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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with IAS officers participating in a training programme in New Delhi | pmindia.gov.in

Polls put governance on sleep mode because system doesn’t ‘demand’ that IAS officers work

Both IAS officers and govts can use election period to review past work and plan for the future. Instead they mostly ‘wait and watch’.
Officers of Indian Revenue Service with PM Modi & Arun Jaitley | Facebook/IRS

Modi govt has reduced recruitment of IRS officers by over 70% since 2014

In 2013, 409 IRS officers were recruited through the UPSC exam. By 2018, the number of posts released by the Modi govt stood at 106.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) building, New Delhi | Manisha Mondal/The Print

UPSC recruitment has fallen 40% since 2014 while govt struggles to fill IAS-IPS vacancies

The number of recruits has fallen from 1,236 in 2014 to 759 in 2018. Officials say UPSC has no authority over how many candidates to recruit.
Ashok Khemka

50 transfers in 26 years put Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka on track for dubious record

Ashok Khemka’s transfers don’t seem to be affected by who is in power — he was transferred 21 times in 10 years by Hooda, 6 times in 4.5 years by Khattar.
Piyush Goyal

Why IAS officers are no fans of minister Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal has emerged as one of the stars of the Narendra Modi govt, but the IAS officers who served under him say he is rude and shouts often.
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73 former IAS, IPS & IFS officers give EC a solution to EVM row, and it’s not paper ballot

The letter, which comes months before the Lok Sabha elections, includes as signatories former NSA Shivshankar Menon & former foreign secretary Nirupama Menon Rao.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) building, New Delhi

How UPSC proposal to induct IAS candidates for other central jobs could benefit thousands

The UPSC has proposed to the central government that the candidates who fail the civil service exam interview be recruited to other govt jobs.
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Older IAS entrants tend to have lower performance levels, says a global study

Research by scholars from University of Chicago, UC Berkeley and London School of Economics backs Niti Aayog suggestions for civil services.
Graphic by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint.in

The dreaded, dead law under which three IAS officers have been convicted in coal scam

Government servants have lashed out at the conviction of IAS officer H.C. Gupta and two others under Section 13(1)(d)(iii) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
File image of HC Gupta | Twitter

Coal scam convict HC Gupta’s son wants to be an ‘upright’ IAS officer just like his father

HC Gupta’s son Sarthak says his father’s legal tribulations over the coal scam have been ‘disheartening’, but he is driven to enter the IAS.

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ram madhav

Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.