Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicLateral entry

Topic: Lateral entry

‘Outsider tag, hostile IAS lobby’ to blame? Modi govt sees 2nd lateral hire exit since 2020

Of 12 domain experts hired for the civil services as lateral entrants in 2019 & 2021, 9 are in service. There's also been a dip in applications for lateral entry posts.

Practice makes perfect? How you can be a professor with just your work experience

Professionals with 15 years of experience may be initially hired in universities and colleges for up to one year and their term can later be extended to a maximum of 4 years, says UGC.

‘Pleased’ govt to extend 7 lateral entrants’ tenure, but doesn’t see them as fix for IAS crunch

37 officers appointed so far through lateral recruitment — 7 in 2019 & 30 in 2021. Lateral entrants required to sign 3-year contract, extendable by 2 years, contingent on performance.

Consider lateral entry for military cadets discharged on medical grounds, AICTE tells institutes

AICTE makes suggestion in letter sent to affiliate institutions last week. This came after several boarded-out cadets sent letters to the Union govt seeking such a provision.   

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’.

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The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.