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2006 batch IFS officer Suresh Kumar appointed as India’s Charge d’Affaires to Pakistan

Kumar has worked as deputy secretary at the Pakistan desk in the Ministry of External Affairs and is expected to take up the assignment in Islamabad shortly.
Representational image | Pixabay

Why India needs to bet its money on the right honey

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Assocham event in New Delhi on 20 December | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

No review for convicted IAS, IPS, IFS officers until final acquittal: Modi govt’s new plan

Looking to remove corrupt officers, Modi govt has proposed to introduce an amendment to the All India Service Rules, 1969.
IAS officers of 2017 batch in Parliament (representational image) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

IAS, IPS officers can now accept gifts from foreign dignitaries as rules are set to change

Existing rule doesn't allow IAS, IPS & IFS officers to accept gifts worth more than a certain limit without informing govt. The provision is now being extended to foreign dignitaries’ gifts.
Ministry of External affairs

Indian Fossil Service

The foreign service may have some of the finest minds and cushiest jobs but as an institution, it has failed at making a mark globally.
Jayoti Banerjee

Now Maharashtra IFS officer is attacked by ‘encroachers’, says it was like staring at death

IFS officer was attacked at a Mumbai national park where she had gone for inspection. This come days after IFS officer was assaulted in Telangana.

PM Narendra Modi inducts 5 retired IFS, IAS officers in his new govt

Apart from high-profile induction of S. Jaishankar, Modi govt brings in former IAS Som Parkash as MoS, and repeats 3 ministers from last time.
PM Modi meets IFS probationers | YouTube

With just 1,400 diplomats, India’s foreign influence is severely limited

The lack of an adequate number of diplomats is a modern-day crisis, but its origins lie in colonial times.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) building, New Delhi

How UPSC proposal to induct IAS candidates for other central jobs could benefit thousands

The UPSC has proposed to the central government that the candidates who fail the civil service exam interview be recruited to other govt jobs.
Forest Research Institute |

This premier university has always been in the grip of civil servants

Forest Research Institute Deemed University in Dehradun has never been headed by an academic. All its V-Cs are officers from the Indian Forest Services.

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