In an open letter, they appealed to her to convey their concerns to the Union government and caution them that the attempt to change the character of the civil services is fraught with extreme danger and will "spell the death of the constitutional government in India". A systematic attempt is being made to change the character of the civil services, particularly the IAS and the IPS, which, in our constitutional scheme, were uniquely intended to be a protective ring around the Constitution, unaffected by political changes, having an all-India perspective rather than a regional, parochial one and being secure enough to maintain an independent, nonpartisan outlook, without fear or favour, the letter said.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, appreciates the people of Karnataka for voting out the BJP in the recent Assembly elections. Nevertheless, she cautioned the public about the recent developments in Delhi, stating that it could occur anywhere in the country. She referred to the ordinance passed by the President, which empowered the Lieutenant Governor to oversee disciplinary proceedings and transfer and posting of civil servants in Delhi. She urged people to be aware, saying “BJP doesn’t want to have any opposition.” Hence, non-BJP parties must work together to safeguard their rights under the Constitution.
In her complaint, the IAS officer alleged that the accused came into contact with her on April 2020 while she was working as Resident Commissioner in Bihar during the Covid 19 crisis.
The government has appointed Ravneet Kaur the chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI). There has been no full-time chairperson at the CCI for the past seven months since Ashok Kumar Gupta's departure in October 2022. Kaur, a 1988-batch Indian Administrative Service offi...
Manoj Soni, who joined the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) as a member in 2017, will be sworn in as the chairman on Tuesday. He has been performing the duties of the chairman since April 5, 2022, according to an official. The UPSC conducts the civil services examination to select officers for the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, among others. Soni has previously served as vice-chancellor of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University and The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
The Enforcement Directorate has accused an IAS officer Anil Tuteja of being the mastermind of the illegal liquor syndicate in the state of Chhattisgarh and alleged that from 2019 to 2022, unaccounted illicit liquor made up 30-40% of total liquor sales in the state. The ED claimed the syndicate involved high-level government officials, private individuals, and political executives generating over Rs 2,000 crore of corruption money.
- MP IAS body expresses concern over release of gangster-turned-politician Anand Mohan
A local court in October 2007 had initially sentenced Mohan to death, but the sentence was later commuted to life term by the Patna High court in December, 2008, when he appealed against the lower court verdict. The Bihar government has drawn flak from the opposition BJP for its decision. BJP MP Sushil Kumar Modi has accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of sacrificing law to stay on in power with support from ally RJD.Rajesh Kumar Singh takes charge as new DPIIT secretary
Before DPIIT, Rajesh Kumar Singh was serving as Secretary in the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying. Singh is an Indian Administrative Service officer of 1989 Batch from Kerala cadre, the commerce and industry ministry said in a statement.I-T case: Department produces 'chat' proof; Chhattisgarh officials get court relief
The magistrate had directed the department to file cases under the Income Tax Act and the Indian Penal Code against the trio. They were also asked to appear before the court in the first week of August. The IAS officer moved the sessions court, claiming that there was no "lawful occasion" for the magistrate to pass the order that he said was "premature".National Civil Services Day: Is the IAS, India's so-called steel frame, rusting?
Like much else in the Indian nation-state, its civil service also came from the British Raj. It was started by the East India Company and was called the Honourable East India Company's Civil Service. In 1858, after the end of the East India Company's rule in India and the beginning of the British Raj, it became the Indian Civil Service (ICS).Put in place mechanism to check veracity of asset details filed by public servants: Parliamentary panel to DoPT
The panel also took up the matter of posting of an All India Service (AIS)-Indian Foreign Service (IFS) couple at the same station and suggested framing of appropriate guidelines. It appreciated the Department of Personnel and Training for formulating guidelines for posting husband and wife, who are in government service, at the same station.Centre asks IAS, IPS, IFS officers to inform it about their stock market-related transactions
The ministry, in its order, said that since share, securities, debentures, etc are treated as moveable property as per explanation-I under Rule 16 of AIS (Conduct) Rules, 1968, if an individual transaction exceeds two months' basic pay of the member of service as prescribed in Rule 16(4) of ibid rules, "intimation to the prescribed authority would still be necessary".SC paves way for holding UP local body polls with OBC quota; notification in 2 days
The Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for holding the urban local body polls in Uttar Pradesh as it allowed the State Election Commission to issue a notification in this regard in two days with an OBC quota in terms of a report of the Uttar Pradesh Backward Classes Commission.Record participation for PM's awards, 'Viksit Bharat' to be theme of Civil Services Day 2023
Srinivas, Secretary of the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) under the personnel ministry, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi would address the nation's civil servants and confer the PM's awards on April 21.Reduce civil services recruitment cycle, assess reason for candidates low turnout: Parliament Panel to UPSC
The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice said according to the data provided by the UPSC, the average time taken for civil services examination from the date of issue of notification to the date of declaration of the final result is nearly 15 months.Rs 9,600 cr land scam: Lokayukta complaint lodged against Siddaramaiah, Robert Vadra in K'taka
A complaint had been lodged in Karnataka Lokayukta against Opposition leader Siddaramaiah and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in connection with illegally taking over of Rs 9,600 crore worth 1,100 acres of land in and around Bengaluru.Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka writes to CM, seeks Vigilance department posting to 'root out corruption'
During the past decade, Khemka has been posted in departments often seen as unimportant. Over his entire career, on an average, he has been transferred about every six months. This is the fourth time that Khemka has been posted to the Archives department -- three of these stints have been during the tenure of the BJP-led government. He earlier served as director general and later principal secretary of the Archives department. Khemka was first transferred to the department in 2013 when the Congress was in power.Chhattisgarh coal levy 'scam': ED raids IAS officer, others
The investigation relates to "a massive scam in which illegal levy of Rs 25 was being extorted for every tonne of coal transported in Chhattisgarh by a cartel involving senior bureaucrats, businessmen, politicians and middlemen", the agency has alleged.Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka transferred again, his 56th posting
The Haryana government on Monday transferred senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka, his 56th posting in a career spanning about 30 years. Four Haryana Civil Service officers were also transferred with immediate effect in the shuffle.1,472 posts of IAS, 864 for IPS officers vacant: Centre in Lok Sabha
"Occurrence and filling up of vacancies is a continuous process. It is the endeavour of the central government to fill up vacant posts expeditiously. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts examinations for filling up of vacancies on direct recruitment basis in IAS, IPS and IFS every year," the minister said.9.79 Lakh vacancies in central government departments: Centre
As per Annual Report of Pay Research Unit of Department of Expenditure, 9,79,327 posts are vacant under various ministries/departments of the central government, as on March 1, 2021, Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply.Tata Power gets shareholders' nod to appoint Rajiv Mehrishi as independent director
Mehrishi is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1978 batch belonging to the Rajasthan cadre and has a wide experience of over 42 years.Chhattisgarh Coal levy 'scam': ED attaches assets of CM's deputy secy, IAS officer, others
The frozen assets include 65 properties belonging to coal trader and "main kingpin" in the case Suryakant Tiwari, 21 properties of Chaurasia, a powerful bureaucrat of the state administrative service posted in the Chief Minister's Office (CMO), and five assets of 2009-batch IAS officer Sameer Vishnoi apart from that of another coal businessman of Chhattisgarh, Sunil Agarwal and some others.UPSC declares results of Civil Services (Main) Examination 2022
The results of Civil Services (Main) Examination 2022 were declared on Tuesday by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), according to an official statement.Lucky Ali reports encroachment by land mafia, seeks police help
Lucky Ali has accused Sudhir Reddy, the husband of IAS officer Rohini Sindhuri, of intruding on his Yelahanka property.C V Ananda Bose appointed West Bengal Governor
Bose (71) is a 1977 batch (retired) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Kerala cadre. He last served as an administrator in the National Museum here before superannuating in 2011.Centre simplifies nearly 500 rules, earns over Rs 250 cr from scrap disposal under spl Swachhta campaign
The Centre has simplified nearly 500 rules and processes to ensure "ease of living" besides earning a revenue of more than Rs 250 crore from disposal of scrap under the ongoing special Swachhta campaign, senior bureaucrat V Srinivas said on Friday. The special campaign 2.0 is being undertaken from October 2-31, 2022 in remote outstation offices, foreign missions and posts, attached and subordinate offices of the central government among other organisations.Senior bureaucrats Sridhar Chiruvolu, Saurabh Shukla get one-year extension in PMO
Sridhar Chiruvolu a 2001-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Bihar cadre and Saurabh Shukla, a 2005-batch Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS) were both given a one year extension as joint secretary and director in the Prime Minister's Office.ED attaches assets in JK illegal arms licence issuance case
The ED alleged that government officials used to take "commission" from arms dealers and brokers in their own bank accounts and also in the accounts of their family members for getting arms licenses issued as well as for renewals of defence personnel licenses.