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Waterlogging in Patna has been a perennial problem for civic authorities.(HT PHOTO)

Patna municipality ex-boss in the dock for waterlogging says Nitish Kumar also to blame

By Subhash Pathak | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2020 08:49 PM IST
Former commissioner of Patna Municipal Corporation, Anupam Kumar Suman said politicians including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar are also responsible for the city’s waterlogging mess.
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UPSC civil services 2019 women topper Pratibha Verma.(HT)
UPSC civil services 2019 women topper Pratibha Verma.(HT)

How UP’s Pratibha Verma secured AIR- 3 in UPSC civil services 2019

By Rajeev Mullick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 09:20 PM IST
“Last year I got 489th rank. I quickly realised the mistakes I made there. I worked hard on my weakness. Started writing well rounded answers. And also the past experiences helped,” UPSC civil services 2019 women topper Pratibha Verma said.
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The government had described the report as ill-conceived and irresponsible.(PTI file photo for representation)
The government had described the report as ill-conceived and irresponsible.(PTI file photo for representation)

3 IRS officers stripped of their charge for creating panic with tax hike report

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 10:35 PM IST
The three officers, despite having more than 30 years of service, failed to exercise due care and misguided 50 young officers to prepare the report and circulate it, a government official said
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The two officials, who both requested anonymity, said the government had “summarily” dismissed the suggestions which it judged as ill-conceived.(File photo for representation)
The two officials, who both requested anonymity, said the government had “summarily” dismissed the suggestions which it judged as ill-conceived.(File photo for representation)

IRS officers pitch 40% tax rate plus Covid relief cess, under probe

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 12:27 AM IST
The suggestions were made in a report titled Fiscal Options & Response to Covid-19 Epidemic (FORCE) and released to the media on the IRS Association’s Twitter handle and website.
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The Centre on Friday appointed 29 joint secretaries in different departments as part of a bureaucratic reshuffle. (Representative Image)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The Centre on Friday appointed 29 joint secretaries in different departments as part of a bureaucratic reshuffle. (Representative Image)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Centre appoints 29 joint secretaries in major reshuffle

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 06:38 AM IST
Of these, 13 are from the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) and the rest from the Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Forest Service (IFoS), Indian Information Service (IIS) and the Central Secretariat Service (CSS), among others.
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A senior IRS officer, Shriram Meena, was murdered in Jaipur in 2013. The main accused in the case was arrested on Friday.(File photo)
A senior IRS officer, Shriram Meena, was murdered in Jaipur in 2013. The main accused in the case was arrested on Friday.(File photo)

Six years after senior IRS officer’s murder, Jaipur police arrest main accused

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 09:36 AM IST
IRS officer Shriram Meena was murdered on June 6, 2013 in the Sanganer area of Jaipur. Two main accused in the case were Kamal Meena, who committed suicide days after the murder, and his nephew Sunil Meena who was arrested on Friday
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Mahajan was also appointed Special Expenditure Observer for Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in the recent Lok Sabha elections.(HT image)
Mahajan was also appointed Special Expenditure Observer for Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in the recent Lok Sabha elections.(HT image)

Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019: EC appoints expenditure observers

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 10:22 PM IST
As per a statement issued by the poll panel, Mahajan would be required to watch the conduct of Elections with special emphasis on controlling the abuse of money power, in consultation with the Chief Electoral Officer at Mumbai.
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To ensure that polls are conducted in a fair and transparent manner, the Election Commission of India has also appointed four observers.(HT Photo)
To ensure that polls are conducted in a fair and transparent manner, the Election Commission of India has also appointed four observers.(HT Photo)

Gurugram Lok Sabha candidates to start filing nominations from Tuesday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 07:06 AM IST
According to an announcement by the district administration on Monday, candidates will no longer be able to enter Gurugram’s administrative hub in a cavalcade to file nominations. Only three vehicles and five people, including the candidate, will be allowed to enter the deputy commissioner’s court room.
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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

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
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.
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President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the appointment .(PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the appointment .(PTI)

Sudhir Bhargava new CIC, government appoints four information commissioners

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2018 11:09 AM IST
Bhargava was Information Commissioner in the CIC. The panel was functioning with three members against the sanctioned strength of 11, including the chief information commissioner.
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CBI special director Rakesh Asthana (pictured) had approached the government with a note saying the agency’s director Alok Verma was interfering in probes undertaken by him.(HT File Photo)
CBI special director Rakesh Asthana (pictured) had approached the government with a note saying the agency’s director Alok Verma was interfering in probes undertaken by him.(HT File Photo)

Conflicting views on Gujarat case behind ugly CBI infighting?

By Rajesh Ahuja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 01:13 PM IST
The country’s top federal investigation agency, the CBI on Friday took the unprecedented measure of issuing a statement saying it is probing the role of its own special director Rakesh Asthana, the senior-most officer after the chief Alok Verma, “in at least half a dozen cases”.
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The accused has been booked under sections 8 and 12 (related to sexual assault and harassment) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) by Gamdevi police.(AFP/Picture for representation)
The accused has been booked under sections 8 and 12 (related to sexual assault and harassment) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) by Gamdevi police.(AFP/Picture for representation)

IRS officer arrested for allegedly raping minor domestic help in Mumbai

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2018 05:33 PM IST
The alleged sexual assault took place at the residence of the accused, Virbhadra Visalavat (42), an Indian Revenue Service officer, in February 2017. Visalavat was arrested on Thursday after the 17-year-old victim approached police last month and lodged a complaint.
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The Central Bureau of Investigation jointly serves as a national security agency and intelligence agency.(AFP File Photo)
The Central Bureau of Investigation jointly serves as a national security agency and intelligence agency.(AFP File Photo)

CBI probing SP, 3 others in PSOI bribery case involving caterer

By Rajesh Ahuja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 11:49 PM IST
CBI has already arrested Rakesh Tiwari, entrusted with providing catering services at the PSOI at Chanakyapuri’s Nehru Park, on charges of seeking a bribe of Rs 35 lakh for influencing the agency’s officials to dilute an investigation against IRS officer Vivek Batra.
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new Building of cbi headquarters. photograhed by Ramesh Pathania 27th Nov 2012.(File Photo)
new Building of cbi headquarters. photograhed by Ramesh Pathania 27th Nov 2012.(File Photo)

Caterer accused of influencing CBI officials once ran agency’s cafeteria

By Rajesh Ahuja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2018 11:08 PM IST
The CBI has recovered around Rs 3.6 crore in cash, 21 Rolex watches and jewellery worth Rs 1.5 crore at different premises owned by Rakesh Tiwari
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The UPSC building in New Delhi.(File Photo)
The UPSC building in New Delhi.(File Photo)

Civil services marks may not be sole criteria for cadre allocation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 10:13 PM IST
The Prime Minister’s Office wants that besides the marks scored in the exam, the probationers for IAS, IPS or IFS should be allocated service or cadre after reviewing their performance in the foundation course.
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Ayush Sinha secured the 7th rank in the civil services examination – 2017.(HT Photo)
Ayush Sinha secured the 7th rank in the civil services examination – 2017.(HT Photo)

UPSC result 2017: Chemical engineer from Shimla secures 7th rank

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Saurabh Chauhan
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 03:14 PM IST
Ayush Sinha, who secured 7th rank in the UPSC exam, graduated in chemical engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Goa. He also has a master’s degree in biological sciences.
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Anubhav Singh finished eighth in the 2017 UPSC exams.(HT Photo)
Anubhav Singh finished eighth in the 2017 UPSC exams.(HT Photo)

UPSC result 2017: Meet farmer’s son from Allahabad who got 8th rank

By K Sandeep Kumar | Hindustan Times, Allahabad
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2018 11:29 AM IST
Anubhav Singh who trained as an engineer had cracked the UPSC exams in 2016 also but had finished much lower and had been selected for the Indian Revenue Service.
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Senior bureaucrat Tripti Patra Ghosh has been appointed CMD of state-owned SPMCIL, which produces banknotes and coins, for five years.(Picture for representation)
Senior bureaucrat Tripti Patra Ghosh has been appointed CMD of state-owned SPMCIL, which produces banknotes and coins, for five years.(Picture for representation)

Centre effects mid-level bureaucratic rejig, TP Ghosh is new CMD of SPMCIL

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2018 04:52 PM IST
Other postings include IAS officer Arvind Shrivastava as joint secretary in department of economic affairs and IRS officer Shefali Juneja as JS in ministry of civil aviation.
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The CBI has charged Sansar Chand and his wife, along with 13 others, with criminal conspiracy and corruption.
The CBI has charged Sansar Chand and his wife, along with 13 others, with criminal conspiracy and corruption.

CBI files charge sheet against GST commissioner and his wife in corruption case

By HT Correspondent | PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2018 03:34 PM IST
The Indian Revenue Service 1986-batch officer is the first senior officer of the GST department constituted last year to face charges of corruption from the CBI.
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