NOW, a Central university in Orissa will take the IAS coaching centers head-on, as the Koraput-based university is planning to start a specialized cell to train its students for appearing for competitive examination with a thrust on UPSC exam being held annually to select IAS, IFS IPS and other allied services.
Though many students from universities across
appear for such competitive examinations every year, universities never get involved in the process and remain focused on its own curricula. But the Central University, Koraput will now train those students separately for which IAS officers would be roped in as guest faculty, a report by The Times of India said. India
Significantly, poor success rate of students from Orissa in such competitive examinations is believed to be the key reasons for such an initiative. According to the Vice Chancellor of the University, an advisory committee, comprising some senior IAS officers, was formed which will work out the course and the method of coaching.
Significantly, the University is collaborating with the British Council to improve the students’ communication skills and knowledge of English language.
If this trend is replicated by other universities too, there will be much more incubation space for future IAS, IFS, IPS across
Mizoram CM is unhappy with bureaucrats
Mizoram chief minister Pu Lal Thanhawla has found the demand of a pay hike for state government servants unreasonable as their output is not satisfactory. According to local media, the chief minister has blamed the bureaucrats for the state’s inability to spend Rs 70 cr Central funds. The CM was addressing Mizoram Civil Pensioners’ Association General Assembly in Aizawl recently. What has concerned the CM is the report that many civil servants devote just 2 hours for their office work.
Action and Appointments
The UP government has once again engineered a minor administrative reshuffle transferring four IAS officers including the Greater Noida CEO Mukul Singhal. Divisional Commissioner (
) Manoj Kumar will now be the new Greater Noida CEO after incumbent Mr Singhal has been transferred as Member (Judicial) in the Allahabad Revenue Board. Moradabad