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Vini Mahajan took over as Punjab's chief secretary from Karan Avtar Singh (standing) last Friday | By special arrangement

Ignore seniors, find favourite IAS officer — the dubious tradition of picking chief secretaries

Vini Mahajan was last week appointed Punjab chief secretary superseding 5 IAS officers senior to her. CM Amarinder Singh said the choice was for ‘continuity’.
IAS officers of the 2017 batch

More reform for IAS officers as Modi govt adds new criteria to pick joint secretaries

Starting with the 2007 batch, IAS officers can’t join the central govt as joint secretaries straight from their state cadres, a DoPT office memorandum said.
Traders of Janpath market burn effigy as they protest against China after the killing of Indian Soldiers at LAC, in Lucknow on 18 June 2020

‘My next phone will be made in India’: Some IAS officers call for boycott of Chinese goods

An IAS officer said it is against the conduct rules of officers to opine on sensitive government matters unless they are authorised to do so.
Employees of Health Tele Helpline center work during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at IMA house Ernakulam District in Kochi on 18 April, 2020 | PTI

Modi govt plans to use IAS, IPS, IRS officers with MBBS degree in fight against Covid

Govt officials say a lot of IAS officers will be needed for Covid-response work and if they know the medical stream, it will be helpful.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla addressed the IAS officers in Parliament House Annexe in New Delhi on 17 July

BJP calls Chhattisgarh ‘corrupt anarchy’ after state transfers 69 bureaucrats

In another order issued Thursday, as many as 14 officers of state civil services, all of whom were working as deputy collectors in various districts, were also transferred.
(From left to right): Sanjay Kumar (ex-Bihar Health Secretary), Prateek Hajela (ex-Madhya Pradesh Health Commissioner), Vijay Nehra (ex-Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Commissioner) and Praveen Pardeshi (ex-Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner). | Photo: ThePrint Team

Punishment or scapegoats? Transferred IAS officers end up sharing blame for Covid management

There has been a spate of transfers of IAS officers despite the logistical challenges of Covid-19. The bureaucracy says this is the nature of the game. Politicians consider it good governance.
(From left) Pallavi Jain Gohil, Jayanti Ravi, Sanjay Kumar and Nitesh K. Jha | Twitter

Why these 5 states shunted health secretaries during world’s worst health crisis in 100 years

In the sixth state, Gujarat, Jayanti Ravi is still the principal health secretary but she no longer handles the state’s coronavirus crisis.  
A view of Delhi's Central Vista

Don’t destroy heritage: 60 ex-IAS, IPS officers urge PM Modi to scrap Central Vista project

In open letter to PM Modi, over 60 retired IAS & IPS officers have said Central Vista plan is against basic tenets of Delhi Master Plan that stipulates no new offices should be built in New Delhi.
Sanskriti School in Delhi

Why some IAS parents could pull kids out of Sanskriti School, but won’t fight fee hike

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File photo of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal | ANI

Public relations chief among 50 IAS officers transferred in Shivraj Chouhan govt in MP

In its first major reshuffle, the MP govt has posted Vinod Kumar as ACS of the general administration department and J N Kansotia as ACS of the animal husbandry department.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.