Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Massive IPS recruitment drive may become a reality soon; junior state police officers to gain

FOR junior ranking police officers of various states, it’s a rare chance to clinch the IPS status. If home minister P Chidambaram has his way, the department of personnel and training (DoPT) and the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) may have to change rules to conduct a special recruitment drive, open to serving junior ranking police officers from State and Central police forces, to fill about 490 IPS (Indian Police Service) posts.
To overcome the shortage of direct recruitment quota of IPS officers, the ministry of home affairs (MHA) has proposed to fill about 490 posts in that quota through the mode of Limited Competitive Examination in a time span of seven years. The unique proposal is under consideration by DoPT and UPSC. Minister of state in the MHA Ajay Maken revealed it in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

IIM-A discontinues course for bureaucrats 
India’s top B-school IIM-A has suspended a course specially designed for bureaucrats understandably after the government had refused to pay more money for its sponsoring candidates. IIM-A said it will not be announcing admissions to its one-year course, Post Graduate Programme in Public Management and Policy (PGP-PMP), offered to Group A service civil servants in India since 2007.
According a section of media reports, the hike of fee structure is one of main reasons for the suspension of the course. The DoPT, which sponsors the fees of the selected candidates, has reportedly told the institute its inability to pay Rs 20 lakh fee per student, up from Rs 8 lakh last year, and the 3-year-long MoU between IIM-A and DoPT was not extended.

Action and Appointments
a) 3 Selection Grade (deputy secretary) officers of CSS have been elevated as directors. They are, AK Sood (to be director in rural development), Anil Malhotra (director, Planning Commission) and RC Gupta (director, defence).

Babus in Demand
The government has proposed to fill up the post of chairman, Tea Board at the joint secretary level at the pay band of Rs 37,400 to Rs 67000 (PB-4) with a grade pay of Rs 10,000 on deputation basis. The selected officer will be posted in Kolkata. The officers empanelled as joint secretary at the Centre may apply for the post.
Detailed DoPT CIRCULAR, dated March 8, 2010


  1. Why Kiran Bedi's picture? Is she still an icon of an IPS officer?

  2. the new move for ips rectt. is d need of d hour.kudos to mr.chidambaram for this out of box infuse expertise into and re-energise our senile babudom, more such steps r called for.

  3. when the vacancies are being announced