Friday, 18 January, 2019

Topic: Niti Aayog

Mother and child measuring malnutrition

The S-A-A-R-E-G-A-M-A that PM Modi’s anti-malnutrition plan must not skip

India has to be better prepared to take on the twin challenge of malnutrition and obesity.
UPSC IAS Officers (representational image) | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Majority of IAS recruits are engineers or just graduates, not ‘domain experts’

Amid calls to induct ‘experts’ into the civil service, DoPT data shows an overwhelming majority of IAS picks have no specialisation of any kind.  
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NITI Aayog recommendation is spot on, average age of IAS entrants is 27

NITI Aayog has recommended lowering the age limit for general category civil service aspirants to 27 from the current 32, and DoPT data for 2014-16 shows why.

Modi has a McKinsey-type plan for a New India. Question is, can he make it happen

By definition, anything that hopes to create a ‘New India’ in less than four years (i.e. by Independence Day in 2022) should invite scepticism.
NITI aayog

NITI Aayog says cap IAS entry age at 27: Keeping services youthful or limiting talent pool?

NITI Aayog has recommended that the upper age limit for entry into the civil services should be lowered to 27-years of age for general category candid...
Taj Mahal

Ticket prices at monuments should be same for foreigners & Indians, Niti Aayog tells govt

In its latest 'India at 75' document, Niti Aayog also urges government to build world class museums and develop beach destinations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with IAS officers participating in a training programme in New Delhi | pmindia.gov.in

Niti Aayog pushes Modi govt’s ‘domain experts’ idea for civil services

Niti Aayog recommends civil services recruits be placed in a 'central talent pool' before being allocated positions on the basis of their talent.
Arun Jaitley with NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar and CEO Amitabh Kant (R) release NITI Aayog's Strategy Document for New India@75

Niti Aayog proposes pan-India exam to select judges for lower judiciary

The Niti Aayog report claimed that the move will attract young law graduates and help improve accountability in governance.
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NITI Aayog recommends cutting off entry to civil services at 27 years, single UPSC exam

From creating a central talent pool for all services to setting up a single integrated exam, the government think tank proposed several changes.
Arun Jaitley with NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar during the launch of the document

NITI Aayog calls for 1.5 lakh more health centres under Ayushman Bharat by 2023

In a document released Wednesday, the NITI Aayog stated that health centres need to provide more services to expand the existing limited scope of primary healthcare.
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Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent?

Ten JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been charge-sheeted under the sedition law for raising ‘anti-India’ slogan...