Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Retired IAS Anil Swarup to head govt panel on NCC restructuring

RETIRED IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre Anil Swarup will head a government panel to suggest measures to strengthen National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS). While  announcing the move on Tuesday, the government said in a statement that suitable representatives from the NCC, the ministry of youth affairs and ministry of HRD are being…

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Babu Marriage: Anuj Malik gets transferred to Uttar Pradesh on ground of marriage

Ms Anuj Malik, a 2017 batch AGMUT cadre IAS, has been transferred from AGMUT cadre  to Uttar Pradesh cadre on the grounds of marriage to Gaurav Singh Sogarwal, also a 2017 batch IAS belonging to Uttar Pradesh. When Sogarwal cracked the UPSC examination of 2016, there were  a number of media reports about him on how he lost his…

Monday, July 16, 2018

Know Your IAS: Dr Rohit Yadav of Chhattisgarh cadre is PS to civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu

Dr Rohit Yadav, 2002 batch Chhattisgarh cadre IAS officer, has been appointed as private secretary to civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu. Yadav will get the rank of a Government of India director. An MBBS in clinical pathology before getting into IAS, Yadav originally belongs to…

Friday, July 13, 2018

Indian Ordnance Factory Service officers dominate in director-level appointments; Full List

DURING the last couple of days, the Central government appointed at least 11 officers as directors in various ministries, the highlight being a clear domination by officers belonging to Indian Ordnance Factory Service (IOFS). In total, as many as 10 non-IAS officers find berths as directors. Here below is the full list:

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

DoPT initiates action against 2010 batch IAS Shah Faesal for a Twitter post; Kashmiri IAS releases what he calls the “love letter” from his boss

Shah Faesal as an IAS trainee (File Photo)

THE department of personnel and training (DoPT) has requested the Jammu and Kashmir government to initiate action against 2010 batch Jammu and Kashmir cadre IAS officer Shah Faesal for violating the conduct rules by posting some materials in his verified Twitter account. DoPT in its letter said, the posts written by the IAS officer are prima-face in contravention to…

Monday, July 09, 2018

Govt appoints 2 IRS-IT, 1 IFoS as joint secretaries; 4 non-IAS posted as directors

THE government late last week appointed two IRS-IT and one Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officers as union joint secretaries. Meanwhile, four non-IAS officers have been posted as directors in union ministries or departments. In one of those appointments, an Indian Ordnance Factory Service officer, was given a berth as director in the ministry of drinking water and sanitation. Here below is the full list:

Thursday, July 05, 2018

PM’s interaction with 170 young IAS officers; 10 Things to Know

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the need for increasing people’s trust on governance when he had an interaction with 170 young IAS officers in New Delhi on Wednesday. Here are the 10 short takes on the interaction between the PM and the 2016 batch IAS officers:

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Vacancy in Competition Commission of India: A salary of Rs 4 lakh a month, but no house or car

ONLY in some rare occasions, the government allows an officer to opt for not choosing a car or an accommodation and instead giving a take-home salary of Rs 4 lakh per month. Here, there’s one. There are presently…

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Gujarat cadre IAS Rajender Kumar laterally shifted from DoPT to PMO; IPS PS Purohit elevated as special director in IB

Rajender Kumar, 2004 batch Gujarat cadre IAS, presently a director in the department of personnel and training (DoPT), has been laterally shifted as director in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). His tenure will be till May 26, 2021, or until further order, a DoPT office memorandum issued on July 2, said. A graduate in Ayurvedic before getting selected as an IAS, Kumar was collector in Gujarat’s Rajkot and then Surat district before joining the…

Monday, July 02, 2018

7 non-IAS officers — from IDAS, ISS, IFoS, IRAS and IES— find berth as union additional secretaries; Full List

THE government on Saturday appointed 20 officers at the rank of secretary, additional secretary or joint secretary, the key highlight being the appointment of seven non-IAS as union additional secretaries. The officers belong to Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS), Indian Statistical Service (IIS) Indian Forest Service (IFoS), Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS). Here below are the details of each of the 20 new appointments: