Monday, 30 January, 2023
TopicUPSC

Topic: UPSC

Anil Swarup, IAS, who juggled coal, labour & education, says specialisation not necessary

The education secretary's comment assumes significance at a time when the govt is pushing for lateral entry into civil services.

India thinks it can produce IFS officers by testing them on wildlife more than geopolitics

The foreign services is the biggest casualty of the generalist nature of the UPSC exam.

Lateral entry into civil services: IAS aspirants happy, IITians happier

UPSC aspirants at Delhi’s coaching hub and engineers at IIT cheered the move but also cautioned that transparency and neutrality may be compromised.

IAS is here to stay because it suits the political executive

It is not lateral recruitment but ‘back-door entry’ of retired ‘babus’ that can cause damage to the IAS.

Govt opens door to private sector talent, wants specialists to join ministries as joint secys

DoPT ad for applications gets mixed reactions - some welcome the move but others are apprehensive, say may increase scope for political appointments

Civil service recruitment needs real reforms, not ad hoc approach

By turning the foundation course into an obstacle course, we will really convert the ‘Happy Valley’ into a ‘Paradise Lost’.

With civil-services revamp, enduring friendships at ‘Happy Valley’ will turn into competition

If the proposal comes through, scores awarded by the training academy will now be on par with those given by the UPSC, a constitutional body.

UPSC notifies lowest number of vacancies in 10 years. Is this the Modi effect at play?

Modi had promised a leaner bureaucracy under his mantra of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’. Since 2014, vacancies have declined from 1,291 to 782.

The officer raj

The weakening of the political authority of UPA 2 has given the civil services a golden era of unfettered, unquestioned power.

On Camera

YourTurn

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...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

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.