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CRPF jawans in Jharkhand PTI

Military & central police forces angry as govt panel on pay parity keeps them out

Officers from Army, Navy, IAF, CRPF, BSF, ITBP and other central police forces are crying foul over the panel formed by DoPT to discuss non-functional upgradation.
Raisina Hill

Before UPSC, Modi govt wanted Cabinet Secy to head lateral entry recruitment panel

Modi govt received backlash when it decided to recruit specialists from the private sector as joint secretaries. That’s why it decided to hand things over to UPSC.
The Union Public Service Commission premises in New Delhi

Don’t pick state officers for IAS posts, they could compromise poll process: IAS body

IAS Association to make representation to Modi govt, says the appointment of state service officers to cadre posts like DM is against the rules.
IAS exam

Modi govt had no plans to give special benefits to upper caste poor in UPSC or SSC exams

EWS candidates hoped benefits such as age relaxation & exemption on number of attempts, applicable to SC, ST and OBC candidates, would be available to them.

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.