Wednesday, November 21, 2018

IAS-IPS friendly cricket match to be held in Lucknow on December 16; DNA jibe created row last year

A FRIENDLY cricket match will be held between Uttar Pradesh cadre of IAS and IPS officers in Lucknow on December 16, as part of the IAS Week — the annual event of UP IAS Association, to be organised in Lucknow from December 13 to 16. State chief minister Yogi Adityanath among others are likely to be in the guest list of the high-profile IAS week. Last year, the IAS-IPS cricket match took an ugly turn after the IPS Association attributed...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Top 50 foreign universities for officers to choose from, for government-funded DFFT scheme

THE department of personnel and training (DoPT), while announcing a list of courses and universities for its short term and long term programmes offered under the DFFT scholarship scheme for 2019-20, has also included a long list of over 100 universities which are ranked higher according to two international rakings viz. World University ranking and QS World University ranking. Here below are 50 of those leading foreign universities, as placed by the DoPT in an Annexure to its November 9 notification that announced the 2019-20 DFFT scheme:

Monday, November 19, 2018

Govt engineers major reshuffle of officers at the rank of additional secretary; Delhi Chief Secy Anshu Prakash brought to DoT; Full List

THE central government on Saturday made a major bureaucratic reshuffle of the officers working in the rank of additional secretaries, apart from prematurely repatriating Member Secretary of the NCR Planning Board and 1983 batch Jharkhand cadre IAS —Bijay Kumar Tripathi to his parent cadre. Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash who was allegedly assaulted in CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence in February this year leading to massive protests by IAS officers, was transferred as additional secretary in the department of telecommunications (DoT). Here below are the key appointments: 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Names of 8 new GoI secretaries announced; LBSNAA director Upma Chawdhry and FCI CMD figure in the list

THE government on Saturday appointed eight senior officers at the rank of secretary or secretary-equivalent positions. Whereas director of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Ms Upma Chawdhry, will be the new secretary in the department of youth affairs on December 31, another officer -- 1984 batch IAS, ABP Pandey, will take over as new revenue secretary at the end of this month when incumbent Hasmukh Adhia retires. Here below is the eight new appointments:

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu’s 10 commandments for bureaucrats

Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday asked India's civil servants to be flexible, adaptable, open and dynamic, and strive to reform outdated government practices. He was interacting with the officers of 93rd foundation course at the Dr Marri Channa Reddy Human Resource Development Institute, in Hyderabad. Here are Vice President’s 10 commandments for bureaucrats:

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

14 new GoI joint secretaries appointed; 11 belong to non-IAS services; Full List

THE Central government on Tuesday appointed 14 officers as joint secretaries, out of whom as many as 11 belonged to non-IAS, something not seen till some years ago. The new joint secretaries are from the services such as IFoS, IPoS, IAAS, CSS and various railway services, apart from three officers being IAS. Here’s the full list of the new JS:

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

38 short-term courses in foreign universities earmarked under DFFT scheme, 2019-20; Full List

THE CENTRAL government has announced the names of the universities, courses and the dates for which the officers will be sponsored under the Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) Scheme. The upper age limit for short-term programmes is 52 years as on July 1, 2019, but there is no age limit for the short-term programmes at Harvard University, University of Chicago, Cambridge University, University of California Berkeley and ANZSOG for officers of joint secretary/additional secretary/secretary level (equivalent to postings in GOI),  a DoPT order said. 
Here below is the list of 38 short term programmes offered under the DFFT Scheme for 2019-20:

Monday, November 12, 2018

150 CBI sleuths participate in Art of Living workshop to “improve positivity and enhance synergy”

THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which has recently been embroiled in an unprecedented controversy leading to the forced leave of two of its top officers, has organised a three-day workshop at its headquarters in Delhi to build synergy and positivity. The three-day workshop which is being conducted by the instructors of the Art of Living Foundation of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, enters…

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Sonal Swaroop, IAS, was “physically hit and verbally abused”; Full text of IAS Association’s letter to defence secretary

Sonal Swaroop

THE IAS Association has strongly condemned the assault of its member and deputy commissioner of Arunachal Pradesh’s West Kameng district, Sonal Swaroop, by uniformed men belonging to 2nd Arunachal Pradesh Scouts Battalion, a part of Indian armed forces. Ms Swarup, a 2012 batch IAS, was physically hit and verbally abused, the Association said in a letter to union defence secretary. Here below is the full text of the letter written by Rakesh Srivastava, secretary of Indian Civil and Administrative Services (Central) Association and union secretary of the ministry of women and child development, Government of India:

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

IAS Association condemns Army personnel's assault of a police station and attack on deputy commissioner in Arunachal Pradesh

THE IAS Association today (Tuesday) condemned the assault of a police station and the attack on a deputy commissioner and superintendent police in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh by about a hundred Army personnel. In a Twitterer post, the Association said: “This is unimaginable and strongly condemned. Assault on Police Station, attack on DC and SP by uniformed personnel is unacceptable. Strongly condemned and hope that the…