Yet, issuing of the circular is an indicator that the action in Mussoorie’s civil servant incubator has virtually begun. As young probationers from all services including IAS, IFS, IPS get ready to take the basic lessons on administration from LBSNAA, many parents looking for prospective grooms also get prepared to come to the hill station, book hotels in advance and land up with marriage proposals in hand.
If you are a civil servant probationer attending the course this time, remember there are exciting times too. Last Diwali, for example, young probationers had a get-together at Happy valley grounds in Mussoorie to participate in an annual fete. The officer trainees who would turn
’s top diplomats and bureaucrats in the years to come, put up mehendi stalls to astrology stalls, and organised mock-jails where faculty members were imprisoned on charges leveled at them by trainee officials. What added colour to the mela were dance floors and eateries that sold chole bhature and chaat to Bengali fish curry… India
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Defence ministry’s clarification
Certain reports appeared in the media that the Delhi High Court issued a contempt of court against the chief of Army and defence secretary, on the Delhi High Court order, in respect of granting permanent commission to women officers. The defence ministry has now clarified that “the Delhi High Court has sent only a notice on the plea of women officers, to the Army Headquarters to explain its position on the directions given by the Delhi High Court in this regard”.