Sunday, 7 August, 2022
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Topic: IAS Officer

PMO nudge, Lokayukta probe — why one of UP’s ‘most influential’ IAS officers is in trouble

Amit Mohan Prasad, additional chief secretary (medical health), is facing allegations of not releasing payment for govt projects handled by a private group & purchase of 'substandard' medical items.

IAS officer booked for ‘sexual harassment’ in Jharkhand on IIT student’s complaint

According to Khunti SP Aman Kumar, Syed Riyaz Ahmed was taken into custody soon after the FIR was registered on 4 July. He is currently posted as sub-divisional officer in Khunti.

It’s time we stop seeing Northeast as ‘punishment posting’. The racism is showing

When the IAS couple walking their dog in a stadium in Delhi was transferred to Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh many saw it as a ‘punishment’.

New EC chief Rajiv Kumar is ‘low-profile & accessible’, expert on finance, public policy & law

Rajiv Kumar, who retired as finance secretary in Feb 2020, has worked on key aspects of several flagship projects under PM Modi, and monitored work on banking & pension reforms.

How Pooja Singhal, Jharkhand IAS officer under ED probe, held top posts despite past charges

ED has raided properties linked to Singhal in money laundering case. Serving & retired IAS officers claim she got clean chits in past due to her equation with all parties' leaders.

Why Modi govt’s proposal to amend AIS Rules makes officers shuttlecocks in steel frames

The Centre will be able to depute AIS officers at will, sidelining state authorities. But why should their discretion exist at all?

After going viral with radio silence on TV, this IAS officer has found his voice on YouTube

During the Hathras episode, a video went viral of a journalist accusing IAS officer Prem Prakash Meena of misbehaviour. Now, he is seeking image change with Youtube tutorials.

Probe ordered against UP IAS officer over conversion allegations after video goes viral 

Senior IAS officer Mohammad Iftikharuddin, chief of the state’s Road Transport Corporation, has been accused of promoting conversion during his days in Kanpur. 

Badminton is a ‘spiritual experience’ for this IAS officer. Now, he’s in Tokyo Paralympic semis

Suhas Yathiraj went from hobbyist to pro after attending a badminton tournament as chief guest in 2015, and is just two wins away from a gold medal at Tokyo 2020.

Karnal SDM Ayush Sinha, who ordered cops to ‘break heads’ of farmers, transferred

Sinha was caught allegedly instructing policemen to break heads of protesting farmers last week in a viral video. He has been transferred to the Citizen Resources Information Department.

On Camera

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A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

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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