Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicCivil Services

Topic: Civil Services

Kangana missed a key lesson in her Manikarnika film. Now she’s lost support of the Jhalkari Bais

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

RSS-backed IAS institute has been quietly grooming ‘nationalist’ civil servants since 1986

In 2020 civil services exam, Samkalp Foundation has claimed a success rate of 61%. The institute with close ties to RSS claimed similar success in the last few years too.

Jamia centre at heart of Sudarshan News ‘UPSC jihad’ row has coached 500+ govt officers

Jamia UPSC centre is one of five facilities set up by govt between 2009 and 2010 to provide underprivileged communities with free residential coaching for the civil services.

Sudarshan News ‘bureaucracy jihad’ report is hate speech, say civil servants, demand action

Civil servants condemn Sudarshan News Editor-in-Chief Suresh Chavhanke after he posts teaser video of report, to be aired Friday, that claims ‘infiltration of Muslims’ in the services.

Burden of being a son in toxic Bihari families — What Sushant Singh Rajput’s death tells us

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

IAS my true passion, modelling a hobby, says former Miss India finalist who cracked UPSC exam

A DU graduate, Aishwarya Sheoran did not take any coaching classes to prepare for the exam. She says her priority now is to work on women empowerment, education and health.

UPSC considers online interviews for candidates to avoid Covid risk

UPSC has asked NIC to explore the possibility of online interviews for candidates for different exams in case the Covid situation persists for long.

UPSC preliminary exam to be held on 4 October, test centres could be doubled

Mode, format of exam will remain the same and will be held on a single day, but while observing social distancing norms. More steps could be taken for venues in hotspots.

No review for convicted IAS, IPS, IFS officers until final acquittal: Modi govt’s new plan

Looking to remove corrupt officers, Modi govt has proposed to introduce an amendment to the All India Service Rules, 1969.

4,000 rules in 4 months: Are civil servants creating chaos in India’s Covid-19 management?

India’s Covid-19 response is being led by civil servants, but the large number of bureaucratic orders on a daily basis have created chaos among businesses and the public.

On Camera


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.


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.