The officials in the state administration said lateral entry would be done for the posts including special secretary and joint secretaries.
Every member of the IAS knows intimately how the levers of government are moved and how best an idea can be concretised through the labyrinth of acts, rules, and regulations.
How some retired bureaucrats morph into indignant conscience keepers of the nation.
The Jammu and Kashmir government recently directed administrative secretaries to address all papers and files to new chief secretary Arun Kumar Mehta.
While asking the West Bengal government to relieve the officer with immediate effect, centre also directed Bandyopadhyay to report in Delhi by Monday.
Vini Mahajan has served in the office of former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh from 2005-2012, and handled matters relating to Finance, Industry and Commerce, Telecom and IT.
S Sasikanth Senthil, Dakshina Kannada district deputy commissioner, in a letter said, "fundamental building blocks of democracy are being compromised in an unprecedented manner".
The letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, signed by nearly 80 former civil servants, said "slurs" are being levelled against the Election Commission and doubts are being raised on its ability to hold free and fair elections.
The Election Commission, the bureaucrats allege, is suffering from a credibility crisis which endangers the integrity of the electoral process.
Estonia has created one platform that supports electronic authentication and digital signatures to enable paperless communications across both the private and public sectors.
It further said that three years have elapsed since the high court's judgement, thereby causing serious loss of funds which should have accrued for development of these schools.
A memorandum issued by Tripura government advising its officials to avoid wearing jeans, denim wear, and sunglasses during official duty has come in for severe criticism from Opposition parties.
Faesal had posted a tweet saying, "Population +patriarchy +illiteracy +alcohol +porn +technology +anarchy = rapistan".
The Supreme Court had yesterday clipped the powers of the LG and maintained he was bound by the aid and advice of the council of ministers of the Delhi government.
Parties allege that it's a ploy to get those associated with the BJP and the RSS into administrative ranks.
The share for power between the state and the centre has been a constant feature in India’s union territories and a ‘state’ like Delhi. Even so, the rift between the CM and the chief secretary over powers is exceptionally combative in the capital.
The apex court observed that the "dress worn by officials in courts is nothing but a symbolic of certain things".
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.