Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Quota for Economically Weaker Sections will be valid for any Central govt job notified on or after Feb 1, says DoPT


THE CENTRAL government on Saturday issued an office memorandum (OM) notifying 10 percent reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) for civil posts in the Government of India, adding that the quota will be applicable for all direct recruitment vacancies to be notified on or after February 1, 2019. “Detailed instructions regarding operation of roster and procedure for implementation of EWS reservation will be…

Monday, January 21, 2019

IAS-IPS Marriage: Jitendra Dudi transferred to Maharashtra cadre after his marriage to IPS Aanchal Dalal


THE government has transferred 2016 batch Jharkhand cadre IAS, Jitendra Dudi, from Jharkhand to Maharashtra cadre on the ground of marriage to 2018 batch Maharashtra cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Ms Aanchal Dalal. Twenty eight years old Dudi originally belongs to Rajasthan’s Jaipur. Late last year, he served as assistant secretary in the GoI’s department of heavy industries when he was in Delhi for his mandatory 13-week-long attachment to…

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

4 persons of eminence required as Information Commissioners; lawyer, scientist, journalist et al may apply


THE government has sought the applications for four Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission — the officers who have the final say on issues pertaining to Right to Information Act, 2005, commonly called the RTI. The officers will be located in New Delhi. According to the RTI Act, an Information Commissioner needs to be a person of eminence in public life with wide knowledge and experience in law, science and technology, social service, management, journalism, mass-media or…

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Know more about new UPSC member Dr TCA Anant


Dr TCA Anant, former chief statistician of India and ex-secretary in the ministry of statistics and programme implementation, took the oath as Member, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in New Delhi on Monday. A PhD from Cornell University and masters in economics from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Anant served as professor at Delhi School of Economics for more than a decade before…

Monday, January 14, 2019

2014 batch woman IAS harassed in Delhi; IAS Association demands action against perpetrators of the “cowardly and dangerous attack”


A representative image

THREE days after a 2014 batch woman IAS officer was allegedly harassed in a court premise in Delhi’s Saket area, the IAS Association on Sunday said “action must be taken against the perpetrators of this cowardly and dangerous attack”. The incident took place on Thursday (January 10) when the woman IAS officer, presently posted in Mizoram, was allegedly harassed by a…

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Railway accounts officer Adithya Joshi’s term in CVC extended; 2004 batch IAS BVRC Purushotttam prematurely repatriated from revenue dept


Adithya Joshi, 1995 batch Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) officer, presently serving as director in the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), has been given extension for three months till May 6, 2019. In another development, the government has prematurely repatriated 2004 batch Uttarakhand cadre officer, BVRC Purushotttam, presently working in the department of revenue, to his parent cadre on the ground of…

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Foreign Training: How much an Indian officer gets as monthly allowance, warm clothing allowance et al; list of allowances post DoPT review


SENDING officers abroad under the Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) programme is not an inexpensive affair, and the rate needs to be fixed from time to time according to the variation in purchasing power of a nation. For example, the Government of India pays an officer $1,803 (approx. Rs 1.27 lakh) per month as allowance if she pursues a course in Philippines whereas the same allowance goes up to $2,205 (approx. Rs 1.55 lakh) for studying in Switzerland. Here below is list of allowances including for warm clothing ($500 or Rs 35,200), departure ($500 or Rs 35,200), arrival ($375 or Rs 26,400) and…

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

20 IPS officers of 1989 batch empanelled as ADG, ADG-equivalent; Full List


APPOINTMENTS Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved empanelment of the
following Indian Police Service (IPS) officers of 1989 batch for holding Additional Director
General (ADG) and ADG equivalent level posts at the Centre: Here’s the full list of the 20 newly-empanelled officers:

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

2018-19 in-service training for IAS, IPS includes one on Mahatma Gandhi for better decision-making for the poor; List of 24 courses

A famous quote of Mahatma Gandhi

WHAT kind of a course an All India Service officer (IAS, IPS and Indian Forest Service) is being imparted during their in-service training? The service calendar of 2018-19 has a wide range of topics from the WTO and public procurement to Mahatma Gandhi as an approach for decision-making for the poor, rural and the marginalised. The one on Gandhi will be held in IIM-Ahmedabad in March this year. In-service trainings are week-long mandatory trainings. Here below are the names of the courses, the institutes where those will be held and also the date:

Monday, January 07, 2019

6 Vacancies: Corporate affairs ministry asks for applications from retired government officers


THE ministry of corporate affairs has invited applications from retired and willing government servants as consultants in the ministry. The monthly remuneration, according to the circular issued on December 20, will be the last drawn salary minus the pension plus dearness allowance. The consultants won’t, however, be given any perks, allowance or even leave. The consultants are needed at the following level: