Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicLateral entry

Topic: Lateral entry

CBI officer doesn’t need to be ‘cop’ anymore: Non-IPS induction raises ‘lateral entry’ question

New Delhi: A police officer in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) doesn’t actually need to be a police officer by training anymore. Now,...

Lateral entry in teaching? UGC working to bring in experts without PhD or NET qualification

UGC has proposed allowing industry experts in fields like engineering, policy, communications, among others, to teach as full-time and part-time faculty members in colleges & universities.

How did Pakistan’s “IAS” deal with lateral entry? Lessons for Modi’s India

Zulfikar Bhutto's lateral entry system demoralised the civil service and was finally discarded under the subsequent regime of General Zia-ul-Haq.

Not much enthusiasm for Modi govt’s latest IAS lateral entry push, just about 1,200 apply

In the previous round, in 2018, when govt had announced 10 vacancies for the posts of joint secretaries, the UPSC had received 6,077 applications. 

‘Why no reservation in lateral entry?’ OBC panel asks Modi govt after new recruitment ad

The govt is learnt to have sought a week’s time from the National Commission for Backward Classes to respond to its question.

‘Babu samjho ishare’ — Modi’s critique of IAS evokes shock but many also call for introspection

Doffing his hat to private sector Wednesday for its contribution to India’s growth, Modi questioned the ‘power centre we have created by handing over everything to babus’.

Chandrashekhar Azad demands roll back of lateral entry policy, threatens Parliament ‘gherao’

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad said lateral entry into civil services was unjust to those preparing to take the UPSC exam and was a violation of constitutional rights.

Arun Goel, lateral entrant joint secretary in commerce ministry, resigns after a year

Arun Goel, former vice-president of ShopClues, had joined the govt last year, but DoPT officials say he left due to ‘bureaucratic tangles’.

Lateral entry experts have ‘become like any IAS officer’ a year into recruitment

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.

‘Irregularities’ in lateral entry of 3 joint secretaries — hiring row hits UPSC & DoPT

CAT has asked UPSC to respond to petition alleging irregularities in the appointment of three professionals as joint secretaries through lateral entry.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

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.
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