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UPSC row – The Sridevi solution will not work

UPSC row – The Sridevi solution will not work

Learn English or forever accept your inferior position. The situation is unfolding along the symptoms of the Oslo syndrome that I have explained in another…


Narendra Modi’s 19-point code of conduct for babus

Narendra Modi Government has amended the All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968. 19 new rules…


CSAT row – UPSC must not get trapped in language debate

It is surprising that no leaders from other languages on TV explaining how the CSAT is against…


Modi amends All India Services rules, makes bureaucracy citizen-friendly

Narendra Modi is the first Prime Minister, in independent India, who has taken a much-needed decision to clip the wings of red-tapism in bureaucracy. This will certainly help the Government in taking the administration closer to the citizens. …





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UPSC row: CSAT must stay

English is among the five recognised languages of the United Nations Secretariat. If tomorrow they are selected into the Indian Foreign Service where they have to interact with the UN, will these aspirants manage the work in …

UPSC introduces 2 more attempts, age relaxation for civil services aspirants

Now onwards the aspirants for the UPSC will get two more attempts for the most coveted examinations as the the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has effected major changes in norms of civil services examination. They will also get consequential …

UP Government transfers 25 IAS officers

The Uttar Pradesh Government on Saturday transferred 25 IAS officers, including district magistrate of Lucknow, an official spokesman said in Lucknow. The Government has put Lucknow District Magistrate Anurag Yadav on the wait list while Rajshekhar, …

Centre fixes 2-year tenure for IAS, IPS, IFoS officers

Officers of the three premier services — IAS, IPS and IFoS — will now spend a minimum of two years at each posting and any exception in the form of transfers or new appointments will only be done upon the recommendation of a civil services …

Haryana to transfer IAS officer Ashok Khemka for 46th time?

Senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka was on Thursday at the centre of another controversy with the Haryana Government stating that he has been sent on election duty and hence the post held by him has been temporarily given to another officer, an order …

Supreme Court refuses to pass direction on cooling off period for IAS, IPS

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to frame guidelines for providing mandatory cooling off period to retired bureaucrats and police officials during which they will not be allowed to accept any Government assignment. “We cannot issue such …

Coalgate: IAS, IPS, IFoS bodies rally behind Parakh

Condemning the CBI for naming former Coal Secretary PC Parakh in the coal scam, the IAS, IPS and IFoS officers’ associations on Friday rallied behind him and said they were agitated over the naming of any honest officer for doing his job. …

Akhilesh revokes IAS Durga’s suspension, BJP demands apology

Even as Uttar Pradesh Government revoked suspension of IAS Officer Druga Sakthi Nagpal, the BJP on Monday demanded an apology from State Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav on the …

CBI files chargesheet in Karnataka illegal mining case

CBI on Monday filed a chargesheet in a special court in Bangalore charging against a mining company, its top executives and two retired IAS officers in Rs 1232.39 crore mining scam in Karnataka. The agency has pressed charges of criminal conspiracy, …

Children of divorced, illegally wedded wife entitled to pension

Children of divorced or those born to illegally wedded wife of a deceased all India services officer are entitled to get family pensions, according to new rules notified by the Central Government. “Where the deceased member of service or …

Noida DM who called Durga Shakti Nagpal blemish-free, transferred

Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida) District Magistrate, Ravikant Singh, has been transferred by Uttar Pradesh administration for holding suspend IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal “blemish-free”. Singh will be replaced by Hiralal Gupta as Noida’s new …

Centre not to intervene in Durga Shakti’s suspension

The Centre has decided not to intervene in the issue of suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. It has triggered a controversy, as no appeal has been made by the officer to challenge the suspension by the Uttar Pradesh Government. Nagpal, who had …

Change rules on suspension of officers: IAS, IPS, IFoS bodies

Irked over unjustified suspensions of civil servants, representatives of three All India Services associations on Monday demanded changes in rules in this regard to check any such abuse of power by state Governments. The demand was made by …

SC agrees to hear contempt plea on Durga Nagpal’s suspension

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a contempt plea filed against the Uttar Pradesh Government for suspending IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal for implementing its order on removing unauthorised religious structures on public land. A bench …

SC refuses to entertain PIL for reinstatement of suspended IAS officer

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a PIL seeking reinstatement of suspended IAS officer Durga Sakhti Nagpal. The officer had cracked down on illegal sand mining in Uttar Pradesh. Questioning the locus of a lawyer, who filed a PIL, a …

IAS suspension: Government may change rules

In the wake of nations outrage over suspension of UP IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, the Centre on Friday assured of amending rules to ensure that an IAS officer is not suspended or transferred due to vested interest. The Department of Personnel …

Action against Durga was taken to teach her a lesson: IPS officers body

An IPS body on Thursday has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to ensure justice to the young IAS officer, Durga Shakti Nagpal who was suspended for taking on sand mafia in Noida. Expressing solidarity with the officer, the …

SC agrees to hear PIL on IAS officer Durga Shakti’s suspension

Agreeing to hear a PIL seeking quashing of all proceedings against suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who had cracked down on illegal sand mining in Uttar Pradesh, the Supreme Court on Thursday listed the plea for hearing on August 12. A …







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