Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicCivil Services

Topic: Civil Services

Lessons from Sadhguru, Art of Living & TISS — Modi govt’s new skills programme for IAS officers

Civil servants are being sent for immersive training programmes in corporate sector as part of govt's Mission Karmayogi, which focusses on capacity building.

‘Outsider tag, hostile IAS lobby’ to blame? Modi govt sees 2nd lateral hire exit since 2020

Of 12 domain experts hired for the civil services as lateral entrants in 2019 & 2021, 9 are in service. There's also been a dip in applications for lateral entry posts.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system. SC giving primacy to CJI to appoint judges is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.