Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicIAS officers

Topic: IAS officers

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..

Our take on Odisha IAS officers, Russia’s pullback promise, biometric data law – in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

Modi govt forms DoPT panel to solve IAS crunch at Centre, members say more intake won’t fix it

According to rules, 22% of total sanctioned strength of IAS officers (1,451) is supposed to be deputed to the Centre. However, DoPT report says only 6% (445) are in place.

Will everything be done by the ‘babus’? How Modi’s outburst demoralised many IAS officers

In 'No More A Civil Servant', Anil Swarup talks about his close brushes with PM Modi in retrospect.

‘Conduct unbecoming’ of IAS officer: What Modi govt charge sheet says on Mamata aide Alapan

Charge sheet accuses Alapan Bandyopadhyay of failing 'to maintain absolute integrity'. List of witnesses based on which charges were framed has 1 person — ADC to Bengal Governor Dhankar.

Loopholes have failed the new 360° assessment to empanel IAS officers. It needs reforms

The govt needs to encourage officers with experience to bring their perspective to the table. So far, only 'non-preferred cadres' have been chosen.

New Labour Minister Yadav’s review meetings, surprise inspections put officials on high alert

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.

Women are now 2/3rd of Kerala DCs but one step forward in a state steeped in patriarchy

9 of 14 district collectors in Kerala are women but experts say it is still not the turning point for state grappling with patriarchy, despite mobility on other social indices.  

Retd IAS officers aren’t bound by any code of conduct. There should be no room for them in CMO

Gujarat under Narendra Modi started it, India now must end the CMO culture of letting retired IAS officers in.

Google to Facebook, tech firms leaning on retd IAS officers to deal with Modi govt

Technology companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter or Amazon are under increased scrutiny and regulatory pressure of the Modi govt. They need an insider in power corridors.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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