Friday, 31 March, 2023

Topic: IAS

IAS officer’s transfer is not a punishment for all, and Congress’ leaking lifeboat

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Govt order promoting IPS officer & junior IAS officers to same rank ‘unprecedented’, say bureaucrats

Modi government’s latest appointment orders, under which IAS, forest service, postal service officers of junior batches have superseded IPS ranks, shows its IAS bias, they added.

The IAS must learn the ABC of good English. This govt response to NYT article tells us why

An ex-director of the National Academy of Administration once told me that the standard of English among IAS probationers was so low, he had to take special classes.

World Bank, UN, Ram Mandir panel — IAS, IFS officers from Modi’s PMO are rising & going places

Foreign secretary designate V.M. Kwatra was at PMO in Modi’s early days in the chair. ThePrint looks at how other officers from 1st Modi PMO in 2014-15 have risen in their careers.

Not just Kota factories, we need to talk about delayed induction of state officers to IAS

State civil service officers constitute one-third of the total strength of the IAS, but few rise to fill the vacancies in the IAS and IPS.

Odisha IAS-IPS officers ‘politicians in disguise’, says BJP, after visit to ‘congratulate’ CM

Chief secy & DGP led officials to CM’s house to congratulate him on BJD’s civic polls win. But chief secy says visit, 1st after Covid, was to update Naveen Patnaik on projects.

More women are becoming IAS officers, but only a few get the prize post: District Collector

Women are thought of as ‘9-to-5’ district magistrates who need to balance domestic duties and aren’t tough. So most of them are not given the collector’s job.

IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS should have specific civil service entrance exams. At least discuss it

Would it not make sense if the Prelims and compulsory Mains were common to all, but service-specific papers introduced for IAS, IPS, IFS and Revenue Services?

Single Civil Services Exam outdated. UPSC holding separate exam for Indian Railways—good idea

Before the nationalisation of the railways in 1951, all constituent railway companies had their own methods of recruitment. Then why not now?

Too many IAS chief secretaries, not enough posts — Indian states have a problem

Haryana just promoted seven IAS officers to top scale of chief secretary — taking the total to 20. This is a pan-India practice.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.