Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: IPS

4 senior batchmates superseded by Tapan Deka to IB chief post seek ‘respectful rehabilitation’

Like Deka, Anish Dayal Singh, Manoj Yadav, Manoj Lal & Amitabh Ranjan are from the 1988 batch of IPS. They are nominally senior to Tapan Deka.

Who’s Dinkar Gupta? New NIA boss is former Punjab Police chief, served key role in militancy days

Gupta's elevation brings Punjab's former 'power couple' back in action in Delhi. His wife, former Punjab chief secretary Vini Mahajan, was appointed secretary in Ministry of Jal Shakti last year.

180 in 2013, 180 now — Modi govt’s IAS intake remains constant despite crunch

Latest UPSC results show that total intake of recruits in civil services has gone down to 749 in 2021, from 1,228 in 2013.

Indian women in police shouldn’t be restricted to ‘pink squads’. Put uniforms to better use

The fandom built around women in uniform conceals more than it reveals. Women constables don't have the same powers as their male colleagues do.

Heartburn in IPS as most DG-empanelled officers await posting while some juggle more than 1

IPS officers say it is ‘disheartening’ that ‘govt keeps granting post-retirement extensions to some, and others get additional charges, even as over a dozen await posting as DGs’.

Govt order promoting IPS officer & junior IAS officers to same rank ‘unprecedented’, say bureaucrats

Modi government’s latest appointment orders, under which IAS, forest service, postal service officers of junior batches have superseded IPS ranks, shows its IAS bias, they added.

Odisha IAS-IPS officers ‘politicians in disguise’, says BJP, after visit to ‘congratulate’ CM

Chief secy & DGP led officials to CM’s house to congratulate him on BJD’s civic polls win. But chief secy says visit, 1st after Covid, was to update Naveen Patnaik on projects.

IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS should have specific civil service entrance exams. At least discuss it

Would it not make sense if the Prelims and compulsory Mains were common to all, but service-specific papers introduced for IAS, IPS, IFS and Revenue Services?

‘Beaten up, bound for days, tortured’ — Assam worker accuses Haryana IPS, wife of bonded labour

The worker, a native of Mangaldoi, said she was tortured between March 2021 and February this year at IPS officer’s Panchkula residence. She is under treatment at Safdarjung Hospital.

‘Embrace it’: 17 IPS retirees back govt move to remove state veto on its request for IAS officers

Open letter by ‘Track The Truth’ comes days after another group of retired civil servants criticised the government’s proposed amendment to IAS (Cadre) Rules.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.