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33 trainee IAS officers test Covid-19 positive

Hindustan Times. Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 04:15 PM IST
In an order issued on Friday, Dehradun district magistrate Ashish Srivastava said six hostels will be under complete lockdown from Friday and all residents will have to remain indoors.
After the fundamental course of six months of initiation and camaraderie with fellow officers at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, the probationers go on a six-week Bharat Darshan tour, as we did in 1963.(HT file photo)
After the fundamental course of six months of initiation and camaraderie with fellow officers at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, the probationers go on a six-week Bharat Darshan tour, as we did in 1963.(HT file photo)

IAS, the steel-frame or birds of passage

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By TKA Nair
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 01:16 PM IST
SPICE OF LIFE: A favourable combination of circumstances catapulted some of us to the top echelons of the civil services. For brief periods, some of us also came under the arc light as bit players in the saga of governance
Now, if we stop watching, corporations will have an additional reason to stop advertising. It’s our eyeballs they’re after but if we’re watching something else, the advertisers are also likely to relocate.(Hindustan Times)
Now, if we stop watching, corporations will have an additional reason to stop advertising. It’s our eyeballs they’re after but if we’re watching something else, the advertisers are also likely to relocate.(Hindustan Times)

Boycott channels that spread prejudice, hate

UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 08:30 PM IST
All we have to do is stop watching such channels. This should not be difficult because many of us profess to dislike them. So if you really don’t approve, don’t switch them on. It’s as simple as that
The Supreme Court is hearing a petition against Sudarshan TV programme ‘Bindas Bol’.(HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court is hearing a petition against Sudarshan TV programme ‘Bindas Bol’.(HT File Photo)

Controversy around Sudarshan TV show ‘Bindas Bol’: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 04:21 PM IST
The petition against Sudarshan TV programme ‘Bindas Bol’ has been filed by a lawyer, Firoz Iqbal Khan, who submitted that it contained statements which were derogatory about the entry of Muslims into the civil services.
A worker sweeps an area near a statue of Mahatma Gandhi inside the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra, an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission, Rajghat, New Delhi, August 11, 2020(PTI)
A worker sweeps an area near a statue of Mahatma Gandhi inside the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra, an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission, Rajghat, New Delhi, August 11, 2020(PTI)

A personal chronicle of Swachh Bharat Mission | Opinion

By Parameswaran Iyer
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 08:28 PM IST
As I leave after four-and-a-half years of executing SBM, there are achievements, lessons, and future goals
M Sivasankar, former Principal Secretary to Kerala Chief Minister, arrives at National Investigation Agency (NIA) office for interrogation in the high-profile Kerala gold smuggling case, in Kochi, on July 27.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
M Sivasankar, former Principal Secretary to Kerala Chief Minister, arrives at National Investigation Agency (NIA) office for interrogation in the high-profile Kerala gold smuggling case, in Kochi, on July 27.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

ED grills Kerala CM’s former secretary in gold smuggling case

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 06:29 PM IST
M Sivasankar was suspended last month after his alleged links with Swapna Suresh, one of the main accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case surfaced.
In a statement on Monday, the Peoples Movement said Faesal had stepped down as party president and vice president Feroze Peerzada had been appointed to replace him:(REUTERS)
In a statement on Monday, the Peoples Movement said Faesal had stepped down as party president and vice president Feroze Peerzada had been appointed to replace him:(REUTERS)

Shah Faesal ends ‘political gig’, resigns from party

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 02:47 AM IST
The 37-year-old former bureaucrat on Sunday removed the party tag from his bio on social media, giving rise to speculation that he could rejoin the government or pursue other interests. Faesal formed the party in March 2019.
Kannan Gopinathan quit the Indian Administrative Service in August last year.(Twitter)
Kannan Gopinathan quit the Indian Administrative Service in August last year.(Twitter)

‘Will join Covid-19 fight only as volunteer’: Kannan Gopinathan who quit IAS 8 months ago

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 01:02 PM IST
Kannan Gopinathan, who had quit the service eight months ago, said he doesn’t need IAS tag to do service.
It took 12-hour shifts spread over seven days for the CBI officials to print these 1 lakh pages using two printers. The pages were divided into five bundles — one each for the three IAS officers accused in the scam, another for Unitech and one for CBI.(HT PHOTO)
It took 12-hour shifts spread over seven days for the CBI officials to print these 1 lakh pages using two printers. The pages were divided into five bundles — one each for the three IAS officers accused in the scam, another for Unitech and one for CBI.(HT PHOTO)

Printing 1 lakh pages of case documents: A tall order for CBI officials

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 12:59 AM IST
Each of five bundles, prepared for CBI and four accused in the Sarangpur theme park case, stood tall at around 20,000 pages each.
IAS Kannan Gopinathan has been served with a charge sheet by the Union home ministry.(Twitter @naukarshah Photo)
IAS Kannan Gopinathan has been served with a charge sheet by the Union home ministry.(Twitter @naukarshah Photo)

Government charge-sheets Kannan Gopinathan for ‘service rules violations’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 01:58 AM IST
According to reports, Gopinathan, for eight days, worked at relief camps in flood-ravaged Kerala in August-end last year.
A 1983-batch IAS officer, Subrahmanyam was appointed the chief secretary by the Election Commission of India a week before the assembly elections in April.(apindustries.gov.in)
A 1983-batch IAS officer, Subrahmanyam was appointed the chief secretary by the Election Commission of India a week before the assembly elections in April.(apindustries.gov.in)

Andhra Pradesh chief secretary transferred

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 11:05 AM IST
The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday transferred chief secretary LV Subrahmanyam to what is considered an insignificant post, a development that came amidst internal squabbles in the administration.
Charles Cornwallis (1738-1805), Governor-General of India, who sowed the seed which grew into the IAS.(Bettmann Archive)
Charles Cornwallis (1738-1805), Governor-General of India, who sowed the seed which grew into the IAS.(Bettmann Archive)

Review: The Steel Frame by Deepak Gupta

Hindustan Times | By Sujoy Gupta
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2019 07:48 PM IST
The Steel Frame is an addition to the extensive body of literature on the Indian Administrative Service
IAS officers have not been able to ensure that teachers and doctors stay in their place of postings and provide quality services.(HINDUSTAN TIMS PHOTO)
IAS officers have not been able to ensure that teachers and doctors stay in their place of postings and provide quality services.(HINDUSTAN TIMS PHOTO)

How the IAS has let India down

By NC Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 06:02 PM IST
IAS officers resist change, are indifferent to the poor, and have not delivered on development goals
Senthil, deputy commissioner of Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district, announced his resignation on Friday.(HT image)
Senthil, deputy commissioner of Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district, announced his resignation on Friday.(HT image)

Quit due to Article 370 move, says IAS from Karnataka

Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 07:36 AM IST
Senthil, a 2009 batch IAS officer who belongs to Tamil Nadu, said in the interview that he had always been a keen observer of politics.
Patna HC judge Justice Rakesh Kumar (in photo), while hearing the bail plea of retired IAS officer KP Ramaiah, had questioned the manner in which he was granted by a lower court.(Photo Credit: Patna HC website)
Patna HC judge Justice Rakesh Kumar (in photo), while hearing the bail plea of retired IAS officer KP Ramaiah, had questioned the manner in which he was granted by a lower court.(Photo Credit: Patna HC website)

Patna HC judge, who hit out at corruption in judiciary, taken off all cases

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 03:17 PM IST
An 11-judge bench of the high court, headed by Chief Justice AP Shahi, also suspended Justice Rakesh Kumar’s order on the case on Thursday, saying the single judge bench had no jurisdiction to pass such an order on a case that had been closed.
Ajit Singh Chatha is the former chief secretary of Punjab.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Ajit Singh Chatha is the former chief secretary of Punjab.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Ajit Singh Chatha says every challenge offers an opportunity to move up

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Yojana Yadav
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 05:17 PM IST
Words of Wisdom: Chandigarh should’ve been the leader in town planning but other cities have overtaken us because we remained static. Our bylaws are outdated and need to be reviewed, says Ajit Singh Chatha, a former chief secretary of Punjab.
Declaring a political party a public authority under the RTI Act would hamper its smooth internal working, which is not the objective of the Act and was not envisaged by Parliament, reads a government affidavit.(Illustration: Jayanto/HTFile)
Declaring a political party a public authority under the RTI Act would hamper its smooth internal working, which is not the objective of the Act and was not envisaged by Parliament, reads a government affidavit.(Illustration: Jayanto/HTFile)

First-ever graft complaint against IAS officer before Odisha Lokayukta

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneshwar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 05:21 PM IST
RTI activist Srikant Pakal alleged in his complaint before Odisha Lokayukta Ajit Singh on Monday that the officer was reimbursed Rs 9.46 lakh for medical bills in three phases towards the hospitalisation of his wife and father in violation of the existing norms.
The Centre’s decision to induct specialists at the joint secretary level through lateral recruitment has drawn criticism from opposition parties because it bypassed the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination system.(HT Photo)
The Centre’s decision to induct specialists at the joint secretary level through lateral recruitment has drawn criticism from opposition parties because it bypassed the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination system.(HT Photo)

Lateral entries in govt jobs bypass quota policy: Congress

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 12:09 AM IST
The government has argued that its intention was to hire talent from different spheres, including the private sector, to augment its own capacity.
Representative Image.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Representative Image.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)

Two IAS dismissed, nine IPS officers suspended on corruption charges in last 5 years

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 08:45 PM IST
After obtaining sanction of the central government, the state government or investigating agency files the charge-sheets to prosecute the accused IAS / IPS officer before the court of law, the minister said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.
The ministry has already received over 50,000 suggestions on various recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee, constituted in 2017.(PTI file photo)
The ministry has already received over 50,000 suggestions on various recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee, constituted in 2017.(PTI file photo)

NEP panel flags concerns over autonomy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2019 12:08 AM IST
The panel headed by K Kasturirangan, former chief of the Indian Space Research Organisation, said governance and leadership of educational institutions (HEIs) are “deeply influenced and controlled by external bodies and individuals.”
Will a risk-averse, status-quoist bureaucracy rise to the occasion?(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Will a risk-averse, status-quoist bureaucracy rise to the occasion?(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Can IAS become an agent of change?

By Shailaja Chandra
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2019 05:27 PM IST
For better roll-out of policies, administrative capacity at the state level needs to be fortified
New Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy began revamping his office by getting officers who were close to his father late YSR Reddy.(PTI)
New Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy began revamping his office by getting officers who were close to his father late YSR Reddy.(PTI)

Jagan overhauls CMO, reviews Naidu’s decisions on constructions works

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 10:36 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh’s new chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy began overhauling the chief minister’s office and putting the brakes on controversial decisions of his predecessor N Chandrababu Naidu.
Haryana’s first woman chief secretary, Meenakshi Anand Chaudhary, 73, says wisdom comes from reflection, imitation and experience.(HT Photo)
Haryana’s first woman chief secretary, Meenakshi Anand Chaudhary, 73, says wisdom comes from reflection, imitation and experience.(HT Photo)

Words of Wisdom: Allow yourself to make mistakes but learn from them, be decisive

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Yojana Yadav
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 05:37 PM IST
STANDING TALL If principles and values are in place, you make ethically sound decisions and it is easy to administer, says Meenakshi Anand Chaudhary, Haryana’s first woman chief secy
In case of state government officials, the state government is the competent authority so the new order doesn’t apply to them.(Representative Image//PTI/File photo)
In case of state government officials, the state government is the competent authority so the new order doesn’t apply to them.(Representative Image//PTI/File photo)

After 33 yrs, PM is last word on prosecuting Centre’s public servants for corruption

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 11:50 AM IST
The current order supersedes an October 1986 policy on sanctions for prosecution that effectively decentralised the process and made the concerned ministries and departments the final arbiters.
Paramilitary officers often have to wait for years to get promoted. For instance, promotion from the rank of assistant commandant to deputy commandant takes a decade and a half.(AFP PHOTO)
Paramilitary officers often have to wait for years to get promoted. For instance, promotion from the rank of assistant commandant to deputy commandant takes a decade and a half.(AFP PHOTO)

30,000 paramilitary personnel seek non-functional upgrade in e-petition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 11:43 PM IST
To compensate for slow promotions under NFFU, whenever an IAS officer gets empanelled for a particular appointment at the Centre, all other Organized Group A service officers are also upgraded to the same level two years from the date of empanelment on a non-functional level basis in terms of money and perks.
Regardless of the outcome of the election, chances are that lateral entry will be a priority for civil service reforms going forward. It is thus important to question and examine the proposal’s potential.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Regardless of the outcome of the election, chances are that lateral entry will be a priority for civil service reforms going forward. It is thus important to question and examine the proposal’s potential.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Can lateral entrants save the day?

By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 10:30 AM IST
A babu-mukt Bharat requires deep structural changes not mere lateral entrants.
This decision to induct outsiders into the coveted Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is being hailed as a revolutionary step of the BJP government. But this is not the first time that lateral entrants have been inducted in senior positions in the government(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
This decision to induct outsiders into the coveted Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is being hailed as a revolutionary step of the BJP government. But this is not the first time that lateral entrants have been inducted in senior positions in the government(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Why lateral entries may not impact governance

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2019 01:40 AM IST
But if any political dispensation is really serious about improving the IAS, policymaking and governance, it has to go beyond the recruitment of lateral entrants
Nine private sector specialists have been recommended for joint secretary posts by the UPSC, that announced the result on Friday.(HT Photo)
Nine private sector specialists have been recommended for joint secretary posts by the UPSC, that announced the result on Friday.(HT Photo)

Nine private sector specialists selected as government joint secretaries

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 10:22 PM IST
The lateral entry mode, which relates to the appointment of specialists from private sector in government organisations, is considered as an ambitious step of the Modi government to bring in fresh talent in bureaucracy.
he ban on civilian traffic came into effect on Sunday amid protests. The government on Wednesday last said civilian traffic on the 249 km Udhampur-Baramulla highway would be banned from 4 am to 5 pm every Sunday and Wednesday for exclusive troop movement during general elections till May 31.
he ban on civilian traffic came into effect on Sunday amid protests. The government on Wednesday last said civilian traffic on the 249 km Udhampur-Baramulla highway would be banned from 4 am to 5 pm every Sunday and Wednesday for exclusive troop movement during general elections till May 31.

J&K HC notice to state on highway ban

Hindustan Times, Jammu/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 11:39 PM IST
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Geeta Mital and Tashi Rabastan issued the notice and directed the government to come with alternate ways and other suggestions Tuesday.
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal is set to launch his political party in Jammu and Kashmir(PTI)
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal is set to launch his political party in Jammu and Kashmir(PTI)

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal to launch political party in J&K tomorrow

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 06:55 PM IST
Shah Faesal, who had topped UPSC civil services exams in 2010, will launch his political party in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
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