Tag: IAS

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  • 22 IAS officers to curb stubble burning in Punjab

    22 IAS officers to curb stubble burning in Punjab

    The secretary, agriculture, Kahan Singh Pannu said additional chief secretary industry and commerce Vini Mahajan would monitor the activities against the burning of crop residue in Ludhiana district whereas additional chief secretary development Viswajeet Khanna had been deputed for Sangrur district.

    October 7, 2019
  • A retired bureaucrat speaks

    A retired bureaucrat speaks

    The tongue-in-cheek title of the book that has nothing to do with the tiger or hunting is indicative of the author’s sense of wit that has enlivened the whole narrative. The strength of the book lies in its attempt to capture this involved process. The elegance of prose makes the intricate mechanism of governance interesting to the reader... A review

    October 6, 2019
  • BJP MP Anant Hegde hits out at IAS Sasikanth Senthil, calls his quitting ‘treason’

    BJP MP Anant Hegde hits out at IAS Sasikanth Senthil, calls his quitting ‘treason’

    The bureaucrat has resigned from the Indian Administrative Services on Friday, saying that “fundamental building blocks of diverse democracy are being compromised in unprecedented manner.”

    September 10, 2019
  • UP IAS officer apologises for casteist remarks on BSP leaders

    UP IAS officer apologises for casteist remarks on BSP leaders

    The incident took place on August 29, when the District Magistrate was visiting the Rampur primary school following media reports that Dalit students were made to sit separately from the upper caste children.

    September 3, 2019
  • J-K IAS officer who resigned asked to return to work

    J-K IAS officer who resigned asked to return to work

    After tendering resignation, Gopinathan had said to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution was the "right of elected government", but in democracy people have the right to respond, too.

    August 29, 2019
  • Apps to help you learn the easy way

    Apps to help you learn the easy way

    At different epochs, both students and parents have had their share of challenges regarding correct and effective ways to study to learn optimum and imbibe most effectively.

    April 16, 2019
  • 5 ed-tech start-ups you should know about

    5 ed-tech start-ups you should know about

    Here are five test preparation platforms where aspirants can get help such as clarifying any doubt, live interactive classes, and day-wise preparation plans for the upcoming competitive exams.

    March 13, 2019
  • Dog-eat-dog bureaucracy

    Dog-eat-dog bureaucracy

    We have a bureaucracy where the honest feel dejected and most of the others are aligned to individual politicians and factions. The mass transfer of bureaucrats and police officers on every change of regime, is proof of this fact. If more proof is needed, the ugly confrontation between police officers of West Bengal and the CBI would convince readers of the veracity of this proposition.

    February 15, 2019
  • From the IAS into political fire

    From the IAS into political fire

    What does an angry young Kashmiri IAS officer do after he quits a secure tenured job in the government in protest against “unabated killings’’ in his home state?

    January 16, 2019
  • IAS topper Shah Faesal resigns: Union Minister Jitendra Singh says move lacks conviction; Omar Abdullah retorts

    IAS topper Shah Faesal resigns: Union Minister Jitendra Singh says move lacks conviction; Omar Abdullah retorts

    Omar Abdullah said, “Dr Sahib Shah Faesal’s father was killed by militants but I don’t expect you to bother to educate yourself before you speak. No one more than Faesal knows the pain & suffering militancy & violence have brought upon Kashmir & its people.”

    January 10, 2019
  • World will notice Faesal’s cry of anguish, defiance: P Chidambaram

    World will notice Faesal’s cry of anguish, defiance: P Chidambaram

    Attacking the Modi government, Faesal said, “I wish to remind the regime of the day that subversion of public institutions like RBI, CBI, and NIA has the potential to decimate the Constitutional edifice of this country and it needs to be stopped."

    January 10, 2019
  • Lateral entry: UPSC should handle appointments, says search panel

    Lateral entry: UPSC should handle appointments, says search panel

    The search panel has said it has 'no clue' on how to select bureaucrats

    August 6, 2018
  • J-K govt initiates action against IAS topper Shah Faesal over ‘rapistan’ tweet

    J-K govt initiates action against IAS topper Shah Faesal over ‘rapistan’ tweet

    The state government has initiated disciplinary action against IAS topper Shah Faesal for his tweet about frequent rapes.

    July 11, 2018
  • Arvind Kejriwal ends protest after LG Anil Baijal urges him to meet IAS officers

    Arvind Kejriwal ends protest after LG Anil Baijal urges him to meet IAS officers

    We have nothing against IAS officers, 99% of them are good people, we have worked with them to improve governance in Delhi, they were just a front for interference by central govt & LG, said Arvind Kejriwal.

    June 19, 2018
  • Lateral recruitments in Defence ministry

    Lateral recruitments in Defence ministry

    The government last week issued an advertisement inviting talented and motivated citizens in specific fields to be directly recruited as Joint Secretaries in the government of India. They would be on initial contract for a period of three years, extendable to five. The fields chosen were financial services, economic affairs, agriculture, cooperation and farmers’ welfare, …

    June 19, 2018
  • Enter the JS… laterally

    Enter the JS… laterally

    In view of the fact that 462 Joint Secretary-level officers are posted in various ministries at the Centre, the proposed lateral entry of ten industry experts at the Joint Secretary-level has generated a disproportionate amount of controversy. The Opposition has slammed the proposal as a move to undermine the Civil Service, while Government has defended …

    June 19, 2018
  • Arvind Saxena appointed new UPSC chief with effect from June 20

    Arvind Saxena appointed new UPSC chief with effect from June 20

    Saxena, a 1978-batch Indian Postal Service officer, will take over the charge from incumbent Vinay Mittal.

    June 10, 2018