Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicDepartment of Personnel and Training

Topic: Department of Personnel and Training

Relieve IPS officers on time, groom second-in-command — DoPT advises CBI against extensions

DoPT has said the measures will prevent vested interests from developing, and would allow the CBI’s second rung of officers to rise up the ranks.

Modi govt gives lateral entry a fresh push, wants to recruit 30 senior officers

Govt has advertised 30 posts through lateral entry at the level of joint secretaries and directors in ministries, PSUs and departments.

Govt wants IAS, IPS officers to be nice to public, organises training to make them ‘friendly’

The voluntary training programme is likely to be organised in February next year. Officers with a minimum of four years in service all the way up to secretary rank will be eligible.

Govt job aspirants protest delay in results, issuance of admit cards with a trending hashtag

Hashtag #speakupforSSCRaliwaystudents trends on Twitter with over 3 mn posts in support of govt job aspirants protesting delay in SSC CGL results & postponement of RRB NTPC exam.

All ministries to list IAS, IPS, other officers with ‘doubtful integrity’ for early retirement

Ministries have been told to maintain registers, which will contain the performance review of officials in the 50-55-year age bracket and those who have completed 30 years in service.

Merger of J&K IAS, IPS cadre into AGMUT ‘on hold’ as officers say it’s recipe for confusion

J&K cadre for All India Services ceased to exist last year after Modi govt recategorised state as two union territories. It was supposed to be merged into AGMUT cadre.

Modi govt plans to use IAS, IPS, IRS officers with MBBS degree in fight against Covid

Govt officials say a lot of IAS officers will be needed for Covid-response work and if they know the medical stream, it will be helpful.

New anxiety among IAS officers in Delhi as Modi govt picks only 7 for 33 top posts

IAS officers see move as way to reduce their numbers at the Centre, especially as Modi govt has only empanelled one officer since retaining power.

20% fewer IAS officers on central deputation since 2014 although Modi govt wants more

Only 492 IAS officers currently on central deputation, down from 643 in 2014. The number was 558 and 514 in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

Modi govt’s lateral entry scheme gets going, 9 ‘domain experts’ picked for joint secretary posts

The appointment of private sector specialists to these posts is unprecedented as they are traditionally occupied by civil servants, particularly IAS officers.

On Camera

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

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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