Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicIAS Officer

Topic: IAS Officer

‘Sought info posing as official’: Senior IAS says man ‘threatened’ her, Delhi cops lodge FIR

According to FIR, accused told IAS officer that cops would not be able to trace him as he was using a SIM card acquired with fake documents, and 'harassed' her using foul language.

In latest reshuffle of IAS officers, Centre appoints new defence secretary, census commissioner

The government order has 16 fresh appointments, including Aramane Giridhar as the new defence secretary and Sanjay Malhotra as revenue secretary.

Hours after Yogi confidant retires, ‘troubleshooter’ IAS officer ‘close’ to UP CM transferred

While Awanish Awasthi retired Tuesday, Navneet Sehgal transferred from key information & public relations dept to low-profile sports, as part of latest reshuffle of 16 IAS officers.

Under Modi govt, IAS appointments to joint & additional secy posts have shrunk by over 50%

Civil servants say this fall is part of a growing trend that reflects the government's attempt to break 'babu dominance' and address the crunch of IAS officers available for deputation.

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?

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.