracy, remove redundant services, and merge the ones that can be.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
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Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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