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Tag: Ias

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Why Odisha Candidates Struggle To Qualify For Civil Services?

Job and business opportunities continue to be extremely limited in Odisha. A career in UPSC civil services is held in admiration in the state. The real reason behind youths increasingly getting disinterested in IAS, IPS or IFS exams seems to be the growing inadequacy in academic field that has made it increasingly difficult for Odisha candidates to compete.

Quota For Local Officers in IAS, IPS To Be Decreased By 17 Percent

The Centre has decided to lower the quota from existing 50 per cent to 33 per cent for local officers from state services to IAS, IPS and IFoS in the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, officials said on Tuesday. The Personnel Ministry has finalised all modalities in this regard and an official […]

6 New IAS Officers Allotted To Odisha Cadre This Year: CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Only six new Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers have been allotted to Odisha cadre this year, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Monday. The chief minister said this in a written reply to a question in the Assembly. Patnaik said to run the administration the state government has promoted many senior Odisha Administrative Service […]

10 IAS Officers Transferred In Major Bureaucratic Reshuffle

New Delhi: In a major administrative reshuffle, the Centre on Tuesday transferred and promoted 10 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, while upgrading the ranks of 13 others to the post of Special Secretary. Braj Raj Sharma, a 1984-batch officer of the Jammu and Kashmir cadre, who is currently Secretary, Border Management in the Ministry of […]

73 IAS empanelled for secy, additional secy-level posts

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday approved the empanelment of 73 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers for holding Secretary and Additional Secretary level posts, a government order said. Of the 73 names, 41 have been approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet for Secretary-level posts, while 32 names have been cleared for holding Additional […]

Opposition Questions State govt’s ‘Zero Tolerance Towards Graft’

Bhubaneswar: Following Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s decision to dismiss 15 government employees for alleged involvement in graft cases, both BJP and Congress today questioned the State government’s inaction against 11 IAS and 227 OAS officers with corruption charges. The Opposition said the State government’s ‘zero tolerance towards corruption’ policy is only an eyewash as it […]

Gagan Kumar Dhal appointed chairman of OFDC

Bhubaneswar: In a reshuffle in bureaucracy, the Odisha government today appointed Gagan Kumar Dhal as chairman of Odisha Forest Development Corporation(OFDC), a post equivalent in status & responsibility to the post of Chief Secretary provided in the IAS cadre of the State. Senior IAS officer Dhal had resigned from service yesterday. Dhal, who is a […]

Asit Tripathy Appointed Chief Secretary In Major Bureaucratic Rejig in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a senior level bureaucratic reshuffle, Odisha government today appointed senior IAS officer Asit Tripathy as the new Chief Secretary of the State. A 1986-batch IAS, Tripathy, presently serving as the Development Commissioner-cum-Additional Chief Secretary and Chief Administrator KBK will take over the new post from the outgoing AP Padhi who has been appointed […]

Over Rs 235 crore budget for training of bureaucrats abroad and in India

New Delhi: Over Rs 235 crore has been allocated to the Personnel Ministry in the Union Budget for domestic and foreign training of bureaucrats and augmenting necessary infrastructure during the ongoing fiscal. The Budget was presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday. Of the total allocation of Rs 235.91 crore for 2019-20, which is […]

UPSC civil services main exam 2019
Candidates can now withdraw from UPSC exams; read to know more

New Delhi: Claiming that only half of the over 10 lakh aspirants who apply for civil services exam actually write the test, the UPSC Monday said it has decided to allow the candidates to withdraw from the examination, according to an official statement. The arrangement will be implemented beginning with Engineering Services Examination, 2019, it […]

Man arrested for marrying woman by posing as IAS officer

Baripada: Police on Monday night arrested a man on charges of impersonating an IAS officer and marrying a woman at Damodarpur village under Khunta block in Mayurbhanj district. The accused identified as Rajat Panda of Tihidi area in Bhadrak district faked himself as IAS officer Lingaraj Panda posted in Sambalpur district and married the woman- […]

Teacher rakes up bribery allegation against Pandian

Bhubaneswar: Former District Inspector of Schools, Aska has alleged that IAS officer V. Karthikeyan Pandian had demanded Rs 2 lakh bribe per Scheduled Tribe Sikhya Sahayak applicant for CT training when the bureaucrat was the collector of Ganjam in 2008. The then District Inspector of Schools, Laxmi Narayan Das has further alleged that he was […]

Do lapses in Odisha IAS officer’s service record prove his political leanings?

Bhubaneswar: Under fire for meddling in politics, Odisha CM’s private secretary V Karthikeyan Pandian’s service record discipline as a civil servant has come under scanner. While service rules make it mandatory for an IAS to undergo two-week training after 10-16 years of service, the 2000-batch IAS officer seems to have never attended any training session. […]

District-review reports lay bare failure of welfare schemes

Bhubaneswar: The reports submitted by the Secretary-rank IAS officers who had been given charge to review various developmental works in backward areas of Odisha have exposed the loopholes in execution of many welfare schemes leading to its failures. Orphaned Rajesh Narayan (10) in ward No-1 of Malkangiri Municipality is an example of how the programme […]

Ajay Kumar appointed as new Defence Production Secretary

New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Ajay Kumar was appointed as the new Secretary, Defence Production, in the Defence Ministry on Tuesday , a government notification said. A 1985-batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre, Kumar is at present Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. He has been appointed to the new post […]

Gautam Bambawale named India's Ambassador to China

New Delhi: In a significant development following the Doklam standoff between the Indian and Chinese troops on the India-China-Bhutan international trijunction, Gautam Bambawale, India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, has been appointed the country’s new Ambassador to China. A 1984 batch IFS officer, Bambawale is expected to take up the new assignment shortly, the External Affairs […]

IAS officer’s son arrested for sending obscene messages

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh police on Friday arrested Khuswant Nayak, son of a senior IAS officer on the charges of harassing and sending obscene messages to a girl student on social media. Khuswant, son of additional secretary of Odisha Home department, Meghanand Nayak was nabbed from his house at Tamando in Khurda district by the special team […]

Restoring normalcy in riot struck Panchkula my priority: Gauri Parasher Joshi

Panchakula/Bhubaneswar: When Panchkula of Haryana was burning post conviction of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the deputy commissioner of Panchkula, a woman, took charge and decided to bring the Army in to control the situation.  Meet Gauri Parasher Joshi, an Odisha cadre IAS officer, who happens to be instrumental in handling the arson with […]

Govt finalises new cadre policy for IAS, IPS officers

New Delhi: A new policy for cadre allocation has been finalised by the Central government for IAS, IPS and other officers, aimed at ensuring “national integration” in the country’s top bureaucracy. Officers of all-India services — the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) — will have to choose […]

UPSC application for direct recruitment
UPSC prelims 2017 result declared

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Thursday declared the result of the civil services preliminary examination held for IAS, IPS, IFS and other cadres. Candidates who had appeared for the examination can check their result online on the official website upsc.gov.in. Nearly 14000 candidates have qualified the civil services preliminary exam while […]

Govt initiates major reshuffle of senior IAS officers

Bhubaneswar: A major IAS reshuffle was effected by the State government today. Five senior IAS officers have been given charge of new departments after the reshuffle. Mona Sharma has been appointed the new Principal Secretary of Culture and Tourism department which she will be joining after returning from a leave. Present Handloom, textiles and handicraft […]

Obscene video sent to OAS: PMO directs state government to initiate probe against IAS

Bhubaneswar: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has written to the Chief Secretary to initiate probe into the 2015 incident of an IAS officer allegedly sending obscene videos to a woman OAS officer. The OAS officer had recorded her statement before the Odisha State Commission for Women on July 10. As per the letter from PMO, […]

Still being harassed by senior IAS officer: Lady OAS officer

Bhubaneswar: The female OAS officer who had brought allegations against a senior OAS officer, now promoted to IAS, of sending obscene videos and photos on personal chat, has today recorded her statement with chairperson of Odisha State Commission for Women. She has also reported before the Commission that she and her children are being mentally […]

Odisha IAS sending obscene video to female colleague: PMO intervened!

Bhubaneswar: The incident of an IAS official sending obscene texts and videos to a female OAS officer that shook the third floor of the Secretariat is again hitting the headlines after the intervention of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) into the matter. The PMO has sent a letter to the Chief Secretary of the State […]

Central Goverment
Deadwood under radar: Govt reviews service books of 67K staff

New Delhi: The central government has undertaken an exercise to review the service records of about 67,000 employees, including IAS and IPS officers, to identify non-performers. The review exercise is a part of the government’s efforts to further improve the service delivery and governance system. A senior official in the Department of Personnel and Training […]