Sunday, May 24, 2015

UPSC releases notification for Civil Services Examination, 2015

The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages-- preliminary, main and interview --to select candidates for prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

This year, the preliminary examination will be held on August 23 in 71 centres at about 3,000 venues.

Candidates are required to apply through online mode on the Commission's website--www.upsconline.nic.in. No other mode is allowed for submission of application. Filing of online applications started on May 23 and will conclude on June 19 (till 11.59 PM), according to the notification.

Eligible candidates shall be issued an e-admission certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-admission certificate will be made available in the UPSC website. No admission certificate will be sent by post, the UPSC said.

Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination, it said.

It is estimated that this year, the number of applicants for the preliminary examination would increase to approximately 13 lakh. In 2014, the number of candidates who applied for preliminary examination had exceeded 9.45 lakh...For full notification please see     http://www.upsc.gov.in/exams/notifications/2015/CSP_2015/CSP_2015_eng.pdf



Thursday, May 21, 2015

సివిల్స్ నోటిఫికేషన్ వాయిదా


సివిల్స్ నోటిఫికేషన్ వాయిదా


సివిల్ సర్వీసెస్ పరీక్ష- 2015 నోటిఫికేషన్ వాయిదా పడింది.
Education Newsశనివారం (మే 16) నోటిఫికేషన్ వెలువడాల్సి ఉండగా... ఎలాంటి కారణం చెప్పకుండా యూనియన్ పబ్లిక్ సర్వీస్ కమిషన్ (యూపీఎస్‌సీ) నోటిఫికేషన్‌ను వాయిదా వేస్తున్నట్లు శుక్రవారం ఒక ప్రకటనలో తెలిపింది. నోటిఫికేషన్ ఎప్పు డు వెలువడేది తర్వాత తెలియజేస్తామంది. 2011లో సివిల్స్ రాసిన వారికి ఈ ఏడాది అదనంగా ఒక అవకాశాన్ని ఇవ్వాలని, అలాగే సీశాట్(అప్టిట్యూడ్ టె స్ట్)ను ర్యాంకుకు పరిగణనలోకి తీసుకోకుండా క్వాలిఫైయింగ్(33% మార్కు లు) పరీక్షగా కొనసాగించాలని కేంద్రం బుధవారం నిర్ణయం తీసుకుంది. ఈ మార్పువల్లే సివిల్స్ నోటిఫికేషన్ వాయిదా పడి ఉండొచ్చని సమాచారం.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Free mock-interviews for the civil service aspirants on 23-05-2015


PRESS  NOTE 

On the basis of the Result of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014 held by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) from 14th to 20th December, 2014, a total of 3,308 candidates have qualified for the Personality Test for selection to the Indian administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’). A total of 9, 44, 926 candidates had applied for the examination but only about 4.5 lakh candidates appeared for the preliminary examination and out of that only 3308 candidates could make it for Personality Test.

Indian Telugu Civil Servants Association (ITCSA), an informal group of Telugu All India Service and Central Service Officers, is conducting free mock-interviews for the civil service aspirants on 23-05-2015(Saturday). All the Mains qualified aspirants are requested to get their names registered, by sending their DAF forms to itcsa2006@gmail.com. Civil Servants from various services have consented to attend this programme and the names include Bharathi IAS, Amrapali IAS,Sadhu Narasimha Reddy IRS, Balaram IRS, L.Suresh IRS, Venkatesh IRS etc. Eminent education psychologist Shri.C.N. Reddy will co-ordinate the programme and interested qualified aspirants can contact him on Ph.9000803050 for registration. To participate, aspirants must get their names registered and should submit 3 copies of DAF form at the venue. Time-slots will be allotted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Venue : Flat No. G-5, First Floor, Reliance Residency, opp: Indira park, Near Bake zone Bakery, Ashok Nagar,Hyderabad

Dress code : Formals


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Practice questions for IAS aspirants

Dear All,


One of our Civil service aspirant, Mr. Bharath Chandar NIT-Warangal (2008-2012) has recently started https://www.competitors-ally.in/ along with his cousin. They provide practice questions for civils prelims on daily basis as of now and more is yet to come in near future.Please open this link and see their work https://www.competitors-ally.in/daily-practice-questions-1.html. If you find this helpful for IAS aspirants, please share about this website with them.

Regards,



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Changes in Civil Services Examination-2015

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
13-May-2015 
Civil Services Examination 

The Government has approved the following in respect of Civil Services Examination: 

• An Expert Committee would be constituted to comprehensively examine various issues raised from time to time namely, eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern of Civil Services Examination. 

• Till such time the Government takes decision on the recommendation of the above Committee, the General Studies Paper-II(CSAT) in the Civil Services(Preliminary) Examination will remain a qualifying paper with a minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. 

• The English Language comprehension skill portion from General Studies Paper-II of Civil Services(Preliminary) Examination will continue to remain excluded. 

• The above decisions are incorporated in the CSE Rules-2015.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Free mock-interviews for the civil service aspirants on 02-05-2015

PRESS  NOTE 

On the basis of the Result of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014 held by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) from 14th to 20th December, 2014, a total of 3,308 candidates have qualified for the Personality Test for selection to the Indian administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’). A total of 9, 44, 926 candidates had applied for the examination but only about 4.5 lakh candidates appeared for the preliminary examination and out of that only 3308 candidates could make it for Personality Test.

Indian Telugu Civil Servants Association (ITCSA), an informal group of Telugu All India Service and Central Service Officers, is conducting free mock-interviews for the civil service aspirants on 02-05-2015(Saturday). All the Mains qualified aspirants are requested to get their names registered, by sending their DAF forms to itcsa2006@gmail.com. Civil Servants from various services have consented to attend this programme and the names include Vijay Datta IAS, Bharati IAS,Sadhu Narasimha Reddy IRS, Balaram IRS, L.Suresh IRS, Sudheer IRPS etc. Eminent education psychologist Shri.C.N. Reddy will co-ordinate the programme and interested qualified aspirants can contact him on Ph.9000803050 for registration. To participate, aspirants must get their names registered and should submit 3 copies of DAF form at the venue. Time-slots will be allotted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Venue : Flat No. G-5, First Floor, Reliance Residency, opp: Indira park, Near Bake zone Bakery, Ashok Nagar,Hyderabad

Dress code : Formals

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Level of Urbanisation in India

Among all the States and Union territories, the National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union territory of Chandigarh are most urbanized with 97.5 percent and 97.25 percent urban population respectively, followed by Daman and Diu (75.2 percent) and Puducherry (68.3 percent).

Among States, Goa is now the most urbanised State with 62.2 percent urban population, a significant increase since 2001 when urban population of Goa was 49.8%. Another significant instance of rapid urbanisation is that of Kerala, its urban population is now 47.7 per cent, while a decade ago it was just 25.9 percent. Among the North-Eastern States, Mizoram is most urbanised with 51.5 per cent urban population, though in terms of absolute contribution to total urban population in the country, Mizoram’s contribution is just 0.1 percent. Similarly Sikkim, which was just 11.0 urbanised a decade ago became almost 25 percent urbanised in 2011. Among major states, Tamil Nadu continues to be the most urbanized state with 48.4 percent of the population living in urban areas followed now by Kerala (47.7 per cent) upstaging Maharashtra (45.2 percent).

The proportion of urban population continues to be the lowest in Himachal Pradesh with 10.0 per cent followed by Bihar with 11.3 percent, Assam (14.1 percent) and Orissa (16.7 percent).

In terms of absolute number of persons living in urban areas, Maharashtra continues to lead with 50.8 million persons which comprises 13.5 percent of the total urban population of the country. Uttar Pradesh accounts for about 44.4 million, followed by Tamil Nadu at 34.9 million.

source : Ministry of Urban Development- http://moud.gov.in/

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Karnataka Govt to sponsor more candidates from weaker sections for private UPSC coaching

The number of poor and meritorious candidates from the weaker sections in the Karnataka State qualifying for the Government-sponsored pre-examination training for Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) civil services exams in reputed private coaching institutes across the country is likely to go up during 2015-16.

Poor candidates from backward classes, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes (SC and ST) and minorities planning to appear for the civil services exams will not only be provided training in reputed coaching centres in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Belagavi for a duration ranging from seven to nine months, but will also be entitled for a monthly stipend.

Principal Secretary to Department of Backward Classes Welfare Shalini Rajneesh said the entrance test to select suitable candidates from the backward classes is likely to be held in May. “We are planning to double the number of candidates to undergo pre-examination coaching for civil services this year. About 250 candidates were selected for training last year. This year, we are targeting 500,” she said.

Similiarly, Ms Archana, Director of Pre-Examination Training, Social Welfare Department, said the number of SC and ST candidates undergoing civil services coaching is expected to go up this year.

Director, Directorate of Minorities, Mr Akram Pasha told The Hindu that about 80 candidates from minority communities were selected for coaching last year out of the 1,200, who appeared for the entrance test. The Directorate is seeking to add more numbers this year.

All the three departments – Backward Classes Welfare, Social Welfare Department and Directorate of Minorities – are shortly expected to invite online applications. Exams are likely to be conducted by the Centralised Admission Cell of the Education Department.

Candidates from the Backward Classes can contact 080-22374836, SC and ST category can contact 080-22253783 while minority community candidates can contact 080-22863617 for more details and eligibility criteria.

COACHING INSTITUTES SELECTED BY GOVERNMENT, COURSE FEE, STIPEND AND DURATION DURING 2015-16

Name of Institution, course fee per candidate, monthly stipend and duration of training are as follows:

1. Vajiram and Ravi, New Delhi - Rs 1.5 lakh - Rs 8,000 - Minimum of 7 months

2. Alternative Learning systems, New Delhi - Rs 1.5 lakh - Rs 8,000 - Minimum of 7 months

3. Brain Tree, Hyderabad - Rs 97,000 - Rs 6,000 - Minimum of 7 months

4. Universal Coaching Centre, Bengaluru - Rs 70,000- Rs 4,000 (outsiders), Rs. 2000 (locals) - Minimum of 7 months

5. CMAS, Belagavi - Rs 50,000 - Rs 4,000 (outsiders), Rs. 2,000 (locals) - Minimum of 7 months

Monday, March 9, 2015

Round-table Discussion on "Genetically Modified Foods - Progressive or Pernicious?"

 

 

Social Cause

(Regd. No.614/2003)

 

Cordially invites you and your friends to a Round-table Discussion on

 

Genetically Modified Foods – Progressive or Pernicious*

 

Speakers:

 

Dr. S.J. Rahman

Principal Scientist & Head,

All India Coordinated Research Project on Biological Control of Crop Pests & Weeds,

Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU)

 

Dr. B. Dinesh Kumar

Sr. Deputy Director, PCT - National Institute of Nutrition (NIN);

Group Leader, Food and Drug Toxicology Research Centre;

President, Indian Pharmacological Society (IPC)

 

Dr. P. Ananda Kumar

Director, Institute of Biotechnology,

Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU)

 

Dr. G.V. Ramanjaneyulu

Executive Director, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA)

 

 

Date & Time:

14th March, 2015 (Saturday) at 10.00 a.m.

 

Venue:

ICSSR Conference Hall, General Library Building, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad

 

All are welcome. Participants can contribute to discussion subject to availability of time.

 

* Science and technology has changed the way man secures his food supply. Genetically modified (GM) foods have been the subject of controversy and intense debate in recent years. Only GM cotton (non-edible crop) is grown in fields as of now in India. India’s biotech regulator, the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) gave the green signal for field trials of genetically modified (GM) rice, mustard, chickpea, brinjal etc. Environment Ministry had permitted field trials in some transgenics with a condition requiring separate NOCs from states for such trials. So far, four states in India - Maharashtra, Punjab, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh approved some open field trials in GM crops whereas  Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are among the states which denied permissions for such field trials. Some news reports suggest that Telangana and Gujarat are likely to permit field trials of GM crops soon. There have been concerns regarding cultivation of GM food crops which could potentially harm health. Is genetic modification really the key to ensuring that the world does not grow hungry or does tampering with the natural makeup of animals and plants unleash unwanted possibilities and horrific consequences to (y)our health? 

 


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Useful blog for CSP-2015 http://yadagiriirs.blogspot.in/

Shri. B. Yadagiri IRS , Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, Hyderabad is posting very useful info for the aspirants of Civil Service Prelims-2015 on his blog http://yadagiriirs.blogspot.in  

Important Posts :


2. India Polity, Economy and History tests from 15-10-2014 to till date as per UPSC pattern along with Key and relevant explanation


4. Schedule of Civils Prelims and Main Exam for 2015 and suggested books : http://yadagiriirs.blogspot.in/2014/09/schedule-of-civils-prelims-and-main.html

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Roundtable Discussion on Draft National Health Policy 2015


 

 

 

Namaste.

 

We cordially invite you to Social Cause roundtable discussion on

 

Draft National Health Policy 2015

Possible Measures to Ensure

Affordable & Quality Healthcare for All.

 

Date & Time:

22nd February, 2015 (Sunday) at 10.30 am

 

Venue:

Conference Hall, OU Guest House, Beside  Saraswathi Temple, Near Arts College, Osmania University Campus

 

Link to draft national health policy 2015:

http://mohfw.nic.in/showfile.php?lid=3014

[Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India has placed National Health Policy 2015 draft in public domain for comments, suggestions and feedback by 28th Feb, 2015. We intend to send the proceeding of the discussion as feedback to the Ministry.]


Thanking you.

 

Regards,

Srihari

For ‘Social Cause’

9885908804


Monday, February 16, 2015

Awareness session on Civil Services in Vizianagaram on 21-2-2015 @ 10 AM

Dear All,

We cordially invites you to attend the awareness session on civil services on 21-2-2015 @ 10 AM onwards at Ananda Gajapati Auditorium, Vijayanagaram.

In this regard, please find the attached pamphlet with details of the programme. 

The session is intended for 10th, +2, degree and PG students to give them (i) first hand insights about career in various civil services and (ii) basic guidance as to what they must do in their school & college days if they have civil service as aim. 

A 4-page pamphlet in Telugu prepared by Edera Ravikiran IRS with FAQ's about Civils exam will also be distributed on this occasion.

Looking forward for your presence in the event

ITCSA

Friday, February 6, 2015

awareness session on civil services on 8-2-2015 @ Vizag.

Dear All,

We cordially invites you to attend the awareness session on civil services on 8-2-2015 @ 10 AM onwards at Ambedkar Assembly Hall (AU), Siripuram, Vizag.

In this regard, please find the attached pamphlet with details of the programme. 

The session is intended for 10th, +2, degree and PG students to give them (i) first hand insights about career in various civil services and (ii) basic guidance as to what they must do in their school & college days if they have civil service as aim. 

A 4-page pamphlet in Telugu prepared by Edera Ravikiran IRS with FAQ's about Civils exam will also be released on this occasion.

Looking forward for your presence in the event

ITCSA

Friday, December 5, 2014

Free medical camp @ Jandrapet,Near Cheerala,Prakasam Dist

Dear All,

As informed earlier, with the help of like minded people & local Doctors we have conducted Free Medical Camp @ Jandrapet,Near Cheerala,Prakasam Dist. on 30 Nov.2014. Our ITCSA member Shri. Sagili Shanmohan IAS , Assistant Collector, Prakasam Dist. has attended & inaugurated the camp. About 500 old and needy people have attended the camp and received medicines from the organizers.This initiative was well appreciated by the local people and media..

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Ethics model papers for CSE mains-2014

 Ethics model paper- I


1)What do you understand by the following in context of public service   7 *5=35                                                                                                   

a.Character competence

b.Malfeasance

c.Probity

d.Ethical congruence

e.Moral Nihilism

f.Admonition and Reprimand

 g.Intellectual integrity

 Questions from(2-12) should be answered in about 150 words.10M each

2)Objectivity Versus Morality. 

3)According to you what is the conduct unbecoming of a civil servant?

4)How far the laws,rules and regulations can be the sources of ethical guidance.                    

5)India is a nation of tolerance.But the emergence of materialistic relations are making us intolerant.How to revive the tolerance.      

6)Today most of the youth opt for public employment because of the authority and security it provides.This attitude needs to be changed.Service should be their motive,public office is not the seat of authority but  of responsibility and accountability. Explain Measures to be taken to inculcate above characteristics.

7)Attitude is essentially gained and rarely inherited.Comment 

8)Ethical values included in our attitude towards environment.

9)Plato’s views on ethical state

10)Application of emotional intelligence in administration.

 11)Man is a product of his circumstances.Comment

 12)What do you learn from the life of German dictator “Hitler”

13)Given below are quotations of three great moral thinkers/philosophers.For each of these quotations ,bring out what it means to you in present context.(150 words)  15 marks each.

a) What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
                                                                                                   Jiddu Krishnamurti.

 

 

b) A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.

                                                                                                                                   Plato
c)
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
                                                                                                               Socrates.

                                                                                  Section -B

In the following questions carefully study the cases presented and answer the questions that follow.

14) You are the  head in a office. One of your subordinates who is a very straight forward and upright  is  always  indulged in disput es with other officers .Infact his straight forwardness is the culprit which pulls him in conflict  with other officers.Almost everyday one or the other keep complaining about him to you.

      What do you do.?                                                                                                                          15M

a)warn him of his attitude.

b)Request him to stop commenting on other.

c)Tell the complainee that it is his personal character and you cannot do anything.

Assess the above options and suggest best measure.         

15)You  are of a District Educational Officer. You go on inspection  to a school.     15M

How do you confirm yourself about

a)Attendance of teachers.

b)Syllabus being completed

c)Quality of food supplied to them under midday meal scheme.

16)You are  SP of a district. A person has written a complaint to you  about the landlord who almost excercising real power  in the village.  He is threatening everyone and literally his words have become judicial orders and when you go for enquiry  no one  actually dared to go  against him and complaint about his misdeeds.But  the person who wrote to you earlier kept on wrinting to you.

How do you deal with situation

a)Leave it as there is no evidence.

b)Take the landlord  under custody and interrogate him

c)Threaten him not to further harass people

Assess the above options and suggest best measure                                                            15M

17) You are a Income Tax Commissioner. One of your close assosciates has approached you to interpret a law in his favour. Interpretaion is non questionable and your dicretion .And infact he has helped you during y our  schooling and  childhood days as you hailed from poor background.Explain your response with clear  convincing arguments.                                                           15M



 Ethics model paper- II


1) What do you understand by the following in context of public service  

                                                                                                         7 *5=35

a)Moral turpitude

b)Perseverance

c)Non partisanship/partisanship

d)Crisis of Conscience

e)Utilitarianism

f)Categorical imperative

g)Ignorance of law is no excuse.

Questions from(2-12) should be answered in about 150 words.10M each

2)Define ethics.What are the important characteristic features of ethics. 

3)Critically examine various dimensions of ethical values in Ancient Indian philosophy

4)” Justice is all about evidences and rules sans moral or ethics”.    

     Critically Examine?                  

5)Role played by religion in imbibing ethical values in humanity.      

6)What is emotional intelligence.How to develop emotional intelligence in day-to-day practice?

7)What makes Swamy Vivekananda different from other ethical thinkers. 

8)Suggest five important ethical values that a civil servant should possess and substantiate them.

9) How do attitudes form? What are challenges associated with attitude change ?

10)”If all mankind minus one were of one opinion,manknind would be no more  justified in silencing that one person than he,if he had the power,would be justified in silencing mankind”.Comment

 11)Explain the steps to be followed in effective and ethical utilisation of public funds in India

 12)Law is not an end itself ,it’s end lies in Justice.In this context how laws are in consonance with ethical values

13)Given below are quotations of three great moral thinkers/philosophers.For each of these quotations ,bring out what it means to you in present context.(150 words)  15 marks each.

a)” The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”. Martin Luther King, Jr.

b)” Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will”. Mahatma Gandhi

c)” If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one”. Mother Teresa

                                              

                                                            Section -B

In the following questions carefully study the cases presented and answer the questions that follow.

14)Suppose you are the collector of Hyderabad.During the procession of immersion of Ganesh idol which is passing through other community,a conflict erupted. 20M

a)What are the short and long term measures taken by you to prevent any such further conflict.

15) Suppose you are head of a particular Government office.A women in your office  has been accusing everybody either  under harassment of women at work place.Knowing this you tried to warn her and she threatened even you.

20M

Some of the options available to you are given below:

a)Expel her from the office

b)Team up with your subordinates to create anti circumstances to her

c)Send a detailed report on her conduct to concerned Department or Ministry

Analysing the above options suggest a best measure  

16)You are a food inspector and you went to  a famous restaurant in your area with your family for dinner.

You found a lack of quality in food.In fact the hotel is famous for its quality and that day you visited was an exception.         (150 words)    10 marks

What would be the possible steps and suggest best measure.
17)You have initiated a cleanliness drive in your office(Suppose you are the head of the office).One of your office mates is hesitant to work citing the reason that no rule book asks him to clean the office and the government is not paying him to clean the office.Infact there are paid servants to clean the office.If you exempt him from cleaning that would spread like a virus and would destroy the entire program.How would you deal with the situation.

10M


 Ethics model paper- III

 

1)Explain the following                                                  10*5=50

a)Credibility

b)Rectitude

c)Impartiality

d)Breach of trust

e)Benevolence

f)Sentience

g)Fortitude

h)Perseverance

i)Veracity

j)Utilitarianism

2)What are the difference between conformity, compliance and obedience ? why do people tend to obey authorities.                             10M

3) What are the ways to measures emotional intelligence and analyse the utility of E.I in Governance.  10M

4) What do you understand by ethical congruence? In what way it is important to be ethical along with being professionally competent.               10M

5) How far “good faith” helps a civil servant as a shield to perfect himself for the bonafide act done by him or genuine decision taken by him.          10M

Explain the following Quotes:

6)“For in the absence of a magistrate (dandadharabave), the strong will swallow the weak; but under his protection, the weak resist the strong”       ---Kautilya                              15M

7) “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a moulder of consensus”--Martin Luther king                                                                15M

8) “Satisfaction lies in the effort,not in the attainment, full effort is full victory”---Mahatma Gandhi 15M

9)“ In public services there should be a balance between objectivity and subjectivity while making a  decision “—how do you maintain it ?                  15M

10) Analyze the essential ingredients of citizen charter for effectively empowering the citizens ?    15M

11) There is nothing called moral standards in international relations ? Discuss ?        10M

12) Jawaharlal Nehru’s approach as a leader is more related to ethical idealism than pragmatism ?elucidate Nehruvian ethics ?                              15M

 

13) Mr. X was a honest and sincere officer .A clerk in his office Started manipulating the files and issued forged bills ,fake documents. On one occasion, the clerk gifted a diamond ring to Mrs.X . when the clerk was caught by the investigating agency he agreed the fraud and also disclosed that a part of the bribe amount is spent on the diamond ring for officers wife. infact , the officer does not know and he is not aware of the continuing corrupt practices by the clerck. you are the boss of Mr. How you are going to deal the case.                                                                      20M

                                                                                                        

 Courtesy : Smt. Balalatha Mallavarapu

 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Submit your Grievances and file RTI online


http://pgportal.gov.in/Default.aspx   :   This is a Government of India Portal aimed at providing the citizens with a platform for redress of their grievances. If you have any grievance against any Government organization in the country, you may lodge your grievance here which will go to the Ministry/Department/State Government concerned for immediate redress.

Public Grievances pertaining to identified issues in respect of 20 Central Government Organisations are being handled by Directorate of Public Grievances (DPG), Cabinet Secretariat. If your Grievance falls under the purview of Directorate of Public Grievances, Cabinet Secretariat, please visit http://pgportal.gov.in/cpgcitizen/   to lodge your Grievance.

List of Nodal Public Grievance Officers can also be obtained from  http://grievance.nic.in/cpgrams/pgo.asp


http://www.rtionline.gov.in/  is a portal to file RTI applications/first appeals online along with payment gateway. Payment can be made through internet banking of SBI & its associate banks and debit/credit cards of Master/Visa. Through this portal, RTI applications/first appeals can be filed by Indian Citizens only for the main 27 ministries/departments of Central Govt., located at New Delhi. RTI applications/first appeals should not be filed for other Public authorities under Central/State Govt. through this portal

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

UPSC age limit not to be lowered, govt drops UPA move

The Narendra Modi government declared on Tuesday it was not considering any proposal to reduce the age limit of civil service aspirants in an announcement that effectively buried the UPA's last-minute decision to bring down the upper age limit by four years.

The announcement came against the backdrop of newsreports that suggested the Modi government would implement the decision finalised by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) earlier this year.

"There is no proposal before the government to reduce the age limit for civil services," a government spokesperson said.

Instead of reducing the age limit, the government has already announced that civil service aspirants -- who may have lost out due to changes in the exam pattern -- would get two additional attempts and consequential age relaxation.

Government sources told HT there had been several attempts in the past to explore the possibility of reducing the upper age for the civil services examination, right from the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government's tenure.

"But they were all nipped in the bud due to opposition from the political class that feels it would put rural candidates at a disadvantage," a senior official said, conceding that the politicians "did have a point".

The official said the Manmohan Singh-led Prime Minister's Office (PMO) too had been keen on reducing the age profile of civil service candidates but was not able to have its way.

The empowered group of ministers of the UPA asked to study recommendations of the Administrative Reforms Commission, however, had approved the decision to fix 26 as the upper age limit for unreserved candidates, 28 for OBC, 29 for SC/ST candidates with an additional 2 years for physically challenged aspirants.

"But this decision does not mean anything since all decisions of the previous government would be reviewed, and processed afresh," an official said

Source : Hindustantimes - Wed,19 Nov 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Centre to lower age limit for civil service aspirants ???

The Hindu newspaper today reported that central govt. is planning to lower age limit for civil service aspirants as recommended by 2nd ARC.In fact, It's the old pdf that came out in the last few days of UPA. Protests have also happened on this issue. The news is as below..

Limit will be 29 for SC/ST, 28 for OBC, 26 for open candidates

In a move that could affect thousands of civil service aspirants across the country, the Centre intends to reduce the upper age limit and number of attempts of applicants with effect from 2015. Going by the new norm, the upper age limit will be 29 years for SC/ST candidates, 28 years for OBC and 26 for the unreserved category. There will be an additional two years for physically challenged candidates in each category.

At present, the upper age limit for SC/ST, OBC and unreserved candidates is 35, 33 and 30 years respectively.

According to information published on the website of the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, the number of attempts allowed for candidates appearing for the Civil Services Examination would also be reduced to six for SC/ST candidates, five for OBC and three for unreserved candidates.

The measures, recommended by the Second Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) and almost entirely accepted by the government, were put up on the website a few months ago. The Centre has decided to retain August 1 in the examination year as the cut-off date for eligibility and not to review the structure of the examination (both preliminary and main) since this was only recently changed.

MDMK leader Vaiko urged the Centre to withdraw its plan to bring down the upper age limit.

source : http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/centre-to-lower-age-limit-for-civil-service-aspirants/article6609797.ece

DoPT yet to notify change

Govt favoured reduction of upper age limit from 2015.

Even as the Second Administrative Reforms Commission report, recommending reduction in the permissible age for appearing in the Civil Services Examination and the government's stand on the issue has been in the public domain for the past few months, the Department of Personnel and Training is yet to issue any notification implementing it. But a senior government official said: “The very fact that the government's decision has been mentioned in the report does not at all mean that it has been implemented. This can only be construed as indication of the government's intention. It can be implemented only by fulfilling mandatory administrative requirements.”

source : http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/dopt-yet-to-notify-change/article6608982.ece

Analysis :  Lowering of maximum age of entry into the civil services has been a subject of intense deliberations in the country. The opponents of this idea argue that a higher age limit enables the candidates hailing from rural background to gradually reach a level-playing field with the urban youth. Also, rural candidates often complete their graduation later than their urban Counterparts. However, those in favor of the idea say that reducing the age limit will help in induction and grooming of young talent, ensure availability of civil servants for a longer span and also help ensure that only the genuinely bright candidates enter the services and not those who have, through repeated attempts over the years, ‘mastered’ the art of passing the examination. The Second Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) has recommended lowering of age limit along with the reduced number of attempts.

Committee

RECOMMENDED MAX.AGE/ NO. OF ATTEMPTS

GENERAL

OBC

SC

ST

2004- Hota Committee-

21-24

27

29

29 YEARS

2nd ARC

21-25/3

28/5

29/6

29/6 ATTEMPTS


Civil services survey 2010 on Recruitment and Placement

On par with Economic reforms,the Government have initiated several reforms in civil services in the country. A new Performance  Appraisal System has been introduced for All India Services and Central Civil Services. A new system for assessing the performance of government departments has also been initiated. A legislation to improve the management of civil services and to define fundamental values of civil services is under active consideration. The Government is also planning to bring changes in recruitment conditions/process of civil services. Considering the ongoing reforms, a survey of civil servants was conducted and the same is available at  http://darpg.gov.in/darpgwebsite_cms/document/file/civil_services_survey_2010.pdf . About 25% of the civil servants have participated in this survey and Some of the findings of the survey are also in line with the civil services reform measures recommended by different committees on Civil Services Reforms and the Second Administrative Reforms Commission.

The survey sought the opinion of the civil servants about a number of issues relating to entry into civil services such as maximum age of entry, post selection counseling, lateral entry at higher positions and selection for senior positions (JS and above) in Central Secretariat. 

Age of entry : Overall 67% of the respondents agreed that the maximum age of entry to the Civil Services should be lowered from the present level as younger recruits can be more easily groomed. Disagreement with the idea of lowering of maximum age of entry is stronger among the SC (31%), ST (32%) and OBC (37%) than in the General category (21%). Secondary data indicates that the average age of joining the civil services is higher amongst the officers of SC, ST and OBC.

Post-selection counseling for successful candidates :  Hota Committee on Civil Services Reforms had recommended that ‘probationers may be allowed one month’s time after commencement of training to exercise their option for Services.’ .  Eighty two percent (82%) of the officers agree that after selection in civil services, there should be further counselling enabling the candidates to make proper choice of services. 

From the above committee reports and Civil service survey, it appears that government is willing to introduce some changes in the examination, however nothing is finalized/notified till date.