Monday, April 22, 2019

No celebration of “steel frame of India” on April 21 as general elections are on, but…

ON April 21, 1947, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed a group of civil services probationers and referred them as “steel frame of India”. The day — April 21— is being celebrated every year as the Civil Services Day. But on Sunday, there was no celebration because of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, which means, the awards given on the occasion of the day, will now be delivered only after…

Monday, April 15, 2019

20 IAS empanelled for additional secretary or additional secretary-equivalent posts; Full List

THE Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) last week approved empanelment of
20 IAS officers for holding additional secretary or additional secretary-equivalent level posts at the Centre. Here below is the full list, with the batch and cadres of the officers:

Monday, April 08, 2019

Meet 3 IAS toppers, 2019: Kanishak Kataria, Akshat Jain and Junaid Ahmad

HERE are three toppers of the UPSC, 2019, — Kanishak Kataria and Akshat Jain, both belonging to Rajasthan — and Junaid Ahmad from Uttar Pradesh. Who are they, and what are the secret of their success:

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

22 officers including 10 IIS empanelled as union joint secretary; full list

THE Central government on Monday empanelled as many as 22 officers as union joint secretary or joint secretary-equivalent. Ten of those officers belong to Indian Information Service (IIS) whereas the rest 12 are from Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME). Here below is the list of the newly empanelled JS: 

Monday, April 01, 2019

Govt asks for applications for the post of CVC and Vigilance Commissioner

THE government is looking for suitable candidates to replace Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), KV Chowdhry and Vigilance Commissioner, TM Bhasin, both of whom will demit office soon. Both the CVC and the Vigilance Commissioner will hold office for a 4-year-term or till the candidate attains the age of 65 years. According to government rules, the CVC is not allowed to seek any...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Nazli Jafri Shayin shifted as director to defence ministry; List of 3 other appointments

Ms Nazli Jafri Shayin, 1999 batch Indian Audit and Account Service (IAAS) officer, presently a director in the department of school education and literacy, has been shifted to the ministry of defence as a director. Her deputation tenure ends on December 3, 2020. Meanwhile, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal for...

Monday, March 25, 2019

2 IAS, 1 IFoS officers given extension of inter-cadre deputation tenure; full details

INTER-CADRE deputation tenure of Virendra Singh, a 2006 batch Maharashtra cadre IAS, from Maharashtra cadre to Rajasthan cadre, has been extended for a period of three years on personal grounds. Singh originally belongs to Rajasthan, according to DoPT records. He is a product of Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Meanwhile, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has...

Friday, March 22, 2019

1 IAS, 1 IRS-IT officers appointed in DEA; 2 other officers prematurely repatriated

THE government has appointed two officers, an IAS and an IRS-IT, as deputy secretary in the department of economic affairs (DEA). Also, a 1985 batch IAS and another belonging to Indian Defence Service of Engineers, have been prematurely repatriated. Here below are the details:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A PhD degree will fetch Rs 30,000 extra money for a government officer: Order

THE Central government on Friday decided to pay an increased payout of incentives for acquiring fresh higher qualifications if those courses are found to be directly relevant to the employee's job. Accordingly, a  PhD or equivalent will fetch a one-time payment of Rs 30,000; post-graduate degree or diploma of duration more than one year will give an officer Rs 25,000; a PG degree/diploma of duration one year or less, Rs 20,000, and finally degree/diploma of duration of more than three years -- Rs 15,000. Also, a degree/diploma of a duration of…

Monday, March 18, 2019

177 officers selected for studying short-term courses in elite foreign universities under DFFT; Full List

AS MANY as 177 officers of various services including IAS, IPS, IRS-IT et al have been selected for short-term courses in foreign universities under Domestic Funding for Foreign Training (DFFT) programme. Here below is the list of officers selected for short-term courses in Harvard, Chicago, Berkeley, Cambridge and ANZSOG for FY 2019-20: