Friday, 31 March, 2023

Topic: IAS

‘IAS officers who are assigned to home state cadres more likely to be corrupt, underperforming’

A new research paper suggests letting Indian Administrative Service officials work in their home states may be opening the door for greater corruption.

At Magnetic Maharashtra summit, junior IAS officers pitch for investment in tribal talent

The team of seven assistant collectors is trying to get investments into tribal goods and services by pitching them as ‘safe’ and ‘attractive’.

A Maharashtra bureaucrat transferred 11 times in 13 years, for being honest but tough

Tukaram Mundhe has recently been sent as Nashik’s municipal commissioner. He has earned plaudits from CM Fadnavis for good governance, but also faced his axe. \

Gujarat elections are the lowest point in the history of the Election Commission

Part of the problem lies with the quality of appointees. In practice this is one more institution monopolised by ex-IAS officers.

Cow loving former IAS officer is new head of Animal Welfare Board of India

After completely revamping the Animal Welfare Board of India the government has appointed a retired IAS officer who runs his own cow shelter as chairperson

‘Life in the IAS’ review: a peek into Haryana’s corridors of power

IAS officer Ram Varma’s book is a voyeuristic glimpse into the tribulations forced on the people of Haryana by politicians whom they repeatedly elected. ‘Life in...

Red tape be damned, Modi is creating a new bureaucracy tailored to his vision

PM Narendra Modi has begun reaching out directly to officers, keeping tabs on their performance, and setting goals, for better implementation of his policies.

Stalking probe puts Chandigarh’s bureaucratic soup in the spotlight

With officers drawn from three cadres running the union territory, administration and law enforcement of Chandigarh is often uncoordinated and haphazard. Chitleen K. Sethi

National Interest: Keeper of India’s family silver

Naresh Chandra (1934-2017) wasn’t an ordinary patriot. A big-hearted problem-solver, he had the trust of 9 prime ministers. SHEKHAR GUPTA

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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.