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The convoy of Ambala ADC Preeti Sabbarwal was attacked on 18 September after the officer cracked down on alleged mining and transport mafia.
Modi govt hasn’t made any civil services recruitment though lateral entry since last year. Stakeholders say ‘domain experts’ hired have been subsumed by the system.
Ministries have been told to maintain registers, which will contain the performance review of officials in the 50-55-year age bracket and those who have completed 30 years in service.
UPSC says cut-offs for civil services exam for EWS candidates doesn't impact the chances under other categories. Also notes that it depends on the number of people availing the quota.
Data from Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration underscores oft-made argument that civil services exam remains inaccessible to a majority of non-English speaking candidates.
Modi govt had pulled up Nagaland for appointing non-IAS officers as DCs, but state civil service association says it isn’t out of parochial or personal ambition.
Abhishek Singh, who is already an online sensation after featuring in musical video Dil Tod Ke, will now play an IAS officer in season 2 of popular Netflix series Delhi Crime.
DoPT has written to Nagaland chief secy that there are at least 9 IAS officers who should’ve been appointed instead. Governor also highlights ‘misgovernance’.
In a letter to Kerala chief secretary, the DoPT has said the OBC certificate of the 2016 batch IAS officer was ‘erroneous and incorrect’.
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’.