Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: DoPT

Lessons from Sadhguru, Art of Living & TISS — Modi govt’s new skills programme for IAS officers

Civil servants are being sent for immersive training programmes in corporate sector as part of govt's Mission Karmayogi, which focusses on capacity building.

Annual IAS intake to go on at 180, inducting more will compromise quality — govt to Parliament

State-wise data tabled in Rajya Sabha Thursday says India facing a crunch of 1,472 IAS officers across states, which is close to 22 per cent of sanctioned strength.

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.

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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.
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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.