Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicDepartment of Personnel and Training

Topic: Department of Personnel and Training

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.

Modi govt wants bureaucrats to address complaints against information commissioners

In a meeting of the Central Information Commission held on 27 March, the information commissioners opposed the govt's proposal and saw it as an attack on their independence. 

SC gives Attorney General 10 days to decide date for Lokpal selection committee meeting

The Lokpal search committee has so far recommended three panels of names to the selection committee for appointment of chairperson, judicial and non-judicial members.

Interim budget allocates over Rs 240 crore for civil servants’ training in India & abroad

The money has been allocated to the Department of Personnel and Training for augmenting necessary infrastructure for the same.  New Delhi: Over Rs 240 crore...

30 OBCs who cleared 2017 UPSC exam not given services for ‘hiding their high income’

‘Creamy layer’ OBC candidates are not entitled to reservation, according to a 1990 SC ruling.

Majority of IAS recruits are engineers or just graduates, not ‘domain experts’

Amid calls to induct ‘experts’ into the civil service, DoPT data shows an overwhelming majority of IAS picks have no specialisation of any kind.  

Modi govt sends warring CBI bosses Alok Verma & Rakesh Asthana on leave

Alok Verma divested of his charge as CBI director. Joint director M. Nageshwar Rao to hold top post.

CBI No. 2 Asthana insists FIR against him is illegal, gets temporary relief from court

The Delhi High Court has instructed that CBI special director Rakesh Asthana cannot be arrested until the next hearing Monday.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.