Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: DoPT

Ex-petroleum secretary Tarun Kapoor, known as ‘Modi’s man’ during pandemic, named PM’s adviser

Tarun Kapoor worked during pandemic to design & implement free LPG cylinders-to-households scheme. Two serving IAS officers also inducted into PMO, DoPT gets third woman secretary..

Bid to break ‘IAS monopoly’? Forest service officer named MHA additional secretary in rare move

B.V. Umadevi, a 1987-batch Chhattisgarh-cadre IFoS officer, has been posted as an additional secretary in MHA. Govt officers also point to a crunch of IAS officers at the Centre.

Disciplinary proceedings likely against WB chief secy as Mamata refuses to send him to Delhi

According to experts, matter could end up in CAT, which aggrieved officer Alapan Bandyopadhyay can move, or another court if Centre initiates disciplinary proceedings.

Modi govt recalls Bengal chief secretary hours after he skips meeting with PM

CM Mamata and Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay didn’t receive the PM at the Kalaikunda airbase Friday, and then skipped his review meeting on Cyclone Yaas.

Modi govt pulls up Haryana for posting IPS and IFS officers as principal secy, an IAS post

DoPT is said to have taken cognisance of complaint from senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who flagged cases of IPS, IFS & IRS officers being posted as principal secretaries to state govt.

UPSC changed many exam rules in 10 yrs. Now, MPs want to know how they impacted civil service

Rajya Sabha panel says though civil service exam has changed drastically since 2010, no one has studied the effect on aspirants, nature of recruitment and administration in general.

AI could soon pick pool of IAS, IPS officers for central posts, govt ready to create database

Officers could be chosen for posts in areas they are interested in & have domain expertise in, instead of random postings in completely different sectors.

50% SC, ST, OBC posts lying vacant in 10 ministries, home & railways top the list: Report

Home ministry has more SC & OBC posts lying vacant than those reserved for ST, says a report by Standing Committee on Personnel & Law submitted in Parliament this week.

Arun Goel, lateral entrant joint secretary in commerce ministry, resigns after a year

Arun Goel, former vice-president of ShopClues, had joined the govt last year, but DoPT officials say he left due to ‘bureaucratic tangles’.

Not just 3 cops, Bengal ranks low on list of states sending IAS, IPS officers to Centre

Bengal has sent just 8 IAS officers to the Centre out of the minimum 78 it is supposed to. Similarly, only 12 IPS officers are on central deputation from Bengal's estimated quota of 86.

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Freud to Carl Rogers—psychologists have always focused on the past. But they might be wrong

An increasing body of research suggests that focusing on the future may protect us from depression and help us cope with stress more effectively.
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Sizzling oil prices burning a hole in your pocket, but refiners are making a killing

While state-run refiners have recorded higher-than-usual margins in 2021-22, the margins are more for private players as they are the biggest beneficiaries of cheap Russian crude.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.