Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: IPS

Centre’s Bengal move can make CMs lose faith in AIS, rely more on state services

Law is clear that Modi govt shouldn't have treated former Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay as a central services officer to be transferred at will.

Centre vs states, rules vs convention — who really controls IAS officers

The tug-of-war over former West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay has triggered a debate over the separation of powers between central and state govts.

India’s smug civil service officers can learn lot from politicians during Covid: IRS officer

Bureaucrats often take pride in appearing cold, distant and unapproachable. Such traits don’t work in a pandemic.

Send more IPS officers to Centre to end ‘acute shortage’, Modi govt tells states

In a letter dated 22 February, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla told states that the shortage of IPS officers at the Centre is causing severe cadre management issues.

They’re not all bad — A former police officer writes on how to deal with Indian politicians

In ‘Stepping Beyond Khaki’, former police officer K. Annamalai writes about the one hour with an MLA that changed his view of politicians and public service.

Karnataka IPS officers D Roopa, Hemant Nimbalkar transferred after they spar over ‘corruption’

Roopa has accused Nimbalkar of favouring certain interested players during the tender process of the multi-crore ‘Safe City Project’.

Shah defends MHA’s Bengal IPS officers transfer order, challenges Mamata to prove it’s illegal

Massive crowd attends Shah's roadshow in Bolpur, which he calls a sign of imminent change in West Bengal ahead of the assembly polls early next year.

Modi govt could send notices to 3 IPS officers and Bengal govt over deputation tug-of-war

West Bengal had Sunday told the Centre it can't 'spare' the 3 IPS officers. The officers were in charge of BJP chief J.P. Nadda's convoy when it was attacked in Bengal.

Modi govt’s order to Bengal IPS officers shows federalism is back to Indira Gandhi’s ways

Modi govt can't lord over Mamata Banerjee-run West Bengal. All India Services are loaned by states to the Centre.

These are the 3 IPS officers ‘caught’ in new Centre-Mamata row over attack on Nadda convoy

The officers were in-charge of BJP chief’s security when he was attacked in Bengal last week, and have been called by home ministry for central deputation.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.