Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicCivil Services

Topic: Civil Services

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.

Pakistan’s civil service reforms ignores top performers and specialised recruitment

Pakistan’s much-awaited reforms for the civil service seem to be more of an attempt to reform the civil servant rather than the civil service.

How UPSC ‘reserve list’ helps SC/ST candidates & why it’s not a ‘backdoor entry’ for IAS

The reserve list has always courted controversies, with the latest coming after Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla’s daughter, Anjali, cracking the 2019 exam.

‘Why no reservation in lateral entry?’ OBC panel asks Modi govt after new recruitment ad

The govt is learnt to have sought a week’s time from the National Commission for Backward Classes to respond to its question.

‘Weekend marriages, ego battles’ — why some IAS, IPS couples who meet during training separate

Perhaps the most talked-about couple among civil servants in recent years, IAS officers Tina Dabi and Athar Amir Khan have filed for separation for reasons not known yet.

Home ministry cites ‘acute shortage’ of IAS, IPS in J&K and Ladakh, seeks urgent deployment

MHA has asked cadre-controlling authorities to ‘provide the name(s) of suitable officer(s), eligible for deputation... and willing to serve in the Governments of UT of J&K/UT of Ladakh’.

Why UPSC is insisting on holding civil service exam on 4 October despite aspirants’ protests

Worried about rising Covid-19 numbers, aspirants have filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking a postponement of the exam, but UPSC has cited JEE & NEET exam to stick to the date.

Aren’t we curbing free speech if we take ‘UPSC jihad’ show off air — SC asks petitioners

The Justice DY Chandrachud led 3-judge bench posed the query to advocate Shadan Farasat when he argued in favour of a permanent injunction against the Sudarshan News show.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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