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The Union Public Service Commission headquarters in New Delhi (representational image) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

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. 
Representational image of North Block & South Block | ANI

‘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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Rajya Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament on 9 February, 2021| PTI

‘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 during a press conference in Delhi on 8 February 2021 | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

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.
Lateral entrant Arun Goel (second from left) on an official assignment as joint secretary in the commerce ministry | Photo: Twitter | @STPIHyderabad

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’.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) headquarters in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

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.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) headquarters in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘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.
Representational image of the seat of the Indian government on Raisina Hill, New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Modi govt now plans to hire 400 directors and deputy secretaries through lateral entry

Many cadre officers are unwilling to come on central deputation, so Modi govt plans to fill massive vacancies and increase efficiency in one stroke.
The NITI Aayog office in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Niti Aayog hires 38 domain experts at director, deputy secretary level in lateral-entry push

The 38 lateral-entry appointees, of whom 20 have already joined Niti Aayog, will be overseen by central civil service rules.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

50% drop in IAS, IPS officers promoted in central govt in 2018, and no one can explain why

According to govt data, appointments through promotion at the level of deputy secretary, joint secretary, additional secretary & secretary fell to 2,918 in 2018 from 5,953 in 2016.

On Camera

An online class over Zoom | Photo: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

In the age of Zoom, it is challenging to maintain eye contact. What can we do to fix it?

Trust is the bedrock of civilisation, and living through screens is taking a significant psychological toll.

Fuel prices hiked for 9th time in less than two weeks, petrol nears Rs 99 in Mumbai

The rates had already crossed Rs 100-mark in several cities in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Defence

Armed forces doctors arrive in Lucknow Monday | Twitter/@suryacommand

What’s DGAFMS, Indian military’s medical wing leading the fight against Covid

The Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service reports to the Department of Defence and not to the Department of Military Affairs or the CDS.

By the rivers of the heartland & across Vindhyas, proof which politics sucks & which works

Politics & economics are at the heart of Covid tragedy in UP, Bihar. The regional imbalance in political power, economic & social indicators is deeply troublesome.