Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicDepartment of Personnel and Training

Topic: Department of Personnel and Training

CBI officer doesn’t need to be ‘cop’ anymore: Non-IPS induction raises ‘lateral entry’ question

New Delhi: A police officer in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) doesn’t actually need to be a police officer by training anymore. Now,...

Modi govt forms DoPT panel to solve IAS crunch at Centre, members say more intake won’t fix it

According to rules, 22% of total sanctioned strength of IAS officers (1,451) is supposed to be deputed to the Centre. However, DoPT report says only 6% (445) are in place.

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.

On Camera

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Sun Temple, Martand, Jammu and Kashmir. | Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

‘Indians never invaded’ is a myth. Guptas, Cholas, Lalitaditya Muktapida were conquerors

Rashtrakutas raided the Himalayas, Tamil Nadu; the Cholas Bengal, Indonesia; Kashmiris Punjab, Afghanistan, and Xinjiang. Medieval Indians had a big appetite for conquests.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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